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Message 1131317 - Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 9:32:51 UTC

Can someone direct me to or explain to me what the qualifications are for using your graphics card for seti@home projects? I know the graphics card must have a GPU, but what else is necessary for the graphics card to qualify for setti projects to be usable. I have a Gforce 7800gs and boinc is not using my graphics card for any setti projects. Is the graphics card too old and not useable for setti projects? I know my graphics card has a gpu. FYI: graphics card is agp but I dont think that anything to do with it....not sure.

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Message 1131352 - Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 12:04:11 UTC - in response to Message 1131317.


Yes, any 7xxx series card is too old.

Nvidia's list of CUDA capable graphics/GPU cards is here:

http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

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Message 1131570 - Posted: 25 Jul 2011, 2:04:07 UTC - in response to Message 1131352.

Thank you for the info, it helped alot. One more question. My one computer has a AGP slot (which is being used now) along with pci slots. Mind you this is an older computer and not nothing up to date. Lets say I cant find a AGP graphic card that suits my needs for this project.....could I use PCI graphics card instead? Would the computer allow me to use PCI instead of APG? I think its allowed as long as I use the first PCI SLOT, the computer would see it but im not sure.

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Message 1131615 - Posted: 25 Jul 2011, 5:41:41 UTC - in response to Message 1131570.
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Read this:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64196

In the discussion there are some links to suitable PCI (not PCIe) cards.

I think the card will be recognized in any PCI slot if you choose in BIOS "Init display first: PCI"


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