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Can I use a Nvidia + ATI GPU in same system for folding?

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Basically as title says. Here are my current systems:

E6400 @ 3.2
GA-P35-S36
4 gigs Ram
8800 GTS g92 Core 756 Memory 1053 Shader 1890
(around 7-8k ppd)


For the Chimp Challenge I will also have this system available

Q6600 @ 3.2
P5B Deluxe wifi (2 x PCI-E slots)
4 gigs ram
XFX 5770 1 gig 942 core - 1375 memory
and not in the system but a EVGA 8800 GTS g80

Last competition I used the 2 systems I placed the GTS g92/g80 in the q6600 and folded with the quad, then I folded with the 5770 and not the e6400 in the other system.



So on the Q6600 + p5b I want to use the 5770 and the GTS g80 but I was wondering if I'd have drivers conflicts? I don't want to use the g80 in physx just as a extra folding card. Can I do this with the newest ATI/Nvidia drivers?
post #2 of 7
ati atm isnt worth folding with, soon tho the new client will be out to make ati worth while
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OK I know there should be a new gpu client by the chimp challenge in May and wondered if AS OF NOW could I fold with both the cards in one system?

I had the 5770 in the e6400 before but couldn't use the e6400 to smp due to ATI cards requiring a core dedicated to the ati card. BUT as Zodac told me months ago, if I have the ATI with the Q6600 I can dedicate one of the cores to the 5770 and still smp fold
post #4 of 7
yea i guess ya could, but it would seem better to fold with the cpu and the 8800 in one system, because the 5770 will take from the cpu, which also takes from the 8800 in the end.
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Well in that case could I not fold on the 5770 and on the q6600 + g80
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no i believe you could.
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post #7 of 7
It was simple before. But the new folding client just got released and i've heard it's even easier.

I have an AMD and an Nvidia card. Just install the nvidia card, start up, install the driver, reboot, fold. I thought it was going to be complicated.

Here's a guide for the new client. It's much more simple now.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ing-guide.html
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