new GPU won’t get work, wrong driver?

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Message 1927305 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 13:32:54 UTC

Hi, just got a new machine : I5, windows 7, with a AMD ATI Radeon HD 2600/3650
RV630/RV635 (512mb) Driver 1.4.1734. I cant get any GPU work. I have all the GPUs turned on in the preferences. I read in another thread that you have to see an. “ open cl” line at startup or boinc cant run the GPU. I don’t have that line when I open boinc. That made me think that I have the wrong driver also. That person had a windows 10 and a newer GPU then I have. Would the same driver work for me? In the link provided there is no mention of 2600/3650, just 5000 and up. Please bear with me, my computer skills are almost 0. Thank you.
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Message 1927320 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 14:04:37 UTC - in response to Message 1927305.  
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Your GPU does just graphics, none of the fancier stuff of OpenCL. No need to change drivers and such, it won't change the working of the hardware.
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Message 1927355 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 18:42:07 UTC

Thank you very much! Now I get it. I had this built for me to try and run a GPU. I can get this card changed out for a different one. When that time comes, would it be better to get an Intel GPU? I’m thinking of avoiding the driver problem with AMD. Any recommendations or guidance for an inexpensive GPU would be greatly appreciated.
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Message 1927373 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 20:38:13 UTC - in response to Message 1927355.  

AMD has good GPUs, Nvidia does as well, Intel has good GPUs built into the CPUs these days. The trouble with getting a good GPU these days is that they're almost unavailable. Even starter versions are gobbled up by the cryptocurrency miners out there. I've been trying to get a cheap AMD RX550 for days, it is almost impossible to get one around here.

Looking down your list of computers, ID: 8071955 has an Intel HD Graphics 405, which has potential to run OpenCL tasks here at Seti.
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Message 1927501 - Posted: 31 Mar 2018, 13:34:01 UTC

That computer is a HP all in one that I got for my birthday. The whole computer is part of the screen. The only thing it’s ever done is to run Seti, including the GPU that is built in. Watching the 5 work units running it’s easy to see that the GPU is faster than the other 4. Now that I know what to look for I will check to see what can be found in this area. Thank you again.
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