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DisturbedDragon wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:40 am
tinca,

Thanks for the advice. I tried using all default again but no change.

Tried your suggestion of:
GPU index = -1
Opencl index = 0
Cuda index = -1

extra slot options
paused=false
client_type=beta

Then went to:

GPU index = 0
Opencl index = 0
Cuda index = 0

extra slot options
paused=false
client_type=beta

These settings got it running. Thanks again for your help tinca and battlenut
Thanks for this Guys, was starting to pull my hair out (and I have not got much left). Been away from folding for about 2.1/2 yrs, think it's time to return to the fight.
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900i

It is very good to see you back. Your offer to fold again is most welcome.

Hope you are keeping well.

Best regards Keith

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Yes my family and me are all well, thanks for asking. Same to you and yours Keith.

Regards Jerry.
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My numbers lately have been absolute garbage. I'm lucky to get 8k per run anymore, even though the estimates are 10x higher. I was getting 200k per day not that long ago (running 24/7); now I run only at night (about 12 hours) and get nothing.
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ajgringo619 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:52 am
While the WUs are still hit and miss, I haven't been able to get any user/team stats in weeks (the dreaded "Bad Gateway" error). Anyone else experiencing this?
I've been getting this. However this one hasn't let me down yet.

Been waiting since 09:27 today for a work unit. :(
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I continue to have an inability to get FAH working with a RX480 GPU on 19.3. I've read that FAH is having issues with newer *nix versions, this seems to be especially true with Radeon GPU's. Unfortunately my *nix skills are very weak so unless a solution is relatively straight forward I won't be able to get the GPU working for FAH. The GPU works for games such as DOOM and Shadow of Tomb Raider however.

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BG405 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:22 pm
ajgringo619 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:52 am
While the WUs are still hit and miss, I haven't been able to get any user/team stats in weeks (the dreaded "Bad Gateway" error). Anyone else experiencing this?
I've been getting this. However this one hasn't let me down yet.

Been waiting since 09:27 today for a work unit. :(
Thanks for that link. I've been lucky enough to get new WUs for about 4 days in a row now; just wish the credits were as high as they used to be. I feel I've been stuck in the 17m range forever.
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Acquired a WU late last night but unfortunately when submitting, the server didn't like the results and dumped it .. :| .. don't recall seeing this before. Let's see what happens with the current one.
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Came across this while I was researching motherboards,

https://octominer.com/

https://youtu.be/PnKhG1mxq1c

And these ex mining cards, no monitor connection

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZOTAC-P106-0 ... J&LH_BIN=1

These might be better bet, 6gb

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graphics-car ... r&LH_BIN=1
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900i wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:06 am
Came across this while I was researching motherboards...
I've sort of been looking for a good used GeForce GTX980 to pair with my current one myself.

Popular thought on the web seems to believe that mining cards are often times mildly under-volted, and run 24/7. Thus, supposedly less thermal stress than a heavy gaming machine that is repeatedly turned on/off, ran overclocked, etc.

Ultimately a buyer-beware type of deal, but if someone was to purchase such a GPU, its best to have the confidence to do mechanical inspections to it. If I purchased one, it would definitely get disassembled for inspection and cleaning. If fairly clean upon disassembly, that would be first indication that perhaps it may not have been run too hot during its life (not a hard fact, but certainly better than finding it full of dust balls and hair!)

Once apart, blow clean, brush with soft nylon brush and alcohol if necessary, then re-blow clean. Use a premium thermal paste on the GPU die. If a given model has thermal pads on several other components inside, determine the thickness of the pads ( in fractions of millimetre) then obtain some premium heat pad material (ie-FujiPoly w/the highest heat dissipation or equal product) and cut/apply them.

I re-did my GTX 980 after a couple years, as the temperature rise seemed pretty rapid with any load. Was pretty disappointed with the amount of thermal paste that was on the GPU, and there was what appeared to be an oily substance in some areas of the board. Wasn't from caps, so I speculated that the OEM thermal pads were breaking down from heat, and the silicone was leaching out in liquid form. Not for certain, but that was my guess. Its thermal characteristics have not changed since I went through it two years ago.
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Good info, powerwagon75. I've been forcing my 960's fan to 25% during idle times and 60% during FAH runs, keeping the temp below 60°C even in the summer.

Speaking of GPUs...can anyone recommend a decent low-power card that I can add to my system? I have the aforementioned Nvidia 960 and a 760W power supply. The only other devices are (2) SanDisk SSDs.
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I'd like to join the team
With 551 posts my question has been probably has been answered. Too many to read through.
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The 1st on the list is the actual client that makes your computer Fold, you definitely need this.

The 2nd is the controller interface to configure the above client, you need this.

The 3rd is the viewer for the protein being folded, you don't need this. But you can install it if you want.

Most people I think would install all three.

https://foldingforum.org/index.php
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Don't think many can remember the original folding post from years ago when me and one or more people started the team off.

