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i recently re-installed my smp client and now, after a few hours of rigourous dual core folding at 100%, the smp client decides, hey lets turn it down a bit guys, but lets not tell the big guy and slowly goes down to 20% folding! ***? why is it doing that?

if i turn smp client off and turn it back on then its at 100% folding again.
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oh man.. that last edit probably made everyone think i solved it, but ALAS IT HAS NOT! a mere case of a sentence that didnt fully justify the situation.
what i meant to say is that when i turn off the client and re-start it, it goes back to 100% usage, but then later on droops down back to 20% or so..
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does the smp client rely alot on internet connectivity?
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Originally Posted by mikhsoj View Post
does the smp client rely alot on internet connectivity?

I am just going to take a shot here.

I had the same thing happening in Win SMP on one of my P5B deluxes that had the WI-FI card enabled. I was not using the WI-FI, but the card was still on. Both windows and linux SMP use an internal network loopback in order for the cores to communicate with each other. This sounds strange, but SMP folding is based off of software that was designed for clusters of computer all working together on one problem. They used the network to comunicate with each other.

What I found was the WI-FI connection kept polling the airwaves looking for viable connections. When this happened, it cause just enough of a issue with the internal networking of the computer that WinSMP would stop. Oddly, it did not show any errors, and unless you checked your cpu usage, or notices that you were not getting any more folding done, you would not know there was a problem.

To fix it, I disabled the wi-fi adapter and the problem went away. If you use the wi-fi for your connection to the internet, see if you can somehow stop it from polling for other available connections.

Hope this helps!!
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I am just going to take a shot here.

I had the same thing happening in Win SMP on one of my P5B deluxes that had the WI-FI card enabled. I was not using the WI-FI, but the card was still on. Both windows and linux SMP use an internal network loopback in order for the cores to communicate with each other. This sounds strange, but SMP folding is based off of software that was designed for clusters of computer all working together on one problem. They used the network to comunicate with each other.

What I found was the WI-FI connection kept polling the airwaves looking for viable connections. When this happened, it cause just enough of a issue with the internal networking of the computer that WinSMP would stop. Oddly, it did not show any errors, and unless you checked your cpu usage, or notices that you were not getting any more folding done, you would not know there was a problem.

To fix it, I disabled the wi-fi adapter and the problem went away. If you use the wi-fi for your connection to the internet, see if you can somehow stop it from polling for other available connections.

Hope this helps!!
alright, i thing its the network thing. my lan cable has been getting kicked around the last few days moving stuff around the house. i think thats what got the smp all whacked. anyways, ive been folding for 23 hrs without interuption so im a happy camper. thanks man u are teh premiere folding guru up in this joint.

hehe.. funny that when i first started folding, i was like "meh, whatever this is lame" but now im HOOKED!
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Yes, it does. I had my Pentium D 920 system SMP folding and I would always find it paused for no reason, usually it would do this overnight. Same thing, if I closed it and re-started it would work at 100%. However, closing it mad it angry and sometimes it would just delete the WU and get a new one.

Then I started having connectivity issues while I was using it. All of a sudden I would have no internet. I have to disable and re-enable the onboard LAN to get it back. I had to stop SMP folding on that system as it was pointless as I had about a 65% delete rate.

I am currently RMAing the board
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for now the issue has ceased. after finishing moving around all the junk in my house, the lan cable is no longer being kicked around, hence a steady connection. that MIGHT be the answer to the issue of the faulty SMP folding but i will update if issues arise.
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