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NVIDIA Display Driver Issues

Note: Nvidia actively fixes issues and updates their drivers. Please follow the instructions below to get the latest update. This can have a significant impact on the stability of Rhino.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download Nvidia Quadro driver 340.66 or later.
  2. Start the driver installation
  3. At the point where you can choose installation type, select “Custom (Advanced)”
  4. On the next install screen CHECK the option that says “Perform a clean install”
  5. Continue with the install
  6. Reboot (even though the installer might not suggest it).

Additional steps if problems continue:

Random crashing with NVIDIA cards - NVIDIA Threaded Optimization setting
Many users are reporting random crashes with NVIDIA drivers. There is a setting in the NVIDIA Control Panel that seems to help these problems.
Note:We recommend using the “Workstation App - Dynamic Streaming” setting.

Power adjustments
Switching your Nvidia card to High Performance can also help stability.
  1. Open your NVIDIA Control Panel and select “Manage 3D settings”
  2. Then, select the “Power Management mode” and change the option from “Adaptive” to “Prefer maximum performance”
  3. Save your changes, and your are done! 

Latest Discussion on Nvidia Cards

The most recent and ongoing discussion about Rhino and Nvidia cards here:

rhino/nvidiainfo.txt · Last modified: 2014/08/29 by