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martin_metal_88 August 24, 2009 10:06 AM

Nvidia + ati on same machine?
 
Hey guys, few week ago I read something about putting Nvidia GPU and ATI gpu running at the same time on the same machine. Does it work? can any one give me some int on it. I am searching google but I didn't find anything answering my question. I would like to know if it work, if it work well, do this allow me to fold on second card, and anything related that you know ;) I like to know many thing:)

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10e August 24, 2009 10:16 AM

I have gotten it to work, but I use a dual-monitor configuration, with one connected to a GTX 275, and another monitor connected to the 4890. Whichever monitor is set to #1 will be the one which 3d rendering takes place.

I did this for two reasons:

1) Folding@home - worked
2) PhysX on nVidia board - worked until 190 forceware, and now nVidia checks to see if there is a non-nVidia card in, and disables PhysX (!!!). Silly of them. Actually limits their marketshare IMHO.

The only caveat is that nVidia Control panel and Ati CCC do not work on the monitor that is on the opposite card. So if Monitor #1 is on the nVidia card, CCC will not load on that screen. It would have to load on screen #2 where the ATI card is connected.

With a single monitor config I can't comment.

gingerbee August 24, 2009 10:25 AM

sorry what's the point behind this ( not trying to be a dink really wondering what usefulness this has if any)

martin_metal_88 August 24, 2009 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by gingerbee (Post 244195)
sorry what's the point behind this ( not trying to be a dink really wondering what usefulness this has if any)


Have a 9800GTX laying here and it's folding more then my 4870 but the 4870 is better in game so I would put them together doing each a task. is it ok for you gingerbee? The other point is that many costumer ask it at job and I am some what clueless about it.

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Dr_BenD_over August 24, 2009 10:51 AM

It'll work in XP and Windows 7, Vista is a no-go. You'll need to have a monitor connected to the Nvidia card when you install it, afterwards you can probably get away with a dummy vga plug.

I just stuck the 9800GT I got for PhysX in another system to get it folding, it wasn't worth the bother of having it in my primary system with 3 OS's running.

gingerbee August 24, 2009 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 (Post 244197)
is it ok for you gingerbee?

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wow it was just a question and you have a nice day:thumb:

Schnerf August 24, 2009 03:48 PM

Okay, a pretty non topic question, but I see it all the time so I'd like to ask. What the hell does folding mean? :D

*hides*

rjbarker August 24, 2009 06:33 PM

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wow it was just a question and you have a nice day
Don't worry about it Ginger...was thinking the same thing....sounds like the beginnings of a real cluster f_ck......:thumb:

martin_metal_88 August 24, 2009 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by gingerbee (Post 244236)
wow it was just a question and you have a nice day:thumb:


Sorry gingerbee if it seem hard to you it wasn't my intention:haha:I hope you pardon me:sad:. Well you answer my question it is not really worthy to put a second card like that ona system especially if a second monitor is needed, I don't really have the place to put it:rofl: Thx a lot guys and pardon me again if everything seem rude to you;)

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Killswitch August 24, 2009 08:05 PM

One reason for putting both an ATI and Nvidia card in the same system is for gaming. Run the ATI card for graphics and the Nvidia card for "physx". I've never tried it myself but plenty have. Try googling that.


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