FAH GPU Tracker V2

FAH GPU Tracker V2 is a Folding@Home Client tracking and control program


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    snowbird48

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    "Forceasm"

    Post by snowbird48 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:28 am

    Hi, I have been using Tracker for a couple days and all seems fine. On my single core client the log says I am overiding protection guidlines by the use of "Forceasm". I do not recall setting this and have not found it. What is it? I would like to say this program would make it easy for anyone to start folding. I have tried the cofigs my h'dware can handle with no issues and I am running an OC'd i7 920. The user interface is so easy I believe my 8 yr. old could be folding in minutes.
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    Re: "Forceasm"

    Post by jedi95 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:21 pm

    snowbird48 wrote:Hi, I have been using Tracker for a couple days and all seems fine. On my single core client the log says I am overiding protection guidlines by the use of "Forceasm". I do not recall setting this and have not found it. What is it? I would like to say this program would make it easy for anyone to start folding. I have tried the cofigs my h'dware can handle with no issues and I am running an OC'd i7 920. The user interface is so easy I believe my 8 yr. old could be folding in minutes.

    This is set by default in the Tracker for the SMP client. The only cases where this can cause problems is on systems without SSE2. (because forceasm forces SSE2 optimizations on) However, since the SMP client is only for multicore CPUs this isn't a problem because SSE2 became standard on CPUs before muticore did.


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    Re: "Forceasm"

    Post by snowbird48 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:18 am

    Thanks for the info. Tracker continues to run well for me.
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    Re: "Forceasm"

    Post by starkreiten on Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:50 pm

    My SMP2 beta client will not restart properly without -forceasm. Since being able to start and stop clients at will was my reason for trying FAH Tracker, I'm glad to see it being used.

    I don't know why -forceasm is necessary for my AMD hex/GTX 460s folder, but have chalked it up to the 'beta' nature of the SMP2 client.

    From what I could find, it won't hurt anything as long as your processor has asm capabilities.

    There is some more info here;
    http://fahwiki.net/index.php/How_do_I_know_what_the_client_flags_%28-switches%29_are_and_what_they_do%3F

    I question the 'note' under -forceasm regarding the SMP2 client, since I drop interrupted WUs without it.

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