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Super irritated... Looks like messing with this has messed up my machine. Couldnt open the compressed image so I installed winzip didnt work so I installed some other crap that loaded my machine up with junk. Now I have to click my name to enter windows on reboot so god only knows what all it did mad.gif I have removed it and anything related to it from add/remove programs but somehow I doubt that did much. mad.gif
    
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Looks like I am going to have to do a fresh install of windows. My permissions seem to be all jacked up now. Not even letting me download files (was going to download the other image and try it). Guess Ill be doing that this evening not sure Ill try to set this up again though
    
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Super irritated... Looks like messing with this has messed up my machine. Couldnt open the compressed image so I installed winzip didnt work so I installed some other crap that loaded my machine up with junk. Now I have to click my name to enter windows on reboot so god only knows what all it did mad.gif I have removed it and anything related to it from add/remove programs but somehow I doubt that did much. mad.gif


Windows comes with a zip file extractor built into it. If you want to get a reliable (and reputable) third party solution then I recommend 7zip, as it can handle any compressed archive file under the sun and is very efficient.

 

Try a system restore to a previous date. System restore will fix your file permissions too.

 

 

After a system restore, it might be a good idea to run a full virus scan followed by a full anti-malware scan. You can try AVG or Avast! for your anti-virus scan and I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for the anti-malware program.

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I am having problems getting this client to detect my GPUs.

I have tried adding GPUs to the client with SLI enabled and disabled (once I get it working disabled while I fold). So far nothing has recognized. Every time I go to add GPUs it shows up as this:

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This happens even when changing the GPU index.

Nothing will save. If I go back into configuration it still only shows the SMP.

Under my system info, it does not show a GPU with SLI enabled or disabled.

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Any suggestions?
Edited by Cotton - 2/2/12 at 1:39pm
   
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Are you trying to add just three GTX 580s, or are you mixing AMD and nVidia?

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Just the three 580s right now.

Too many risks to fold with my AMD.
   
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I am having problems getting this client to detect my GPUs.

I have tried adding GPUs to the client with SLI enabled and disabled (once I get it working disabled while I fold). So far nothing has recognized. Every time I go to add GPUs it shows up as this:

I hid your pic in a spoiler to save space. (Click to show)

304

 


This happens even when changing the GPU index.

Nothing will save. If I go back into configuration it still only shows the SMP.

Under my system info, it does not show a GPU with SLI enabled or disabled.

I hid your pic in a spoiler to save space. (Click to show)

305

 



Any suggestions?


According to Stanford, it's not necessary to disable SLI at all. The client will only work on one card discretely.

 

You need to have a different machine ID for each physical device. The -1 is the "Auto" setting.

 

There are two ways you could accomplish a multi-GPU setup:

 

The first would be to go to your control panel and disable GPU #2 and GPU#3 (which would mean disabling SLI temporarily), get the V7 Client running with just your SMP and GPU #1. Then, then enable GPU #2 with the client running, and then try to add a slot for the GPU #2 automatically, and see if it configures it correctly. If it does, you can repeat this step for GPU #3, by enabling it in the windows control panel and then having the client auto-detect the third one. Then you could re-enable SLI and it won't harm your folding at all.

 

 

The other option may be to manually change the machine ID. You could consider leaving SMP at 0 like you have it, changing the first GPU to 1, the second GPU to 2, and the third GPU to 3 in the GPU index slot and not letting it auto-detect your machine IDs. If you do this, do not change the core indices, they should remain in automatic mode so that they detect your Fermi core properly.

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That is a good idea.

The way I have gotten them going in the past is with firing up independent GPU clients 1 at a time and seeing which GPU engages each time. Sometimes it takes a few rotations to get all three GPUs to start accordingly. Therefor, I was looking for an easier way to fold with my fermis in v7. Do you think that once these GPUs are detected and entered, this will be a better way to GPU fold?
   
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That is a good idea.

The way I have gotten them going in the past is with firing up independent GPU clients 1 at a time and seeing which GPU engages each time. Sometimes it takes a few rotations to get all three GPUs to start accordingly. Therefor, I was looking for an easier way to fold with my fermis in v7. Do you think that once these GPUs are detected and entered, this will be a better way to GPU fold?


I think that in your case, using the console only client would be easier. You just download the advanced no-nonsense console client on this page:

 

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

 

Or you can use this direct link:

 

http://www.stanford.edu/~friedrim/Folding@home-Win32-GPU_XP-641.zip

 

The above link is to the no-nonsense GPU console client. Download it, unzip it to a directory (such as C:\Users\your_username\Documents\FAHGPU

 

Then create a FAHGPU2 and FAHGPU3 directory.

 

Create a separate shortcut for the folding exe in each directory.

 

Then, run the client with the -configonly flag and configure it manually. (just the first time, for the -configonly flag) You'll want to make the following changes in the config file for each client: (leave any option not listed to change here as default by hitting the enter key)

 

  • Change user name from Anonymous to your username.
  • Change team number from 0 to 37726.
  • Change passkey blank to your passkey that matches your username.
  • Change acceptable size of work assignment and work result packets from normal to big.
  • Change core priority from idle to low.
  • Change Interval, in minutes, between checkpoints from 15 to another value. (Either 3 if you want very frequent, but cpu eating cycles for initial setup troubleshooting, or 30 for reduced load on your system but less frequent checkpoints, which is best for maximum PPD over 24/7 folding.)
  • Change Set -advmethods flag always, requesting new advanced sceitnific cores from no to yes.
  • Change Machine ID to 2 for GPU 1, 3 for GPU 2, and 4 for GPU 3 (assuming that machine ID is 1 for your SMP. And really, you could make these machine ID 5, 6, and 7 if you wanted to, as long as they don't conflict with anything.)
  • Change disable CPU affinity lock from no to yes. (I've found that this actually helps my performance, as it will auto-select the least used core, and this may help even more with 3 GPUs running. However, it may also help to leave this lock enabled (by saying no) and then manually setting the affinity for each GPU to a different CPU core. In your case, I'm not sure which is best.)
  • Change additional client parameters to add the following:   -verbosity 9

 

That's it. Then just delete the -configonly flag from the client and begin folding in each directory.

 

Honestly, I think that in your case the no-nonsense console client is going to be faster to set up this way than it would be to get the v7 client working.

 

Also, you could just copy the client.cfg file that is created the first time you do this to each of the other two directories and use a text editor (like notepad or notepad++) to change the machineID fields.

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Shadowfax I've seen you mention the CPU affinity lock enable a few times now and that it improved performance for you. How did it improve performance? Did it improve on the GPU or CPU? Are you folding on all cores of the CPU while you see this improvement? What client are you running the CPU folding on if you are CPU folding?

Nice mobo btw, didn't notice that until now but I've seen it on a few folders since I got it. I think it appeals to the "I can make a folding farm with a bajillion GPUs in it!" market. tongue.gif
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