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This guide will outline the steps required to set up the V7 for Folding@Home, to configure it to fold for Team Competition/OCN Team using your CPU or GPU.

 

1) Get a passkey from Stanford-> Link; Stanford will email you you passkey, which is a unique identifier that ties your contributions to your username.

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py

 

 

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2) Download the V7 client-> Link

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage

 

 

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3) Run the install file for the V7 client. 

You can leave everything as default until you get to this step:

 

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      A)Donor- the username you registered with Stanford in Step 1.

      B)Team- Enter "37726" for OCN Folding Team

      C) Passkey- This is in the email that Stanford sent after completing Step 1.

      D) Preferred Mode- SMP= CPU only, GPU= graphics card only <- Select depending on the hardware you plan to use for F@H

  Example:

 

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Once finished entering your info click "Install" after installation you can check the box to start the client or do it manually.

 

 

4) Once the V7 client is running you should see this:

 

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Click the drop down menu and select "Expert" to give you a more detailed view.

 

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Once you select "Expert" your view will change to this:

 

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Multiple Passkeys

If you're folding on multiple hardware and use different passkeys i.e. OCN folding hardware and then separate TC hardware, you will need to add a passkey flag. 

 

Select "Configure"

 

 

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Select "Slots"

 

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Then select the hardware that you want to have a separate key and click add

 

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On the next window scroll down and click "Add"

 

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A small window will pop up, in the first block add "passkey" and in the second block enter your alternate passkey.

 

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Select "OK" and you're now folding on a separate passkey from the rest of your folding hardware.

 

 

 

YOU'RE NOW FOLDING FOR OCN OR OCN/TEAM COMPETITION!!! thumbsupsmiley.png


Edited by Donkey1514 - 12/28/12 at 12:28pm
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AWESOME! great guide!

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For some reason I can't fold on my 7870.

I have Catalyst 12.11 installed, am running the v7 client and have it working on my 3570k. But every time I try to run on the 7870 it takes a minute to get ready before telling me it failed. I even update the GPU-config text file to include the newer GPU's out there now.

I've tested GPU folding on my NES sig rig and it works, though performance is pretty bad on the GPU (usually a few hundred PPD for the 7750); also the CPU takes a small hit in performance.



Any ideas on what could be wrong?
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For some reason I can't fold on my 7870.
I have Catalyst 12.11 installed, am running the v7 client and have it working on my 3570k. But every time I try to run on the 7870 it takes a minute to get ready before telling me it failed. I even update the GPU-config text file to include the newer GPU's out there now.
I've tested GPU folding on my NES sig rig and it works, though performance is pretty bad on the GPU (usually a few hundred PPD for the 7750); also the CPU takes a small hit in performance.

Any ideas on what could be wrong?

It may be an unstable overclock. However, if your overclock is stable then this thread may help you LINK

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I had to use a different email to get another passkey.  Is that normal?

 

Thanks for the updated guide! thumb.gif

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I had to use a different email to get another passkey.  Is that normal?

 

Thanks for the updated guide! thumb.gif

 

Yes, that is normal.  Only one passkey per email address.

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help need my keypass anyone help??
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I bought a HD 7870 in July to add to a AMD Sabertooth. Folding@home with the 7870 was about the same as a 6770 (6000-8000ppd). My backup PC is a 790GX, thuban & a gtx 460 thats good for 20K-25Kppd. The Sabertooth now has a FX-8350 and soon will get a 2nd 7870. Has there been updated folding@home software released since July 2012 that makes better use of the processing capabilities of a HD 7870? or Vishera? It is currently crunching milkyway@home and is good for about 8M per year.

Mapping the galaxy is a good thing for James T Kirk, but I believe Altziemers is a much more relative & urgent problem.
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I have officially started Folding smile.gif
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I'm in! Will be folding on two computers starting today. thumb.gif
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