I am not having a lot of success with CUDA so far unfortunately.
My setup is as follows:
AMD Athlon X2
Windows XP 64bit
As suggested by the website I installed the following:
My graphics card driver was reported correctly by my system device manager and all packages appeared to install without a glitch so everything looked quite promising.
After some playing around to make sure the VS8 build configurations correctly used x64 platform I was able to build all the samples (except for 5 that needed D3DX9 - DirectX9 3D? I imagine I need Direct X toolkit but will leave that for now)
However when I try to run deviceQuery I get:
cudaSafeCall() Runtime API error in file <deviceQuery.cu>, line 59 : initialization error.
(btw, there looks to be similar post to this except in that case the person was using 32bit SDK)
A similar error message is produced for all the samples that did build.
I noticed that a new version of the drivers was available:
so I installed these and again the device manager seemed to be reporting a healthy Geforce 8600GT card. Unfortunately the error is the same and I am more or less at a dead end. I found various references to posting a bug report but could not find out how to do so. If my solution is not obvious to people then I am happy to post a bug report if someone provides a summary of how to generate it.
Also I did run depends.exe on the deviceQuery.exe binary and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, in particular no dependency on 32bit shared libraries exists.
Thanks in advance.