1050ti and 338.43 drivers

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1050ti and 338.43 drivers

Postby jrweiss » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 am

I just installed my first nVidia card (have been using ATI/AMD for many years) in my 4770 rig - MSI 1050ti Gaming X 4G V335 ver 1.2.

All seems well except in the F@H Control Advanced Control window. There I cannot get fully into the Config screens because the screens don't load completely or refresh correctly when scrolled; e.g., I cannot see or use the box for the number of CPUs in the CPU slot. Same whether Folding or Paused. After a few tries F@H Control just stops responding.

I initially thought it was some kind of CPU overload, because the nVidia card seems to take all of 1 physical core (2 virtual cores). I deleted the CPU slot, reinstalled F@H, created a new CPU slot, and then manually edited the config.xml file to limit the CPU slot to 4 instead of 6 cores. No change.

Any clues? Is there a specific driver load I should use?

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*********************** Log Started 2017-12-04T21:01:19Z ***********************
21:01:19:************************* Folding@home Client *************************
21:01:19:        Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
21:01:19:      Copyright: (c) 2009-2016 Stanford University
21:01:19:         Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
21:01:19:           Args:
21:01:19:         Config: C:\Apps\FAH\Data\config.xml
21:01:19:******************************** Build ********************************
21:01:19:        Version: 7.4.16
21:01:19:           Date: Jan 6 2017
21:01:19:           Time: 00:25:14
21:01:19:     Repository: Git
21:01:19:       Revision: a9e9e27dc2ee6ff01398c439677bc27f6cb74032
21:01:19:         Branch: master
21:01:19:       Compiler: Visual C++ 2008
21:01:19:        Options: /TP /nologo /EHa /wd4297 /wd4103 /Ox -arch:SSE /MT
21:01:19:       Platform: win32 10
21:01:19:           Bits: 32
21:01:19:           Mode: Release
21:01:19:******************************* System ********************************
21:01:19:            CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
21:01:19:         CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
21:01:19:           CPUs: 8
21:01:19:         Memory: 14.94GiB
21:01:19:    Free Memory: 7.63GiB
21:01:19:        Threads: WINDOWS_THREADS
21:01:19:     OS Version: 6.1
21:01:19:    Has Battery: false
21:01:19:     On Battery: false
21:01:19:     UTC Offset: -8
21:01:19:            PID: 8456
21:01:19:            CWD: C:\Apps\FAH\Data
21:01:19:             OS: Windows 7 Professional
21:01:19:        OS Arch: AMD64
21:01:19:           GPUs: 1
21:01:19:          GPU 0: Bus:1 Slot:0 Func:0 NVIDIA:7 GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] 2138
21:01:19:  CUDA Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:6.1 Driver:9.1
21:01:19:OpenCL Device 1: Platform:1 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:1.2 Driver:388.43
21:01:19:  Win32 Service: false
21:01:19:***********************************************************************
21:01:19:<config>
21:01:19:  <!-- Folding Core -->
21:01:19:  <checkpoint v='30'/>
21:01:19:
21:01:19:  <!-- Network -->
21:01:19:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
21:01:19:
21:01:19:  <!-- Slot Control -->
21:01:19:  <power v='full'/>
21:01:19:
21:01:19:  <!-- User Information -->
21:01:19:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
21:01:19:  <team v='******'/>
21:01:19:  <user v='********************'/>
21:01:19:
21:01:19:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
21:01:19:  <slot id='0' type='GPU'>
21:01:19:    <client-type v='advanced'/>
21:01:19:    <max-packet-size v='big'/>
21:01:19:    <paused v='true'/>
21:01:19:  </slot>
21:01:19:  <slot id='1' type='CPU'>
21:01:19:    <cpus v='4'/>
21:01:19:    <paused v='true'/>
21:01:19:  </slot>
21:01:19:</config>
21:01:19:Trying to access database...
21:01:19:Successfully acquired database lock
21:01:19:Enabled folding slot 00: PAUSED gpu:0:GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti]  2138 (by user)
21:01:19:Enabled folding slot 01: PAUSED cpu:4 (by user)
21:01:42:FS00:Unpaused
21:01:42:FS01:Unpaused
21:01:42:WU01:FS00:Starting
21:01:42:WU01:FS00:Running FahCore: C:\Apps\FAH\FAHClient/FAHCoreWrapper.exe C:\Apps\FAH\Data\cores/fahwebx.stanford.edu/cores/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21.exe -dir 01 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 8456 -checkpoint 30 -gpu-vendor nvidia -opencl-platform 1 -opencl-device 0 -cuda-device 0 -gpu 0
21:01:42:WU01:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 4216
21:01:42:WU01:FS00:Core PID:2520
21:01:42:WU01:FS00:FahCore 0x21 started
21:01:42:WU00:FS01:Starting
21:01:42:WARNING:WU00:FS01:Changed SMP threads from 7 to 4 this can cause some work units to fail
21:01:42:WU00:FS01:Running FahCore: C:\Apps\FAH\FAHClient/FAHCoreWrapper.exe C:\Apps\FAH\Data\cores/fahwebx.stanford.edu/cores/Win32/AMD64/AVX/Core_a7.fah/FahCore_a7.exe -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 8456 -checkpoint 30 -np 4
21:01:42:WU00:FS01:Started FahCore on PID 1344
21:01:42:WU00:FS01:Core PID:8476
21:01:42:WU00:FS01:FahCore 0xa7 started
21:01:43:WARNING:FS00:Size of positions 392 does not match topology 389
21:01:43:WARNING:FS00:Size of positions 392 does not match topology 389
21:01:43:WARNING:FS00:Size of positions 392 does not match topology 389
21:01:43:WARNING:FS00:Size of positions 392 does not match topology 389
21:01:43:WARNING:FS00:Size of positions 392 does not match topology 389
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:*********************** Log Started 2017-12-04T21:01:42Z ***********************
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:Project: 9414 (Run 1711, Clone 0, Gen 641)
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:Unit: 0x000002ebab436c9d585e069d02804c34
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:CPU: 0x00000000000000000000000000000000
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:Machine: 0
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:Digital signatures verified
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:Folding@home GPU Core21 Folding@home Core
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:Version 0.0.18
21:01:43:WU01:FS00:0x21:  Found a checkpoint file
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:*********************** Log Started 2017-12-04T21:01:42Z ***********************
