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Hi, so Im sick of the lousy PPD production from my current 6950. I have 2 GTX 460s showing up on monday which i will be swapping into my current machine. At the moment I am using the V7 Client . Im sure from memory I have read that this client doesnt like the 460 or its current drivers. I will still be folding on my CPU which is a Phenom x4 on win 7 .

Will I need a new client or a few for the 2 460s and cpu?
Is nvidia the same as ATI where I will have to disable CPU cores to fold the cards?
Which are the best drivers to get for folding the 460s? (I don't game so age of driver is un important just want moar PPD.)

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V7 will work just as well for folding the 460's. Most people will recommend that you dedicate a cpu core to fermi folding.
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Removing a core from the CPU SMP folding should not be necessary with an Nvidia card. If you want to stick to client v7 which you can, it will work fine with the 460s, then use this guide to add the advanced WUs to both of your 460 slots. The advanced WUs or advmethods WUs are the 762X WUs for Nvidia which have less CPU usage (nearly 0%) at the cost of running about 8C hotter and being more prone to reveal an unstable GPU overclock by failing a WU so you'll have to watch out for that. The gain from being able to run all of your CPU cores way outshines any potential downsides IMO. You might also consider running a virtual machine of linux to get even still more PPD out of the CPU.
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