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Fold on one gpu but not the other?

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The title says it all...i am new to folding and i have one gpu in my sig rig right now (gtx 260) but i have another sitting around (gts 250) and i was wondering if i could use it for folding but reserve my gtx for my gaming and just have the 250 dedicated to folding 24/7.

thank you in advance.

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yes you will be able to. Go ahead and use this guide, and then only run the second gpu. Well, you can skip the entire first gpu if you want, but you might as well set it up for when you eventually run both while away from you computer.
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thank you, i will give that i shot right now!
    
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report back, let us know if you have any issues, and...

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thank you, i will give that i shot right now!
Happy Folding xD

You can get about 5.5k - 6k PPD with the GTS 250. I get 5.8k PPD on mine xD
    
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and we have success! and a few questions haha

can i use a card to fold without having it connected to a display?

and out of curiosity what exactly is iter/sec? i get about 1800...iterations maybe?

thank you!

-stephen

(now folding for overclock.net)
Edited by uno_zapdos_tres - 12/31/10 at 10:38am
    
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Yes you can have it fold without using a display, though you may need to add a force flag if it doesn't work without one.
Dont worry about iter/sec, use HFM (guide) to see what your PPD is.
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so i have hfm installed but it's showing the status as stopped...but it is most certainly working...what am i doing wrong?
    
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Did you direct it to the right folder?
It should be located here...

C:\\Users\\USER\\AppData\\Roaming\\Folding@home-gpu
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it still says that i have 1 inactive worker and 0 active



that's how i have it set up
    
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