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So Guys N Gals, i've got some GREAT News for you!

PCI-E X1 Folding is confirmed working today! (By me)

Now my 8400GS Is Folding away happily next to my 9600GSO!
Ofcourse, You'd like to know how to do it?
It's a few steps:
1. Mod your PCI-E X1 slot, this can be done with: A Dremel, a mill , a soldering iron (burn the back of the slot)


2. You may need to mod your Graphics Card (with a dremel)


3. Install (doh)


4. Check if the cards works in the X1 Slot.
5. Put the card back in the X16 slot, download the driver Via windows Update Online (Vista / XP)
DONT DOWNLOAD LATEST DRIVER ON NVIDIA SITE!!!
Install the driver.
6. Put the card back in the X1 Slot, Boot.
7. CHeck with GPU-Z If it's recognised correctly! And then open up [email protected]!


ANd ofcourse, Special thanks to Hueristic, for this great idea!
You rock mate!

Edit:
Performance on the X16 is 400-500 PPD (depends on WU, 5763 is 410 for both)
Performance on X1 is also 400-500PPD 5763 Is also 410ppd.
PPD Readings may fluctuate, so its better to look at Minutes/% to see if the cards perform the same on X1/x16
THIS MEANS THERE IS NO PERFORMANCE LOSS FOR THIS CARD!
I'll now run it with an shader Overclock. See if i can get any improvement!
 

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X1 speed is 12Minutes/%
Now testing on X16.
WIll conduct several tests later with shader overclocks!
Great work!
 

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Hm, I recall correctly, PCI has more bandwidth than PCI-E X1, and they do make 9 and 8 series video cards for PCI. Has anyone tried them out?
 

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Hm, I recall correctly, PCI has more bandwidth than PCI-E X1, and they do make 9 and 8 series video cards for PCI. Has anyone tried them out?
I have got an PCI 8400GS.
It does around 15M/% for each WU.
AN 8400GS on X16 does 12M/%
An 8400GS on X1 does 12m/% Also.

So PCI-E ARe faster.
 

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Originally Posted by [pi] View Post
Now if someone can just figure out a way to fold with an NVidia card, but use an ATI card for primary display...

+rep though

Awesome


1bil, here we come!
This is also possible. Just Put both cards in, update drivers via WIndows Update, and fold/game!
On XP, you have to live with 1 card w/o drivers... I don't know a workaround for that yet.
 

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Originally Posted by Setzer View Post
I've been wondering alot, what the heck is folding?
It sounds like it's a popular thing amongst pc guru's (like us on OCN).

http://folding.stanford.edu/

It's Using your PC to find cures for several diseases. (short explanation)

Btw,
could someone make a nice linky for this thread to put in my sig? That'd be higly appreciated!
 

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Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Subscribed. I wanna see tests with a 8500 and 8600!
Hueristic will soon test it with his 8800´s.


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Originally Posted by Ruredee View Post
Stick the 9600gso in the slot and see what it does..
Too bad my board has a big condensator behind the x1 slot, so i´ll have to mod my 9600GSO Wich i don´t want to do, since its in warranty. sorry
 

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Now why are the x1 slots closed in the first place, requiring this silly mod? (Not that the mod itself is silly, but the necessity to DO the mod seems silly.)
 
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