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:************************** Gromacs Folding@home Core ***************************
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       Type: 0xa7
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       Core: Gromacs
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:    Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:  Copyright: (c) 2009-2016 Stanford University
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:     Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       Args: -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 1344 -checkpoint 30 -np 4
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:     Config: <none>
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:************************************ Build *************************************
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:    Version: 0.0.16
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       Date: Oct 31 2017
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       Time: 14:04:33
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7: Repository: Git
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:   Revision: 2f0a8a3d0b0698be48154fe99a0216f289060932
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:     Branch: master
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:   Compiler: Visual C++ 2008
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:    Options: /TP /nologo /EHa /wd4297 /wd4103 /Ox /MT
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:   Platform: win32 10
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       Bits: 64
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       Mode: Release
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       SIMD: avx_256
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:************************************ System ************************************
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:        CPU: Unknown
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:     CPU ID:
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:       CPUs: 8
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:     Memory: 14.94GiB
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Free Memory: 7.58GiB
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:    Threads: WINDOWS_THREADS
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7: OS Version: 6.1
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Has Battery: false
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7: On Battery: false
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7: UTC Offset: -8
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:        PID: 8476
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:        CWD: C:\Apps\FAH\Data\work
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:         OS: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:    OS Arch: AMD64
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:********************************************************************************
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Project: 13745 (Run 184, Clone 3, Gen 33)
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Unit: 0x000000250002894b59d579a700f7f736
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Digital signatures verified
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Calling: mdrun -s frame33.tpr -o frame33.trr -cpi state.cpt -cpt 30 -nt 4
21:01:43:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Steps: first=82500000 total=2500000
21:01:44:WU01:FS00:0x21:Completed 250000 out of 6250000 steps (4%)
21:01:44:WU01:FS00:0x21:Temperature control disabled. Requirements: single Nvidia GPU, tmax must be < 110 and twait >= 900
21:01:44:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Completed 6222 out of 2500000 steps (0%)
21:02:20:Removing old file 'configs/config-20170802-231146.xml'
21:02:20:Saving configuration to config.xml
21:02:20:<config>
21:02:20:  <!-- Folding Core -->
21:02:20:  <checkpoint v='30'/>
21:02:20:
21:02:20:  <!-- Network -->
21:02:20:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
21:02:20:
21:02:20:  <!-- Slot Control -->
21:02:20:  <power v='full'/>
21:02:20:
21:02:20:  <!-- User Information -->
21:02:20:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
21:02:20:  <team v='******'/>
21:02:20:  <user v='********************'/>
21:02:20:
21:02:20:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
21:02:20:  <slot id='0' type='GPU'>
21:02:20:    <client-type v='advanced'/>
21:02:20:    <max-packet-size v='big'/>
21:02:20:  </slot>
21:02:20:  <slot id='1' type='CPU'>
21:02:20:    <cpus v='4'/>
21:02:20:  </slot>
21:02:20:</config>
21:02:30:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Completed 25000 out of 2500000 steps (1%)
21:03:29:WARNING:FS00:Size of positions 392 does not match topology 389
21:03:32:WU00:FS01:0xa7:Completed 50000 out of 2500000 steps (2%)
21:03:49:WU01:FS00:0x21:Completed 312500 out of 6250000 steps (5%)
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Re: 1050ti and 338.43 drivers

Postby bollix47 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:02 am

Try going into Preferences in FAHControl and changing the theme from the default to something else.
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Re: 1050ti and 338.43 drivers

Postby bruce » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:39 am

THe NVidia Windows driver is expected to require 100% of one CPU thread -- generally reported as running FAHCore_21. The CPU client is expected to require as many threads as you have configured (4, in your case) for FAHCore_a*. Of course FAH performance will be reduced when those 5 threads are interrupted by other tasks, depending on how much they're interrupted. If the 4 CPU threads happen to run on separate CPUs, they won't be competing with each other for AVX or SSE resources.
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Re: 1050ti and 338.43 drivers

Postby JimboPalmer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:23 am

I agree with bollix47 that you have encountered a F@H Beta software bug, not a Nvidia Driver issue.
7.4.16 has issues in Windows where the default theme is broken.
In Advanced Control, I go to Preferences and I chose Win 7 - Basic. Then it works. (we can hope this is fixed in the next beta)
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Re: 1050ti and 338.43 drivers

Postby jrweiss » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:08 pm

Thanks. Working well now with these drivers.
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