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Ok im about to buy a GTX 260 and ill want to fold on it but i dont wanna give up my 8600 GT just yet! it gives almost 1500 ppd so keeping it running would be nice! do i just need a dummy plug for the 8600? if so what is this dummy plug u speak of lol?

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EVGA 750i FTW should have two PCI-e x16 slots in it. Just put your 8600 in the secondary slot, and disable it as a display output in display properties.
 

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EVGA 750i FTW should have two PCI-e x16 slots in it. Just put your 8600 in the secondary slot, and disable it as a display output in display properties.

you have to use the dummy plug to make the card think its attached to another monitor.
 

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you have to use the dummy plug to make the card think its attached to another monitor.
dummy plug needed or no? im confused
 

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I Strongly recommend that you still keep it in bc you can still use both for folding and also the 8600 can become a physx card.
yes i want to do that but do i need a dummy plug?
 

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Don't think so. It'll just be a second (non-dominant) graphics card. that can carry out certain actions
 

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Originally Posted by Tufelhunden View Post
If it even works, not sure about mixing series cards, it will need a dummy plug and the desktop extended.

I used to run a 6800 next to my 8800 Ultra for an extra screen, never had any issues.

Don't know about having different brands (ATi and nVidia) but two nVidia cards worked just fine.
 

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A) mixing different series of cards I don't think it works...
B) different number of SPs or Cores results in ppd cuts (huge 50% or more)
C) additional cards will take more memory mapping leaving you with less free RAM
D) You WILL need a Dummy Plug for it to work if it does...

and heres a link for how to make a dummy plug
 

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A) mixing different series of cards I don't think it works...
B) different number of SPs or Cores results in ppd cuts (huge 50% or more)
C) additional cards will take more memory mapping leaving you with less free RAM
D) You WILL need a Dummy Plug for it to work if it does...
That's what I remember reading. Thanks Hells. Virtual rep!
 

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A) mixing different series of cards I don't think it works...
8xxx series ran fine with 6xxxx series for desktop use. Gaming was fine too, my 6800 just displayed the desktop background while I gamed, no impact to FPS. No problems at all. Works fine for regular use, don't know if it would affect [email protected]?
 

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yes regular use is fine, but I'm talking strictly [email protected]

I have in my sig rig an 8800GTX G80 core and an 8800GS G92 core... the 8800GS should output about 4kppd, it only puits out 2kppd because of the difference in SPs and Cores between the cards...
 

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You can mix cards to a certain degree. You can mix 8000 series cards with 9000 series cards. But, I don't know anyone who has been able to get a 200 series card to work with a 8000 or 9000 series card. There is a driver issue when you try to do this.

OP: If you do go with the 260, I seriously doubt that you will be able to fold on the 8600GT as well.
 

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You can mix cards to a certain degree. You can mix 8000 series cards with 9000 series cards. But, I don't know anyone who has been able to get a 200 series card to work with a 8000 or 9000 series card. There is a driver issue when you try to do this.

OP: If you do go with the 260, I seriously doubt that you will be able to fold on the 8600GT as well.

That makes me sad lol. its a good little card but i guess ill have to let it go. time for the ebay.
 

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so im about to buy a GTX 260 so when i want to add a second do i just match SP? a 216 version no matter what maker? and it will fold the same?
 
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