I’m trying to render in Cycles, latest Blender version (2.77a), with a Geforce GTX 570 card. The rendering starts normally, the first one or two tiles appearing, but then it stops with the message
CUDA error: Out of memory in cuMemAlloc (device-pointer, size)
In older Blender versions 2.76a and b the rendering crashes or freezes the computer entirely.
The problem only seems to happen with the latest versions of the graphics driver; driver versions 359.06 and earlier complete the scene without trouble.
I really want to solve this so I can keep my pc up to date and not be stuck with increasingly obsolete drivers (the current driver is 368.81). I’d be grateful for any ideas.
Windows 10 Home
Intel i-3 2100 CPU @ 3.10 GHz, 3100 MHz, 2 cores
8 Gb Ram
Geforce GTX 570, standard memory config 1280