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Everything was all fine and dandy. On Sig rig I was folding the x6 with a 5770, Never a crash, never stopped unless I told it to. PPD reasonable and Wu's were completed in fairly short order.

2 day's ago I uninstalled ccc 11.3 & installed a fresh 11.5 with my brand new Radeon 6950 2gb Twin Frozr II. When I uninstalled 11.3 I uninstalled it via control panel then ran a driver sweeper.

Now, since 11.5 & the 6950 2gb, I run into error after error. The worst part is when I get an error, the Wu's start back at 0% again.



After that I restart (cause everything is going to ***** at that point) Open up v7, and low and behold my Wu's are at 0%. Fantasic.


Now for PC #2: Before I got the 6950, I was "folding" a Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS. It didn't exactly fold, It failed just as many Wu's as it succeeded but it was something. The q6700 was pulling 7-8k a Wu and completing them in good time.

When I added my old 5770 there, I too ran a driver sweeper, Installed ccc 11.5 (AMD Vision Engine Control now?) and begun folding again.

The 5770 on 11.5 on PC #2 run's like a champ, never an error. However since, my SMP has been GOD AWFUL. I'm talking 40+ hour's per Wu, with a 800 PPD. How did I lose 7,000 PPD? How did the Wu's start taking 35+ hour's longer?



It has to be user error, I'm quite new to all of this.. I just don't understand, I bought the 6950 2gb not only to have a better gaming experience but it also gave PC#2 a reasonable video card to get some PPD on. All that has happened is it has given me an ongoing headache, and my folding has become crippled.


Back to PC#1 (SigRig) I can't even OPEN AMD vision control right now, IDK why. It's been miserable on both PC's. Only thing's seeming to be folding alright are the Sig Rig's SMP and PC#2's 5770.

Again though it doesn't matter that sigrig's SMP is folding alright cause when I get that error (first pic) or any sort of 'program has to close' message, I'm at 0%.

I have:

Reinstalled drivers
Reinstalled v7
Gone at stock setting's on both GPU and SMP on BOTH computers.
& asked a ton of question's in the Lounge thread, no solutions thus far.

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post #2 of 12
You said you reinstalled drivers; did you try and roll back to 11.3?
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Too early to tell but I'm running 11.3 on both computer's again.

It appear's the SMP on PC#2 will once again take 40 hour's, lmao.
Do I have to set it up as client-type advanced when I add name in the Edit?

If I don't crash on PC # 1 and lose my Wu's that will somewhat help the headache.
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Only if you don't mind getting beta WUs, which might have lower PPD.
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About you're CPU folding: v7 does not calculate bonus, I see you were folding a 484 WU. I think you will hit around 3000 points per WU if completed, and about 5000 a day. So, it's a bit less then the 7000 you were saying but I think that's because AMD cards use a higher cpu percentage during folding.
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Here is the latest from PC #2.



SMP lmao 4 days, hahaha. Wow. Ok. Yea something's wrong. What do you think, Run SMP 3 and see if it goes faster.. I'm out of idea's.

-zodac, so far so good on sig rig but it usually crashed and made my Wu's go back to 0% much later in the process so we'll see.


Here is running GPU only. Notice the load on the q8300.. Think the 5770 is what's making my SMP fold butt-slow?


Edited by jagz - 5/26/11 at 2:59pm
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Oh yeah; 5/6 AMD GPUs will take a whole core when Folding. That's why you need to use SMP on only 5 cores.
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Oh yeah; 5/6 AMD GPUs will take a whole core when Folding. That's why you need to use SMP on only 5 cores.
Talking about the q8300 here. That's the one taking 4 days to complete a fold since the arrival of the 5770.

(I run SMP 5 on sig rig, ya)
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Then you need SMP 3.
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Quote:
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Then you need SMP 3.
This. Also, fold the beta WU's (for double the PPD on 5 series righto?)

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