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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by spike6792 View Post
Ok, was just curious. Found a cheap 5770 and was going to use it for just a folding board but guess its a loss. Thanks anyway everyone.
Yes it is possible as long as you are using Windows 7. With my previous setup I folded with a GTX 460 and played my games with a HD 5850 no problems at all.
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Folding forum is your friend!
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post #13 of 26
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see my post above as well as the others^

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don't read krymore's, that's no longer true
Sorry I was under the impression that you could only do it with lucid hydra
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Krymore View Post
You can only SLI /Xfire two of the same cards ie... 2 gtx 560's or 2 5770

U can use two diffrent cards ina non sli setup but you would need two monitors. And your mobo would have to support both video cards.

There is a chance they could conflict or have driver issues.
Ehhh, you can xfire 2 of the same gen cards, ie a 5870 and a 5970, 5850 with a 5870 etc..
    
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post #15 of 26
if you use the nvidia for folding or physx then sure
post #16 of 26
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Sorry I was under the impression that you could only do it with lucid hydra
haha i'm just messin with you. I thought that too until I decided to try the dedicated physx thing out
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post #17 of 26
So much wrong, it hurts!

1) You can run any GPU's alongside any other GPU's, as long as they're seperate (not in SLI / Crossfire). You could run a 6600GT alongside a HD6990 if you wanted. It would work just fine.

2) Obviously, you need to have matching cards to SLI / Crossfire (Crossfire being SLIGHTLY more flexible to this, though not recommended).

3) It's not worth your time or money to fold on a 5770, or any ATI / AMD card for that matter.
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post #18 of 26
If you have Windows 7:
- you can run them separately
- you cannot make them share graphics workload unless you have Lucid Hydra

If you have Windows Vista:
- no you cannot use them together
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Hmm, so it would be worth it to pick it up. Just fold on one and use the other for gaming/folding depending on if I'm home or not?
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post #20 of 26
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Ok, was just curious. Found a cheap 5770 and was going to use it for just a folding board but guess its a loss. Thanks anyway everyone.
Aren't AMD chips poor folders anyway?
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