Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Mar 14, 2009.
Hey I'm Pyrofeed and I joined the team, using the system in my specs, but I really have no idea whats going on. My 4850 was running 100% and the heat was building up, and then I got a funky error and it said something about my drivers being shut off...I want to continue, but I'm worried about my 4850 exploding, help?
hi and welcome to tpu folding team
Ati it not the best card to fold with but it possible to have respectable ppd with it.
raise your fan speed to 100% don't overclocked your memory.you can overclocked the core later when your stable at stock speed.
Download '' get and set cpu affinity '' to lock your gpu on 1 core of your cpu and let me know when it done i can help you with your 4850.
How do I raise the fan speed
ccc catalyst control center
Use CCC advanced and unlock it then set fan to 100%. I found I have to redo the tim (heat transfer concoction) on my 4850s about every 3 to 4 months. They folding at 62C right now. Welcome to the team!!!
take this version : Get and Set CPU Affinity v2.37.0 .
alright I have the fan speed set so I tryed again, and what I realized is that its almost like my 4850 restarts itself when I open the viewer. I guess I don't have to open the viewer but its pretty! Is that bad for the 4850 though?
EDIT: I lied!!! its only takes longer for it to restart if I don't use the viewer. The same thing happened. screen went black, came back, got a notice saying radeon family drivers stopped working but recovered succesfully
it better to insall the console version with ati card.i know a lot of members say it no true but i have some experience with ati folding (1x3850,2x4850,2x4870) and for me the viewer freeze my pc.
Stanhemi can you run me through setting up folding on my ATI? I stopped it due to various software conflicts, but maybe I'm missing something.
Or if you know a good tutorial for ATI cards that would help.
yep of course king wookie are you using the console version or the viewer (i recommand the console version)
start by downloading ''get and set cpu affinity'' and the console version.
you have to play with windows Environment variable. Computer --> Properties -> Advanced settings-> Environment variables
you have to create this :CAL_NO_FLUSH=1 BROOK_YIELD=2 FLUSH_INTERVAL=128 CAL_PRE_FLUSH=1 in system variables (not user variable)
after that it up to you to find what is the best for your system. i can give you my setting it work for me.
BROOK_YIELD=0 (anything else freeze my pc)
FLUSH_INTERVAL=128 (default 16) you can try 32 if you have some vpu recovery issue at 128
alway restart you client when you change the variables
when you change your environment variable used gpu-z to check your gpu load should be at 98-99%
here a link for the enviroment variables explanation
and add this to your f@h shortcut -advmethods
Ok. Done. How does GnS Affinity come into play?
you have to lock 1 core for fahcore look my pic don't forget to check the Auto set affinity case
king wookie what driver are you using the best for me is 9.1 or 9.4
9.6 it a no go for me
Cool. Thx. Running now. Let's see how we go.
I was originally running the console version, which might explain a few things.
Also updated to CCC 9.7. Stupid thing decided to OC my card, which got vpu recover happening. Set to stock, and so far so good. EDIT> Nope. Just had another VPU recover.
ok set all your variable environment at 0 except the FLUSH_INTERVAL 128 and try it. if you have issue after try FLUSH_INTERVAL 8 or 32
don't overclocked your memory at all.only the core when your stable at stock speed
The card is a toxic, so default core is 675.
As CCC can only go up to 700, and it runs all games without issue, I tend to leave it as is.
Thx for your help.
1 more thing you can change the dll of folding home with the driver 1 follow the instruction here
hey, i'm lampmaster. ive been folding for about a year and ill be using my 275 for now, and hopefully will get my 8800gts 512 folding soon.
Welcome Lampmaster! If your folding for Techpowerup!, what user name are you using?
i'll be using lampmaster
Welcome aboard. Let me know if you need any assistance with the clients.
Lampmaster-whereabouts in WA?
BTW welcome to the team (damn where are my manners, curse you El Fiendo)
ever heard of toledo or vader? its about 50 miles south of olympia
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