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The thing that I like is that CD's method doesn't involve soldering.
True, soldering those is difficult especially if you have a solder "gun"
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Awesome, thanks CD. I just wish I knew this before when I had just got my 2nd 8800GT. I'll have the 2nd rig built in the next couple weeks most likely for folding, which only has one pci-e slot.
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suma*****, that is a little easier than using a standard soldering tip... Very clever CD!

*throws out the mutilated plug that was purchased from Radioshack*
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Awesome CD, just what I was looking for! +
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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.
That is the diagram I went by.

Thanks for the add

Yeah I pretty much solder if I have to...but I do not have a decent soldering rig and I was looking at getting one for $100 and thought WTH am I doing?

I think any resistance value between about 50ohm-150ohm should work. RadioShack has 68ohm and 100ohm in stock.
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Nice. +
Now I might have to do this and put my x850agp back in as primary and see if it cures the "unstable machine" error.
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Mine is still kind of wierd. It will only run right is Monitor is on ""3" but when I want to go into BIOS I need monitor on "1" lol...so I have to sap the plug and the monitor back and forth when tweaking...no biggy.

I also see that the second card is Folding slower... not a lot slower...but slower. I've set each client an affinity to a core...but I don't think that's it.
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This is incredible, I've been wanting to do this with my backup card haha!

If I was to add something like an 8600gt and 8800gs, would it hurt my 8800gt's 5kish ppd?
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Nope the primary card seems to run full speed no matter what....but it seems that the second card does run a touch slower.
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I just did what you have listed here, w/100ohm resistors-works without a hitch. I didnt solder them , i just put a slight twist to bind it in.+
    
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