is this gpu just too slow?

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is this gpu just too slow?

Postby chedderslam » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:20 pm

This is all I get:
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[12:22:59] Completed 29%
[14:27:49] + Working...
[15:05:07] Completed 30%
[15:05:07] Unit 3's deadline (January 10 14:28) has passed.
[15:05:07] Going to interrupt core and move on to next unit...
[15:05:07] Got kill signal -- issuing INTERRUPTED core shutdown
[15:05:07]
[15:05:07] Folding@home Core Shutdown: INTERRUPTED
[15:05:11] CoreStatus = 66 (102)
[15:05:16] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[15:05:16] + Attempting to get work packet
[15:05:16] - Connecting to assignment server
[15:05:16] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.102).
[15:05:16] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[15:05:17] Loaded queue successfully.
[15:05:17] + Could not connect to Work Server
[15:05:17] - Attempt #1  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[15:05:33] + Attempting to get work packet
[15:05:33] - Connecting to assignment server
[15:05:33] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.102).
[15:05:33] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[15:05:33] Loaded queue successfully.
[15:05:35] + Closed connections


Is there any way to actually fold with this gpu, or should I just turn off folding and run the cpu client only? mobility 4250.
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Re: is this gpu just too slow?

Postby Zagen30 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:36 pm

There have been many reports over the years that very low-end ATI cards would barely make most deadlines even if run 24/7, and that they couldn't complete certain WU types even if run all the time. A 4250 is very low-end; I'd recommend skipping it entirely, especially since it's in a laptop, which presumably gets moved around and turned off more often than a desktop.
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Re: is this gpu just too slow?

Postby jrweiss » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:34 pm

I found that the Mobility 4650 in my Lenovo T500 barely made deadlines running 24/7 when I could get it to Fold at all, so I gave up on it. Since I travel a lot, I decided 2 Uniprocessor clients work better than SMP, too, due to the deadline issue.

I also have now decided to stop Folding with my 4670 and 3850. Both are in machines that run SMP clients as well.

When upgrading to the new v7 beta, I stopped the GPU clients after the current WUs were done. I then ran the SMP clients alone to ensure they were stable. I found that there was no decrease in PPD count -- the SMP clients run significantly faster with the GPU client out of the picture, despite the insignificant 0-2% CPU load of the GPU client.

This is not new information by any means. But, along with the announcement that the 3xxx and 4xxx series will be orphaned when the GPU3 client is released in final form (possibly as early as Sep), I decided I'll save the electricity.
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