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Folding@Home hates minecraft

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by xBruce88x, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. xBruce88x

    xBruce88x

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    So apparently Folding@Home's GPU client and minecraft just don't get along. I was playing the free sandbox version... the java web version... and my PPD was pretty low. I looked and saw that it kept getting an UNSTABLE_MACHINE error. So I deleted the data and tried again.. still no luck. Finally closed Minecraft, and now I'm back up to 9k PPD for today, up from about 1500-2k.

    anyone else notice this issue with minecraft? I guess I'll just have to run minecraft on my laptop while my pc is folding.
     
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    F@H will not share the GPU with a 3D application. It will throw a fit befitting a 2 year old. 2D applications like web browsers, e-mail, and etc., don't kill F@H but can slow it down.
     
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    Yep, F@H hates sharing with 3D programs, so just stop F@H when you play minecraft or any other game.
     
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    I just figured it'd be a light enough app but I guess not... no worries... i've got 2 laptops laying around I can use.

    My PC seems to be doing pretty well now though... its managed about 12k points today. that's a big improvement since I used to only do about half that about a year or so ago before I upgraded the cooling on my 8800GT and overclocked the shaders.
     
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