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Would it be possible to run a second instance of GPU folding with my spare 5750 that's sitting in my closet?

More importantly, would a 5750 even be worth folding with?
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Possible: If you can get around having an nvidia/ati battle in terms of drivers, then yes, use -gpu 1.
Worth it: Doubt it, considering you're going to have to find a way to get the nvidia and ati drivers to play nice, and even then I don't think that's worth the PPD it will get. Maybe I'm just lazy though
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Yup, it's possible, but you need to have a monitor connected to it (or a dummy DVI-VGA adapter) for it to 'activate' and be used for openCL calcs.
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Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
Yup, it's possible, but you need to have a monitor connected to it (or a dummy DVI-VGA adapter) for it to 'activate' and be used for openCL calcs.
Meaning I just need the adapter connected with nothing plugged in?

Not that it's hard for me to just pull up another monitor, or connect it to my TV.

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Originally Posted by biltong View Post
Possible: If you can get around having an nvidia/ati battle in terms of drivers, then yes, use -gpu 1.
Worth it: Doubt it, considering you're going to have to find a way to get the nvidia and ati drivers to play nice, and even then I don't think that's worth the PPD it will get. Maybe I'm just lazy though
I see - so if I were to install it into my wife's computer which has an ATI GPU, likely easier? I'm almost sure that the cooling is good enough.
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Yeah finding another rig would be a far better solution. If you run it on your wife's rig you can fold on both GPUs and the CPU too!
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Originally Posted by biltong View Post
Yeah finding another rig would be a far better solution. If you run it on your wife's rig you can fold on both GPUs and the CPU too!
Already folding on her CPU, haha. Just set it up ~20 minutes ago. That whole 2k PPD!

Will probably use her second GPU at night and fold on the 5750 24/7 if I can get it working properly.
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Originally Posted by refeek View Post
Meaning I just need the adapter connected with nothing plugged in?

Not that it's hard for me to just pull up another monitor, or connect it to my TV.
A DVI-VGA adapter with some resistors: http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...ummy-plug.html
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A DVI-VGA adapter with some resistors: http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...ummy-plug.html
Oh wow that's brilliant. Thanks!
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