Thread: GPU questions
July 16th, 2008, 07:54 PM #1
Kay guys and gals. Installed my new el cheapo evga 8800GS 384mb and loaded the gpu client.
1.Does the client does not give you an option to put it on different folder/drive?
2. The system tray gui looks like it is crunching but the tab name next to say "core is not" and under it the tab team "running now". What exactly does it mean?
3. FAHmonitor say my ppd is only1746 and each wu is wortj 480, is that correct?
KK how how do I oc this video?
July 16th, 2008, 08:06 PM #2
If you want help, I suggest cleaning up your post and giving a little more info...
It made my head hurt trying to read that and get exactly what your talking about...
Just my 2 cents
July 16th, 2008, 08:17 PM #3
1) I didn't see an option for changing the folder during the install (the log and stuff is saved @ Documents and Settings/username/Application Data/Folding....)
2) Not following
3) Yep.. that would mean that your card would finish almost 4 work units each worth 480 points per day...
To overclock, I guess you could download NVidia's own software (it installs a control panel and lets you overclock) or download something like RivaTuner...boo!
July 16th, 2008, 08:51 PM #4
I'm here for ya E.. (my head doesn't even hurt)
1. Same as eagle. I haven't found a way to switch the install folder from the default.
2. It's saying that because it doesn't like your drivers, and it's not running. So what drivers are you using? I know a lot of people are running the 177.35 drivers, but those are the ones I never got to work myself. But for my 9600GT, I had to use the 174.53 drivers. I can already tell you this is gonna be the worst headache of them all. Once you do find the drivers that work though, it's all down hill from there. Whatever drivers your get, they have to support CUDA, or it will not fold..
3. Yes that's correct. But if it's not running, then I don't think the PPD really matter yet. The GPU client folds much much much faster then CPU clients. I normally get 3-4 WU's done a day on the 9600. The 9800 has been pulling 5-6 when OC'd some..
On to overclocking, there a couple of different options. My favorite, and easiest IMO, is use EVGA Precision. It's simple to use, and it works on all Nvidia cards. Rivatuner is another option, and it's fairly easy to use too. Ntune would be your last option, and IMO the worst.
Be careful when oveclocking though. On mine, the GPU would fold for a bit, then stop and say something about a unstable core. It is pretty picky when you get in to overclocking. And really, the only thing you need to overclock is your shaders, that's what the client uses to crunch on. So Core and Vram don't matter as much, if at all..
Did I miss anything?
July 16th, 2008, 09:10 PM #5
Just a note: For my 8800 GTS 512 I'm using 1.7519 drivers and they seem to be working quite alright!
I have RivaTuner installed but I don't think I need to overclock right now.
The only games I'm playing are Bioshock and Portal and they seem to be running in the high 70s at the resolution I use so...boo!
July 16th, 2008, 09:14 PM #6
Thanks eagle1 and KK, your answers are direct and to the point. Just verfying with the expert/actual users on what exactly I am looking at since I've never used the client before.
Now KK here is the rub. While looking for the fahlog.txt for the gpu client, I've found it on a system hidden folders which I had to unhide for FAHmonitor to see. The log file said that I have completed 1 wu send it to the server and now crunching another wu. The obvious question is the gui/driver issue just eyewash while the actual gpu client crunch on the background???
23:25:15] Completed 99%
[23:29:01] Completed 100%
[23:30:01] Finished Work Unit:
[23:30:01] - Reading up to 3550680 from "work/wudata_01.trr": Read 3550680
[23:30:01] trr file hash check passed.
[23:30:01] - Reading up to 1137624 from "work/wudata_01.xtc": Read 1137624
[23:30:01] xtc file hash check passed.
[23:30:01] edr file hash check passed.
[23:30:01] logfile size: 131141
[23:30:01] Leaving Run
[23:30:04] - Writing 4820517 bytes of core data to disk...
[23:30:05] Done: 4820005 -> 4170027 (compressed to 86.5 percent)
[23:30:05] ... Done.
[23:30:05] - Shutting down core
[23:30:05] Folding@home Core Shutdown: FINISHED_UNIT
[23:30:09] CoreStatus = 64 (100)
[23:30:09] Sending work to server
[23:30:09] + Attempting to send results
[23:30:43] + Results successfully sent
[23:30:43] Thank you for your contribution to Folding@Home.
[23:30:43] + Starting local stats count at 1
[23:30:47] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[23:30:47] + Attempting to get work packet
[23:30:47] - Connecting to assignment server
[23:30:47] - Successful: assigned to (188.8.131.52).
[23:30:47] + News From Folding@Home: GPU folding beta
[23:30:48] Loaded queue successfully.
[23:30:48] + Closed connections
[23:30:48] + Processing work unit
[23:30:48] Core required: FahCore_11.exe
[23:30:48] Core found.
[23:30:48] Working on queue slot 02 [July 16 23:30:48]
[23:30:48] + Working ...
[23:30:49] Folding@Home GPU Core - Beta
[23:30:49] Version 1.06 (Mon Jun 23 10:53:13 PDT 2008)
[23:30:49] Compiler :
[23:30:49] Build host: amoeba
[23:30:49] Preparing to commence simulation
[23:30:49] - Looking at optimizations...
[23:30:49] - Created dyn
[23:30:49] - Files status OK
[23:30:49] - Expanded 39988 -> 244433 (decompressed 611.2 percent)
[23:30:49] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=39988 data_size=244433, decompressed_data_size=244433 diff=0
[23:30:49] - Digital signature verified
[23:30:49] Project: 5006 (Run 1, Clone 56, Gen 33)
[23:30:49] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[23:30:49] Entering M.D.
[23:30:55] Working on 576 p5005_supervillin_e1
[23:30:56] Client config found, loading data.
[23:30:56] Starting GUI Server
[23:34:41] Completed 1%
[23:38:27] Completed 2%
[23:42:48] Completed 3%
[23:57:27] Completed 4%
[00:01:16] Completed 5%
July 16th, 2008, 09:18 PM #7
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July 16th, 2008, 09:34 PM #9
E-man i think this is what you are talking about and if it is dont worry about it mine has been spitting points out daily with not 1 problem since install. Bottom right hand corner of screenie?
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July 16th, 2008, 09:38 PM #10
July 16th, 2008, 09:42 PM #11
Thanks guys, now just need to tweak this box. That will take some time.
Leeeeets go spammming........
July 16th, 2008, 09:48 PM #12
I'm back, had to run a errand real quick.
The display is indeed, fubar'd. In vista it worked for me, but it slowed things down, a lot. But in XP, it won't open at all. I'm not even sure if I have the latest client though. I got the second one they released.
But glad to hear you got her going E.
July 16th, 2008, 09:56 PM #13
Like I said I think it has been running , just not sure what I am looking for/at.
If you guys are using fahmonitor or need to see the log file for the gpu client. The log file is located hidden C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator(your username)\Application Data\fah-gpu
July 16th, 2008, 10:15 PM #14
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July 16th, 2008, 10:31 PM #18
with me being a few days short of 45, your still a kid. (If I can be a kid so can you.)
July 16th, 2008, 10:34 PM #19
July 16th, 2008, 10:48 PM #20
2monsters looks like the 480 points from the gpu just posted on my stats.
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