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voodooutt

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Message 94079 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019, 4:28:10 UTC

Just installed 3rd GPU - BOINC not utilizing it. I've been browsing the forum here and learned to create a config file, so I did. Stuck the xml file into the BOINC folder, closed the client and re-started it.

cc_config.xml:

<cc_config>
<options>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
</options>
</cc_config>

but opening the advanced view and looking at the current tasks, I see only (device 0) and (device 2) - it's skipping over #1 still...

could use some help....
thanks :)
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MarkJ
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Message 94082 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019, 6:37:31 UTC - in response to Message 94079.  

could use some help....
thanks :)

We could too. How about providing some information?

Lets start with the top 20 or so lines of the BOINC log where it shows which devices are detected, what OS you’re running and if it found the cc_config file or not.
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Message 94090 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019, 14:33:41 UTC - in response to Message 94082.  
Last modified: 8 Dec 2019, 14:36:59 UTC

Hi, Thanks for the help.

here's the info, and from the looks of it, config file is not found and GPU 1 is not used and ignored by config..

12/7/2019 9:47:55 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
12/7/2019 9:47:55 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
12/7/2019 9:47:55 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
12/7/2019 9:47:55 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
12/7/2019 9:47:55 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
12/7/2019 9:47:55 PM | | Running under account
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 970 (driver version 388.13, CUDA version 9.1, compute capability 5.2, 4096MB, 3304MB available, 4549 GFLOPS peak)
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 1 (not used): GeForce GTX 570 (driver version 388.13, CUDA version 9.1, compute capability 2.0, 1280MB, 998MB available, 1530 GFLOPS peak)
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 2: GeForce GTX 970 (driver version 388.13, CUDA version 9.1, compute capability 5.2, 4096MB, 3304MB available, 4549 GFLOPS peak)
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 970 (driver version 388.13, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 3304MB available, 4549 GFLOPS peak)
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1 (ignored by config): GeForce GTX 570 (driver version 388.13, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 1280MB, 998MB available, 1530 GFLOPS peak)
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 2: GeForce GTX 970 (driver version 388.13, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 3304MB available, 4549 GFLOPS peak)
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | Host name:
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | Processor: 8 AuthenticAMD AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor [Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0]
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes f16c syscall nx lm avx svm sse4a osvw ibs xop skinit wdt fma4 tce tbm topx page1gb rdtscp bmi1
12/7/2019 9:47:57 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.18362.00)
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Message 94091 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019, 14:41:32 UTC - in response to Message 94090.  

….and I found my problem....
config was in wrong directory was putting it in the

C:\Program Files\BOINC and not the C:\ProgramData\BOINC
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Richard Haselgrove
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Message 94092 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019, 14:43:56 UTC - in response to Message 94090.  
Last modified: 8 Dec 2019, 14:44:50 UTC

Make sure that your cc_config.xml file is called exactly that. Windows has a habit of calling it a text file, named cc_config.xml.txt, but with the final three letters hidden.

Make sure that the file is described as an XML Document in File Explorer.

Edit - or put it in the data directory :-)
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Message 94106 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019, 19:26:29 UTC

thank you for the help and advise :)
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