BAD Work Unit

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  1. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Hi,

    Windows 10 Pro recently decided to upgrade to latest patches and it's knocked out both of my folding rigs.

    When windows updates, F@H client complains of a missing DLL which is resolved by reinstalling the NVIDIA drivers HOWEVER, when it does run, every work unit downloaded processes for a couple of seconds before bombing out and reporting BAD_Unit.

    Gutted as I've just bought a 1080 GTX and was going to relocate my 980ti hydro copper into my server to join in folding - no point until this "bug" is sorted though - neither of my rigs will fold and both did reliably until the latest software update.

    I know that linux would probably be better, but both rigs need to be on Win10 so moving away is not an option for me due top my MS developer needs....

    Anyone any ideas or come across this?
     
  2. Elspuddy

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    Try older drivers ?
     
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  3. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    Which nVidia drivers are you using?
     
  4. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    This. As Doc said to me not too long ago, use something around the 372.xx mark.
     
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  5. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    I just "ugraded" to the current ones when windows upgraded.
    I'll download 372.something later and install...

    Is it a known issue?
     
  6. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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  7. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    That's great Doc/NoizDaemon666 - thanks both for the heads up

    Will restore older drivers tomorrow when I can get time back infront of my server.

    +rep guys :)
     
  8. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    switched out the driver for version:

    373.06-desktop-win10-64bit-international-whql

    installed the driver and physix only, selecting clean install and.... so far so good.
     
  9. clanseven

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    Hi.
    I thought I would try the nVidia hotfix 376.48 driver. All seemed well for a while, but on a few occasions it seems the cpu would continue folding, but new jobs would not download for my two 1070's. I've now rolled back to the 372.70 driver and all seems to be well again. Any thoughts?
     
  10. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    ....Well.... it's folding now, which is progress.

    Let's see if it continues to fold or it does what Clanseven's does....
     
  12. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    I've had clients sit at the waiting stage for no apparent reason. In these cases, I've found that if I delete the particular Slot in the client, save, and then re-add it (which usually results in a new GPU Folding Slot ID), it picks up a new WU OK. I don't think that this issue is anything to do with the graphics driver.
     
  13. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    I know I'm tempting fate, but I'm 30% the way through the first workload on the hotfix driver and all is well... fingers crossed.
     
  14. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    100% completed and uploaded. Nice to be able to periodically fold once again :)

    Might turn the heating off in my office and see if I can keep it warm more productively :)
     
  15. clanseven

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    That's my issue in a nutshell Doc, but it didn't happen before I switched to the hotfix driver and it hasn't happened since I rolled back, but that could just be a coincidence. Let's see what happens. Thanks for the replies guys.
     
  16. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    I've done a few work units on and off over yesterday and all seems well for me with this new hotfix - no issues so far with it pulling down new work units
     
  17. clanseven

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    That's good news for you and the team. :thumb:
     
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    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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  19. Unicorn

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    This is a widely documentedissue, 373.06 is the last stable driver for F@H that Nvidia released. Anything later will cause Core 21 units to crash. I've now disabled automatic driver updates on my Windows 10 machines so they don't grab the latest driver from Windows Update any time I add or swap around cards.
     

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