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SMP folding is broken for me. Even after multiple reinstallations of windows and a new motherboard/cpu/memory I still get the same problems.

The problems include random deletion of work unit during work, freezing on startup, not resuming work units and having to restart the program dozens of times before it will finally run.

It was fun for a while seeing those big-point value units but when I got the last three in a row deleted (one at 20%, one at 89%, and one at 40%) I realized that my computer was on 24/7 for about four days and the end result was absolutely nothing.

I'll probably start again when they fix this madness
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o.O one more rank outa the way
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I use folding as a stability test for myself.

-PC restarts = When I fold and my computer restarts, this is the sign that I am lacking vcore.

-Random WU deleting = When I lack vcore, just a bit under stable point, not way below, I get WU deleting itself, then the SMP program redownloading them and then deleting them in cycles - Solution: Bump up vcore

-When it perfectly run fine without any WU deleting itself = Stable.
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
I use folding as a stability test for myself.

-PC restarts = When I fold and my computer restarts, this is the sign that I am lacking vcore.

-Random WU deleting = When I lack vcore, just a bit under stable point, not way below, I get WU deleting itself, then the SMP program redownloading them and then deleting them in cycles - Solution: Bump up vcore

-When it perfectly run fine without any WU deleting itself = Stable.
That's terrible man, you should never do that. Folding is not designed to be a stability test and you could be messing up their research.
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I'll probably start again when they fix this madness
Madness? THIS IS FOLDINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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That's terrible man, you should never do that. Folding is not designed to be a stability test and you could be messing up their research.
I mean, when I can fold 100%, I am stable. I'm not cheating on the cycle WU deleting thing. I am folding. 10% until I finish another WU.
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post #7 of 13
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I mean, when I can fold 100%, I am stable. I'm not cheating on the cycle WU deleting thing. I am folding. 10% until I finish another WU.
Even so, it's not a good test because

1) You can fold fine and still be unstable
2) You can have a work unit delete and still be stable
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post #8 of 13
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That's terrible man, you should never do that. Folding is not designed to be a stability test and you could be messing up their research.
I dont see him messing up their research. Sure, deleted cores usually mean data not getting sent. But it will be reassigned within about 48 hours anyway with SMP.

Folding can be a great stability test if other tests show you are stable, but folding has issues.

Now if you are just grabbing WUs to test stability and then dumping them and not folding any longer, that would not be a good idea. But TaiDinh already has 9 WUs for May, so I think he was trying to just help out with suggestions.
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
Even so, it's not a good test because

1) You can fold fine and still be unstable
2) You can have a work unit delete and still be stable
I see...

Good thing I'm fine at the moment.
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SMP folding is broken for me. Even after multiple reinstallations of windows and a new motherboard/cpu/memory I still get the same problems.

The problems include random deletion of work unit during work, freezing on startup, not resuming work units and having to restart the program dozens of times before it will finally run.

It was fun for a while seeing those big-point value units but when I got the last three in a row deleted (one at 20%, one at 89%, and one at 40%) I realized that my computer was on 24/7 for about four days and the end result was absolutely nothing.

I'll probably start again when they fix this madness
I do understand your frustations. I have a system that spent 3 days straight dieing on the same WU at the same 23%. I finally got frustrated and dropped the system to stock setting and still had the same problem. This was on a WU that had been stable many times over on that system for the past few weeks.

In the end I formated the system and will see what happens when I pull that WU again on the system.
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