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So Guys N Gals, i've got some GREAT News for you!
PCI-E X1 Folding is confirmed working today! (By me)

Now my 8400GS Is Folding away happily next to my 9600GSO!
Ofcourse, You'd like to know how to do it?
It's a few steps:
1. Mod your PCI-E X1 slot, this can be done with: A Dremel, a mill , a soldering iron (burn the back of the slot)


2. You may need to mod your Graphics Card (with a dremel)


3. Install (doh)


4. Check if the cards works in the X1 Slot.
5. Put the card back in the X16 slot, download the driver Via windows Update Online (Vista / XP)
DONT DOWNLOAD LATEST DRIVER ON NVIDIA SITE!!!
Install the driver.
6. Put the card back in the X1 Slot, Boot.
7. CHeck with GPU-Z If it's recognised correctly! And then open up F@h!


ANd ofcourse, Special thanks to Hueristic, for this great idea!
You rock mate!


Edit:
Performance on the X16 is 400-500 PPD (depends on WU, 5763 is 410 for both)
Performance on X1 is also 400-500PPD 5763 Is also 410ppd.
PPD Readings may fluctuate, so its better to look at Minutes/% to see if the cards perform the same on X1/x16
THIS MEANS THERE IS NO PERFORMANCE LOSS FOR THIS CARD!
I'll now run it with an shader Overclock. See if i can get any improvement!
Edited by dasparx - 1/9/09 at 12:48am
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+Rep
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X1 speed is 12Minutes/%
Now testing on X16.
WIll conduct several tests later with shader overclocks!
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Great Job! +rep...now THIS IS Folding Fanaticism!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dasparx View Post
X1 speed is 12Minutes/%
Now testing on X16.
WIll conduct several tests later with shader overclocks!
Great work!
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Great Job! +rep...now THIS IS Folding Fanaticism!
Thank you sir! This is Really great for p4 + 256Mb RAM + 2x gpu folding rigs! this way you can build a cheap farm and still upgrade in the future!
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Hm, I recall correctly, PCI has more bandwidth than PCI-E X1, and they do make 9 and 8 series video cards for PCI. Has anyone tried them out?
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Hm, I recall correctly, PCI has more bandwidth than PCI-E X1, and they do make 9 and 8 series video cards for PCI. Has anyone tried them out?
I have got an PCI 8400GS.
It does around 15M/% for each WU.
AN 8400GS on X16 does 12M/%
An 8400GS on X1 does 12m/% Also.

So PCI-E ARe faster.
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Now if someone can just figure out a way to fold with an NVidia card, but use an ATI card for primary display...

+rep though

Awesome

1bil, here we come!
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Quote:
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Now if someone can just figure out a way to fold with an NVidia card, but use an ATI card for primary display...

+rep though

Awesome

1bil, here we come!
This is also possible. Just Put both cards in, update drivers via WIndows Update, and fold/game!
On XP, you have to live with 1 card w/o drivers... I don't know a workaround for that yet.
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