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Message 113775 - Posted: 17 Mar 2024, 10:05:12 UTC

Hello,
I have severall laptops i9 with dual GPUs.
The Primary is usualy an Intel and the secondary a NVidia GForce.
The Gforce Experience does not regnise BOINC as a software that is able to run with the NVidia, and therefor runs on the Intel instead.
For better and faster results, it would be nice to have the BOINC client running on the NVidia GPU...

It's just a suggestion...

Thanks

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Message 113776 - Posted: 17 Mar 2024, 11:24:32 UTC - in response to Message 113775.  

BOINC has had Nvidia GPU support since the start of CUDA in 2004. It all depends on drivers.
Install the correct drivers and add the projects that use your GPU, and it'll work itself out.
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Message 113777 - Posted: 17 Mar 2024, 12:18:25 UTC

The use of CUDA within BOINC was first announced at the very end of 2008 (source), although that was admittedly only the end of a lengthy period of development under NDA.

Later, support for a second programming language - OpenCL - was also added. BOINC projects generally tend to use one or the other, but not both.

You are best off installing drivers directly supplied by the manufacturers of your graphics device(s) - Nvidia, AMD, or Intel. The drivers included in your operating system may not support the full range of languages.
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Message 113778 - Posted: 17 Mar 2024, 13:06:16 UTC

Use https://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx?lang=en-us to download the drivers for your GPU. Do choose the correct model before downloading the drivers.

Thanks Richard, for correcting the year that Nvidia added support.
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Message 113780 - Posted: 17 Mar 2024, 18:42:30 UTC
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Thanks everyone.
I will update to the Latest Drivers.
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