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Force Counterstrike source on 2nd gpu, how to do it?

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Getting a free MSI P35 Neo2-FiR next week, and i have a GT120 lying around.
I want to fold as much as possible on the GTX470, so my question is, how can i force css to use my 2nd GPU?, is running windowed mode and setting it on a monitor connected to my 2nd gpu enough?
Or would it have an option to select a gpu? I'm sorry if this is a weird question, but on the multi-GPU systems i've had before, i've never actually gamed.
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You really have nothing to gain as CSS is quite CPU bound.

Personally I would nix on the folding. The savings in electricity would net you $$ for an upgrade in a year or so.
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You really have nothing to gain as CSS is quite CPU bound.


Personally I would nix on the folding. The savings in electricity would net you $$ for an upgrade in a year or so.
Not helping at all, but yeah....
I notice a 3k PPD drop when i'm playing css on LOW, a 50% drop when i play on high. So to me it matters.

Also, your second point is moot, i live w/ my gf and another couple, we run our rigs basically 24/7, electricity costs are split... no matter if i'd turn off my rig, i'd still pay the same. And i'm using this rig because i want to, not because i HAVE to. Could get a cheap Q6600, or upgrade to sandy, but i don't need it yet.

But now completely ontopic, HOW CAN I RUN THIS DAMN GAME ON MY 2nd GPU?
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I wonder if it would work if you just had both in the computer and just the second GPU had the video hooked up. I would think it would force the computer to output to the second GPU while the first one just does it's job. Does folding have a visual thing to it where you have to have the screen on?
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I wonder if it would work if you just had both in the computer and just the second GPU had the video hooked up. I would think it would force the computer to output to the second GPU while the first one just does it's job. Does folding have a visual thing to it where you have to have the screen on?
Ah, good idea, i could set the GT120 as primary, then run CSS on a screen that is connected to it. And then just run F@h on the 470.

Will try this asap as i have the board (should be around tomorrow/monday )
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As stated, just connect monitor to 120 and run as primary.
As default CSS will launch on this screen and use this GPU for rendering.
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