Update: It appears the browser was crashing due to the fact that I had my system configured incorrectly.
In the dreams of improving performance even further, I was attempting to run my monitor through a PCI video card while using the GPU on my NVIDIA card separately. As I discovered trying to run a couple simple CUDA programs, this was not working. Taking out the PCI card and running the monitor through the NVIDIA card allowed the CUDA programs to run and now allows me to open up the SDK browser.
The odd thing with all of this is the SDK program “bandwidthTest” ran fine with the monitor-through-the-PCI card configuration.? How would this program find the GPU but not other CUDA programs?
Does anyone thing trying to get the monitor to run through a separate video card is worth the time and effort?
Thanks to anyone who read my first post and tried to figure something out.