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Old February 22, 2009, 05:21 PM
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I think the folding rig has a stability issue when I try to run the cpu app. I don't get nans...I get "Application has encountered an error" error. Will figure it out.
Just started messing with the SMP client, and was using Xilikon's guides. Has anybody had experience with this before or has seen this;

1. Installed the Deino client. All is well installing Deino.
2. While configuring FaH (using the -configonly flag), I get to the step where you can select small, normal, or big tasks. If I choose "big" or "normal", the client crashes (Windows terminates the program). If I choose small, configuration continues. Tried this several times, (deleting the config files before trying), and always crashed at the same place.
3. Tried the MPICH client. All went well with first part of install.
4. See step 2. Exactly same problem.
5. Use memtest, prime for a short bit. Nothing.
6. Installed the regular x86 cpu client (non-smp or high performance). All is well and works fine (200ppd...ugh)
7. Retried the MPICH client, but this time I created a shortcut and put the -smp flag in via shortcut. I tried this as the guides I have been looking at say to add the -smp flag later in the installation, not at the beginning when running the -configonly flag.
8. Config runs like a champ. Now happily folding, but not long enough to get any idea of the ppd yet.

I went and re-checked the guides I was using and nothing mentioned the -smp flag was needed before running the -configonly flag.

You guys ever see this crash? I am wondering if there is an issue with my folding rig or if I just PEBKACed the install (although for the life of me I re-checked Xilikon's excellent guide and I see nothing there about ensuring the -smp flag being needed with the -configonly flag when initially running the client).

Thanks for any info from the smp veterans!
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Old February 22, 2009, 05:29 PM
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Never heard of that error. Why not just manualy edit the config file after the fact. Replace "small" with "big" save and restart the client (after deleting work/que's/cores already downloaded.
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Old February 22, 2009, 05:34 PM
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Never thought of messing with the config files afterwards. Thanks!

I did get it to work by adding the -smp flag to the shortcut. I saw in another thread on here (a post by Geokilla) where he mentioned a -deino or -mpich flag...if I am using the MPICH client do I need to add that flag myself? So far I just have the -smp flag.....any others I should add or are typically used? (I saw a verbosity flag that i chose not to use)
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Old February 22, 2009, 05:37 PM
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If you use the MPICH client, you have to add -smp and I do so in the shortcut. But I never saw that error, and the config always went fine....
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Old February 22, 2009, 05:43 PM
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If you use the MPICH client, you have to add -smp and I do so in the shortcut. But I never saw that error, and the config always went fine....
OK the only flag I have running is the smp one.

The error I get is the standard application crashing window that Windows XP displays when an app dies suddenly. I never saw it on a folding exe before though either.
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Old February 22, 2009, 05:58 PM
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I've don't recall seeing that happen before, I have one shortcut with it and one without. Once it's in the additional client parameters I don't think it matters. The Deino client requires an additional flag the Mpich client does not.

Xilikon's guides are quite good , I don't use the command prompt method though. The verbosity flag makes the log file display additional info which can be helpful when trouble shooting.

Knowing the different flags can be handy, even though not all of them are still used. See this guide Folding@home Console Client: User Guide
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Old February 22, 2009, 08:09 PM
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Yea I've run the smp client (MPICH) with no issues.

That's an odd error.

I will ponder this more.

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Old February 22, 2009, 08:35 PM
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I don't doubt that machine has stability issues...the Asus Crosshair mobo I have on there is a POS. I am running the DDR2-800 at DDR2-667 speeds and default timings, which is lower than what they did do on that board no problems in the past. Also no OC on the 6400 black ed, and no other stability issues noticed. CPU runs at about 50c while folding as well, so no probs there.

She is humming along at about 1000ppd on a 1760 pointer right now, which is a tad better than the 200ppd it seemed to get on the regular client.
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Old February 22, 2009, 08:49 PM
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I don't doubt that machine has stability issues...the Asus Crosshair mobo I have on there is a POS. I am running the DDR2-800 at DDR2-667 speeds and default timings, which is lower than what they did do on that board no problems in the past. Also no OC on the 6400 black ed, and no other stability issues noticed. CPU runs at about 50c while folding as well, so no probs there.

She is humming along at about 1000ppd on a 1760 pointer right now, which is a tad better than the 200ppd it seemed to get on the regular client.
You might find your ppd dips a bit when you get a 1920pt WU, but it will still be better than the classic client. Now you just have to get it going on your quad...
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Old February 22, 2009, 09:05 PM
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Lol I thought about running it on my quad but I have Boinc running there and while I keep FaH a priority, I still like to help the Boinc team a bit. Still, might give it a go to see what its capable of once my Step-Up card arrives...
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