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Hi everybody, I've been folding for a few hours now and I'm running into a few problems frown.gif My i5 3570k is running perfectly and folding(currently at 50.1%) but my two 7970's are stuck at 0% with ETA being unknown, Estimated PPD and Estimated TPF being unknown, also my attempts are 0, and Next attempt is also unknown. The last problem I'm having is that whenever I launch FAHviewer it crashes, my screen blinks black and then it says the AMD drivers were recovered.
I'm using the v7 client and using the AMD RC 11 drivers
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try this
go to programs > fah client > data directoy

download and drop the text file into there, restart fah. GPUs.txt 58k .txt file
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try this
go to programs > fah client > data directoy
download and drop the text file into there, restart fah. GPUs.txt 58k .txt file
Thanks for the help but when I go to program files and then fah client there is not data directory folder if I look for it in my start menu there is a folder but when I click it the folder takes me to the FAHdata folder
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what version of fah are you using?
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If you havent completed any WUs yet you probably wont have one.
Also AMD GPU's require a lot of CPU power, you need to fold on less CPU cores so the cards can use at least one of them
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

what version of fah are you using?
I'm using the F7 Client the one found here
http://www.overclock.net/t/977412/windows-7-complete-client-v7-guide
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If you havent completed any WUs yet you probably wont have one.
Also AMD GPU's require a lot of CPU power, you need to fold on less CPU cores so the cards can use at least one of them
I was using 4 out of 4 cpu cores I will change them and see if it helps thanks for the help!
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Well I tried folding with only my GPU and no CPU and it resulted in my computer crashing yet again but this time the crash somehow changed my windows 7 theme from aero to windows classic and not allowing me to switch back frown.gif Maybe I'm using the wrong guide can somebody link me to a folding tutorial that'll let me use my two 7970's and my processor without it crashing every time I try to go on the viewer and where the GPU's actually fold
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open your client
top right has a button that says "about" click and make sure you are on version 7.1.52
if not uninstall and reinstall with the current version located here https://fah-web.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fah-installer/windows-xp-32bit/v7.1/fah-installer_7.1.52_x86.exe

as for that guide i followed the same one. only thing i didnt install was hfm, only because i have no clue what it does since nobody really says "this application does this". about the only thing i see is that it monitors folding, if that's the case i can just look at the first software doing the folding for all that info.

back to the guide.
i'm not sure if you are running crossfire, if you are, i cant help because i'm not.
i would guess that cf would just act as a single card and it would run with the standard setting of -1
if you are running the cards independant of each other then you need to ADD more items to the slots under the config.

to do this and add cpu, click configure, click slot, click add, and then select your options.
if your graphics cards arent in crossfire, do the same proccess again only selecting the gpu then selecting 1 (not -1, click the up arrow twice, also do this for the others showing as -1)
i would delete anything already in there just so its a nice clean slate. i ran into an issue today where the 7850 was being used when i had edited it to the 5770. deleting it and adding it new from scratch fixed this issue.

if you would like, we could load up teamviewer and i could try fixing you up
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

open your client
top right has a button that says "about" click and make sure you are on version 7.1.52
if not uninstall and reinstall with the current version located here https://fah-web.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fah-installer/windows-xp-32bit/v7.1/fah-installer_7.1.52_x86.exe
as for that guide i followed the same one. only thing i didnt install was hfm, only because i have no clue what it does since nobody really says "this application does this". about the only thing i see is that it monitors folding, if that's the case i can just look at the first software doing the folding for all that info.
back to the guide.
i'm not sure if you are running crossfire, if you are, i cant help because i'm not.
i would guess that cf would just act as a single card and it would run with the standard setting of -1
if you are running the cards independant of each other then you need to ADD more items to the slots under the config.
to do this and add cpu, click configure, click slot, click add, and then select your options.
if your graphics cards arent in crossfire, do the same proccess again only selecting the gpu then selecting 1 (not -1, click the up arrow twice, also do this for the others showing as -1)
i would delete anything already in there just so its a nice clean slate. i ran into an issue today where the 7850 was being used when i had edited it to the 5770. deleting it and adding it new from scratch fixed this issue.
if you would like, we could load up teamviewer and i could try fixing you up
Thanks for the help I figured out one of the problems was the drivers I was on. I was using the more stable RC 11 drivers but switched to the 12.6 drivers and now the FAHViewer is running biggrin.gif I am in fact running crossfire but it will only let me fold on one card (my two 7970's show up as two individual GPU's) I think its because ULPS is enabled and I'll have to disable it before I can truly use my card. One question I have is what would you recommend my CPU too its currently at -1 and you said that AMD GPU's are very processor intensive so an estimate to how many cores I should use would be really helpful
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the cpu comment wasnt me.
since i gpu fold my cpu doesnt go above 25% (currently looking at it while also playing a tv show and 12 tabs open in chrome.)
i actually even was playing a pc game while streaming it to twitch and it didnt cause any slow down on my PPDs
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