- I downloaded 32 bit versions.
- I downloaded 64 bit versions.
Complaint 1: ^ It’s not clear which ones will work and what the difference is from the download links.
I installed 32 bit cuda toolkit version… it failed… complaining that it wasn’t suited for windows 7 64 bit… I suspect the 32 bit toolkit might be needed for 32 bit cuda/ptx mode.
It did leave files not sure what. (Installation folder should be: C:\Install\NVIDIA) not C:\NVIDIA anyway… the install failed because driver not suited.
I download latest install 3.26… and install it…
I install 64 bit cuda 5.5 toolkit… it installs but then it shows older drivers 3.20 or 3.19 or something NOW I AM CONFUSED ???
ARE THESE SPECIAL DEBUG DRIVERS ? DOES 3.26 have debug drivers ?!
!!! PLEASE SPECIFY IF DRIVERS ARE SUITED FOR DEBUGGING/PROFILING !!!*********
During installation I choose not to install the older drivers just to see what would happen.
- Installed NVIDIA NSIGHT 3.1
Visual Profiler DOES NOT WORK, Performance Analysis does not work.
Re-installed CUDA Toolkit 5.5 this time did install drivers.
Visual Profiler still not working.
Reinstalling drivers removed NSIGHT from visual studio…
Apperently now I have to reinstall NSIGHT that might correct it.
Question remains if it will work or not.
Also why are drivers and nsight include with the toolkit ?!? It’s seems one big mess… multiple download links containing the same thing… wasting harddisk space, download time and decompression time.
Also why does installer first unpack a secondary setup program. THIS IS AGAIN WASTING TIME.
Perhaps there is also another technical reason like having to disable something.
THIS IS WHOLE HASSLE IS MAIN REASON WHY I AM RELUCTANT TO UPDATE TO A NEW CUDA VERSION is the same messy shit as always.
YOUR MISSION NVIDIA IS THE FOLLOWING:
- BE MORE CLEAR HOW TO INSTALL IT SUCCESSFULLY. Automation is nice BUT NOT WHEN IT FAILS.
I could probably have be more successfull at installating it with PROPER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS and perhaps different packageS: DRIVER, TOOLKIT, NSIGHT just like it was with previous version.
YOUR SECOND MISSION IS:
- BRING DOWN INSTALLATION TIME FROM 60 MINUTES back to 10 MINUTES at MOST !.
I shall now spent 11 more minutes trying to get THIS TO WORK.