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1) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements (Message 53899)
Posted 3 Apr 2012 by ChiTownDale
I just bought a new EVGA GT 520 after my GT 8500 yoasted itself. The GT 520 has a Compute Capability of 2.1 and my card has 2 GB of memory yet I have never seen any BOINC application use the GPU from the GT 520. I particularly noticed with Milkyway since I have had several dozen Milkyway tasks that require 2 CPU/GPU units to process. But every time one executes, it uses my two CPU's but never uses the GPU to process the application. I had no problem with using the GT 8500 GPU so I am really puzzled why it won't use the GPU on the GT 520. After all it has plenty of memory with 2 GB and the speed of the GPU seems to be fast enough at 810 MHZ. The GPU can be overclocked with EVGA's supplied software.
So is this card supported for GPU use with BOINC or do I have to move to a higher card? EVGA does offer a swap facility so I can get full purchase credit if I do have to move up to a more powerfull card but I only have 90 days to do so.

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