NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX won't fold

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NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX won't fold

Postby Sver » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Hi there! I'm new here, and I'm trying to fold on a pretty old 9800 GTX. Here is the GPU-Z:

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Right now, it is recognized and identified by F@H, and after updating the whitelist it is supported, however, when I hit "Fold" it does nothing. It says "Ready", but is never given a WS Assignment.
Here is the log result:
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15:21:02:FS01:Paused
15:21:06:FS01:Unpaused
15:21:06:WU01:FS01:Connecting to 171.67.108.201:80
15:21:06:WARNING:WU01:FS01:Failed to get assignment from '171.67.108.201:80': Empty work server assignment
15:21:06:WU01:FS01:Connecting to 171.64.65.160:80
15:21:08:WARNING:WU01:FS01:Failed to get assignment from '171.64.65.160:80': Failed to connect to 171.64.65.160:80: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
15:21:08:ERROR:WU01:FS01:Exception: Could not get an assignment
15:21:25:Saving configuration to config.xml
15:21:25:<config>
15:21:25:  <!-- Folding Core -->
15:21:25:  <core-priority v='low'/>
15:21:25:
15:21:25:  <!-- Network -->
15:21:25:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
15:21:25:
15:21:25:  <!-- Slot Control -->
15:21:25:  <power v='full'/>
15:21:25:
15:21:25:  <!-- User Information -->
15:21:25:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
15:21:25:  <team v='224497'/>
15:21:25:  <user v='Sver'/>
15:21:25:
15:21:25:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
15:21:25:  <slot id='0' type='CPU'/>
15:21:25:  <slot id='1' type='GPU'/>
15:21:25:</config>


I have heard that the GPU does need to be added manually serverside, but I'm not quite sure what that entails. I hope I can get folding soon!

On a related note, is there a good NVidia Driver that I should use instead of the newest stable build? I know that some cards perform atrociously when using certain Driver versions.
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Re: NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX won't fold

Postby Joe_H » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Currently the work server with projects that will run on your GPU is down and being looked into. Discussion of that latest occurrence can be read at the end of this topic - viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26481. In addition, projects using these older GPU's were announced to be end of life last year, so they will run out in the near future.

As for GPU's needing to be added on the servers, that only applies to new models. If they are already supported in the current white/black list, then that does not need to be done.
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