Returning Folder Needs GPU Assistance

It seems that a lot of GPU problems revolve around specific versions of drivers. Though NVidia has their own support structure, you can often learn from information reported by others who fold.

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Returning Folder Needs GPU Assistance

Postby GrGramps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:06 pm

I've been away a few years and have started to fold again. The processor is doing fine, however I have not been able to get my video card to work. Biggest problem is trying to explain my problem. The card is Geforce 8800 Gts 512 which has worked years previously when folding.

I was expecting the client to install the card when it installed the processor. Then I was lead to believe that an updated driver might resolve the issue. That didn't help. Much of what I knew in the past is back there with parts of my memory. I'm 85 now and things that used to be easy are no longer.

Any assistance will be appreciated. Just pretend you're talking to your grandfather.
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Re: Returning Folder Needs GPU Assistance

Postby bruce » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:29 pm

You can refer to the information linked from the signature block of this post, but the final explanation is going to be that the 8800 series GPUs have been deprecated. You'll need to upgrade your GPU. The 8800 GTS was introduced in 2007. (That makes it older than you, in GPU-years. :wink: ) It's no longer compatible with the requirements of FAH's research
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Re: Returning Folder Needs GPU Assistance

Postby JimboPalmer » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:45 pm

Just this week Nvida announced they are dropping support for the Fermi class cards (designed 2010 to 2012) so expect F@H to follow suit 'soon'.

Nvidia also dropped all 32 bit OSes. I expect that will make it harder for F@H to support GPU folding on 32 bit OSes.
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