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Hello guys, as you can tell from my postbit, it's been a while since I folded

Well, I recently got an AX850W, so I decided to throw in my GTX 260 along with my GTX 470. I thought it would be a waste just having it lying around, and now another waste, since it could fold now and then

I Googled my way to some answers, on how to specifically fold on the 2nd GPU, however that failed miserably, and the client kept re-downloading the FAH15-core-something.


Now, I need your help and guidance to show/tell me how to set it up so that I can fold on the GTX 260

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Help and guidance... or will a guide do?
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...gpu-guide.html

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In for extra help....I'm folding on a Fermi and non-Fermi GPU at the same time, on a board not designed for it, LOL. I'm using console clients and just hiding them to the systray with TrayIt!.

I don't fold on my boot drive, so I know a little bit about making "folding" folders and pointing HFM in the proper direction to monitor.
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Help and guidance... or will a guide do?
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...gpu-guide.html

Follow that if you want both to be systray.

If you do not mind having a console client, easy way would be just downloading the GPU2 console client (direct download).
Then add these flags. -local -gpu 1 -forcegpu nvidia_g80
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In for extra help....I'm folding on a Fermi and non-Fermi GPU at the same time
You are using a GPU3 client for the fermi and GPU2 client for the other one, right?

Cant use GPU3 client for both?
I know this used to be the problem with mixing the GPUs, but since I no longer have a 480, I dont know.


So, what the op will need to do is download the GPU2 client. If you need to install it, make sure you copy your GPU3 client folder, uninstall GPU3 (dont worry, it still works after uninstalled) and then install GPU2. Use the forcegpu flag as mentioned above...

Following a massive GPU guide to troubleshoot their problems is just a mess... who wants to do that? Is the error he is having even show up in the guide? No, I am positive it does not since it was written in 2009.
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Help and guidance... or will a guide do?
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...gpu-guide.html

Zodac, how lazy of you to post a link

Well, I'm confused as to how I am going to run the GPU3 and GPU2 client at the same time, or just on the same computer
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You are using a GPU3 client for the fermi and GPU2 client for the other one, right?

Cant use GPU3 client for both?
I know this used to be the problem with mixing the GPUs, but since I no longer have a 480, I dont know.
This was a problem for a long time, I have heard probably 2 people saying they got GPU3 working on a Fermi and non Fermi card.
Not sure if it was drivers or an update to the core but maybe its working properly now.

Doesn't work for me with 260.99 drivers...


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Zodac, how lazy of you to post a link

Well, I'm confused as to how I am going to run the GPU3 and GPU2 client at the same time, or just on the same computer
2 choices, method I linked above or do a clean install with GPU2 first then GPU3 client in separate folders.
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Zodac, how lazy of you to post a link

Well, I'm confused as to how I am going to run the GPU3 and GPU2 client at the same time, or just on the same computer
>> Implying I'm not lazy usually

Anyway, do this:
• Install GPU2.
• Go to AppData> Roaming> Folding@home-gpu and move the .dll files to the install folder.
• Rename the Folder.
• Install GPU3 (rename if you want).
• Go to AppData again and move the new .dlls to the GPU3 folder.
• Create shortcuts of the .exes.
• Add the flags.
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I think Z got mad...
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Quote:
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You are using a GPU3 client for the fermi and GPU2 client for the other one, right?
Indeed.


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Cant use GPU3 client for both?
I know this used to be the problem with mixing the GPUs, but since I no longer have a 480, I dont know.
To the best of my knowledge, in the not too distant future non-fermi will not be able to use GPU3 as the WU's will only be Fermi specific...? Something along those lines. I was using the GPU3 client for my 9800 for a time, didn't really see any difference in PPD, never got and special WU's.


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So, what the op will need to do is download the GPU2 client. If you need to install it, make sure you copy your GPU3 client folder, uninstall GPU3 (dont worry, it still works after uninstalled) and then install GPU2. Use the forcegpu flag as mentioned above...
That's one way to do it...I could never get the systray clients to work, but the console clients were very easy to get to work.

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Following a massive GPU guide to troubleshoot their problems is just a mess... who wants to do that? Is the error he is having even show up in the guide? No, I am positive it does not since it was written in 2009.
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