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windows 8 folding

Postby Phred15 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:00 pm

Does folding@home work with Windows 8. I am trying to learn to use this operating system and would like to continue to fold. I copied the folder from the windows 7 install but it does not work. I reinstalled it and it still is not going.
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby Jesse_V » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:06 pm

Last I heard, V7 works fairly well in Windows 8, but that was a while back: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21128 and viewtopic.php?f=67&t=19648&start=15#p195722

I don't think it's a good idea to copy a folder over. I suspect it's best to install from scratch.
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby Phred15 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:15 pm

Where do I find version 7? I found it.
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby heikosch » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Without copying folders - just a clean install - it works fine.

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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby Phred15 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:39 pm

Is project 8004 a SMP work unit?

It is running under windows 8
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby jimerickson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:44 pm

@Phred15: yes
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby csvanefalk » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:44 pm

Yep, 8004 is SMP, I am folding it as well right now.
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby Phred15 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:21 pm

It was only using 56% of the CPU so I shut it down and reinstalled it brought in an A4 unit project 7028 and still only using 56%
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby Phred15 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:30 pm

I did it again and it is still 56%. It looks like it won't be working in windows 8. I don't like the system so I'll be back to windows 7 in a couple of weeks. I sure wouldn't want to be the go to guy in business full of windows 8 machines.
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby jimerickson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:24 pm

how many cores does your machine have?? did you set it up as uni or smp??
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby Phred15 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:02 am

Two cores. Yes I set it up as smp.
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby jimerickson » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:13 am

try setting it up as uni processor and it should use 100% of one core leaving you the other core to do work with. two is a prime and gives smp trouble. at least thats how i remember it.
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby Zagen30 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:11 am

jimerickson wrote:try setting it up as uni processor and it should use 100% of one core leaving you the other core to do work with. two is a prime and gives smp trouble. at least thats how i remember it.


While 2 is a prime, it is not a problematic prime, nor is 3 (there's dispute over whether or not 5 is a problem, but 7 definitely can be).
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby jimerickson » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:52 am

i stand corrected thanks Zagen30
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Re: windows 8 folding

Postby 7im » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:03 am

2 is exempted by the "evens" are okay rule. ;)
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