1) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Perhaps stupid question ! Can I put 2 differents GPU card (Message 1928654)
Posted 7 Apr 2018 by Profile BRUNO COSTA
That motherboard has two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, so yes, you can put both GPUs in there. Whether or not your PSU can handle and power both of them is something else. Via cc_config.xml you can set the GPUs up to run on any project but ignore the other.
Don't use the given GPU for the given project. If <device_num> is not specified, exclude all GPUs of the given type. <type> is required if your computer has more than one type of GPU; otherwise it can be omitted. <app> specifies the short name of an application (i.e. the <name> element within the <app> element in client_state.xml). If specified, only tasks for that app are excluded. You may include multiple <exclude_gpu> elements. If you change GPU exclusions, you must restart the BOINC client for these changes to take effect. If you want to exclude the GPU use for all projects, look at the <ignore_ati_dev>, <ignore_nvidia_dev> and <ignore_intel_dev> options further down. Requires a client restart.

He doesn´t even need to have 2 PCIe 3.0x16 in order to have two, three or even 4 GPUs to just crush data.
If he has at least another PCIe x8 or even x4, go for it and fetch the other GPU in that slot. Full 16X posts are not required for crunching data (just like when minining criptocoins).

If you need space to accomodate all the GPUs (because you run out of space on your MB or they are too much near between each other), then use some PCI raisers. You can buy those type of cables on ebay.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Is BOINC running ? (Message 1928036)
Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Profile BRUNO COSTA
Yes, its running. You don´t need to wait for the screen saver to come in order to be assured BOINC is running. Just go to the Status bar and see if the icon is still there.

In case the icon is still there and you still feel BOINC is not running, open your Windows "Task manager" and check for the processes. You shall see BOINC in there eating most of your CPU / GPU cycles in case you have set it to run all the time (and not only when screen saver comes in) 5 cents.

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