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Hello, just got a free HD 2400XT and would love to use as all the time for BOINC projects.

My sig is my current rig, how would I go about setting it up?

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plug it in install drivers and away you go shouldnt be a problem
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I have, but I just get a error when loading Windows saying that the driver is not compatible with the current display device or something along those lines.

Also in CCC there is no sign of the card but the card is detected by the system and seems fine. Also BOINC doesn't pick it up as well.

I should mention that there is no display plugged into it since it has a weird output interface and I need to get some kind of adapter to connect a monitor.
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well if your gonna bionic on it set up a vm and try that.... if the drivers wont be compatible then a vms your best solution
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Looks like it uses a DVI output. Also, it has very few stream processors (40)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102699

One has to wonder if it is BOINC compatible at all.

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Nope its not DVI, it's some Dell propriety type http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1433935 and it doesn't look like that, this is it http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2008/02/2...-xt-256-mb.jpg.

I have a HD 2400XT in my media pc and that runs BOINC so I know it will work, I just wonna get this going as I need all the gpu power I can get. Can't afford to buy anything new at the moment.

I think I'll get that adapter first and see what I can do.
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Well, keep us informed. Would like to add some GPU numbers to the spreadsheet if you get it working!

And maybe EBay or something has that adapter cheap.


Edited by Tex1954 - 10/30/11 at 4:18pm
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Yeah I definitely will as I want to get this going before the BGB to see how much of a difference it will make. I got drivers to play nice and extended the desktop without anything plugged into it.

I'm on W7 so I think that's why that is possible and now I think I just need to get BOINC to detect the card. I've created a 'cc_config.xml' file to get BOINC to use all GPUs but that hasn't worked, it does show my GTX275 as GPU 0 though.

Any thoughts or directions to point me in?

I am using NVIDIA 285.62 with ATI 10.4 drivers.
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Well, you have the ATI drivers also loaded I hope.

BOINC won't recognize any GPU that won't perform... It has to have certain drivers loaded. For NVIDIA, it's CUDA drivers or OpenGL drivers. For ATI, I'm not sure, but I know it has to at least support a certain level of OpenGL

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/GPU_computing

The Wiki says
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ATI GPUs: you need a platform based on the AMD R600 or AMD R700 GPU or later. R600 GPUs are found on ATI Radeon HD2400, HD2600, HD2900 and HD3800 graphics board. R700 GPUs are found on HD4350 to HD4890 graphics boards. Check ATI's list of Stream-enabled products and ATI's list of OpenCL-enabled products.
Looks like the HD2400 qualifies, so all you need is the correct drivers for it. I suppose if the display shows both video boards in your system, then it's probably working. The only thing you haven't shown us is what BOINC says about it. When you first start BOINC it gives status messages.

Does it say the ATI GPU is unusable or only states one GPU is found like this?

Sun 30 Oct 2011 08:40:20 AM CDT | | Memory: 9.79 GB physical, 11.72 GB virtual
Sun 30 Oct 2011 08:40:20 AM CDT | | Disk: 49.21 GB total, 42.30 GB free
Sun 30 Oct 2011 08:40:20 AM CDT | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
Sun 30 Oct 2011 08:40:20 AM CDT | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 9800 GT (driver version unknown, CUDA version 4000, compute capability 1.1, 512MB, 336 GFLOPS peak)
Sun 30 Oct 2011 08:40:20 AM CDT | | NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce 9800 GT (driver version unknown, CUDA version 4000, compute capability 1.1, 512MB, 336 GFLOPS peak)

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Oh that's what I forgot to post. Here is what is shown in the event log when BOINC starts up. As you can see no sign of the ATI card.

31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Starting BOINC client version 6.12.34 for windows_x86_64
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Config: use all coprocessors
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.21.6 OpenSSL/1.0.0d zlib/1.2.5
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Data directory: H:\\BOINC
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Running under account ErOR
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Processor: 256.00 KB cache
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall lm vmx tm2 popcnt aes pbe
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Ultimate x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Memory: 7.98 GB physical, 9.75 GB virtual
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Disk: 460.88 GB total, 19.81 GB free
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | Local time is UTC +13 hours
31/10/2011 14:04:48 | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 275 (driver version 28562, CUDA version 4010, compute capability 1.3, 896MB, 778 GFLOPS peak)

EDIT: Updated ATI driver to 11.9 and now everything seems to be working perfectly

31/10/2011 17:59:30 | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 275 (driver version 28562, CUDA version 4010, compute capability 1.3, 896MB, 778 GFLOPS peak)
31/10/2011 17:59:30 | | ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 2300/2400/3200 (RV610) (CAL version 1.4.1546, 256MB, 52 GFLOPS peak)

Now it's time to crunch, thanks everyone
Edited by ErOR - 10/30/11 at 10:03pm
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