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Hi all,

I am probably being a bit thick, but on my 450 GTS I have my GPU (currently pegged at max for folding) and a VPU, the VPU has gone to a few percent every now and then, I was thinking that if this is a processing unit, could it be used for folding as well?

Sorry if its a silly question, not really got into video cards yet
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No, it can't be used for folding. Your graphics card doesn't have two separate processors on it, meaning that the VPU is integrated into the GPU. I have never heard of a graphics card having separate a VPU and GPU.
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