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Message 36944 - Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | 2:12:38 UTC
Last modified: 12 Jun 2011 | 2:19:30 UTC

I just added an ATI<BS><BS><BS> AMD 6970 to a [i7 920] box [its previous 4870 died].
Installed CCC 10.11, which happily runs my 5870s, 'sorry, we cannot detect your GPU'. Uninstalled 10.11, installed 11.5.
Worked wonderfully, until about 90sec after boot, when boinc stopped benchmarking and started crunching, at which point it locked the desktop, requiring a hard reboot.
A couple more rounds of this and then I thought to get at boinc during benchmarking and snooze the GPU. Everything went smoothly, with boinc starting CPU-only crunching. And an hour later when the snooze was over the GPU started up happily crunching, albeit at only 65% GPU utilisation. That was yesterday.
This morning I got up to find that that box had crashed overnight. Reboot, same rigmarole, except that this time I was smart enough to hit snooze on the first round.

My question - does anyone have a 6970 running reliably, and if so then what driver version [and other incantations] are necessary?
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Message 36951 - Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | 9:36:04 UTC - in response to Message 36944.

..... Installed CCC 10.11, which happily runs my 5870s, 'sorry, we cannot detect your GPU'. Uninstalled 10.11, installed 11.5......


I dont run a 6XXX, but similar probems have surfaced before when not selecting the 6XXX driver - are you using the specific 6XXX version of the driver ?

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Message 36953 - Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | 10:45:17 UTC - in response to Message 36951.

Hi Zy,

I'm not aware that there is a ccc11.5-for-6XXX and a ccc11.5-for-non-6XXX, but I'll try to find out.
Thanks, I hadn't even thought of looking in that direction.
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Message 36954 - Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | 12:57:01 UTC - in response to Message 36953.

You are correct - it doesnt, same driver all current HD models.

Sorry about that - Senior Moment :)

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Message 36956 - Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | 13:19:42 UTC - in response to Message 36954.

I'm neck-and-neck with you on the senior moments. :)

However I'm wondering why both the 6970 and a 5870, both running on 11.5, refuse to run at higher than ~65% utilisation. My other GPUs, both 4870s and 5870s, running on 10.11, generally run at 90-95% utilisation. Much higher throughput...
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Message 36961 - Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | 16:32:01 UTC - in response to Message 36956.
Last modified: 12 Jun 2011 | 16:40:59 UTC

Got any CPU WUs running on the affected machines? or PRPNet? Depending on the CPU WU, it can end up having a Royal Bun Fight with the GPUs for CPU time.

With my 5970s if I over extend the CPU Cores .... say .... with 4xPPS Sieve GPU @0.79CPU assist, and a PRPNet WU or CPU WU on each of 6 CPU Cores ..... the Cards just end up saying '...you gotta be kidding me ..', throw a hissy fit, and the GPU utilisation plummets (understandably when you think on it, 4x0.79 plus 6 CPU WUs drowns 6 cores).

If all CPU Cores in the affected machine are running @100%, something has got at them, and the GPUs are fighting to get a look in; with @65% utilisation, sometimes losing.

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Message 36972 - Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | 23:28:33 UTC - in response to Message 36961.
Last modified: 12 Jun 2011 | 23:29:13 UTC

I don't think that's the problem. I have 5 or 6 other i7s with a combination of 4870s and 5870s. They are all running 8 CPU wus simultaneously withh the GPU one, except for my i7 970 which is running 12 CPU wus.
All have a GPU utilisation in the high 80%/low 90%.
5870-based boxes have racs around 200k/day, 4870-based do about 90k/day.
That is except for the 2 running ccc11.5:
The 5870-based one has been getting about 140k/day.
the 6970 one about 100k:
http://boincstats.com/stats/host_graph.php?pr=pg&id=206292
and
http://boincstats.com/stats/host_graph.php?pr=pg&id=167431
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Message 36978 - Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | 6:47:11 UTC - in response to Message 36972.

So I detached/reattached both boxes. D/l'd new code and wus. GPU utilisation rushed up to 95%... for about 5mins, before subsiding back to about 70%.
Pity, it was nice while it lasted.
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PeterV

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