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F@H Question: Is this right?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by PCpraiser100, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. PCpraiser100 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I just started folding now that I got a sufficient setup to deal with it while gaming. I have both the 32-bit and GPU client (For ATI). I have two problems, but one that I am not sure if it is a problem since I use Windows 7 on these clients. First, on the 32-bit, is with the display. I have the 32-bit client on my HP lappy with XP as well, which displays the protein as a static 3D model that is manuverable at viewing angles. Compared to my Windows 7 build, it looks like the jpg file that can be downloaded from below which has little manuverablility in viewing and just keeps refreshing itself as a model with little detail. I don't know if is supposed to look like this however I dunno compared to my lappy.

    The Last issue is another viewer problem with the GPU client, the viewer keeps crashing when I try to disply it even when I pause.

    Little help?
     

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  2. Castiel

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    It crashes on my P3 rig because of a overload on the CPU.
     
  3. PCpraiser100 New Member

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    I find that hard to believe on my rig since this is done on an i7 920.
     
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    Don't bother using the viewer, it sucks performance and lowers ppd.
     
  5. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    viewer crashes on vista/7
     
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    Thanks for letting me know, but that only happens with the GPU client. Could it be a driver problem?
     
  7. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    no idea i have the same crash with my 8800GTS
     
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    Personally I think it's a client install issue. My CPU client did the same thing until I reinstalled it and now it works fine.
     
  9. Castiel

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    Yeah, it crashes because my CPU is running @100% that is why it is crashing. But it also crashes on my 3800+ also. So it just might be crappy. I wouldn't worry about it, there is no point for it.
     
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    Honestly, the client you are using is bad in general, we can either set up a single SMP client on your quadcore, or we can get fun and set up four SMP clients each with their own specific core. I'd set you up with a GPU based folding client, but honestly its not worth it, ATI is the pits for folding.

    Edit: Before I get flamed by fanboys, folding on the ATI wouldn't be worth it compared to the points you'd make folding on a CPU core in its place.
     
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    When you bring up the viewer no matter what you are using as the client either cpu or gpu, the viewer throws a load on the cpu.
     
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    I might try out the SMP.I heard it uses consoles, whats that like?
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    your I7 will annihilate work units. Go with SMP-mpich to get the most out of your set-up. Always chose console over system tray.
     
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