Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
can anyone tell me how to get my gpu crunching?
For those with SMP problems: if you use a wireless network, it's buggy under XP, sometimes when there's a "blip" in the network, the cleint terminates it's cores.
I don't think you can with the 8600GT.
Hmmm...My X2 is on wireless, and is experiencing exactly that problem. Damn, time to run a cable.
Yeah, they're working on it now. It does'nt ahppen in Vista, 2003, or 2000 because the tcpip.sys or some other file is different to XP.
@Solaris: GPU is only available for ATi cards.
Also, the forum they have is back, I'm currently logged in, the white-screen error no longer affects people. If it does, let me know, I'll notify the admin for you.
grr stupid wireless i want my smp consol to work :'(
I know how ya feel... when I'm at school, I disconnect my wireless so it can't disconnect
Is it just the SMP client?
Yeah, just SMP.
GPU on cards with 256MB RAM
When running the GPU client, every 2 - 18 seconds depending on the speed of your card the windows UI seizes, pauses, or otherwise stops for a short duration. Your mouse pointer stops moving, the video you're watching freezes then catches up, your application windows don't update etc. It might be as short as a split second or it might be as long as a couple seconds. You could describe it as hitching, lagging, or freezing.
How do you know if you're affected by this problem? If you have read the description above and are still wondering you probably don't have it. It's a very big problem that you'd definitely notice if you are trying to use the system and GPU fold at the same time.
ALL PCIe cards with 256mb EXCEPT cards based on the RV570 GPU are affected. Currently that means only X1950 Pro & X1650XT are unaffected on PCIe.
AGP cards ARE NOT affected regardless of memory quantity.
All supported driver sets are affected (6.5, 6.10 & 6.11, etc...).
All chipset/cpu configurations are affected.
Heh, I could be official TPU Folding Problem Solver...
if only you could tell me if their was a mod to get it to work on nvidia cards..i feel sad
It used to be run on nVidia cards, but they eliminated that client they say nVidia cards have not enough power, and that nVidia's drivers won't work with it
And believe me, I looked everywhere for a mod... no such luck...
I wonder if I can get a title saying TPU Folding Guru... probably not....
Man WTF?! i have 725mhz sitting their doing nothing...
not the power to do that....
Not the power to do what?
I did'nt post that. And anyway, it's 733MHz, noob. And I don't have a spare WLAN adapter that works to connect it to teh net.
LOL sorry i fucked up the tags i was responding to you here let me try agqain.....
Aaaah, now I see... as such, I apologise calling you a noob...
Yeah, I feel you pain man!
do you think i could download an older version with nvidia support? think it would support my card?...
I looked everywhere man. I even resorted to using Google. It's not anywhere
Info on nvidia folding.
And if IIRC, it was version 3 or 4 for GPU that supported nVidia, not sure.
Not sure on all that . . . I've been using the GPU Console instead of the Client - I can say I have no problem at all like that with the Console.
It tends to pack them away fairly quick, though; it'll finish a step about every 9 minutes with my very slight OC. Every 10 minutes at stock GPU timings. I have noticed, though, that the GPU Console seems to snag high CPU priority (even though XP lists it as low). It can take a very long time for other programs to load up when opened.
Otherwise, I tried using the SMP - even though I only have a P4 HT, and yeah, it just ran even slower than it already does, so I use the 504Console instead.
If you're looking to try and pick up some speed, I'd recommend using the Consoles, as these don't require and progress rendering to a window (which tends to slow up CPU progress).
Otherwise, TPU seems to be slowly climbing the ranks, coupla weeks ago, team standing was at 435, now at 418.
Nvidia cards are unsupported due to lack of power and the lower precision Nvidia uses. There was a big fiasco a few years back about the precision Nvidia was using to gain performance. The continued on the tradition, but it appears the 88XXseries cards are full 32 bit native, so in theory the client could run on them if Nvidia would release more controll, and better hardware arcatecture to the F@H guys. But they won't.
folding for another team sorry... but bump
I wish Nvidia cards were supported.
I joined as teh master
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