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Message 1192559 - Posted: 8 Feb 2012, 18:19:29 UTC

Hi,

My machine has a 6 core AMD Phenom X2 + 16GB or RAM + 2 x ATI 6970 2GB in Crossfire.

I notice the tests utilizes all 6 cores to 100% and uses about 10-12 GB of RAM which is great but there is zero activity on my graphic cards. Do I need a plug-in and a add-on to use ATI graphic cards? Does SETI@Home take advantage of ATI GPU?


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Message 1192563 - Posted: 8 Feb 2012, 18:24:19 UTC - in response to Message 1192559.

There are no native ATI GPU apps. You'll need to use the Lunatics Installer to get apps that work for ATI GPU's
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Message 1192705 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012, 2:09:04 UTC - in response to Message 1192559.

... and uses about 10-12 GB of RAM

No way, every SETI CPU task/app uses only about 30-40 MB of RAM, it just don't need more.


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Message 1192942 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012, 19:07:05 UTC - in response to Message 1192705.

I will post screen shots tonight...

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Message 1192945 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012, 19:10:25 UTC - in response to Message 1192563.

There are no native ATI GPU apps. You'll need to use the Lunatics Installer to get apps that work for ATI GPU's


Thanks but where can I get the latest Lunatics Installer? Do I need to uninstall Bonic SETI@Home first and install this fresh or it can be installed on top of my installed default Bonic?

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Message 1193065 - Posted: 10 Feb 2012, 1:51:09 UTC - in response to Message 1192945.

There are no native ATI GPU apps. You'll need to use the Lunatics Installer to get apps that work for ATI GPU's


Thanks but where can I get the latest Lunatics Installer? Do I need to uninstall Bonic SETI@Home first and install this fresh or it can be installed on top of my installed default Bonic?

Actually, it must be installed on top of BOINC...

http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php
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Message 1193105 - Posted: 10 Feb 2012, 5:19:54 UTC - in response to Message 1192945.
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Get Windows Installer v0.39 64 bit (for your Win 7 64 bit system with ATI GPU):
http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;catd=9

See also the Installer v0.39 Readme and the info here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=66241


After the install the SETI apps will no more update automatically to new versions (which are expected in the next months)

So visit the Lunatics Downloads weekly/monthly to check for new Windows Installers

Also [Subscribe] to this thread:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=53611


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