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Meh, Stanford has apparently taken a holiday leave. Can't upload my recently finished unit and can't get to their site. rolleyes.gif
It seems there main website and everything is down there. I don't think they would take everything down due to a holiday. Perhaps there is a power failure or some web maintenance going on?

Update:
Now i'm able to get back into there different sites. Will know soon, as my GPU is ready to dump 13 minutes.

Grabbed as new unit after 40-ish minutes, didn't loose to many points on the finished unit which were waiting to upload. Now it's trucking along smoothly. smile.gif

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I hate folding @ home. It's such a waste of time because all of the guides are on previous versions and have different options. Then you get to amd gpu's and they run like crap, if they run at all. I have tried numerous guides of installing this crap and that crap to monitor and tune it to run and this and that and it just doesn't seem to work well. They need to quit updating it and just do it right the first time. Quit adding this tweak and that tweak, just get the thing to run with any gpu and any cpu and leave it alone. When you have to install 3 supporting programs just to handle the folding client is stupid and overly complicated.

Install gpu monitor, run, well crap don't run on my amd gpu, well why. People would fold more if it wasn't such a hassle. Install, auto detect hardware. Run accordingly. Get points.

It's being run by a major university and the software isn't optimized to run automaticaly with a few settings.

I'm sorry you feel that way, Maelthras. But that's not my impression with the latest version of the Folding software (v7). In Windows it's very easy to get going, you only need one program to deal with to config and monitoring of the clients.

As always with computer software there is tweaks you can do to increase efficiency, but if you're just getting started it's easy, just download the program and run it, most hardware will auto detect and be configured for you to start off, your 8120 and 7870 are hardware that are supported.

Have a look at Stanford's guide section: http://folding.stanford.edu/home/guide/windows-install-guide/
It's pretty good actually.

If you get stuck, ask in this forum section and someone will most likely be able to get you going.
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I just tried it a few hours ago, I got the smp to run on my cpu and peg it at full load no problem. But I couldn't get it to run on my gpu for anything.
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if you need some assistance, You can PM me if you like. I would even be willing to assist via TeamViewer or something similar. The OCN Teamspeak server can also be a great tool if you want to bounce ideas or have something explained. Good luck, in my opinion it is worth the hassle, since it is for an excellent cause.
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I just tried it a few hours ago, I got the smp to run on my cpu and peg it at full load no problem. But I couldn't get it to run on my gpu for anything.

One thing you need for AMD is to install their SDK-driver (it's an option when you install your normal display driver), as tha's the OpenCL part of it. I think it's installed if you choose default settings when installing drivers.

By default the GPU will not fold unless you're idle.

e- I see you got it going.
Edited by arvidab - 12/25/13 at 5:03am
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10 million in 4 hours? Can we do that?

 
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I hate folding @ home. It's such a waste of time because all of the guides are on previous versions and have different options. Then you get to amd gpu's and they run like crap, if they run at all. I have tried numerous guides of installing this crap and that crap to monitor and tune it to run and this and that and it just doesn't seem to work well. They need to quit updating it and just do it right the first time. Quit adding this tweak and that tweak, just get the thing to run with any gpu and any cpu and leave it alone. When you have to install 3 supporting programs just to handle the folding client is stupid and overly complicated.

Install gpu monitor, run, well crap don't run on my amd gpu, well why. People would fold more if it wasn't such a hassle. Install, auto detect hardware. Run accordingly. Get points.

It's being run by a major university and the software isn't optimized to run automaticaly with a few settings.

Honestly the whole F@H project is pretty inefficient in that we're basically brute forcing protein folding simulation hoping to get lucky, but that also shows just how complex all of this stuff really is. You don't have a sig rig filled out but with v7 the configuration process is exactly as you have written. Here are two tutorials that are stickied in the Folding@Home Guides and Tutorial section of our forum for v7 (1, 2), not really sure where you're looking that everything is outdated but feel free to post questions if you get stuck along the way.
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v7 works fine, but driver updates don't work well with it. I believe the majority of us 24/7 365 day a year folders hardly ever have an issue. I can think of 1 issue I had in 2013 with folding. A server accepting completed projects died, and it took a day for those projects to get uploaded. Other than that, smooth sailing all year long for me.

 
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woohoo! got a core 17, but it has 9 hours left frown.gif . My temps dropped 10 degrees though from core 15 though...
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I will fight the urge to play any games for another hour to let my last unit of the comp drop. biggrin.gif
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Merry Christmas Ya'll! santa.gif

Keep the rigs toasty for just a bit longer! Then we can all get a little toasty and celebrate a great year of folding! drunken.gif
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