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Woohoo! After a year plus away, and having a computer wayyyyy too slow to really do anything, I finished a work unit! This ol' AMD Athalon something or other processor only took three weeks.

Now, getting F@H running on my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows Vista, an Intel Celeron 540 CPU at 1.8ghz) is another story.

I'm really not liking Vista right now.

An image of the screencap can be seen HERE . (photobucket.com) This is from the console version.

Any help would be appreciated!

EDIT: if it means anything, I'm not running Windows internal firewall; I'm using ZoneAlarm. For an Anti-virus, it's AVG.

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I would say avg or vista are to blame. something is stopping the exe from running that unzips the core. it ownloaded fine so your zonealarm is probably OK.

Try the official forums. I don't use Vista, so I'm no help there.




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The graphical client is working...I don't understand how this all works. First time I tried it, it continued stalling, but now, I'm knocking out a WU a day or so.

I now have two systems running F@H at home...it's nice to be involved in the project once again.



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Since: 18.5.02
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I had to stop running F@H on my PC recently. It is a new system that I just build a couple of months ago and everything was running fine on it. One morning everything was fine, I had to reboot and now I'm getting overheating messages from my temperature monitoring software that I never got before.

If I turn off F@H, the warnings go away. Nothing has changed as far as the computer goes, it wasn't even moved. I should also mention that I ran the computer for a couple of weeks with these errors because at the time they didn't go away after I stopped F@H (and didn't start until it did). That combined with the fact that I was having no other issues you'd expect from overheating, like the machine locking up, and I figured it was just a false alert.

Hopefully the people here that are more knowledgeable than me can tell me what to do.
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I would check to make sure all of your cooling equipment is working properly (all fans are on, etc). Has the ambient temperature in the room changed recently? If it was colder during winter maybe you didn't get the messages because of that?

You might have dust or dust bunnies covering your air intake. If you have been running F@H a lot, it would have been sucking in a lot of air. Check to see that there isn't a lot of dust on your air intake area and open the case and check for dust. If a machine is really dusty it can overheat.

Are you getting marginal warnings (1 degree over) is it like 10-15 degrees past the threshold?




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I didn't even know that such software exists. Since I run a laptop, maybe knowing the temperature my processor would be good to know.



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All the fans are spinning and the room temperature has remained pretty constant. The machine doesn't look dusty, but I'll blow it out with the air compressor to make sure.

The software I'm using is the Intel Desktop Utilities which came with the motherboard. It doesn't tell me the temp of the processor exactly, instead it has something called the Processor Thermal Margin. Normally it sits around 32 degrees Celcius. According the software, the lower numbers are worse. 20 degrees is where the scale turns yellow and then 5 and below is red. Originally running F@H would lower the number a bit, but still in the green. Now it immediately pegs it all the way to 0. Sometimes when I stop F@H it stays pegged at 0, sometimes it goes back to normal. If I reboot the machine while it has been pegged at 0, when it restarts it is right back at 32.
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Hmm... you might be able to get the actual temperature in your Bios. Have you checked there when booting it?




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No, hadn't thought of doing that. I'll try it when I get home.
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On a separate note, Guru, how did you get that info box in with your F@H stats in your sig? It's swank!



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Click Here (folding.extremeoverclocking.com)

Just follow their examples and put your username and our team ID in the appropriate places. I read somewhere there that they might be overhauling the sig images soon. I don't recall when.



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Yeah, they are changing the code. It is linked off of the front page. I haven't figured out if I'm going to keep using the sig I have - it kind of annoys me that it is going to be broken on all of my old posts once he updates the code.

I might have to figure out how hes doing it and set it up with our stats.




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For those on Facebook, a F@H appication is available, for display of one's work units and progress. There's even a section to view your status on our team, as well, as well as your progress compared to everyone on facebook who's running F@H (and has the app).

If anyone's interested, they can check it out here (facebook.com).




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Heh. I added it and we jumped to #47 on Facebook




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Unfortunately, the refresh rate for the group just isn't very good; but that's okay.




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