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Here is how to make up a dummy plug for your card in about 30 seconds.

All you need are three 68 ohm resistors from RadioShack. They come in packs of 5 for a buck.


You will need the DVI-VGA adapter that ships with every GFX card, the resistors and a clipper. You could use scissors or a nail clipper, the wire is soft.


Bend one leg of the resistor around till it is parallel to the other then clip off the long leg so it is the same length as the bent leg.


The wire is just the right gauge to slide into the VGA plus securely.


Push it home. Note you want to bridge the top three pins on the right with the pins directly below one-to-one.. Hold the plug so the wide part is up top.


Alternate the resistors so the leg of one is against the body of another to avoid shorting out the jumpers.

And that is all there is to it. Start Folding on your second GPU
Edited by CyberDruid - 9/12/08 at 4:10pm
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Nice. +
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Excellent work CD, added to the essentials thread. rep+
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It seemed a lot easier than soldering resistors to a VGA and then putting that on the adapter...and every card I've bought in the past couple of years comes with at least one adapter.
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Nice one there CD! *is sure to use this on 4870x2s*

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Nice CD, now...

To get my Folding@home GPU rig started back up...


I just need a CPU, anyone want to donate.
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wait what does this do and why is it needed?
    
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wait what does this do and why is it needed?
It's for folding with multiple cards. It's needed as a "trick" to fool the cards into thinking that monitors are hooked up to all the cards, when in fact, the monitor is only hooked up to one card.
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Gollie had a thread on this here.

This might be useful:


I have made a few of these and they work well. I used 75ohm resistors and it worked too.
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
Gollie had a thread on this here.

This might be useful:


I have made a few of these and they work well. I used 75ohm resistors and it worked too.
The thing that I like is that CD's method doesn't involve soldering.
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