[Chimera-users] chimera 1.11.2rc crashes
goudeuk at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 03:58:02 PDT 2016
In the Chimera specific benchmarks sheet, on the *Quadro K2000* line, under
*Main Memory* and *Driver Version* says: 24Gigs and 4.3.0, respectively.
Does that mean that it would be ideal to have 24G of RAM and the OpenGL
driver version 4.3.0?
On 13 October 2016 at 17:40, Tom Goddard <goddard at sonic.net> wrote:
> Hi Yanni,
> There is nothing wrong with the Quadro K2000 graphics card — it is the
> Nvidia graphics driver software that has the problem. So the simplest
> solution is to try newer and older Quadro K2000 graphics drivers to find
> one that works. As I mentioned before the Nvidia Quadro cards are a niche
> market and so my experience has been that the graphics drivers are less
> reliable than than the video game oriented Nvidia GeForce cards which have
> a huge market. There is no telling which specific graphics cards will be
> afflicted by graphics driver bugs. When getting a new card I would choose
> a widely used and current generation card that is within your budget. If
> you want to use stereoscopic shutter glasses that will limit the choice,
> probably requiring a niche card like the Quadro series. You can get some
> idea of the performance of various graphics cards on benchmark sites, for
> There are Chimera specific benchmarks here
> There are entries for Quadro K2000 so people have found working graphics
> drivers — the table even says what driver they were using.
> For a specific recommendation, if you want a current popular very high
> end card, an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 for about $600-$800. But there are
> many good less expensive options.
> On Oct 13, 2016, at 7:37 AM, Yanni Goudeuk <goudeuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Tom
> You were right.
> I removed the Quadro graphics card and installed a lower spec card (GT
> 710-1G RAM).
> Then started Chimera and did the same movements. Chimera did not crash but
> the card was struggling to cope.
> Rotating a structure with added maps was quite slow. After a while even
> the chimera menu became slow.
> Could you please suggest to me a graphics card that chimera will be happy
> to "play" with?
> Many thanks
> On 12 October 2016 at 19:19, Tom Goddard <goddard at sonic.net> wrote:
>> These Chimera crashes are very likely caused by a graphics driver bug.
>> These are especially common on Nvidia Quadro cards because very few people
>> use those cards so the drivers seem worse than for consumer cards. You
>> would only use such a card to support stereoscopic rendering with LCD
>> shutter glasses, as you mention.
>> At any rate, the only thing likely to fix these crashes is to install
>> either a newer or older graphics driver that does not hit the bugs.
>> If you use Chimera menu entry Help / Report a Bug… you can send us a
>> report that includes your graphics driver version. We can discuss the
>> problem more through via our bug reporting system.
>> On Oct 12, 2016, at 3:17 AM, Yanni Goudeuk <goudeuk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Chimera developers
>> I've got the latest chimera (1.11.2rc), installed on windows 7 (64bit).
>> My card is Nvidia Quadro K2000 and is using the latest drivers: 369.49
>> - *3D OpenGL stereo* is *enabled* under "*manage 3D settings"* in *nvidia
>> Control Panel*
>> My problem is that chimera crashes a few minutes after I open a .pyc file.
>> Sometimes it will crash when I add a map in "*model panel*", sometimes
>> when I rotate the structure, sometimes when I go though the tabs under "
>> *Favourites*" --> "*Side view*". This is happening with other .pyc files
>> too. I can also confirm that this is happening with older versions of
>> Please have a look at the Application error log from event viewer:
>> The program pythonw.exe version 0.0.0.0 stopped interacting with Windows
>> and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available,
>> check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
>> Process ID: ab0
>> Start Time: 01d2246bcf21dbd4
>> Termination Time: 46
>> Application Path: C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2rc\bin\pythonw.exe
>> Report Id: 3c965b43-905f-11e6-bd99-b8ca3a8bb0d4
>> If you have any suggestions please let me know.
>> Many thanks
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