Configuration is a Quadro RTX 5000 with monitors supported by a Quadro P400 on an I 9980 XE processor, ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe II motherboard. I previously had a P4000 GPU in the system and have taken all measures to upgrade the software accordingly. I am NOT running an Insider build on this system but have other systems on which I can try the card. I have 4 on premises to replace the P4000 The P4000 was running with an earlier driver and corresponding version of NVIDIA-SMI.
Though the program does respond with the help request, when attempting to run the NVSMI utility for basic functions like system survey, I get this error.
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI>nvidia-smi.exe
Failed to initialize NVML: Unknown Error
This morning I captured a trace with Sysinternals Procmon and am going through it now. Same tool level runs on laptop with a Single GPU and no error. is there a way to run the utility in trace mode?
It occurred to me that the driver might be ordering sensitive so I reversed the order of the P400 and RTX 5000 in the PCIE slots putting the RTX in the Zeroth slot previously occupied by the P400. No change in behavior was observed.
As a FINAL verification of the Driver Level, I dropped back to the P4000 GPU Card and that got the failure also. There appears to be a FATAL FLAW in the NVIDIA System Management Interface – v442.74