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i know this sounds stupid but i had to totally stop folding because it makes the entire network at my office to have terrible internet speed. not a clue as to why its doing this but i took folding off the computer and now everything is fine. does the new client use bandwidth all the time or something??
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Is it only when you're uploading? I have that problem with upload the WUs, the rest of the time it's fine.
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I have never seen any fah stuff make any communication other than uploading and downloading WUs.

As to why it slows down the entire network, I've no idea - maybe your machine is a DC?
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As previously stated it only downloads/uploads anything in between work units which is every few hours.
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post #5 of 22
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well i have been fighting this problem for a few days now and its magically gone once i deleted all the F@H clients off the computers here. no idea whats going on with the new version but it KILLED our network and sinc all teh computers use ati cards there isnt much of a reason to fold without it
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post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
well i have been fighting this problem for a few days now and its magically gone once i deleted all the F@H clients off the computers here. no idea whats going on with the new version but it KILLED our network and sinc all teh computers use ati cards there isnt much of a reason to fold without it
Well crank them back up for the next 10 days for the chimp challenge and deal with it. After that do as you wish. You sure it wasn't just the computer bogging down cuz your GPU/CPUs were all running 100%??
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Well crank them back up for the next 10 days for the chimp challenge and deal with it. After that do as you wish. You sure it wasn't just the computer bogging down cuz your GPU/CPUs were all running 100%??
well seeing how the other 14 computers slowed down as well its obviously the internet connection and my job > CC so i must leave them off.

anyone else seen this b4?
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post #8 of 22
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well seeing how the other 14 computers slowed down as well its obviously the internet connection and my job > CC so i must leave them off.

anyone else seen this b4?
You missed the point. It might not have been the internet. Its entirely possible the computers were running slow because they were being maxed out. You said F@H was on all the computers i believe.
When the CPU and GPU are maxed out and you are on the internet the slowness loading pages and the like caused by hardware being maxed(and not connection speed) can be mistaken for a slow connection.

Did you run some speedtests?
Or are you just assuming its the internet? Because ive never heard of that.
Are the computers ghosted or are they independent?
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yea many people stop folding, bc it hogs the internet like no other
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yea many people stop folding, bc it hogs the internet like no other
Actually no, folding hardly uses any network bandwidth at all, and even then ONLY when downloading / uploading a work unit. Folding on your GPU will cause (almost) everything on the screen to "lag out", which could be mistaken for internet issues.

The only other thing this could be is if you had a terrible upload speed and multiple clients were trying to upload their works units at once. Do you know what kind of connection you have at your office?

Ex: Here I have a graph of my bandwidth usage at work. I marked where WU's got uploaded at night when nobody was around, barely a blip on the graph.

Edited by Finrond - 5/4/11 at 9:50am
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