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Message 1898467 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 2:51:55 UTC

Just started giving GPU time to the project but it's not utilizing my gpu at all from what I can tell from usage programs and actual card temp (Radeon 7950). I'm already donating cpu time to Rosetta(does not use gpu) and I added this project for almost exclusive gpu usage and it only seems to be using cpu(the little bit I give it). Checked through settings multiple times and didn't find anything that would help. Am I completely oblivious and just missing something? I'm not too fluent with the boinc software, I've been using it occasionally with pcs over the years as a space heater....

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Message 1898487 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 7:22:03 UTC - in response to Message 1898467.  

Please post the first 40 or so lines from the Event Log after you started BOINC.
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Message 1898488 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 7:48:33 UTC - in response to Message 1898487.  
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This is what i got

**note: Einstein has been suspended

11/1/2017 3:46:19 AM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
11/1/2017 3:46:19 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.8.2 for windows_x86_64
11/1/2017 3:46:19 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
11/1/2017 3:46:19 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
11/1/2017 3:46:19 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
11/1/2017 3:46:19 AM | | Running under account Alt
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (driver version 2442.8, device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (2442.8), 3072MB, 3072MB available, 3226 GFLOPS peak)
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Host name: DESKTOP-JLBVQI9
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes syscall nx lm avx vmx tm2 pbe
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.15063.00)
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Memory: 15.90 GB physical, 16.00 GB virtual
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Disk: 111.30 GB total, 62.74 GB free
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | A new version of BOINC is available (7.8.3). <a href=https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php>Download</a>
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 12586940; resource share 100
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | Rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 3278304; resource share 100
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8370491; resource share 100
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | Einstein@Home | General prefs: from Einstein@Home (last modified 28-Oct-2017 16:11:29)
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | Einstein@Home | Host location: none
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | Einstein@Home | General prefs: using your defaults
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Reading preferences override file
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Preferences:
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | max memory usage when active: 3255.58 MB
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 14650.13 MB
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | max disk usage: 5.00 GB
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | don't compute while active
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | don't use GPU while active
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Suspending computation - computer is in use
11/1/2017 3:46:20 AM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
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Message 1898499 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 9:37:16 UTC
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Well whist I am not an expert on AMD (old name ATI), I would say that the majority of valid results since the 29th were processed by your GPU.

So you are using it.

To see your results:

Click on you name on the top right of the screen, this takes you to your account page.

Under the "Computing" heading on the left. click "Tasks"

The far right column here shows how the tasks will be processed.

In the top field you will see a "Valid" link, click this and it will show all the tasks you have recently processed successfully, you will see many are either.

SETI@home v8 v8.22 (opencl_ati5_SoG_nocal)
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SETI@home v8 v8.22 (opencl_ati5_nocal)
windows_intelx86


This shows that they were processed by your AMD(ATI) GPU.
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Message 1898613 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 2:27:13 UTC - in response to Message 1898499.  
Last modified: 2 Nov 2017, 2:43:44 UTC

Thanks for the response.
Interesting. Does the project not usually utilize much of the GPU? Monitoring software reports no usage and the temps are at almost at idle temps, and this card gets hot under load (200w TDP)
Is there a way to allocate more resources to it?

EDIT: I figured it out, apparently the monitoring software was looking at integrated gpu stats and temps are much lower than the card typically outputs for some reason.

I feel stupid.
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Message 1898639 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017, 7:16:25 UTC

Glad you figured it out!!
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