I'm sure we used to have a sticky right at the beginning of the post that contained all the relevant folding info for all to see along with links to tricks and tips.

Do you think we could possibly reinstate it please, as otherwise all this useful info gets lost in all the separate posts.

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I bought a RTX 2070 Super Hybrid yesterday, it will be here tomorrow. Then to see how the thing does in this system. I started off with one RTX because I need to make sure my EVGA 750 watt bronze PSU can handle it. I have a Windows Seven box that I might get another RTX for as it has the same model 750 watt PSU. On that computer I might make it a dual boot as I understand that for whatever reasons *nix is a better performer. So if I am going to spend the money on electricity I may as well get the most out of it.

Then I am going to contact the authorities to see about getting tested, if I have the antibodies I can go volunteer my time I think. I have to be careful because I have my mother with me who is 97. If I have the antibodies she might as well. At that point volunteering should not be an issue. If anyone is curious or needs reassurance a recent video helped to calm my fears a good bit on this outbreak. Look on Youtube for: Protecting your family from COVID-19 by Dr David Price. He practices at Weill Cornell hospital here in NYC. They are pretty much a raging inferno of COVID-19 patients at this time.

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Hi.

I startet with Folding@home,and its working and running. Great.
But:
Even when the folding-power setting is on light,
the fans are running on fullspeed and the cpu is at 97 degrees C.
What can I do?

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900i wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:55 am
Don't think many can remember the original folding post from years ago when me and one or more people started the team off.
Here it is viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3229, I noticed on page 2, we were at position 57 once upon a time! (almost 13 years ago)
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Thanks for that Greerd. I will have a read of that.

That 57th position as far as I can make out was for teams with “Linux” in there team name.

Not 57th overall. 😊

Seems I was mistaken about the original post having a Tricks and Tips sticky. It must have been when I was folding for a previous team.

Ah well, getting old and forgetful. 🤔
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berndinger wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:21 am
Hi.

I startet with Folding@home,and its working and running. Great.
But:
Even when the folding-power setting is on light,
the fans are running on fullspeed and the cpu is at 97 degrees C.
What can I do?

cheers,
Bernd
97 is too hot especially if the slider is at minimal. Check your CPU heat-sink mount and paste and or get a better CPU cooler. If you're using a laptop then I would just stop using it for folding. That kind of heat will eat the laptop alive.

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Same issue as to this thread being too expansive to check whether or not the information is already in here somewhere; when I as a result of the current pandemic brought a few F@h clients online I noticed that at this time on the AMD side a Radeon HD 5830 or better/newer or HD 6930 or better/newer is required for F@h. The discriminator is double-precision floating-point math support through OpenCL and anything earlier doesn't have it. I believe all HD 7000 cards should work and HD 7730 or better is GCN-architecture and definitely works, even though GCN 1 and/or 2 users might on Linux still use the "radeon" driver rather than "amdgpu" or "amdgpu-pro" and would need the below HD50000/6000 advise as well. HD 8000 series was an OEM-only rebrand of HD 7000 series so should be similar to HD 7000.

To install OpenCL on Ubuntu 18.04 / Mint 19.x for "radeon" driven HD[5-8]000, first

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sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-libopencl1 ocl-icd-opencl-dev mesa-opencl-icd
There second seems to be an issue with the current fahclient on Linux not automatically downloading GPUs.txt, so manually download http://fah-web.stanford.edu/file-releas ... c/GPUs.txt to /var/lib/fahclient/. If you had already installed fahclient you can sudo apt-get purge fahclient and reinstall to if all's well have your GPU autoconfigured --- or stop it with sudo service FAHClient stop, reconfigure with sudo FAHClient --configure, restart with sudo service FAHClient start --- but it's also easy to manually add a GPU slot to an exiting install though fahcontrol -> Configure -> Slots.

You may thirdly want/need to run the client as root by creating a file /etc/default/fahclient consisting of "USER=root" and restarting fahclient with sudo service FAHClient restart. I couldn't get the below OpenCL device display in the F@H log otherwise. In the log, /var/lib/fahclient/log.txt or through fahcontrol -> Logs, you should expect to on startup see e.g.

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******************************* System ********************************
[ ... ]
GPUs: 1
GPU 0: Bus:3 Slot:0 Func:0 AMD:5 Hemlock [Radeon HD 5900 Series]
[ ... ]
OpenCL Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:NA Slot:NA Compute:1.1 Driver:19.2
***********************************************************************
Note: the same result can still be obtained with e.g. HD5700 series, but any request for a GPU WU will have the assignment server assign you to work server 192.0.2.1; an in fact unroutable IP address reserved for documentation and examples, and F@h's runtime-method of telling you to go away.

Actually grabbing the client, control and viewer you do at https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/

If I'm not mistaken on the Nvidia-side a GTX 400 series or newer is required, but allow for others to know better.

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