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post #1 of 7
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For the past week (or so?), I've been repeatedly getting P10122 and P10123 WUs. My computer is unusable as long as I let the client crunch away. I have two GPUs now (one per monitor), and if either one is folding, the entire desktop becomes laggy.

I have tried the latest Nvidia drivers (after running driver sweeper).

I have also noticed that since the first P10122 WU started, my performance in games has decreased, and Windows Aero decided my computer wasn't powerful enough for Aero effects.

What is going on here?
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post #2 of 7
What's the priority of fahcore15.exe? If it's anything other than low try setting it to low with the task manager.

I get the same thing, but with CPU WUs.
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The 9800GT in my 2nd system was very unhappy with those WU's, and I was getting random system lockups.

The card is a factory OC'ed one from BFG running 625mhz core and 900mhz vram.
I turned the core and memory clocks down a litte and it became stable again. I was even able to crank the shaders up further than I had them before.

I don't really use that system for anything but folding, so I can't speak for its gaming performance, but the desktop performance seems fine.
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post #4 of 7
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So maybe my GPUs are both unstable now?

They work fine in furmark, or at least work"ed" fine.
edit: Nope, still work fine. I'll try lowering the CPU priority.
Edited by nategr8ns - 6/14/11 at 12:28pm
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post #5 of 7
Stable for Furmark/gaming and stable for folding are not the same thing.

It's just the 10122 work units that were giving my 9800GT fits.
It hasn't locked up since I backed off the core and vram speeds, and I was able to bump the shaders up quite a bit, so the PPD from that card has gone up by 300 ppd or so.
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Those WU kill my 430, much more stressfull. Now that I downclocked it a bit, it works fine.
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post #7 of 7
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What's the priority of fahcore15.exe? If it's anything other than low try setting it to low with the task manager.

I get the same thing, but with CPU WUs.
It was already at a low setting, but for some reason decreasing max CPU usage from max to min fixed the problem. I'm wondering if its just slowing down the folding though, so I'll try underclocking again. I'm using GPUtool and it doesn't always cooperate.

edit: even underclocked to 500/1000/1200 and lower from 648, 12xx, 14xx it causes my system to lock up every few seconds (or whenever a large portion of the display changes).
Edited by nategr8ns - 6/15/11 at 8:29am
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