Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

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Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

Postby HardToThrill » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:45 pm

I have a Radeon 6970 GPU running with a dedicated CPU core. It should be processing multiple WU's daily, but instead is taking multiple days to run a single WU. The "Status" tab has remained unchanged at "99.99% complete" for 3 days now (no info has changed) but it does not jive with the log file:

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21:34:13:WU00:FS00:Uploading 2.37MiB to 171.67.108.44
21:34:13:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 171.67.108.44:8080
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:Starting
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:Running FahCore: "C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient/FAHCoreWrapper.exe" "C:/Users/Nick Arpaia/AppData/Roaming/FAHClient/cores/www.stanford.edu/~pande/Win32/AMD64/ATI/R600/Core_16.fah/FahCore_16.exe" -dir 01 -suffix 01 -version 702 -lifeline 6996 -checkpoint 15 -gpu 0
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 9032
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:Core PID:10148
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:FahCore 0x16 started
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:*------------------------------*
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Folding@Home GPU Core
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Version 2.11 (Thu Dec 9 15:00:14 PST 2010)
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Compiler  : Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 15.00.30729.01 for 80x86
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Build host: user-f6d030f24f
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Board Type: AMD/OpenCL
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Core      : x=16
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16: Window's signal control handler registered.
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Preparing to commence simulation
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:- Looking at optimizations...
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:DeleteFrameFiles: successfully deleted file=01/wudata_01.ckp
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:- Created dyn
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:- Files status OK
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:sizeof(CORE_PACKET_HDR) = 512 file=<>
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:- Expanded 44772 -> 171163 (decompressed 382.2 percent)
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=44772 data_size=171163, decompressed_data_size=171163 diff=0
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:- Digital signature verified
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Project: 11292 (Run 11, Clone 112, Gen 23)
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Assembly optimizations on if available.
21:34:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Entering M.D.
21:34:15:WU01:FS00:0x16:Tpr hash 01/wudata_01.tpr:  846639640 567814301 1129026818 3071970683 1592964699
21:34:15:WU01:FS00:0x16:Working on ALZHEIMER DISEASE AMYLOID
21:34:15:WU01:FS00:0x16:Client config unavailable.
21:34:15:WU01:FS00:0x16:Starting GUI Server
21:34:19:WU00:FS00:Upload 13.17%
21:34:20:WU01:FS00:0x16:Setting checkpoint frequency: 500000
21:34:20:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed         0 out of 50000000 steps (0%).
21:34:25:WU00:FS00:Upload 26.34%
21:34:31:WU00:FS00:Upload 39.51%
21:34:37:WU00:FS00:Upload 52.69%
21:34:43:WU00:FS00:Upload 65.86%
21:34:50:WU00:FS00:Upload 79.03%
21:34:56:WU00:FS00:Upload 92.20%
21:35:00:WU00:FS00:Upload complete
21:35:00:WU00:FS00:Server responded WORK_ACK (400)
21:35:00:WU00:FS00:Final credit estimate, 2224.00 points
21:35:00:WU00:FS00:Cleaning up
21:47:50:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed    500000 out of 50000000 steps (1%).
22:02:34:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed   1000000 out of 50000000 steps (2%).
22:17:20:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed   1500000 out of 50000000 steps (3%).
23:03:47:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed   2000000 out of 50000000 steps (4%).
******************************** Date: 31/05/13 ********************************
23:49:56:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed   2500000 out of 50000000 steps (5%).
00:37:21:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed   3000000 out of 50000000 steps (6%).
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04:51:51:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  10000000 out of 50000000 steps (20%).
05:06:25:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  10500000 out of 50000000 steps (21%).
05:22:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  11000000 out of 50000000 steps (22%).
******************************** Date: 01/06/13 ********************************
05:37:13:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  11500000 out of 50000000 steps (23%).
05:52:42:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  12000000 out of 50000000 steps (24%).
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10:24:39:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  21000000 out of 50000000 steps (42%).
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11:24:50:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  23000000 out of 50000000 steps (46%).
******************************** Date: 01/06/13 ********************************
11:39:53:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  23500000 out of 50000000 steps (47%).
11:54:09:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  24000000 out of 50000000 steps (48%).
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******************************** Date: 01/06/13 ********************************
17:49:58:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  36000000 out of 50000000 steps (72%).
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******************************** Date: 02/06/13 ********************************
00:02:18:WU01:FS00:0x16:Completed  48500000 out of 50000000 steps (97%).
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For the past 24 hours GPU-Z reports the GPU utilization averaging @ 2% load with peaks always <10%.

Win 7 x64, driver v9.12 CCC v13.1, F@H Control v7.2.9
The SMP client seems to be running fine on the other 3 cpu cores.
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Re: Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

Postby folding_hoomer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:38 pm

First of all:
Try to finish the GPU-WU as followed:
Pause both slots.
Restart FAHClient to get the GPU-slot working again.
Set the GPU-Slot (RMB) to finish.

By running Core16 you need an odler Catalyst version to utilize the GPU up to 99%.
What you have to do is:

1. Download Catalyst Version 12.8 here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/w ... sta64.aspx
This is the latest driver known working well with Core16.

2. Use ATI-uninstall-utility to uninstall Catalyst V13.1
You can download it here: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/ ... ility.aspx

3. After restart install Catalyst 12.8 (custam install)

4.Rerun FAHClient and check GPU-utilisation . . .
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Re: Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

Postby HardToThrill » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:48 am

Thank you folding hoomer

Pausing & "finish" completed the current GPU & SMP WU's

I have downloaded the linked files. The amd uninstall utility warns that it will remove ALL amd driver & software (usb, chipsets, etc as well as display). I'm concerned about running it on a system that is ALL amd (chipsets, cpu, gpu)?
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Re: Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

Postby folding_hoomer » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:09 pm

The only thing happens is that after using the uninstall-utility you have to reinstall all needed drivers.

But - there will be another way:
1. Download driver_fusion : http://treexy.com/products/driver-fusion

2. Uninstall the GPU-driver (start installing and select:remove) , than reboot

3. Start Windows in safe mode and use driver_fusion to delete the remaining parts of the GPU-driver.

4. Reboot and start windows in normal mode

5. Install Catalyst 12.8 (custom install)
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Re: Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

Postby FaaR » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:49 pm

Hello knowledgeable people...

I would like to know - if anyone is able to offer insight - is if folding performance on Radeon 6970 has a chance of getting fixed in a future driver, or if it's going to remain terrible onwards. I hope to be building an all-new PC rig for games and folding, which would mean this current PC could become a home for my now disused 6970s, if there was a sensible point to it. IE, I wouldn't want to fold on a system that produces terrible PPD/watt; if for no other reason my summer indoors temperature wouldn't like it. :)

Any information on this topic would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot in advance.
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Re: Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

Postby 7im » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:13 pm

A good indication would be to read the beta team threads about AMD performance using a new fahcore being tested over there. Sorry, can't discuss beta stuff in this public section.
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Re: Problem with Radeon 6970 GPU

Postby prjindigo » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:47 am

Use a monitor such as Precision, Trixx or Afterburner. Watch for pulsing ticks in the usage chart. If you're seeing what looks like a really slow pulse rate with almost no utilization it has crashed. Just hit ctrl-c twice on client then kill it with the X because it isn't alive.
When you re-start client it will revert to last good output. Common AMD driver issue.
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