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Hi guys, just as the title states.. I've enabled the client to use the gpu and set the online settings to use them as well. Under the event log It still reads: No usable gpu detected

any ideas?

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I'm really unsure about Nvidia cards, but I know that some ATI cards will not run Milkyway due to the fact they aren't capable of double precision.
For example my 5870's can run Milkyway but my 6870's can not.

But I don't know if that translates to Nvidia cards or not.
 
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Ive had no problems running MilkyWay@ home on my 580. Im not quiet sure what the issue may be



What drivers are you using?

Can you post up the full event log pls?
Edited by Sethy666 - 8/19/12 at 10:52pm
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Hi guys, just as the title states.. I've enabled the client to use the gpu and set the online settings to use them as well. Under the event log It still reads: No usable gpu detected
any ideas?
thanks

Are you running any other cards along side the GTX580?
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Ive had no problems running MilkyWay@ home on my 580. Im not quiet sure what the issue may be

What drivers are you using?
Can you post up the full event log pls?
Here you go:




I'm using 301.42
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Are you running any other cards along side the GTX580?

No
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It is weird that BOINC is not detecting the GPU's, and that is not a Milky issue. You could try swapping the drivers to some which are proven to work, like the 290.53 just to see if the drivers are the issue.



Also, make sure you got GPU computing enabled on the Milkyway's preferences, and in the client's preferences as well.





I am not 100% sure if the 580's have Double Precision computing, but if they do not, Milky will not work.
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Do I need to disable CPU computing in order to allow the gpu to work? I was hoping that I could have both CPU and GPU do work
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Do I need to disable CPU computing in order to allow the gpu to work? I was hoping that I could have both CPU and GPU do work

No, you do not need to disable it. Depending on the project, up to a full CPU core will be used for GPU tasks, but considering you only have one 580, you would still have 3 cores available for CPU tasks.

I disabled CPU tasks in DiRT as i do CPU tasks for other projects (NFS@Home) or i play while BOINCing (i disable SLI, edit a file to disable one of my cards to run, and play).
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No, you do not need to disable it. Depending on the project, up to a full CPU core will be used for GPU tasks, but considering you only have one 580, you would still have 3 cores available for CPU tasks.
I disabled CPU tasks in DiRT as i do CPU tasks for other projects (NFS@Home) or i play while BOINCing (i disable SLI, edit a file to disable one of my cards to run, and play).

I've had it running for most of the morning and now there are no tasks for the cpu.... are some of my settings incorrect or something?
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I've had it running for most of the morning and now there are no tasks for the cpu.... are some of my settings incorrect or something?

Some projects do run out of WU's, reasons tend to vary. If you had work previously but now you do not, it's always a good idea to check the project status of said project to see if the project is the problem and not you (usually it is the project problem, or internet connection, very few times problems are on your side once everything is setup and has been running properly for a while).

Seems Milky is having issues with WU generation though as they have very little tasks to send, and one of the servers is down/off. I'd just wait until more work is available.
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