So I think I might be narrowing down what might be causing my drivers to randomly crash on certain things. My latest of this happening is, for anyone who has the Micah Hair Frizzies product from dimension theory, I set this up in my scene. I had the hair, plus outer layers 1 and 2. The hair, and both of the layers use displacement. So I hit render, it's fine for a while, then I get the driver crash. so i start fiddling with different settings and stuff to see what might be happening. I turn one f the layers off and render, and it renders a bit longer without problems. Then it crashes again. So I turn of the other layers as well, so now the only thing in the scene with displacement is the single hair prop. I hit render, and it is currently rendering without issues. Could there possibly be an issue where having too many displacements in a scene can just cause the driver to crash? It's very strange...but I have used this product before without problems...I feel like if it was my card it would just crash no matter what I do. But when my current render is finished, I will try and setup a scene that can replicate the issue and send it to you Paul.
If you have a scene which crashes your driver, first make sure you run the Octane Standalone exe installer, which will set your Nvidia driver timeouts. Then if the driver crash is still happening, export the scene causing the crash from DS to ORBX and see if it crashes in Octane Standalone. If it crashes your drivers in Octane Standalone, submit the file to Otoy so they can address the problem. Also, make sure you are not using Nvidia drivers 361.x. Use 358.50 instead.