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Downloading Folding@Home now which seems to be having some problems at downloading at 47 bytes per seconds for some strange reason

But anyways, What's the code to fold on my ATI 6870? is it -forcegpu ati_r800?

Thanks.
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Follow this guide and you will be good to go

http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...gpu2-gpu3.html
    
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you should do bionic instead. Nvidia GPUS do much better becuase Folding@Home is more Cuda involved and ATI cards dont have cuda. 1 9800 GTX could probably do the job of a 5850 or 5870 in folding.
EDIT: heres the link http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/
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Follow this guide and you will be good to go

http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...gpu2-gpu3.html
My 6870 isint a 5000 series though and i can't use the line r700 can't I?

It should be -forcegpu ati_r800?

I entered that in and folding@home started okay, and I had this problem a few months ago, If I put anything in the additional parameters to get my GPU 6870 to fold, It will say Core Download Error (#6) waiting before retry
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i would just do Boinc Folding. Its been proven to be better for ATI Gpu's than Folding@home
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Then how do I get it to work? No point of me doing BIONIC because I won't be listed on here as I'm folding... ranks etc...

Now I can't get Folding@Home to work on my 6870..

It's saying it's trying to download Fahcore_11.exe or something like that but keep's failing and retrying, This only happens if there's something in my additional parameters
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The 68xx series isn't officially supported yet. From what I read here it's not worth folding on that if you are doing -bigadv. He said the old ati flag seemed to work
    
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Bah, It's just really annoying that I can't fold on my ATI 6870, I would use BIONIC but what's the point if it's not even going to show my folding rank on here...

I could always use my X6 1055T for folding but the GPU is always more powerfull
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Bah, It's just really annoying that I can't fold on my ATI 6870, I would use BIONIC but what's the point if it's not even going to show my folding rank on here...

I could always use my X6 1055T for folding but the GPU is always more powerfull
Well, when I read your thread title as "Going to do my bit" I assumed you mean your bit to help others and not to get a little rank postbit in your profile. Honestly, there are plenty of other beneficial ways to donate your rig besides F@H (BOINC having many of them). Another nice thing about BOINC is it is a single client that will run multiple projects on your GPU and CPU if you wish. Not saying F@H is bad, or you shouldn't try, but for your hardware, BOINC projects would be better.
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Bah, It's just really annoying that I can't fold on my ATI 6870, I would use BIONIC but what's the point if it's not even going to show my folding rank on here...

I could always use my X6 1055T for folding but the GPU is always more powerfull
I hear you brother. Hopefully F@H will get their act together and get the GPU client updated. The ATI 6800 and 6900 cards have enough GPU where it SHOULD be worth it to fold with them on an i7.


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