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Message 11648 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 16:57:54 UTC - in response to Message 11647.  

I am doing a quick inventory on my hosts and to my surprise I have found several with ATI cards.. Not sure if they are compatible...


  • HD3850
  • HD3870
  • HD4830
  • HD4850
  • HD4870


are the comaptible cards. The upcoming HD4890 will be running too.

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Message 11651 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 17:42:24 UTC
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Okay, so far, a speed report.

ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB. Running Cat 8.12.
Intel Core2Duo E8400, running stock at 3.0Ghz.
Crunched through daily quota of 2000 tasks in around 10 hours.
Credits - 23,000. This equals around 46,000 credits per day without a WU limit, or 2,300 credits/hour.
I can also run GPU-Z while crunching without a problem. Had to use RivaTuner to increase my fan speeds, it was running at 85C.
This is amazing work!
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Message 11652 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 18:03:52 UTC - in response to Message 11648.  

I am doing a quick inventory on my hosts and to my surprise I have found several with ATI cards.. Not sure if they are compatible...


  • HD3850
  • HD3870
  • HD4830
  • HD4850
  • HD4870


are the comaptible cards. The upcoming HD4890 will be running too.





Will a 4550 work ? I have a couple of those.

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Message 11653 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 18:05:59 UTC - in response to Message 11652.  

I am doing a quick inventory on my hosts and to my surprise I have found several with ATI cards.. Not sure if they are compatible...


  • HD3850
  • HD3870
  • HD4830
  • HD4850
  • HD4870


are the comaptible cards. The upcoming HD4890 will be running too.





Will a 4550 work ? I have a couple of those.

Unfortunately not, they don't have the required capabilities. :(


The Task/CPU limit has been increased to 5000.
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Message 11654 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 18:06:35 UTC - in response to Message 11651.  

Okay, so far, a speed report.

ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB. Running Cat 8.12.
Intel Core2Duo E8400, running stock at 3.0Ghz.
Crunched through daily quota of 2000 tasks in around 10 hours.
Credits - 23,000. This equals around 46,000 credits per day without a WU limit, or 2,300 credits/hour.
I can also run GPU-Z while crunching without a problem. Had to use RivaTuner to increase my fan speeds, it was running at 85C.
This is amazing work!

Is that one task every third of a minute?




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Message 11656 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 18:18:23 UTC - in response to Message 11654.  

Okay, so far, a speed report.

ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB. Running Cat 8.12.
Intel Core2Duo E8400, running stock at 3.0Ghz.
Crunched through daily quota of 2000 tasks in around 10 hours.
Credits - 23,000. This equals around 46,000 credits per day without a WU limit, or 2,300 credits/hour.
I can also run GPU-Z while crunching without a problem. Had to use RivaTuner to increase my fan speeds, it was running at 85C.
This is amazing work!

Is that one task every third of a minute?



I have 4 tasks running at once, which all finish in 60-62 seconds at the same time.

60/4=15 seconds each. 1/4th of a minute per task.
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Message 11657 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 18:23:54 UTC



One other newbie ATI /GPU cruncher..

I have done some GPU crunching with Nvidia - so I understand this.


1: Boinc 6.4.5 does not "find" CUDA after upgrading.. I am assuming this is OK?

2: Is there a difference between CAT 8.12 and 9.1 ? I can only find 9.1 on the ATI web site.

3: Other than loading the catalyst driver and copying in the MW opti app/xml and brook.dll is there any other special things I need to be made aware of.

4: I am assuming that the brook.dll is copied into the milkyway projects directory as well.




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Message 11658 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 18:30:54 UTC - in response to Message 11648.  
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I am doing a quick inventory on my hosts and to my surprise I have found several with ATI cards.. Not sure if they are compatible...


  • HD3850
  • HD3870
  • HD4830
  • HD4850
  • HD4870


are the comaptible cards. The upcoming HD4890 will be running too.



Hummm....

They make an AGP version of the HD3850 if this works, this would be a cheap way to make older hardware scream for about $120 US.

Would you forsee any problems running and AGP version of the HD3850?

Here's a link to a card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102730
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Message 11660 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 18:40:30 UTC - in response to Message 11657.  
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One other newbie ATI /GPU cruncher..

I have done some GPU crunching with Nvidia - so I understand this.


1: Boinc 6.4.5 does not "find" CUDA after upgrading.. I am assuming this is OK?

2: Is there a difference between CAT 8.12 and 9.1 ? I can only find 9.1 on the ATI web site.

3: Other than loading the catalyst driver and copying in the MW opti app/xml and brook.dll is there any other special things I need to be made aware of.

4: I am assuming that the brook.dll is copied into the milkyway projects directory as well.




1. Yes, CUDA is for Nvidia cards.
2. 9.1 is known to cause people some issues with performance not of crunching, but of the desktop while crunching. This may or may not have been fixed.
3. Not that I know of.
4. Yep..



Screenshot, I couldn't resist. I still can't believe what amazing work this is!

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Message 11679 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 21:57:34 UTC - in response to Message 11660.  

Screenshot, I couldn't resist. I still can't believe what amazing work this is!

