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Just got my 2nd 560ti 5minutes before I had to leave for class and I was just wondering, when I'm playing something like black ops that doesn't need both gpus can I leave sli turned off and game on 1 gpu while leaving the other one folding?
Do I need the monitor plugged into the gpu that I'm gaming on or does it not matter?
If I leave SLI enabled when I'm folding do I need to run 2 GPU clients still or just one?
Edited by infodump - 10/5/11 at 2:05pm
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You can game on one and fold on the other no problem.

Just leave the monitor cable plugged into your top card and it'll be fine.

It's better to disable SLI for folding otherwise you're cards won't run maxed out constantly, it'll bounce up and down a bit.
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Then I just run GPU0 and GPU1 client right? (I use FAH tracker v2)
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Yes and turn off GPU 0 when you're gaming. Just make sure you have the flags set.
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Awesome ty I think I can set the gaming mode auto-pause to just pause gpu1 and smp. Perfect
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Then I just run GPU0 and GPU1 client right? (I use FAH tracker v2)
Absolutely
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Now I just have to try and suffer through the next 5 hours of class so I can get home and play with it!!
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Is there any way to enable start/stop button of the 2nd gpu in FAH GPU tracker v2? The only way I do it now is to press stop all and start all. Otherwise I can only control 1 gpu client and the smp.

Realized I can do it in the client menu.. So another thing I realized tonight, if I leave sli on and try to fold on both gpus, it makes my computer unusable because of lag. If I turn off sli I can fold on them no problem.
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