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June 30, 2012 11:42:25 PM

hey guys,


I'm new to this hole F@H thing and i could use some help. I installed the V7 Client (used default settings) it's using my GPU to do the folding. It says it's running but it doesn't show a ETA and the progress bar doesn't move.

I'm using a Core i3 & a EVGA GTX 550 TI, i can give other system specs if needed.



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July 1, 2012 2:12:00 AM

Hello, lucasrivers. Have you joined a team already? Are you connected to the FAH server? Please check in you config settings, the port used by FAH is 36330. Also please don't forget to join a team before start folding, you can join 40051, which is Tom's Hardware F@H Team.

Best regards.
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July 1, 2012 2:27:01 AM

You cannot run the GPU for folding as a service

Sometimes there can also be a delay in receiving new WUs

otherwise most of it is pretty reliable and straightforward - So much easier than it used to be a few years back :) 
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July 1, 2012 2:44:32 AM

hey,

im on the tomshardware team, and as for as i know its not running as a service...how do i check though?

i have reviewed the log file and everything seems to be ok. I have tried a few versions but with no luck....i must be done something really wrong lol
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July 1, 2012 3:31:53 AM

Try using the regular FAHControl from the Standford site.
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July 1, 2012 3:40:24 AM

Could you post the output of your log file (the third tab in the center of the main V7 GUI)? GPU clients should only take a few minutes (under 10) before reporting some progress. How long has it been running? Also, you can use GPU-Z to see if the card is actually being loaded or if it is sitting idle.
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July 1, 2012 4:57:32 AM

Here is the log out put:

*********************** Log Started 2012-07-01T04:53:09Z ***********************
04:53:09:************************* Folding@home Client *************************
04:53:09: Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
04:53:09: Copyright: (c) 2009-2012 Stanford University
04:53:09: Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
04:53:09: Args: --lifeline 4252 --command-port=36330
04:53:09: Config: C:/Users/Family/AppData/Roaming/FAHClient/config.xml
04:53:09:******************************** Build ********************************
04:53:09: Version: 7.1.52
04:53:09: Date: Mar 20 2012
04:53:09: Time: 19:37:42
04:53:09: SVN Rev: 3515
04:53:09: Branch: fah/trunk/client
04:53:09: Compiler: Intel(R) C++ MSVC 1500 mode 1200
04:53:09: Options: /TP /nologo /EHa /Qdiag-disable:4297,4103,1786,279 /Ox -arch:SSE
04:53:09: /QaxSSE2,SSE3,SSSE3,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 /Qopenmp /Qrestrict /MT
04:53:09: Platform: win32 XP
04:53:09: Bits: 32
04:53:09: Mode: Release
04:53:09:******************************* System ********************************
04:53:09: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
04:53:09: CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
04:53:09: CPUs: 4
04:53:09: Memory: 7.97GiB
04:53:09: Free Memory: 5.98GiB
04:53:09: Threads: WINDOWS_THREADS
04:53:09: On Battery: false
04:53:09: UTC offset: -4
04:53:09: PID: 3272
04:53:09: CWD: C:/Users/Family/AppData/Roaming/FAHClient
04:53:09: OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
04:53:09: OS Arch: AMD64
04:53:09: GPUs: 1
04:53:09: GPU 0: FERMI:1 GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti]
04:53:09: CUDA: 2.1
04:53:09: CUDA Driver: 4020
04:53:09:Win32 Service: false
04:53:09:***********************************************************************
04:53:09:<config>
04:53:09: <!-- FahCore Control -->
04:53:09: <checkpoint v='3'/>
04:53:09:
04:53:09: <!-- Folding Slot Configuration -->
04:53:09: <gpu v='true'/>
04:53:09: <smp v='false'/>
04:53:09:
04:53:09: <!-- Network -->
04:53:09: <proxy v=':8080'/>
04:53:09:
04:53:09: <!-- User Information -->
04:53:09: <passkey v='********************************'/>
04:53:09: <user v='insequential'/>
04:53:09:
04:53:09: <!-- Folding Slots -->
04:53:09: <slot id='0' type='GPU'/>
04:53:09:</config>
04:53:09:Trying to access database...
04:53:09:Successfully acquired database lock
04:53:09:Enabled folding slot 00: READY gpu:0:"GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti]"
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:Starting
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: "C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient/FAHCoreWrapper.exe" C:/Users/Family/AppData/Roaming/FAHClient/cores/www.stanford.edu/~pande/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_1... -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 701 -lifeline 3272 -checkpoint 3 -gpu 0
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 4756
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:Core PID:3816
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0x15 started
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:*------------------------------*
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Folding@Home GPU Core
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Version 2.22 (Thu Dec 8 17:08:05 PST 2011)
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Build host SimbiosNvdWin7
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Board Type NVIDIA/CUDA
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Core 15
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Window's signal control handler registered.
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:p reparing to commence simulation
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:- Looking at optimizations...
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:- Files status OK
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:sizeof(CORE_PACKET_HDR) = 512 file=<>
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:- Expanded 127100 -> 507182 (decompressed 399.0 percent)
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=127100 data_size=507182, decompressed_data_size=507182 diff=0
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:- Digital signature verified
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:p roject: 7626 (Run 103, Clone 0, Gen 5)
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Assembly optimizations on if available.
04:53:09:WU00:FS00:0x15:Entering M.D.
04:53:11:WU00:FS00:0x15:Tpr hash 00/wudata_01.tpr: 1708902618 3637649238 3559728880 973173053 3587942854
04:53:11:WU00:FS00:0x15:GPU device info: vendor=0 device=0 name=<NA> match=0
04:53:11:WU00:FS00:0x15:Working on Protein
04:53:11:WU00:FS00:0x15:Client config unavailable.
04:53:11:WU00:FS00:0x15:Starting GUI Server
04:53:12:Server connection id=1 on 0.0.0.0:36330 from 127.0.0.1

i have let it run for 30+ min thinking it would start but it doesnt. i downloaded the client from the F@H site. Also i have tried a diffrent version of the client but after it installs i go to run it and it tells me that i am missing a DLL file on my computer...something like cudar(then some numbers).dll

i'm going to let it run all night just to see if it starts lol.

Thanks guys
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July 1, 2012 1:10:01 PM

What I would recommend doing if it hasn't started by the morning is to delete the GPU slot and add a SMP (CPU) slot. That way we can test and make sure that the client/control programs are fully working, and the problem lies either in GPU config or the Work Unit (WU) itself.
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July 1, 2012 1:45:58 PM

Hey, it's working now. I guess i just had to wait a little longer :) 
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July 1, 2012 2:06:33 PM

Great, glad it started. Yeah, the GPU clients can be slow to start. And I think that WU is one of the longer ones, which certainly didn't help. What kind of Estimated PPD is it calculating?
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July 1, 2012 8:47:58 PM

It's at 7K right now but i just started the F@H client again so it keeps going up. what should i be getting with a 550 TI?
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July 1, 2012 9:16:37 PM

That is pretty good. With different types of work units PPD will vary some. In general though, I think that a 550Ti should get 7-10k PPD.
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July 1, 2012 10:54:47 PM

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