PC with intel gpu and nvidia gpu - problem

Misho
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Hello all,
i want to ask you is there any way to use both gpu - intel and nvidia in personal computer (not laptop)? When i install both gpus drivers in devicxe manager i see both cards, but boinc and all other software recognized only nvidia gpu. In Nvidia control panel i not see any options to chose which card to be used. I enable intel gpu in bios. My pc is with i7-4790 and gtx 970, win7 ultimate x64. Can someone help me?

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PC with intel gpu and nvidia gpu - problem

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Hello all,
i want to ask you is there any way to use both gpu - intel and nvidia in personal computer (not laptop)? When i install both gpus drivers in devicxe manager i see both cards, but boinc and all other software recognized only nvidia gpu. In Nvidia control panel i not see any options to chose which card to be used. I enable intel gpu in bios. My pc is with i7-4790 and gtx 970, win7 ultimate x64. Can someone help me?

You have to install the software that the Intel gpu needs to crunch, the regular drivers won't work, just as with your Nvidia gpu you had to install the Nvidia software to crunch. Then you go into your account and put a check mark in this box: Use Intel GPU [X] and you should start getting Intel workunits, assuming Einstein has any available. I don't run those so have no clue if they do or not. Running Intel workunits can create some serious heat in your pc so make sure you have VERY good cooling or your investment may not last very long.

You might try reading this thread, it looks like Einstein does support Intel gpu crunching: https://einsteinathome.org/node/197053

Misho
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RE: RE: Hello all, i want

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Hello all,
i want to ask you is there any way to use both gpu - intel and nvidia in personal computer (not laptop)? When i install both gpus drivers in devicxe manager i see both cards, but boinc and all other software recognized only nvidia gpu. In Nvidia control panel i not see any options to chose which card to be used. I enable intel gpu in bios. My pc is with i7-4790 and gtx 970, win7 ultimate x64. Can someone help me?

You have to install the software that the Intel gpu needs to crunch, the regular drivers won't work, just as with your Nvidia gpu you had to install the Nvidia software to crunch. Then you go into your account and put a check mark in this box: Use Intel GPU [X] and you should start getting Intel workunits, assuming Einstein has any available. I don't run those so have no clue if they do or not. Running Intel workunits can create some serious heat in your pc so make sure you have VERY good cooling or your investment may not last very long.

You might try reading this thread, it looks like Einstein does support Intel gpu crunching: https://einsteinathome.org/node/197053

Thank you. :) Now i understand what i must to do if i want to use both gpus. :) I just need VGA dummy plug.

Misho
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After all i found easiest way

After all i found easiest way to enable intel gpu on my PC just connected VGA input from my monitor to vga port on MB and hdmi port from monitor is connected to nvidia gpu. Now i use one monitor with two cables into my pc and windows recognized both gpus and Boinc client use both gpus now. :) Thanks for helping Mikey.

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RE: After all i found

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After all i found easiest way to enable intel gpu on my PC just connected VGA input from my monitor to vga port on MB and hdmi port from monitor is connected to nvidia gpu. Now i use one monitor with two cables into my pc and windows recognized both gpus and Boinc client use both gpus now. :) Thanks for helping Mikey.

Glad I could help and glad it's now working!!

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