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 Post subject: Tedster's GPU guide for new folders
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:05 pm 
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This is a guide to set up the GPU Client. I am not responsible for damage resulting to your computer for following this guide.

This guide will help you set up one gpu client. If you have two or more gpu's, then you also will need to look at this.

Requirements:

computer with one of the following GPU's:

-Nvidia Geforce 8 series GPU or newer
---or---
-ATI / AMD HD2xxx or newer

recent cpu
at least 512 mb RAM
a power supply that can power all of those GPU's
Windows xp / Vista / 7

Step 1. Download the GPU client here

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Step 2. Install the GPU client. There should be an installation wizard to follow.

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Step 3. It should create an Icon during the install process. Click that icon.

A window should pop up with "username", "team", and "passkey" boxes.

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ignore the "passkey" box.

Put a username of your choice into the "name" box. It's a good idea to keep it the same as your forum name.

Remember to put "11108" into the "team" box

Step 4. Click OK.

It should now be running.

Right click the Icon in the System Tray for more options, such as "pause" and "quit".

It should now be running.

Happy folding!





Ted

Pictures 2 & 3 are credit to Pande Group GPU guide. Picture 1 credit to me


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If you are running multiple clients, you'll need to make sure to get the console client and change the machine ID for each client you want to run accordingly (there should only be one of each number!) This is done under the advanced options.

Also, you need to add the following tags to your shortcut (or make sure to include them when you run the client from the console):

-local
This keeps everything generated by the client in it's local folder. If you don't use this command, things will get put in the registry and other places, and clients won't play nice together.

-gpu 0
This is only used on your GPU clients, obviously, and the argument number needs to be different for each GPU client you run, starting at 0 for your main GPU, then increasing each time.


Somethings that I've found that haven't really been updated anywhere:
With the latest drivers (in Windows 7 at least), it is NO LONGER NECESSARY to have a second monitor/VGA dummy connected to secondary cards. Also, you do not need to extend the desktop any more (which goes along with the second screen thing). This is all for the console client, as I haven't tried the sys tray client at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:39 pm 
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I've run multiple GPU clients off of the systray clients.





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 Post subject: Re: Tedster's GPU guide for new folders
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:03 am 
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Thanks for the info! I followed this to set up both of my Radeon 4870s alongside the CPU client, all in the systray.

The only thing I would add to the multi-GPU info from the FAH site is that I had to run the client for the first GPU, configure it and set the Machine ID, then close it down. Then I ran the client for the second GPU, set a different machine ID, and then I was able to run the client for the first GPU again. Their instructions weren't completely crystal clear on that. (I ended up with my CPU as Machine ID 1, first GPU as 2, and second GPU as 3)

And as Fizyx said, I also did not need a 'dummy' connector plugged into the second card. (This is on Windows 7 Pro x64 and Catalyst version 11.4)

Thanks again, and it's nice to be here!


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 Post subject: Re: Tedster's GPU guide for new folders
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 2:29 pm 
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glad this helped :D





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