Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Hey there guys.
Well Firstl Heres a Screenshot of my Console running the GPU folding but im not convinced its actually started or has it ?
Also ive noticed when i have it running i ger screen Lag...The Mouse will lag aswel as scrolling Internet pages...Whats up with that ?
I can't tell from your screen shot what exactly is being written. I do know a couple of things. You're obviously running the console version, which according to Stanford is the "preferred" version. I personally don't like the console versions and found that my gpu "folding only rig" was unstable with it. However, remember I was using the gpu cores BEFORE thay came out with their version 7 program, so that might have been it as well.
Secondly, the gpu cores do not record, or look like the cpu cores. The only way I could tell if the core was running was to use the graphical core and watch the frames go up at about 500 per 15 minutes or about 2,000 frames per hour. I seem to be completing the gpu cores about every 13 hours or so.
Remember also that the gpu does the calculations, but the cpu is used to complete the check sums and roll up the WU. That's why Stanford added more points to the gpu WU's because of this 30% cpu use during the WU completion process. Originally the gpu WU's were given 220 points each, but now have 330 points awarded to them.
I don't not use this gpu folding rig for anything but folding. I and others found out that using the rig for anything else really makes the gpu folding unstable, at least a month ago it was. The gpu cores had several flaws initially. One flaw was when they re-started, they started from the beginning and second, they would quit after completing 85% of the work which meant a lot of EUE's (early unit ends). I believe they have fixed both of those problems. At least for me, I've had none over the past month, but again my X1950 XTX does nothing but fold...
BTW - this folding rig has just 3 items loaded unto it. Windows XP, Catalyst 6.10 drivers, DirectX 9.0c and Folding at Home. Absolutely nothing else! No AntiVirus, games, programs, etc.... and everything is stock right now. No overclocking at all on any component. Not the cpu (AMD 64 3500), not the DDR, not the video card.
I hope this helped, :-)