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Postby riley0853 » Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:11 pm

have f@h working on two older boxes running win98se. they've each sent in a work unit apiece and have worked flawlessly. but when i downloaded and tried to set it up on a newer machine with xp pro it starts and then freezes everything. this computer never has any other issues. any suggestions from veteran folders out their :?:
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Postby Southwind25 » Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:41 pm

First, Welcome aboard and Thank You!! Issues I've had with reboots and freezing have been from too aggresive of overclocks, cpu temps, and weak power supplies with folding. I think it would also point out weak RAM modules.
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Postby len444 » Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:12 pm

i found that the graphical version in win2k locked up when full screen mode was selected. you might want to uninstall it, download a fresh one, verify md5sums, and install it. drop any overclocks during uninstall, downloading, and installation (prevents corruption of data).
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Postby evasive » Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:27 pm

had a machine crash which suffered from the bad OpenGL support for the video card (at least, that was what it crashed in). You may want to try the command-line client.
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Postby len444 » Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:44 pm

evasive wrote:had a machine crash which suffered from the bad OpenGL support for the video card (at least, that was what it crashed in). You may want to try the command-line client.


saw some posts specific to this at FAH forums.
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Postby evasive » Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:50 pm

my solution: replace the video card with something more decent and throw the other into a netware box (which is usually text-only interface).
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Postby Tulatin » Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:03 pm

first, try the command line. Still freezing? Possibly an overheating issue then. Solution? have a thermal monitoring program open when you fire up folding, and watch how high the temp goes. It can also be due to a power supply that can't put up enough wattage to get everything working.
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Postby len444 » Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:22 pm

here's a result of search (opengl + crash) at FAH forum:
http://forum.folding-community.org/sear ... de=results
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Postby riley0853 » Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:55 am

maybe i should have included some system specs with my first post

amd xp 1900
768 mb ram
thermaltake volcano 7
msi k7t turbo 2
ati radeon 7200
maxtor 80gig hd
ibm 60 gig hd
generic cd-rw
generic cd-rom
generic 350w power supply

i spent the afternoon working in the yard but did play around since my first post and the one thing that seems to be consistent is a jump in the cpu temp as the program starts working. motherboard monitor 5 says cpu goes from 44 to 48 as f@h begins to work. obviously that shoud be acceptable to this processor. but it's always been a rather sensitive amd :wink:

case has side intake fan and top exhaust. case temps don't budge. artic silver was used when heat sink was installed.
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Postby Southwind25 » Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:20 am

Well it isn't temps then. That should be acceptable. The only real problem I've had was a power supply that would run fine , until you put it under the 100% cpu usage and then the voltages would go crazy. It finally died completely.
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