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hey wondering if i can have 2 differnt nvida gpus in at same time. folding..

atm gonna start with 9400gt and e8400.
but can i add another card? say if i got a 450 + a 9800? wuld that work or?

cause 9800gt pretty cheap 2nd hand. but looking at getting a 450 :] thinking both? well get 1 then l8r get the other. unless got a 450.. then add another 450 xD anyways

does it work or? have to be same card. cheers
    
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Works perfectly fine. Don't waste your time with the 9400GT though. Even a 9500GT will only put out around 1.5k PPD overclocked. Not enough to even worry about it.
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Works perfectly fine. Don't waste your time with the 9400GT though. Even a 9500GT will only put out around 1.5k PPD overclocked. Not enough to even worry about it.
wuld be just untill get a decent gpu ran out of $$ when got board n cpu haha


but yeah. how well wuld the e8400 do? at stock clocks for now.. untill get better cooler.
    
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You don't need SLI to fold. Any combination of cards will fold, it doesn't even need to be an SLI mobo. You just need the PCIe slots

Your E8400 should get 2.5K PPD. Not great, but they're good OC'ers, so once you bump it to 4.0Ghz, get maybe 4K PPD out of it
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You don't need SLI to fold. Any combination of cards will fold, it doesn't even need to be an SLI mobo. You just need the PCIe slots

Your E8400 should get 2.5K PPD. Not great, but they're good OC'ers, so once you bump it to 4.0Ghz, get maybe 4K PPD out of it
ahk. well northbridge seams kinder hot atm.. but anyways when i get a cooler gonna see how far i can push it :]

and be folding sigrig when get a case when get setup at night
    
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You can do it, but you'll run into some problems trying to fold with a fermi card and a non-fermi card, because you have to use two different clients that don't work nicely together.

It's not extremely difficult to fix, just make sure you're aware of it beforehand.
    
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You can do it, but you'll run into some problems trying to fold with a fermi card and a non-fermi card, because you have to use two different clients that don't work nicely together.

It's not extremely difficult to fix, just make sure you're aware of it beforehand.
sorry fermi n non-fermi? as in the oced ones? sorry noobie question >.<
    
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i jst put in my 8400gs n 9400gt. and it only shows up as having the 9400gt. ( it being in the 1st slot ) :/ why doesnt the 8400gs show up in gpuz? shouldnt it?
    
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sorry fermi n non-fermi? as in the oced ones? sorry noobie question >.<
Fermi means GTX 400 or GTX 500 nVidia cards. It's the name of the chip architecture
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Fermi means GTX 400 or GTX 500 nVidia cards. It's the name of the chip architecture
ahk :]

would both cards come up in gpuz? or? :/
    
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