GeForce drivers hotfix 376.48 finally furnishes folding fix

Stanford University's Folding@Home client has been broken on GeForces since the release of the 373.06 drivers back on October 6, forcing fans of the distributed computing project to stick to older driver versions. Nvidia just issued GeForce hotfix driver 376.48 to address that problem. The driver set includes a workaround to fix the Folding@Home client, although it doesn't explain exactly what was causing the issue.

Besides the folding fix, the new driver should resolve "random flashes" in Just Cause 3, graphic corruption in Wargame: Red Dragon, and a couple of issues with Battlefield 1. Since this is a hotfix release, GeForce Experience won't offer to install it. Users should hit up Nvidia's website for the download. By the way, did you know TR has its own folding team?

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    • astrotech66
    • 3 years ago

    So I went home and updated my drivers and my GTX1080 started cranking out work units without crashing my computer, which is great. I went to check stats this morning and discovered there haven’t been any updates since 3PM yesterday … figures >:-(

    • psuedonymous
    • 3 years ago

    “The driver set includes a workaround to fix the Folding@Home client, although it doesn’t explain exactly what was causing the issue.”

    The issue is a bug in Folding@Home ([url=http://forums.evga.com/Got-word-from-NVIDIA-and-this-issue-they-are-working-onUPDATED-1214-m2593454.aspx#2593454<]specificity in the backend OpenMM[/url<]). This hotfix adds a workaround that was present before, until OpenMM is patched to correct the problem.

    • Ninjitsu
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<] forcing fans of the distributed computing project to stick to older driver versions[/quote<] BLASPHEMY! UNCLE MICROSOFT IS VERY CROSS!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    For those who fold further…

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    “finally furnishes folding fix”…furfortedly?

      • thedosbox
      • 3 years ago

      “finally furnishes folding fix … For Further Use (on) Consumer Kit?

      OK, I might be reaching a bit there.

      • Kougar
      • 3 years ago

      Folding fix finally furnished for fortunate fantastic feeling folders, familiar folding fraction functioning famously.

    • terranup16
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]By the way, did you know TR has its own folding team?[/quote<] Yes, I also know that "Jesus Christ is our Lord and savior". I am still going to close my front door and leave you on the stoop...

      • Ryhadar
      • 3 years ago

      In this analogy you would be the one running to a Jehovah’s witness church, opening their door, and shouting “No thank you!” — and leaving yourself on THEIR stoop.

      Just relax, man.

        • terranup16
        • 3 years ago

        Tongue in cheek/sarcasm detector failure…

          • Ryhadar
          • 3 years ago

          You got me there. I definitely thought you were legitimately salty about it. Still doesn’t make sense to me though, but everyone has their own brand of humor. Happy holidays.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      Particularly tasteless in that we’re all working toward a good cause.

        • swaaye
        • 3 years ago

        Out of curiosity, what’s come of it thus far? 16 years now apparently.

          • RAGEPRO
          • 3 years ago

          Apparently [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/r93i6/has_foldinghome_really_accomplished_anything/<]quite a bit.[/url<]

            • swaaye
            • 3 years ago

            Yeah I found that link too. Reddit though.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      Normally I’d be upset about this, but it’s at the very end and its brief. I’ll allow it.

        • RAGEPRO
        • 3 years ago

        Why would you be upset about it?

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