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Old May 5, 2009, 07:18 PM
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Hi, that my folding hardware for now,

4x vm on my i7
1x gpu2 on my gtx 260 216
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i have some pci-e slot free on my motherboard(1x 16x and 1x 8x)
i also have an evga 8600gt doing... nothing on my desk..

so can i add the 8600 to my computer and setup it for folding only?
i read i need a second monitor, that true?
how to setup it?

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Old May 5, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Adding the 8600GT will impact the ppd output of the 260 - different number of shaders. You would need to find a second 260 216. If so, you can create a dummy plug that mimics a second monitor.
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Old May 5, 2009, 08:14 PM
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I believe you can use your 8600gt I just don't know how much ppd you could get but it won't matter with a good cause. You don't actually need a second monitor as a dummy plug will do.

(I guess charlie answered the first question better)
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Old May 6, 2009, 04:18 AM
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that good, thanks for your reply guys
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Old May 6, 2009, 05:11 AM
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I have mixed cards for folding and have found it generally only drops the ppd of the slower card (placement may have impact, but I figure you will put your fastest card as gpu0). The gtx series might be a different animal.
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Old May 7, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Unless the new drivers have fixed this it's not the Shader Bug that's the big problem, mixing a 2xx series card with an older card dosn't work, ask Alwaysrun or zlojack...
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