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does anyone know when/if they're planning on fixing the bug that hard locks systems when they try to view flashplayers while folding core 16 units? and/or if they're away of the issue?

it's not completely horrible now as i can usually pause folding when i know i'm going somewhere w/ flash, but i'd like to be @ 100% uptime during the foldathon and CC.
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I thought it was an issue with the AMD drivers, not the core?
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i could be wrong but i don't think so. i can fold core 11 units all day long on my cards using the v7 client and view flashplayer and all's well. as soon as i fold a core 16 my computer bricks.

i'm running v7.1.24 w/ xfired 6950's w/ the shaders unlocked.

oh, and an amd b55 @ 3.8 that seems to be take forever to finish 1 WU, so i don't really count that one
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Well, drivers+Core16 WUs. Sometimes driver updates aren't completely Folding compatible (see newest nVidia drivers for example).
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alas the only green thing i own is an old 9800 gtx (which will be folding as soon as i get a chance to set up that rig)
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I know I don't have a 6xxx series, but have you tried to disable hardware acceleration in flash?

I don't experience any hard locks myself on my 5830 but I have it HW acceleration disabled in flash as well as in Firefox. (also using the 11.4 preview drivers) I do this because it slows down folding a bit for some reason with HW acceleration on.

BTW, not sure if you have seen the thread about this on the official Folding forum:

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=18119
Edited by Swiftdeathz - 4/19/11 at 10:26pm
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I know I don't have a 6xxx series, but have you tried to disable hardware acceleration in flash?

I don't experience any hard locks myself on my 5830 but I have it HW acceleration disabled in flash as well as in Firefox. (also using the 11.4 preview drivers) I do this because it slows down folding a bit for some reason with HW acceleration on.

BTW, not sure if you have seen the thread about this on the official Folding forum:

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=18119
no i haven't, i'll give that a shot as soon as i'm done with this research paper. i'm using 11.4 as well.

thanks for the link.

Edit: it seems it's a known issue with opencl between amd's drivers and the core 16 WUs. updated drivers and/or cores in the works? only time will tell
Edited by steamboat - 4/19/11 at 10:51pm
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