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Ok so I have very recently started (tried) to boinc. My cpu is used fine, but my gpu is not being harnessed. This is what I've done so far, went into my online profile and changed the preferences to allow gpu, and did so in the manager too.
-Tried almost all the amd projects, none seemed to run on my 7970
-Tried to allow only the primegrid amd projects and keeps saying computation error
*do the beta drivers work for boinc? maybe my manager is not installed correctly?

What am I missing or doing wrong!?!?!

BOINC Manager v. 7.0.28 (x64) amd drivers 12.11
Computer specs are those of my sig
post #2 of 6
The 12.11 drivers work fine and I'm not sure what you're doing wrong. Have you tried the project " DistrRTgen"? It gives good points and is a good place to start. Add the project and then go to "Your Account" on the project home page: Then click on "DistrRTgen preferences". Set it to not use your CPU, "Use ATI GPU - YES" and set "Run test applications? to YES. Setting it to run rest applications is important, otherwise It won't run wink.gif
It should look something like this:


If you have the Boinc manager set up okay, it should work. Have you switched to "advanced view" and then clicked on "Activity" and set "Use GPU Always"?
Also, click "tools", "Computing preferences" and check to see if it's set to "Use GPU while computer is in use".
 
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make sure you have test apps selected in the dirt project page.
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Well initial tries have not been successful, and now I'll leaving for a week... :-\
I'll try it out furthermore when I'm back in town, thanks a lot guys.

-cheers
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I had WU's fail after 12.11, had to do the driver sweep routine to clear out all the old debris.

HTH

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I had WU's fail after 12.11, had to do the driver sweep routine to clear out all the old debris.
HTH
dunx

same with any driver i always use add and remove then use driver sweeper to clean it up befor rebooting always worked for me.
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