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Alrighty, I'm putting my spare GTX260 to use in my rig! I've read the Win7 Dual GPU guide here, and I understand how to setup the clients; however, I have never installed two gpus and would like to verify the process. I need to wipe video drivers, as well as get the newest ones. After I shut down and install the second gpu, I reboot and install drivers. Do I need to do anything special at this point or will the drivers automatically see I have two gpus and do whatever needs to be done? I was just unclear on the actual install and setup of the two gpus before going on with the folding clients. Thanks!
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• Install one GPU client.
• Make a copy of the folder.
• Go to C> Users> [Your User]> AppData> Roaming> Folding@home-gpu.
• Copy the .dll files and paste them in the GPU client folder, and the one you copied (henceforth known as GPU client folder 2).
• Make shortcuts of the .exe file in GPU client folder 1 and 2.
• Add the "-local" flag to them both.
• Run both, and enter your info.
• PM me, since we need to sort out passkeys for the TC.
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• Install one GPU client.
• Make a copy of the folder.
• Go to C> Users> [Your User]> AppData> Roaming> Folding@home-gpu.
• Copy the .dll files and paste them in the GPU client folder, and the one you copied (henceforth known as GPU client folder 2).
• Make shortcuts of the .exe file in GPU client folder 1 and 2.
• Add the "-local" flag to them both.
• Run both, and enter your info.
• PM me, since we need to sort out passkeys for the TC.
Clearly you didn't read my whole post. I understand setting up the clients. I'm asking about physically installing the GPUs and the drivers. And yes, when I get the clients up tonight, I'll PM you about sorting them out.
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Also, remember to have a diffrent machine ID to all your clients.


Edit:
You already have a nVidia card in, so there should be no need to install the drivers again.

Does the second card show up in the controlpanel thingy in windows?
Edited by Jeppzer - 11/8/11 at 12:12pm
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You don't paragraph your post, and blame me?

Drivers don't need to be reinstalled; but make sure you have v266.58... otherwise you might get the downclocking issues.
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Quote:
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You don't paragraph your post, and blame me?

Drivers don't need to be reinstalled; but make sure you have v266.58... otherwise you might get the downclocking issues.
That info was in the second sentence! You want me to paragraph break after the first sentence? Thanks, I'll check and see what drivers I'm running tonight then. It's been so long since I updated them that I don't know what I'm running.
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When there's a thread with a big block of text in the OP, I just go by the title, and then let them correct me if I missed something.

Easier that way. Who's got time to read?
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1.Install latest driver
2.Shut down the pc and unplug the Power supply
3.Plug in second GPU into motherboard
4.Plug power supply back in and start the PC
5.Win 7 will automatically recognize the second GPU, then will ask for a reboot.
6.Done
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zodac View Post
When there's a thread with a big block of text in the OP, I just go by the title, and then let them correct me if I missed something.

Easier that way. Who's got time to read?
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Originally Posted by Checkered View Post
1.Install latest driver
2.Shut down the pc and unplug the Power supply
3.Plug in second GPU into motherboard
4.Plug power supply back in and start the PC
5.Win 7 will automatically recognize the second GPU, then will ask for a reboot.
6.Done
Thanks!


Edit:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeppzer View Post
Also, remember to have a diffrent machine ID to all your clients.


Edit:
You already have a nVidia card in, so there should be no need to install the drivers again.

Does the second card show up in the controlpanel thingy in windows?
I haven't gotten the second card in yet. I'll drop it in tonight when I get home and will report back. Thank you all for the quick and direct responses. +rep
Edited by repo_man - 11/8/11 at 12:52pm
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*cough cough* Couldn't get the card installed because it won't fit with the Accelero cooler in my secondary slot. I also don't have enough water tubing to move gpu0 either. This will have to wait until I change case. Thanks anyway guys; I'll let you know when I get it going.
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