BOINC not detecting AMD R9 200 series GPU on Windows 10

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Message 1979208 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 1:24:03 UTC

I have been scouring the forums and the wiki for the past couple hours and havent been able to find a solution. I made sure not to select the service instalation and I made sure to update all my drivers. From what ive read so far my drivers may be too new for BOINC to detect and ive tried looking for some older driver downloads but to no avail. Here are my event logs and from what I can tell it might just be a problem with my GPU as it is getting kind of dated. If you can help shed some light that would be amazing!

2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Running under account Java
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | No usable GPUs found
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Host name: DESKTOP-M4BL1LG
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz [Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9]
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | 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 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx smx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.17763.00)
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Memory: 23.93 GB physical, 27.43 GB virtual
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Disk: 476.39 GB total, 102.86 GB free
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Local time is UTC -7 hours
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | No WSL found.
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | VirtualBox version: 5.2.8
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8667134; resource share 100
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Reading preferences override file
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Preferences:
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | max memory usage when active: 18380.53 MB
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 18380.53 MB
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | max disk usage: 102.88 GB
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2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Setting up project and slot directories
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Checking active tasks
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
2019-02-07 6:03:21 PM | | Checking presence of 52 project files
2019-02-07 6:14:58 PM | SETI@home | update requested by user
2019-02-07 6:15:02 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
2019-02-07 6:15:02 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: some task is suspended via Manager
2019-02-07 6:15:04 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed
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Message 1979209 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 1:25:32 UTC - in response to Message 1979208.  

And yes my GPU does support OpenCL
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Message 1979215 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 2:16:22 UTC - in response to Message 1979208.  
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I made sure not to select the service instalation and I made sure to update all my drivers.

Did you use Windows update, or go directly to AMD's site?
Never, ever, ever use Windows supplied drivers for a video card if you want to do more than word processing or email on that system. Always get the driver from the chipset manufacturer (ie Nvidia, AMD or Intel).
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Message 1979236 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 4:05:35 UTC
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I have to ask, did your actually load the drivers for it or is Windows just running the stock VGA driver for it?

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Message 1979266 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 7:17:34 UTC

Which driver VERSION did you install? You now just said you installed them and that they may be too new, but then didn't give a number or name.
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Message 1979607 - Posted: 9 Feb 2019, 20:23:45 UTC

If you check the "device manager" it will tell if the driver is the "stock VGA" driver or if a driver specific to the GPU is installed.

Sometimes you have to re-boot after installing a video device driver before Seti will see it.

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