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Hey Bass, maybe you should put a note at the bottom of your guide mentioning that in Windows 7, if you add the -forcegpu nvidia_g80 flag, you don't actually need a dummy plug or need to extend the monitors. It makes SLI folding a bit more difficult (though still possible), but would be very handy for folding rigs.

And thanks for that information [CyGnus].
Added. Any why did you have to go and get yourself a mod position... it's so out of my way to rep you now.
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Ahh don't bother then. Else my entire REP list will be you eventually.

Tell you what, don't REP me now, but if I ever get sacked, REP me loads to make up for it. Much simpler.
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But then you'll just get a "retired director" thing
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True, guess you could just not REP me. It's not like anyone other than I can see them anymore.

EDIT: Speaking, of REP, look who's got enough for an OC'd account now.
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True, guess you could just not REP me. It's not like anyone other than I can see them anymore.

EDIT: Speaking, of REP, look who's got enough for an OC'd account now.
Grats Bassplayer! Hit 1 year and an OC'd account is yours! (I'm just hoping to win one from the Foldathon =D)

On topic --

I've got an 8800 GT 512mb lying around gathering dust. On my sig rig, I think it would be close but I think it's doable power-wise (HX620), but I'm worried about heat.

If I put this in my 3rd slot which is 4x bus, will it impact how well the card folds? The reason I ask is I want to leave space for the 5850's fans to pull air away from it, and putting this card in the 2nd slot might not allow me to do this..
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PCIe bandwidth won't hurt folding performance at all. Go right ahead.
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PCIe bandwidth won't hurt folding performance at all. Go right ahead.
Saweet! Now to find power the power calculator and see if my 620 can handle it..

Ok.. it looks like power calcs currently have me in the ~444 ballpark. CFing 5850s only brings me up to ~520 (which seems low) but I think that I'll be OK with this power supply.. only one real way to find out! Looks like I'm pulling the 8800 out of my old system tonite, setting it in a static bag and waiting till the end of the foldathon (yeah, like I"m going to try to shove an 8800GT into an ATI run system in the middle of the foldathon. Sha, no).
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yup looking for a OC'ed account too
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True, guess you could just not REP me. It's not like anyone other than I can see them anymore.

EDIT: Speaking, of REP, look who's got enough for an OC'd account now.
Yessum! Worked really hard for it then found out I have to wait until June! And P.S. not repping you? That's like... It's just wrong.

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Grats Bassplayer! Hit 1 year and an OC'd account is yours! (I'm just hoping to win one from the Foldathon =D)
Thanks for the congratulations! This guide has been very helpful with the rep. I really need to get this all fixed up and pretty with Windows 7 but I'm in another country right now. I'll update some time in early May when I get back. Until this, Zodac takes care of us
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I had my 9800gx2 running fine, but I installed a 9500gs and 4gb of more ram. (windows 7 64-bit + 4+gb of ram + nvidia chipset = strange issue that has a hotfix I forgot to download and just reminded me while typing this...edit: nvm windows update already installed the fix ))

anyways, now EVGA Precision says I have 4 gpu's, and only gpu 3 is folding now (didn't change anything yet, so I don't know why only one is folding instead of both of the 9800gx2 gpus are folding. On the nvidia control panel (when 9500gs is enabled in device manager) the 9500 and one 9800 shows up. When the 9500 is disabled, there IS not multi-gpu option. I haven't tried to reinstall the 9800gx2 drivers yet, but is there something I forgot to do?

Thanks.
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