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I am hoping to get my hands on an Nvidia 9800GT 512Mb in the next week for next to nothing,the card will ONLY be used for folding.

The card is described as having fuzzy picture but in working order,im wondering if it will be ok to fold on though?
Do people allready use cards that are artifacting for folding?

I may bake it but if i can just use it for folding then that would be great,what do you reckon?

If i have posted in the wrong area then i do appologise,im stuck in between posting in Nvidia area but i think there may be people in here that may have used artifacting cards previously.
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You could try it. The worst that will happen is you'll get a folding error that says I think client failed. Then your best bet would be to bake it
    
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Ok cool,will be first bake but im confident.

I currently have 5870 and 8800gtx in my rig which i also use for folding along with my cpu,im wondering if i will be able to actually use this 9800gt in a third slot with F@H using flags in shortcut?
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Ok cool,will be first bake but im confident.

I currently have 5870 and 8800gtx in my rig which i also use for folding along with my cpu,im wondering if i will be able to actually use this 9800gt in a third slot with F@H using flags in shortcut?
Yes you can, but I would not use that 5870 for F@H till the new client arrives.
It just slows down your CPU folding.
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Ok cool,will be first bake but im confident.

I currently have 5870 and 8800gtx in my rig which i also use for folding along with my cpu,im wondering if i will be able to actually use this 9800gt in a third slot with F@H using flags in shortcut?
Yes you will, just use -gpu 2 and -force nvidia_g80 (I think). The MutiGPU guide will show you how to do it

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Yeah im aware that the 5870 is pretty awfull at the moment with the F@H client but its just sat their doing nothing so i figured i may as well use it,better than nothing.

Just out of interest when exactly is the new client out and does anyone have an idea how much better this new client will be...i mean are we talking like double ppd etc?

Thanks for the replys so far.
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Yeah im aware that the 5870 is pretty awfull at the moment with the F@H client but its just sat their doing nothing so i figured i may as well use it,better than nothing.

Just out of interest when exactly is the new client out and does anyone have an idea how much better this new client will be...i mean are we talking like double ppd etc?

Thanks for the replys so far.
Nope we have no idea when it's coming. Rumor is Q1 2011 but that's just a hopeful and no news on ppd etc
    
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SS Patrick you have been helpfull mate,thanks,Rep given.
Edited by superj1977 - 1/31/11 at 6:47pm
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SS patrick you have been helpfull mate,thanks,Rep given.
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I was gone all day!
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