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I got a rig with 5 x 5830's. I want to get it running for the foldathon. Are there any tuts. Id rather not have to set up windows on it. Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 8
GPU folding in linux was pretty difficult to set up last time I checked, linux is generally only recommended if your folding bigadv. That said, there may still be a way to do it.
    
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Going by this post AMD cards don't work for folding in linux.
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It requires some work to set it up. And i don't really know how do you set up the v7 client in Linux so you can get the core_16 units to have a better PPD output.
Install XP on a spare HDD you may have, or create a partition to it, will be much easier, and you will be able to OC the cards better if you're interested in it.
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If they were nvidia cards you might have gotten somewhere but I don't think there's a way for wine to talk to the ATI drivers nicely in linux. So what I'm saying is windows.
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post #6 of 8
Why do you have 5 5830's in a rig? If that's purely for folding, then you made a bad choice

I'm gonna guess since you used the word 'mine' that you mine for bitcoins most of the time

ATi GPU's dont play nicely with Linux, so you'll need windows of some variety, unfortunately
post #7 of 8
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IT seems the general consensus is to o windows. I just gotta find my old retail key. Gotta be in my closet somewhere. NOw, considering I go with XP, what should i do? Do i need dummy plugs? Thanks
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post #8 of 8
You'll need v7 client to attempt max PPD on those cards. I'm not sure if you'll need dummy plugs, but my guess is yes

If it's just for the foldathon you don't need a key, you may run XP or any other windows version for 30 days without a key.
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