GPU Disabled while working

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enigmad87
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GPU Disabled while working

Post by enigmad87 »

Hello everyone,
I'm folding since 2 weeks now. There was no problem until this morning. When i started the FahControl saw the GPU disabled notes. Checked to logs and there is error like 'WARNING Disabling beta GPU slot 01: gpu:1:0. Beta GPUs can be tested for no points by setting ``gpu-beta=true`` in the configuration.'

My gbu is Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.
I'm adding all the logs here. Can you help me how to fix that ?

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*********************** Log Started 2022-09-23T06:57:25Z ***********************
06:57:25:******************************* libFAH ********************************
06:57:25:           Date: Oct 20 2020
06:57:25:           Time: 13:36:55
06:57:25:       Revision: 5ca109d295a6245e2a2f590b3d0085ad5e567aeb
06:57:25:         Branch: master
06:57:25:       Compiler: Visual C++ 2015
06:57:25:        Options: /TP /nologo /EHa /wd4297 /wd4103 /O2 /Zc:throwingNew /MT
06:57:25:       Platform: win32 10
06:57:25:           Bits: 32
06:57:25:           Mode: Release
06:57:25:****************************** FAHClient ******************************
06:57:25:        Version: 7.6.21
06:57:25:         Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
06:57:25:      Copyright: 2020 foldingathome.org
06:57:25:       Homepage: https://foldingathome.org/
06:57:25:           Date: Oct 20 2020
06:57:25:           Time: 13:41:04
06:57:25:       Revision: 6efbf0e138e22d3963e6a291f78dcb9c6422a278
06:57:25:         Branch: master
06:57:25:       Compiler: Visual C++ 2015
06:57:25:        Options: /TP /nologo /EHa /wd4297 /wd4103 /O2 /Zc:throwingNew /MT
06:57:25:       Platform: win32 10
06:57:25:           Bits: 32
06:57:25:           Mode: Release
06:57:25:           Args: --open-web-control
06:57:25:         Config: C:\ProgramData\FAHClient\config.xml
06:57:25:******************************** CBang ********************************
06:57:25:           Date: Oct 20 2020
06:57:25:           Time: 11:36:18
06:57:25:       Revision: 7e4ce85225d7eaeb775e87c31740181ca603de60
06:57:25:         Branch: master
06:57:25:       Compiler: Visual C++ 2015
06:57:25:        Options: /TP /nologo /EHa /wd4297 /wd4103 /O2 /Zc:throwingNew /MT
06:57:25:       Platform: win32 10
06:57:25:           Bits: 32
06:57:25:           Mode: Release
06:57:25:******************************* System ********************************
06:57:25:            CPU: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700H
06:57:25:         CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 154 Stepping 3
06:57:25:           CPUs: 20
06:57:25:         Memory: 31.77GiB
06:57:25:    Free Memory: 23.81GiB
06:57:25:        Threads: WINDOWS_THREADS
06:57:25:     OS Version: 6.2
06:57:25:    Has Battery: true
06:57:25:     On Battery: false
06:57:25:     UTC Offset: 3
06:57:25:            PID: 12736
06:57:25:            CWD: C:\ProgramData\FAHClient
06:57:25:  Win32 Service: false
06:57:25:             OS: Windows 10 Home
06:57:25:        OS Arch: AMD64
06:57:25:           GPUs: 1
06:57:25:          GPU 0: Bus:1 Slot:0 Func:0 NVIDIA:1
06:57:25:  CUDA Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:8.6 Driver:11.7
06:57:25:OpenCL Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:3.0 Driver:516.94
06:57:25:***********************************************************************
06:57:25:<config>
06:57:25:  <!-- Network -->
06:57:25:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
06:57:25:
06:57:25:  <!-- Slot Control -->
06:57:25:  <power v='full'/>
06:57:25:
06:57:25:  <!-- User Information -->
06:57:25:  <passkey v='*****'/>
06:57:25:  <team v='1063467'/>
06:57:25:  <user v='SiqfzwNx2eL3Zx6QSaj9jTjvN6WopYMiBv'/>
06:57:25:
06:57:25:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
06:57:25:  <slot id='0' type='CPU'/>
06:57:25:  <slot id='1' type='GPU'>
06:57:25:    <idle v='False'/>
06:57:25:    <pci-bus v='1'/>
06:57:25:    <pci-slot v='0'/>
06:57:25:  </slot>
06:57:25:</config>
06:57:25:Trying to access database...
06:57:25:Successfully acquired database lock
06:57:25:FS00:Initialized folding slot 00: cpu:19
06:57:25:WARNING:FS01:Disabling beta GPU slot 01: gpu:1:0.  Beta GPUs can be tested for no points by setting ``gpu-beta=true`` in the configuration.
06:57:25:WU02:FS00:Starting
06:57:25:WU02:FS00:Running FahCore: "C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient/FAHCoreWrapper.exe" C:\ProgramData\FAHClient\cores/cores.foldingathome.org/win/64bit-avx2-256/a8-0.0.12/Core_a8.fah/FahCore_a8.exe -dir 02 -suffix 01 -version 706 -lifeline 12736 -checkpoint 15 -np 19
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Re: GPU Disabled while working

Post by Joe_H »

Welcome to the folding support forum.

I can think of two possibilities that would cause this. The first is Windows Update running and replacing the video drivers with a download from MS. Those would be missing support files needed for OpenCL and CUDA processing on your RTX 3070 Ti. Updating with drivers downloaded from Nvidia and restarting would fix that.

Second is that the folding client updates the GPUs.txt file about once a month. If that fails because of a lack of network connection or is incomplete, your GPU would not show up as supported and would be disabled. You can check in the C:\ProgramData\FAHClient directory and see if the GPUs.txt file is there and how big it is. It should be about 100 KB in size. You can check to see if there is an entry for your GPU in the file. If not present or incomplete, deleting the GPUs.txt file and restarting the FAHClient process should download a new copy. Or you can download from here - https://apps.foldingathome.org/GPUs.txt - and restart the client software.
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Re: GPU Disabled while working

Post by enigmad87 »

Joe_H wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:03 pm Welcome to the folding support forum.

I can think of two possibilities that would cause this. The first is Windows Update running and replacing the video drivers with a download from MS. Those would be missing support files needed for OpenCL and CUDA processing on your RTX 3070 Ti. Updating with drivers downloaded from Nvidia and restarting would fix that.

Second is that the folding client updates the GPUs.txt file about once a month. If that fails because of a lack of network connection or is incomplete, your GPU would not show up as supported and would be disabled. You can check in the C:\ProgramData\FAHClient directory and see if the GPUs.txt file is there and how big it is. It should be about 100 KB in size. You can check to see if there is an entry for your GPU in the file. If not present or incomplete, deleting the GPUs.txt file and restarting the FAHClient process should download a new copy. Or you can download from here - https://apps.foldingathome.org/GPUs.txt - and restart the client software.
In that path GPUs.txt file was existed. I deleted it while trying the fix the problem. After your advise tried again and it's worked. Recreated GPUs.txt file in the path with the values and it's working know.
Thank you very much for the help!
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