different model gpu folding

Here you can find out about our Folding Team! Our goal: to understand protein folding, protein aggregation, and related diseases
Post Reply
User avatar
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1767
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

different model gpu folding

Post by InspectahACE » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:23 am

Got a little bit of a pickle here..I just got an Asus 9600GSO($50 on newegg..compared to $70-$80 for the other brands)..and while for PhysX it does the trick, i just can't it to fold with my 285's. is it even possible to fold a pair of 285's with a 9600gso in the same system?..I got all set up to do it , but it keeps going unstable on the one 9600 fold..any ideas or did I just semi-waste $50? lol..if not no biggie..just means if I ever take it out, I better have a small rig to put it in and add more to my points
i7 6700k | ASUS H170M-PLUS | EVGA GTX 980 Ti | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-2400 | Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | WD Black NVME 500GB SSD | Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair CX750M 750w PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 252
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:33 am

Re: different model gpu folding

Post by spitter » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:48 pm

A friend of mine tried that same thing about 8 months ago, sorry he never found a way to get his 200 series and his 9600's to fold at the same time, he just went and bought 2 more 200 series cards.

User avatar
Posts: 1048
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:46 am
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: different model gpu folding

Post by geokilla » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:24 pm

I believe it is possible, but you'll have to search around on how to do it as I haven't really been keeping up with multi GPU folding. I believe it's pretty hard to setup, but again, don't take everything I said.
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.2Ghz @ 1.16V (CPU-Z + LinX)
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H F14 BIOS
ASUS GTX 460 768MB @ 800/1950
Kingston HyperX DDR3 8GB @ DDR-1333
Corsair AX750
Crucial M4 128GB
Western Digital Black 1TB
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO
BenQ E2420HD

User avatar
Posts: 4450
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:29 pm
Location: Maine

Re: different model gpu folding

Post by skier » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:48 pm

if anyone here has found out, or does, they should throw it up as a guide
Screamin' BCLK: Image
775 System (Overclocking Platform): Q8400/Q8300/E8400/E7400/E7500 - GA-EP45-UD3R v1.1 - 4GB (2x2) OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1066 CL5 2.1v Corsair TX-750w
Gamer: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, i7 3770K @4.6GHz, ThermalTake Armor A90 modded, 2x4GB GSKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 CL9, Corsair HX-750w, MSI GTX660 Twin Frozr
Server2012: Q9300 - 8GB DDR2 - Asus P5QL Pro - Corsair CX430 - Mirrored 2TB Seagate's with 2TB WD cav for fileshare backups, 1TB WD for OS backups

User avatar
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 251
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Texas

Re: different model gpu folding

Post by Kougar » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:41 pm

As best I know, the GPU's still have to be similar to one another to fold together in a single system. I tried folding an 8600GTS with an 8800GTS but I couldn't even get that to work. The GPU's shouldn't need to be identical, but they still need to be really similar models/cores for it to work.
Core i7 920 @ 4.2GHz 1.36v
Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5
Under Water

Post Reply