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OK, the edit button officially is not working. Anyone else getting an error page?

This is my main rig...I just feel as though it's taking forever to do one 500 wu (so far 3 days.)  The SMP client is a little bizarre and I don't like how it is stitting in my taskbar like it's an open program.  If you think I should run the regular client then I will, however it seems weak.

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transam02 replied on Tue, May 26 2009 10:11 AM

The smp client does run on the taskbar. But look for a program called trayit and it will move it. But you will get more points out of the smp client compared to the regular clients.

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Alright, I'll give that a try.  Do you guys bother with the gpu client?  I ran it over night because I realized that you needed to keep the window open.

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transam02 replied on Tue, May 26 2009 11:00 AM

Yea I use the gpu client and there shouldnt be a window that needs to be kept open.  Just use the gpu system tray client. It will put a lil icon down there in the tray and that it is it.

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Up, you're right.  For some reason when I first started up the GPU client it kept restarting when I closed the window.  The percentage kept resetting and I thought it meant that it wasn't working unless it was opened.  Thanks for the help Transam

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transam02 replied on Tue, May 26 2009 11:27 AM

No problem.

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acarzt replied on Wed, May 27 2009 1:47 PM

Alright guys... I need some assistance...

I've got the GPU client running and chugging along... and I loaded the CPU client up to... but it's moving at a snails pace... I can't even max out ONE of my cores...  It sits at a very low CPU usage, and I want to crank them up and have it running 8 threads at 100% usage.

I downloaded the DeinoMPI thing... but it doesn't make any sense to me... I don't know how to use that thing.

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First go in and set your GPU client to slightly higher cpu priority then make sure you have the SMP client found here http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

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acarzt replied on Wed, May 27 2009 2:29 PM

Yea bob, I did that. I also have the DeinoMPI, but couldn't figure it out so I removed it. Then I tried to other one... I run it with the -smp switch and it starts... but then I get a "FILE_IO_ERROR"

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acarzt replied on Wed, May 27 2009 4:38 PM

I came up with my OWN solution lol...

I downloaded the single core version of folding at home. I tried to run 2 instances of it but I would get an error about the machine ID... so I came up with the bright idea of just copying the folder 8 times and naming each folder core 1-8(for easier identification) and then I edited the config file for each process to identify them as machine 1-8(each with their own number) and this allowed me to run 8 instances of the process. So i've got all 8 threads cranking at 100% now. AND i've got my GPU cranking along. :-)

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acarzt replied on Wed, May 27 2009 7:20 PM

Wow, I have learned A LOT today about folding lol

I now have 8 CPU and 2 GPU clients running on my system lol

I picked up a program called fahmon to monitor my F@H progress.

I'm cranking out right about 15,000 PPD :-D

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How do you have 8 cpu and 2 gpu? Also, why do you want all that on one system?  One gpu client slows my computer by a ton, I need to turn it off when I'm using the computer.

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acarzt replied on Wed, May 27 2009 8:49 PM

well it's a Core i7 and a GTX295. So it's 4 cores w/Hyperthreading. So it shows up as 8 cores. running 1 cpu client only uses 13% of the CPU. It only uses 100% when I turn run 8 of them. I was running 1 GPU client... but figured out it was only using 1 of the 2 GPUs. So I did some research and figured out how to get a 2nd one running to use BOTH GPUs.

There isn't any noticable slow down for web browsing. I just opened up a video on VLC, and opened iTunes and started playing some music while all 10 folding clients are going... everything opens instantly... no slow down. This system is a beast lol

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acarzt replied on Wed, May 27 2009 9:04 PM

For shits and giggles I just loaded up Grid. It was slightly slower to load and the game didn't run AS smoothly as before, but it was still playable. BUT that is more than likely due to the fact that in order to run 2 GPU folding clients I had to disable "multi-GPU" support. So the game is only running off 1 GPU. And it noticably affects the folding performance.

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Hrm, I have issues running the gpu client, that one slows me down.  For your cpu clients are those the smp clients?

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transam02 replied on Wed, May 27 2009 10:24 PM

Acarzt, If you will check out this link  http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1410289 It might help you out on getting the smp clients running on that I7 and help push out more ppd. I just have it running on q6600 with 2 instances running but I know some guys that have four instances running on there quads and they kick out some serious numbers

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transam02 replied on Wed, May 27 2009 10:28 PM

Sorry edit doesnt work again lol. Anyways what the notfreds vmware does is it uses a linux based smp client that someone made up to get the most out of our cpus. But the only drawback is they use alot of memory. Pretty much say for every instance of the vmware it uses a 1gb of memory. So if you wanted to run them you would have to shut them down when you wanted to use ur pc and restart them back up when you were done.

