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41) Message boards : Number crunching : **UPDATE: ATI 58x issue resolved! (Message 38464)
Posted 9 Apr 2010 by Profilednolan
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Maybe this isn't a bug. If a MW WU was running during the download then the "old" DLL was in use and so it couldn't be replaced by the "new" one.


In my case, I ran out MW work and wasn't doing any for a while before it was updated, so no MW work was being processed.
Also, I didn't rename the a_ati version, I removed the older version and copied this into it's place, so both files are there now. I noticed I'm still seeing some invalid work, more than I would expect.

-Dave
42) Message boards : Number crunching : **UPDATE: ATI 58x issue resolved! (Message 38427)
Posted 8 Apr 2010 by Profilednolan
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The new app is probably there, the problem is that it may not be downloading the brook32.dll or brook64.dll you need for it. If it hasn't updated then you're going to need to detach and reattach somehow so it gets the new dll.


On my only system that has an HD58xx card, it left the old brook32.dll in place and downloaded a new version called brook32a_ati.dll, is that what should happen? This was done automatically, ie. no app_info on that machine.

-Dave
43) Message boards : Number crunching : Am I the guilty party? (Message 37985)
Posted 3 Apr 2010 by Profilednolan
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On a side note: I had a CPU wu that took just over 21 hrs. I haven't had a wu from anybody in nearly a decade that took that long. My 486 used to take that long, but I'm running a quad core now with loads of ram in 64 bit mode. What happened?


You must not be familiar with Climate Prediction. Shortest are about 2 weeks on my quads.

-Dave
44) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements [OLD] (Message 37246)
Posted 12 Mar 2010 by Profilednolan
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arkayn, what is your card running at? Mine's at 840/1100 and seems to be running around 2:21 to 2:23/WU.

-Dave


My card is running at stock speeds, but I do use the b-1 setting in the app_info.


Ah, ok. I wasn't even using an app info. I also notice you're 64 bit, my system is 32, could that account for any of it? In any case, put the app info in place set to run 2 tasks at a time, now they seem to be in the sub 2:10 range for tasks. I may try the b1 command in a while to see how it compares.

-Dave
45) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements [OLD] (Message 37230)
Posted 12 Mar 2010 by Profilednolan
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arkayn, what is your card running at? Mine's at 840/1100 and seems to be running around 2:21 to 2:23/WU.

-Dave
46) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz and MW togetther (Message 36625)
Posted 17 Feb 2010 by Profilednolan
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I don't have the other interim versions to play with - just 6.10.18 and 6.10.32. I know there is a site that collects all of them --- do you have that link handy?



Boinc version archive


I expect to run thru my cache on Collatz and the remaining POEM workunits on the XP system today. Then I will detach all the projects, uninstall 6.10.18, delete the leftover program and project data leftovers and install either the .32 (as it is all that I have, or one of the other interim versions if I can download them).

I will then attach ONLY to MW and give it a chance (say an hour or so) to 'play righteous'. If that doesn't work, I'll revert to the projects which do play nice.

By the way, the ATI driver version I'm running on the XP system is 9.12



I run 6.10.25 on all of mine, 1 currently has 2 x HD 4770 and three have 1 x HD 4850 in them (and a 2 x GTX 260), I am using 9.12 on the 4770 system and a Win 7 4850 system, the others are using 10.1. Haven't seen your problem, but I do allow both MW and Collatz on all systems. On a couple of them, the Collatz share is really low, the only thing I've anecdotally noticed is that it doesn't seem to respect resource share, but when it's doing too much Collatz, the MW cache is full. Good luck!

-Dave
47) Message boards : Number crunching : Down for maintenance? (Message 36356)
Posted 10 Feb 2010 by Profilednolan
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And down again?

-Dave
48) Message boards : Number crunching : Down for maintenance? (Message 36225)
Posted 3 Feb 2010 by Profilednolan
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I've noticed, was hoping someone from the project would post, though.

-Dave
49) Message boards : Number crunching : Second GPU not being seen by Boinc (Message 32877)
Posted 29 Oct 2009 by Profilednolan
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Well, I got both cards working in a single machine, but I did it slightly differently this time. I took the card out of the original machine (XP 32, CAT 8.12) and moved it into the machine I had put the second card into (Vista 64, CAT 8.12) and that machine sees it and it's seen by Boinc in that machine, too...
I'm not sure why, maybe the 64 bit version of the driver works better, or the OS somehow does? In any case, thanks for all the help!

-Dave
50) Message boards : Number crunching : Second GPU not being seen by Boinc (Message 32874)
Posted 29 Oct 2009 by Profilednolan
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The dummy plug seems OK to me, it's now working on a dual GTX 260 setup. So I guess I need to try CAT 9.8 and see if that works...

-Dave
51) Message boards : Number crunching : Second GPU not being seen by Boinc (Message 32861)
Posted 29 Oct 2009 by Profilednolan
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Poorboy, thanks for all the input. I had read that others had issues with later than CAT 8.12, are you not seeing any issues using CAT 9.8?

-Dave
52) Message boards : Number crunching : Second GPU not being seen by Boinc (Message 32859)
Posted 28 Oct 2009 by Profilednolan
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Nope, in that section it only shows the main one...
53) Message boards : Number crunching : Second GPU not being seen by Boinc (Message 32857)
Posted 28 Oct 2009 by Profilednolan
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I didn't see anyplace in CCC that would allow me to activate the card, I guess that's the problem. I see the main one and I see the "deactivated" one, but I can't see any way to activate it.

-Dave
54) Message boards : Number crunching : Second GPU not being seen by Boinc (Message 32855)
Posted 28 Oct 2009 by Profilednolan
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Tried it hooked to my KVM, that didn't work, so I tried making a couple of dummies, but my local Radio Shack only had 47 and 100 ohm resistors, made one of each, but not sure if they'll work correctly or not, since I've seen 68 and 75 ohm on other sites...

-Dave

[Edit] I should also note that I don't have a crossfire bridge installed, I'm hoping that's not necessary...
55) Message boards : Number crunching : Second GPU not being seen by Boinc (Message 32851)
Posted 28 Oct 2009 by Profilednolan
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Ok, tried searching for a solution to this with Google, not really seeing anything, so here's the issue:
When I start Boinc, it only sees 1 GPU, but there are 2 in the machine. This is using 6.10.15 with ATI Catalyst 8.12, both are HD 4850s. In Catalyst, it shows the second card as disabled, but according to the system, it's in there and working. I can see it in device manager (Win XP SP3), I can see it with GPU-Z, and I can change the fan speed with Riva tuner for the second card and see the changes. Also, I DO have the <use_all_gpus> flag set in cc_config.xml, and I see it being read in the messages.
I tried un-installing all the ATI software and only installing the device driver, but that didn't seem to do anything. Not sure where to go from here, so for now I'm going to put the card in another system...

-Dave


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