I’ve recently started using Nsight 4.7 for graphics debugging and performance analysis. I’ve integrated it with Visual Studio Community 2013 (with the latest updates), and I’m running Windows 7 64-bit. My system has a GeForce GTX 760 with the latest driver (version 353.30). I’m running the host and target on the same machine (i. e. not remotely).
Unfortunately, when running my application through NSIGHT -> Start Graphics Debugging or NSIGHT -> Start Performance Analysis, I am experiencing a complete system freeze that requires a hard reset of the machine to recover from. The crash appears to happen randomly - I’ve seen it several times and I was using different functions within the Graphics HUD at the time (including no interaction, activating experiment features, or moving HUD panels around). I’m not sure if there is any report or log data that I can pass on to help diagnose this.
My application is equipped with both Direct3D11 and OpenGL 4.3 rendering backends, and I’ve tested the application through Nsight graphics debugging using each backend. As far as I can tell, the OpenGL backend is stable and it is only when the Direct3D11 backend is active that I experience the crash/freeze. Thus it may possibly a Direct3D11-specific issue within Nsight.
Please let me know if this sounds like any known issues, or if anyone has any suggestions for what I could do to help diagnose the issue.