Thread: Getting started with F@H
January 22nd, 2009, 02:13 AM #1
Getting started with F@H
I downloaded F@H a few days ago and want to make the most of it. During setup, I did not join a team - how would I join TIMO's? Is it possible to run more than one instance on my PC at once - it's using about 25% CPU at idle. PC specs are:
Intel Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz
MSI 8800GT 512 MB RAM
2 GB Crucial Ballistix RAM
I've read through the FAQ but a little more help would be great!
January 22nd, 2009, 05:08 PM #2
you need to get the SMP client. I can help you further when i get home in a few minutes.
January 22nd, 2009, 11:19 PM #3
Thanks for the help nunya, I'm up and running
January 22nd, 2009, 11:59 PM #4
Welcome to the team!
January 22nd, 2009, 11:59 PM #5
Now that you have that working go get the GPU client for your Video card.
January 23rd, 2009, 12:33 AM #6
Grr.. seems like the process hangs when I have more than one instance running. I created new shortcuts to each core to open one console apiece.. they look like they're running then just hang.. any ideas?
January 23rd, 2009, 12:41 AM #7
Should only need one console running. with the -SMP flag
Last edited by nunyadam; January 23rd, 2009 at 11:14 AM.
January 23rd, 2009, 12:18 PM #8
I got sidetracked last night.. can't even fold with one instance now. I've been skimming through the thread and will follow the guides when I get home and let you know what happens.
January 23rd, 2009, 12:27 PM #9
I had the same problem, when I closed down the client, if started telling me that cause I incorrectly shut it down, it would start a new one.
For some reason everytime I got an error after that and the client would close.
I just deleted the whole folder and did the installation procedure from scratch, saves a lotta time if ya don't know what the problem is2 x Opteron 4280 2.8Ghz, Asus KCMA-D8, 32GB DDR3 1600, Asus 6950 DCII 1GB 2 x M4 64GB SATA600, Caviar Black 640GB, Seagate 1TB, 27"syncmaster
January 23rd, 2009, 05:45 PM #10
^ that is some good advice, it is often best to just scrap it and start fresh.
January 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM #11
January 23rd, 2009, 09:34 PM #12
Removed everything, reinstalled using MPICH, had to delete the config file to get things set up. When I launch fah, only fahcore_78.exe appears in Task Manager. I used -smp -forceasm, any idea on what to do now?
Last edited by jasonz0rz; January 23rd, 2009 at 09:57 PM.
January 23rd, 2009, 10:04 PM #13
All i have ever done with mine is (SPACE) -smp the space is important. never used any other - whatever
January 23rd, 2009, 10:05 PM #14
deleted config file, went through it again, used only (space) -smp, still only one fahcore_78.exe in task manager
scratch that, the space made all the difference.. 4 processes now listed in task manager
note to self - get more than 3 hours of sleep
Last edited by jasonz0rz; January 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 PM.
January 23rd, 2009, 10:22 PM #15
January 23rd, 2009, 10:25 PM #16
WOOT! you owe me points for a month. J/K Glad you got it working.
NOW go download the GPU client. I promise that it is way easier to set up, and you will get even more points from it.
January 23rd, 2009, 10:31 PM #17
- Join Date
- Oct 2001
- Uh, Central Oregon
- Blog Entries
I use the Deino client . . .
Clue: Each client has its own folder in the directory.
I just got home and wifey wants to run . . . so if you want to give it a try, I'll be back in a couple hours to walk ya' through it.
January 23rd, 2009, 10:37 PM #18
He got it working right after i posted Sharder. It all about the space.
January 24th, 2009, 12:59 PM #19
lol that damn space caused 15 minutes of pure frustration!
ill play with the GPU when i get home. is there anything i should do besides updating the 8800 drivers before installing the client?
ps - thanks for the help (and offers of confusion )so far guys, can't wait to start seeing team 111's numbers climb!
Last edited by jasonz0rz; January 24th, 2009 at 01:01 PM.
January 24th, 2009, 02:13 PM #20
If you wanna OC your GPU some, might get Rivatuner or EVGA Precision. At least you can up your GPU fan speeds, which will help with temps.
But for the most part, updated drivers are really all that you need to get started.
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