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Since i lost one of my 460's, i'm trying to get this "basement box" folding rig running correctly. I have a 5000+ running SMP in a linux vm box, and an HD 4830. I have it all up and running but can only run one client at a time. if i start the smp client in windows or linux my gpu client drops to virtually %0.
Has anyone run into this b4 with ati?? I would really like to get close to half of my 460's output from this rig!!
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hmmm, strange issue there... Never seen or heard of that before. Are you using ATI/AMD proprietary drivers or windows generic? And what client are you using?
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post #3 of 16
When running an ATI card, it takes up 1 processor core. Use the instructions found here;

http://www.overclock.net/8534469-post11.html

NVM, on linux, that throws a wrench into the problem. All I know is that in windows, my 5850 takes up 1 whole core when folding, even though it doesn't use the core to its potential. The .reg file only allows %5 of the total processing power utilized by the GPU.
Edited by rockosmodlife - 10/2/11 at 7:02pm
post #4 of 16
funny i have the exact opposite problem when i run smp in VM and GPU in v7. Try doing a -configonly in VM and set your priority setting to low rather than idle. And if its not already, set your windows client priority to low in task manager.

You may have to think about which one pulls more PPD for you and if your going to cut off the GPU. OR run both onn the same client (windows or Linux)
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post #5 of 16
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using the amd proprietary drivers, and it doesn't matter what O.S. i use for the smp client. Either one stops the gpu client's production almost completely. I will try the variables. Now, those are applied in command prompt, right?? One more question is, will the variables apply to VMWare as exe file? I am using gpu3, and smp 6.41 i belive.
Have they offered a way to monitor the v7 client?
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post #6 of 16
The variables in the client config doesn't work very well i'm afraid... Little to none effectivity
Can you post a Screenshot of what happens? or an excerpt of the log file?

I had a HD4850 running with a 4400+ and never had issues

There still isn't a v7 monitor, it's being worked on

Are you really convinced that the GPU usage drops due to high CPU usage by the VM client?
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post #7 of 16
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not at home right now, but the O.S. doesn't matter. if i load the smp client, gpu-z shows 0% usage, temps and points drop to nothing. tried variables, different combos of priority settings, nothing works. the 4830 nets about 2k ppd, 5000+ in linux almost 3k. but can't run them together. BOOOOOO!!!!!!
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not at home right now, but the O.S. doesn't matter. if i load the smp client, gpu-z shows 0% usage, temps and points drop to nothing. tried variables, different combos of priority settings, nothing works. the 4830 nets about 2k ppd, 5000+ in linux almost 3k. but can't run them together. BOOOOOO!!!!!!
Can you try a single instance of the unicore client and the 4830 at the same time. This will let you know for sure if the GPU stops due to lack of CPU cycles.
Also, how much ram do you have in that rig?
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My first thought was CPU too slow, but then I saw Matroska's post. Matroska, were you running VM on yours?

Expanding on Matroka's question too, how much memory is dedicated to VM, and how much is free?
 
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No, i wasn't. I can't find and ATI card that can fold to test it out again...
SMP folding wasn't really worth it on this CPU, it could get about 800 PPD in a good day, but i fire it up for FaTs

I don't think i can run a VM with this CPU and Win7 32-bit though... Will try it later
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