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100% in 6 to 9 seconds. Amazing. I've been looking at the rumours about the ATI Raedon HD 4890 coming out in April with 960 stream processors and 48 texture units. Apparently there will be an overclocked version which will beat the HD 4870 with 25-30 percent performance boost with 1GB GDDR5 memory.

I'm saving my pennies already ;)



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Message 11680 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 22:13:14 UTC - in response to Message 11679.  

Screenshot, I couldn't resist. I still can't believe what amazing work this is!

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100% in 6 to 9 seconds. Amazing. I've been looking at the rumours about the ATI Raedon HD 4890 coming out in April with 960 stream processors and 48 texture units. Apparently there will be an overclocked version which will beat the HD 4870 with 25-30 percent performance boost with 1GB GDDR5 memory.

I'm saving my pennies already ;)



Can I have your old one? I just have a Radeon 9600. ;P
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 11684 - Posted: 19 Feb 2009, 22:51:58 UTC - in response to Message 11680.  

Screenshot, I couldn't resist. I still can't believe what amazing work this is!

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100% in 6 to 9 seconds. Amazing. I've been looking at the rumours about the ATI Raedon HD 4890 coming out in April with 960 stream processors and 48 texture units. Apparently there will be an overclocked version which will beat the HD 4870 with 25-30 percent performance boost with 1GB GDDR5 memory.

I'm saving my pennies already ;)



Can I have your old one? I just have a Radeon 9600. ;P

Sorry, but it's welded inside a laptop, and it's not that old, just a month or so - a Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT. I've just finished my 8th GPUGRID WU with it netting me a nice 2,479 credits. (While is been crunching CPDN and MW at the same time ;)



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Message 11774 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 8:23:22 UTC

I think I have a little problem :

20/02/2009 09:21:02 Milkyway@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
20/02/2009 09:21:02 Milkyway@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
20/02/2009 09:21:07 Milkyway@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

For the past hour I tried a few times, no workunit for me :(

I will try the 32 bits version, with an overclocking of my HD4850 (and CPU, too ^^)
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Message 11777 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 9:26:12 UTC - in response to Message 11774.  

It works now, sorry for the previous message ^^

Everything is ok, with the WU limit removal, I try now to keep only the MW project. I have 8 workunits running on my Core2Duo, less than 10 seconds by WU...
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Message 11791 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 13:00:54 UTC - in response to Message 11774.  

I think I have a little problem :

20/02/2009 09:21:02 Milkyway@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
20/02/2009 09:21:02 Milkyway@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
20/02/2009 09:21:07 Milkyway@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

For the past hour I tried a few times, no workunit for me :(

I will try the 32 bits version, with an overclocking of my HD4850 (and CPU, too ^^)


I upped the limit to 5000, its probably not enough :P Didn't want to jump all the way to 10k and have craziness start happening.
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Message 11792 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 13:07:40 UTC

what is the latest version of the gpu app? I'm currently using 0.17 and not sure if their is an update i should be using. If there is any reason to upgrade or known problems?
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Message 11793 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 13:12:09 UTC - in response to Message 11791.  

I upped the limit to 5000, its probably not enough :P Didn't want to jump all the way to 10k and have craziness start happening.

You don't need to raise it until the multiple GPU support is working. 10,000 WUs a day on a dual core are just enough for a HD4870 at stock speed.
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Message 11794 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 13:27:11 UTC - in response to Message 11792.  

what is the latest version of the gpu app? I'm currently using 0.17 and not sure if their is an update i should be using. If there is any reason to upgrade or known problems?

The latest version would be 0.19 (the link is some posts above), but nothing changed besides a CPU detection like in the CPU version 0.19. A GPU detection would have made more sense ;) So I would regard an upgrade as optional and not needed atm.
Well, 32Bit Win systems are supported now, too.

Actually the 32Bit app still needs some testing, the known problems are quite similar to the 64Bit version I guess. But according to some reports, it may not be such a problem to run GPU-Z when the GPU is used as it is with the 64Bit version. But that's more of a speculation.

If the ones running the app provide some feedback about their settings and the stability, it would be great.
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Message 11799 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 13:54:18 UTC
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I'm trying GPU app on a XP-32 bits.

After I installed the latest BOINC 6.6.9 and Catalyst 9.1, the first 10 or 15 MW units went on error. Since then I got this message :

20/02/2009 14:50:16 Milkyway@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
20/02/2009 14:50:16 Milkyway@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
20/02/2009 14:50:22 Milkyway@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

Same problem I got a few hours ago on Vista-64 (but it was solved on Vista).


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I detached from MW project, then re-attached with copying the files, I got this message :

20/02/2009 14:56:59 Milkyway@home [error] No app version for result: windows_intelx86 19

When I try to update the project :

20/02/2009 14:59:06 Milkyway@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
20/02/2009 14:59:06 Milkyway@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
20/02/2009 14:59:11 Milkyway@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
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Message 11802 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 14:26:03 UTC

Tried to remotely reboot and modified the boot.ini ... and it's crashed :( So I can't test anymore at this time :(
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