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ive been noticing for a while now that the 8600GT in my folding rig seems to be very unstable when it comes to running F@H. Ive done a number of things, including underclocking the card and switching to small work units only, but that didnt seem to help much.

After a while i decided to check the system error logs to see if anything was popping up there, and sure enough, i was seeing that the nvidia driver was crashing out of nowhere. Strange thing is, the crashing in the windows log didnt match the times in the folding log. Its like the driver would crash and then recover, and then a few minutes to a couple hours later the core would bomb out.

Im thinking that this graphics driver and folding@home dont get along, and thus i would like to know which older driver would give me better results, if there is any. the card in question is an 8600GT, OS is windows 7 64-bit ultimate, and the folding client is the GPU2 console client.
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I think 197 was the best drivers for the GPU2 cards.
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I think 197 was the best drivers for the GPU2 cards.
197 in general or is there a specific 197 driver? right now im going to give 197.45 a shot.
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197.45 were the most stable for me.

However, 8600GTs are known for not being the most reliable Folders...
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197.45 were the most stable for me.

However, 8600GTs are known for not being the most reliable Folders...
yeah i got that hint pretty quickly when my previous 8600GT was doing the same thing. Said 8600GT is now sitting on my floor dead after a failed attempt to mod it to PCI-E x1. Beginning to wish i hadnt done that.
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