A Not So Small Issue With GPU2 Client
I will try to describe this problem with the GPU2 client I have been having without going into unnecessary territory (ie: breaking NDA).
Basically, I have a pre-released GPU which has a unified shader architecture that I am trying to get folding for a benchmark in the review.
Here is the problem:
Whenever I boot the GPU2 client, it tells me a serious error has occured and the application mush terminate. This isn't a Fatal Error from Windows but rather a message from the Client itself.
Here are some basic system specs:
Q9300 @ Stock
ASUS P5E Deluxe
4GB G.Skill DDR2-1000
Vista Ultimate x64
The log file shows the following:
However, I am not a "pro" per se at this Folding thing so maybe some of you guys may have some insight.
Is my assumption correct in that the client needs to have support for exact card IDs in order to run, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
I think that's a very safe bet SKYMTL. When the GPU client was first released there was some work involved getting it to work with anything other than the one set of drivers.
With the 9800gx2, I had to run the gpu clients with a shortcut. In the shortcut properties under 'Target' I had to add a space after the .exe then this flag
I am not exactly sure what it does, but I was getting an error until I used this.
I am not sure if you want to try this on a nda card or if it is even the right brand.
[RUMOR] Hey!, is that the new intel gpu your testing ??????[/RUMOR]
Actually, the Client opens fine as you see but then encounters an error when it goes to communicate with the core. So I don't think it is a problem with the .exe extension.
And no, it is NOT an Intel GPU.
Your logic seems flawless. I assume you have the latest client:
Folding@home - DownloadWinOther
May be uninstall it (use RegCleaner after), download a fresh file and install that. New mystery GPU......tell me more....tell me more.
sky, also with my gx2 the ONLY icon that would work was the icon in the start/programs/fah folder. Any other icon would cause the client to fail right after downloading the core.
So, basically that is telling me to uninstall and reinstall. But I guess this makes sense sine these are not WHQL drivers. I will install another card and see if it works.
Could be MPICH - it has happened to me once in the past year... but I would bet on a unsupported driver. Unless you can use the latest released ones, there isn't much you can do.
Also if you wish to "benchmark" the card using FAH, you'll have to fold for at least 24 hours, in order to have a realistic average.
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