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VERY NICE!!!!

Also, I'd like to add my into this discussion

Up until about 3-4 weeks ago, the 450GTS was your killer card, however, when the 560 GTX was released, the 460 GTX prices dropped like stones, and have now become the true "go to" card, though that's not really my opinion. From a budget standpoint (cost, power usage, etc), IMHO, the 450GTS would still make the better "farm" card.
True, there's a difference between running two 460's or 4 450's because of power lead limitations.
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I've got one or two of each of the "good" lower cost folding gpus... Watch my hfm stats :-) i up the shader clocks on the gtx460s and 2 of the 9800gts....
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I don't have any power worries... the silverstone should easily cover this farm once its populated. I have an extra 9800 I might use for a bit
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So now I've hit a wall... Do you have to have at least one display hooked up? Basically I finished setting this thing up, got rid of the monitor and all the bs and went back to my hfm server to manage it remotely. The plan was to always manage it with rdp. After it finished the first WU the cards hung. I tried a bunch of different configs, reinstalled the drivers, and hooked up a monitor (just the vga cable so it would detect it, no power). I finally powered up the monitor plugged in my dinovo edge and moved the mouse and both gpus popped right up and went to work.

So I went into power settings and disabled "turn off the display".

I'm hoping that will take care of it, I'll build a dummy plug if I have to, but I'd like to unhook the monitor again and go back to remote.

Is anyone else doing this that has some insight?
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Try using the FAH GPU Tracker, I've got it set up right now folding on an office machine with two 9800GTs, and only one monitor is plugged in to the primary card.
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+1 ... 3 of my rigs have no monitors attached at all: F2, F4, and F5. OS's are Vista, XP, and Win 7 64 bit. F3 and "server" share a KVM, not sure how much it counts.

I use "TightVNC" ... server on the folding computer and viewer on my desktop. I login to all my windows folding boxes that way. Sometimes, F3 loses its mind with all the GPUs and the only way to get a screen is via remote desktop.

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post #47 of 54
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I started the rig with GPU tracker but I didn't like that it always throws in the -oneunit flag. So I went back to GPU consoles.
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post #48 of 54
You can disable it in the settings, you probably have your CPU selected under the one unit tab.
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I triple checked that all the oneunit checkboxes were empty. It was putting it on the GPU and CPU.
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post #50 of 54
I just double checked my config, and it actually does the same thing. Neither of my GPUs have the -oneunit option checked in the config, but both have it show up in the list of arguments. They both fold until I manually stop them though, so this could be a display bug of some sort

GTX460
Launch directory: F:\\FAH GPU Tracker V2\\GPU0
Executable: F:\\FAH GPU Tracker V2\\FAH_GPU3.exe
Arguments: -oneunit -forcegpu nvidia_fermi -advmethods -gpu 0

9800GT
Launch directory: F:\\FAH GPU Tracker V2\\GPU1
Executable: F:\\FAH GPU Tracker V2\\FAH_GPU2.exe
Arguments: -oneunit -forcegpu nvidia_g80 -advmethods -gpu 1
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