Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Great work team! Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
09-26-2004 01:21 PM
Zeus I've finally got my FX folding

Now its time to start moving up the table :evilsmile
09-26-2004 01:02 PM
aznchowboy650 Can you so me step by step because when i put i into different directory and a different machine id it says folding program is already running this will shut down and yea i got a pentium m
09-26-2004 09:02 AM
DeathONator You can, but unless your processor has hyper threading, it isn't going to help performance at all. And yes, they do work on separate work units. Some people run several installations so that it can download several work units while connected to the net, then they can have it fold for a week with out needing to download another unit (unconnected to the net. You can just do several installations of JUST the console version or JUST the graphical version. Just install them all into different directories (FAH1, FAH2, FAH3), and give each installation a different machineID.

But again, if you don't have hyper threading on your CPU and you don't have to worry about the computer not having internet for awhile, I think it hurts performance.
09-26-2004 02:07 AM
aznchowboy650 can u get a graphical and a console to run together and does it work on different units and how do u set it up?
09-25-2004 08:03 PM
Crash Well boys.............

I just finished Souping up my Dads computer. It had a 2500+ Barton, I just replaced it with a shiney new 3200+ Barton @2.2 (I wont overclock his) Its a regular case With poor air flow. I have 4 - AMDs, and 1 - P3 Folding now!!!!

GIT R DONE!!!
09-24-2004 08:30 AM
archer_456
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xavier1421
I tried forcesse (on my xp-m rig) and I got an error when I restarted the computer (not a computer error, a folding error). The flag "forcesse" (at least for FaH 5.02) doesnt work. It may already allow sse. Anywho, I am going back to forceasm and advmethods...(cause it works for me!)
Ditto here. I got the same error when I used the -Forcesse flag.

Did you see an immediate change after using the other flags? Will it also work on the Console version?
09-24-2004 06:54 AM
Zeus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xavier1421
Go into your start menu, find the startup folder (if running the graphical version), find the FaH link in said startup folder. Right click and go to properties.

In the Target area, after the quotation mark- add -advmethods -forceasm


When you are done, the target should look like this:

"D:\\Program Files\\[email protected]\\winFAH.exe" -advmethods -forceasm

Piece of cake! (I'm not sure what it did, but it made my output increase!)

Maybe Death knows what the forceasm flag does.
mmm... I'll give that a go....
09-24-2004 06:33 AM
Xavier1421
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeathONator
Before stanford re-did the point values, the WUs that used the tinke core sucked. So you didn't want any tinkers. Using -advmethods would tell the server that you want a work unit that uses one of the newer more advanced cores (not a tinker). But since they redid the point value, for AMD rigs, I would say don't use -advmethods; for intels, it might help a little.

As for the -forceasm, it makes folding use ASM , which is some kind of instruction method that add efficiency. But I amd pretty sure ASM is enabled by default anyways. Definately also use -forceSSE, because on AMD rigs, SSE is not enabled by default. Or at least is wasn't before, they might have changed that... but use forceSSE and forceasm anyways, just to be sure. Not all CPUs support SSE, so be aware (AMD tbirds and older, and I thikn p3),
I tried forcesse (on my xp-m rig) and I got an error when I restarted the computer (not a computer error, a folding error). The flag "forcesse" (at least for FaH 5.02) doesnt work. It may already allow sse. Anywho, I am going back to forceasm and advmethods...(cause it works for me!)
09-23-2004 11:28 PM
|2A|N Ok i started folding again i think i fixed the issue with it causing some of my software to crash im taking advantage of my Hyper Threading im running console and and graphical all looks good so far
09-23-2004 10:22 PM
DeathONator Before stanford re-did the point values, the WUs that used the tinke core sucked. So you didn't want any tinkers. Using -advmethods would tell the server that you want a work unit that uses one of the newer more advanced cores (not a tinker). But since they redid the point value, for AMD rigs, I would say don't use -advmethods; for intels, it might help a little.

As for the -forceasm, it makes folding use ASM , which is some kind of instruction method that add efficiency. But I amd pretty sure ASM is enabled by default anyways. Definately also use -forceSSE, because on AMD rigs, SSE is not enabled by default. Or at least is wasn't before, they might have changed that... but use forceSSE and forceasm anyways, just to be sure. Not all CPUs support SSE, so be aware (AMD tbirds and older, and I thikn p3),
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off