July 12th, 2009, 10:44 AM #141
Do you know which version the CPU clients are..? What happens with your processor usage when you have clicked on the EXE/s...?
July 12th, 2009, 10:45 AM #142
Well crap, the day after I leave for vacation the stupid client expires. Even if the power hadn't shut down, I still wouldn't have been able to crunch WUs.
July 12th, 2009, 10:48 AM #143
That was such an easy fix! Thank you 2monster!
Got the programs working again in less than 20 seconds.
July 12th, 2009, 12:03 PM #144
As far as I know the client is the same 6.23 except the internal expiration date is extended to 2010. The old client expired 4 july 2009. Stanford say they are still working on the next version, TBA , the 6.23 is good enough for now.
July 12th, 2009, 12:05 PM #145
July 12th, 2009, 12:16 PM #146
July 12th, 2009, 12:19 PM #147
Working on the Gigabyte GA-P35DS3L mobo and noticed that whenever I reboot or shutdowm/start the box, the case fan and other fans would come on right away but the HSF would wait a few seconds before it would start spinning. I remember that cuz the first time I build a box from this mobo I alway make sure the HSF is spinning before going on. Hard experience from AMD cpu where it only took 3 seconds to fry a no fan cpu. Ask me how do I know.
Guess technology has advanced to where it is difficult to fry a cpu nowadays. Then again we always have our hero Karmakiller. Glad you got some zzzzzzz's brother man.
July 12th, 2009, 12:36 PM #148
July 12th, 2009, 12:40 PM #149
July 12th, 2009, 01:14 PM #150
Nah, got the same stock cpu hsf too. Actually throwing away the dinky littles ones. Keeping the quad stock hsf cuz they be bigger.
July 12th, 2009, 01:18 PM #151
Hate to say this, but I just did a full and complete wipe of F@H from my system.
July 12th, 2009, 01:31 PM #152
Intentionally or accidentally??
I just looked at the points again and I can't tell if it sent or not, but for 3 days it doesn't seem like much... I hope it didn't mess up again.
July 12th, 2009, 01:48 PM #153
It was Intentional. and successful. Just as successful as the re-install finally was for the SMP client.
Damn -SMP Flag!!!
Full speed ahead SMP running @100% core usage.
GPU to follow.
July 12th, 2009, 02:27 PM #154
July 12th, 2009, 02:38 PM #155
smp seems to be running good for me too. No crashes or blips in a few days. I have 1 instance running, it is using about 50% cpu. When I try to run a second instance, any little blip or shutting it down ( Ctrl+C or power loss ) seems to corrupt the work files on both instances. This will happen even if I shut 1 down, the one still running will corrupt and say work files missing. Any hints or suggestions? Right now running 1 smp and can run 3-4 instances of the console client no problems, want to run 2 smp though = more ppd.
Thanks again KK for helping w/ the first one.
July 12th, 2009, 02:55 PM #156
I really don't know why it does that, but I have a hunch.
Basically, you know how you have your GPU's set, as "-gpu 0" "gpu 1" etc? I'm thinking you need something similar to that for you multiple CPU clients.
I dunno how to go about it, and tbh I've never personally set up SMP on a CPU that needed it, but I'm thinking these I7's need it.
Maybe that'll give you something to look into.
July 12th, 2009, 03:07 PM #157
July 12th, 2009, 03:17 PM #158
right click on the shortcut you use to start folding, click on properties. your target line should read something like this. "C:\Program Files\Folding@Home Windows SMP Client V1.01\Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe" -smp
If you don't have the -smp flag on the end just add it. (one space after the right hand ", then the -smp)
July 12th, 2009, 03:30 PM #159
That's not the issue nunya, he does have the SMP flag. I know.
It's a deal with the I7 and hyperthreading. I believe the SMP will only see 4 cores, or 2 with hyperthreading on, and I *think* that's the issue.
I don't have a lot of time to research it today, but I'll be looking into that this week for the guide I'm gonna be throwing together.
July 12th, 2009, 04:10 PM #160
I do think it is i7 specific. I was reading somewhere in the EVGA forums that you can run 4 smp instances. You set them up just like the gpu's but use -cpu 1 + -cpu 5 and so on paring a physical and virtual core. I have spent a few hours searching for the thread and gave up. does anyone realize how many threads have cpu in them?
I can not remember where in the config. you put it and exactly how to "spell" it with spaces here and there. Each core will take 12.5% cpu usage, so each instance will be 25%, run 3 for 75% and you will still have some left so you can play around on the thing.
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