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, May 27 2009 10:49 PM

transam02:

Sorry edit doesnt work again lol.

 

transam, sorry for the troubles bud.  What browser and OS version are you running.  Did you try clearing cache too?

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transam02 replied on Thu, May 28 2009 6:19 PM

Its cool Dave, I am running vista and firefox, and I have firefox set to clear cache everytime it closes.

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I just got my computer switched over to Windows 7 and I'm wondering if there is a 64bit gpu client?

I also keep getting errors with the smp client...saying

"Could not extract core

Core download error (#_) the blank is because the number keeps changing...Any advice?

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transam02 replied on Sat, May 30 2009 6:31 PM

The gpu client I believe doesnt have a 32 bit or 64 bit client that would just be the smp client. Also which smp client are you trying to download and install.

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Well, none of my smp clients work anyomore...I had two running on my laptop and now they generate an error at 9% and then wipe the WU and start over.  Solution?

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What is the error code it gives?

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TRANSAM!!!! WHAT ON EARTH MAN!  When did you pass Warlord?

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transam02 replied on Mon, Jul 20 2009 9:05 PM

Ohhh shoot a lil while back. I didnt even know I did. I have been busy I finally got a job so just been working lol.

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Well Congrats! Wonder what warlords been up to.

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You guys know if the gpu client registers an sli setup?  Or do you need to run two clients?

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mentaldisorder:

You guys know if the gpu client registers an sli setup?  Or do you need to run two clients?

http://www.hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1032726513&postcount=36

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Excellent!  Thanks Bob.

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transam02 replied on Fri, Jul 24 2009 7:53 AM

Thanks Bob. I havent heard from Warlord in quite some time.

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mentaldisorder replied on Sun, Aug 9 2009 6:57 PM | Locked

Just realized that my Liquid Ninjas tag is not working...Anyone know why this could happen?  I'm ranked 30 and it's displaying me in the 50's...all the stats are wrong.

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idk When I stopped using mine because it kept the same stats that it had the day I made it. It never updated.

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Riks replied on Fri, Aug 14 2009 12:01 PM

my points aren't going up anymore. i left it folding last night, i know it completeted at least one unit because i watched it finish, then start another one, before it started the new one it said attempting to *carry* (i think) work packet, when i moused over the f@h taskbar icon, but this was hours ago, and it should have done more than one anyway

 

what can i do?

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Which client are we talking about?  The original, the smp client or the gpu?

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Riks replied on Fri, Aug 14 2009 5:30 PM

le Gpu one

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warlord replied on Sun, Aug 16 2009 8:27 PM

Please excuse my absence ......headaches have been exhausting near 2 years now of debillitating headaches..friday i went to the doctor and so far its helping....i'm not perfect but can sit  at the pc for 5 minutes at a time and have the odd game with kiddos .....Soooo on saturday  i got to take the family to quakecon and get this i won a ocz vendetta heatpipe and ...a x4 965 cpu in retail box !!!!!!!.....Anyone with a am2 board collecting dust they could stand to donate?

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Hey warlord, nice to have you back.  Hope all turns out well health wise.  Sweet prizes you got there!  I'm  sure Marco has tons of stuff laying around.Wink  I just have some bad news for you though...You're not number 1 on the folding standings anymore.   None the less, It's great to have you back.

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WARLORD!!!! I HEART YOU!

I was just saying the other day how I've missed you.

http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/p/44465/335975.aspx#335975

See how I've missed you!

Stick out tongue Anyway glad you were well enough to go to quakecon and sweet prizes! amdcrankitup has been playing with a Phenom 2 X3 for a while. Seems like some fun CPUs to overclock.

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warlord replied on Mon, Aug 17 2009 11:08 AM

Embarrassed  Feels good to be missed bob. Its been tough not being able to do my thang but its getting better little by little. i can't tell ya how much i have missed being here. I'm back to second and will be for a while longer before i can see enough to set up my clients so i will have to be content with 2nd for a little longer. I'm itching sooo bad to play with this new gear, but it will be at least feb 2010 before i can spend money on parts since at the minute i'm unemployed and even when i finally land a job to support my 6 kids again it will be all hands on deck to recover from what for me has been a tragic year. My health and my career have really taken the abuse this year, and so has my self esteem. Now i just got to survive till then, but the overclocker in me is ready to sell a kidney for a board for this dang chip....got everything but a dang board....UGH....Thank you to everyone for mentioning me so much in this thread. It might not seem like much to some of you but i really needed a lift up so again thank you all.

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