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Message 1167980 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 5:07:35 UTC

in my settings "on multiprocessor systems,use at most x% of the processors"
i have changed this figure to 100% .in the task manager it appears the program is using all 4 cores,exactly what i want.
question :is this the 'optimal' setting for this parameter ? (to take full advantage of the quadcore's power)

also how can i tell if the program is using my gpu to its fullest? its an ATI 5770 o/c,system is setup for f.p.s gaming and is quite fast. i understand boinc cannot use both cpu and gpu at the same time?

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Message 1168137 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 8:06:24 UTC - in response to Message 1167980.

oh also,why does it only mention nvidia in the preferences section like this~Use NVIDIA GPU
Enforced by version 6.10+
this does work with ATI cards doesnt it?

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Message 1168176 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 11:33:36 UTC - in response to Message 1168137.

No, it doesn't. That option works only with Nvidia cards.
There are no default ATI applications at Seti, only CUDA, thus Nvidia applications. Which is why the ATI preference does not show up.

There are ATI applications that can be used, but they are third party only, through the anonymous platform. Look at http://lunatics.kwsn.net/ for these third party applications.
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Message 1168178 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 11:42:41 UTC - in response to Message 1168137.

oh also,why does it only mention nvidia in the preferences section like this~Use NVIDIA GPU
Enforced by version 6.10+
this does work with ATI cards doesnt it?

No, SETI do not have standard application for ATI GPUs
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php

Programmers which make the Optimized application made several for ATI GPUs but I can't recommend this for a "New member".
(unless you know the computers, BOINC and SETI very well (e.g. can you tell where is the file client_state.xml))


For your general question:
"how can i tell if the (any) program is using my gpu to its fullest?"
use GPU-Z (Sensors tab show GPU load and many other things)
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/


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Message 1168499 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 2:27:17 UTC

so basically ,seti wont run/use my ati card......bummer

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Message 1168520 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 3:38:32 UTC - in response to Message 1168499.

you'd need to install the optimized app from the good Lunatics folks. there is an ATI GPU app that will work but you'll need to remember a few things.

Its your responsibility to keep up with updates for 3rd party apps

Optimized apps tend to heat your CPU and GPU. Please pay attention so you don't burn up your gear.

and lastly the Lunatics Installer 0.38 is pretty self explanatory about what to install. Have fun
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Message 1168579 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 7:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 1168520.

ok thanx,might give it a twirl!! when u say update,do you mean the 3rd party program must be updated manually or/and boinc itself as well? cheers

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Message 1168600 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 10:08:01 UTC - in response to Message 1168579.
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Both. BOINC has never been updated automatically, only the (stock) project applications.

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Message 1168601 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 10:21:23 UTC - in response to Message 1168600.

ok thanx again,might give it a miss until im more comfortable with seti as a whole,very steep learning curve !!!! think ill run a few weeks on the cpu alone first before playing with the 3rd apps.........cheers

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Message 1168622 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 13:47:47 UTC - in response to Message 1168601.

the optimized apps installer is fairly easy to use. Its just a matter of knowing what your CPU is and what instruction sets it can use. ie SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, sse4.1


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Message 1168839 - Posted: 7 Nov 2011, 4:20:47 UTC - in response to Message 1168622.

yep,i checked out the ATI app and it appears pretty straight forward.give it a go soon ! cheers

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Message 1171147 - Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 9:08:01 UTC

Hi

Please Insert Download LINK The ATI app ...... ( GPU )

my system:

CPU : Intel Core i7 2.8GHz
RAM : Corsair 6 GB
VGA : ATI 5770 ( Factory OverClock 13% Faster !)

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Message 1171257 - Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 23:49:20 UTC - in response to Message 1171147.

http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;catd=9
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