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Would PCI-E X 1 be enough for folding?

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I found a old graphics card laying around so I thought I might as well use it for folding but I only have a pci-e X 1 left on my MOBO. Would it be enough for just folding?
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What graphics card? It might not even be able to fold/be worth folding with.
    
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For some reason I just found a 9800 GTX laying around. Why have I been using my 4650? but anyway it's a 9800
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For some reason I just found a 9800 GTX laying around. Why have I been using my 4650? but anyway it's a 9800
yes. PCIe x1 will work. since the card is not constantly sending data over the bus, its instead sent data, computes for a bit, sends back, x1 is plenty enough bandwidth for folding.
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yes. PCIe x1 will work. since the card is not constantly sending data over the bus, its instead sent data, computes for a bit, sends back, x1 is plenty enough bandwidth for folding.
Alright thanks.
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For some reason I just found a 9800 GTX laying around.
Wish I could find one of those "lying around", LOL. good for 5-6k PPD
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Look at my sig to make an adapter.
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Look at my sig to make an adapter.
Thats were I got the inspiration
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I bought some of these pci-e x1 ribbon cables. Works great. Though you do need to be careful when cutting a slot in the adapter to fit the graphics card, it's real easy to nick the little pins inside and mess it all up. Found out the hard way
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