The following drivers are recommended as the “best” drivers that should be used for Rhino and Quadro cards.
The bottom line is that this problem is happening down inside the video driver, and although it *could* be caused by something Rhino is doing, the drivers should still not crash. Because of this, the possibility of fixing this in Rhino extremely difficult, or possibly impossible at this point.
This situation concerns us since work can be lost due to the crash and forced shutdown of Rhino(s). Some crashes seem to occur without Rhino running … just running web browsers and viewing video crashed the system at other times. But the combination of both Rhino and browser(s) seemed to speed up the frequency of crashes.
For even more details, read the full report here.
Several users are reporting random crashes with updated Nvidia drivers. Jeff recently discovered a setting in the Nvidia Control Panel that seems to be causing this problem. Nvidia says it should normally be turned off, but many users are finding the control turned on instead.
We recommend turning this Threaded Optimization control OFF.
Update: on 7-Nov-08, John (firstname.lastname@example.org) reported on the Rhino Newsgroup that there are no longer problems with threaded optimization in the newest drivers (ver. 180.42). Also these drivers reportedly allow multi-monitors on SLI computers.
Update: on 17-July-2013 Some users have found that that Quadros behave better with Rhino if the nVidia control panel > Global setting page is set to use 'Workstation App- Dynamic Streaming”