I am trying to set up a developer system to try out CUDA development. My primary machine has an ATI FirePro v5700 and I’ve heard not to mix ATI and Nvidia cards with Windows. I have a second machine with an Intel Core2 quad cpu but the motherboard has only one PCIe x16 slot. I’ve done some checking and I can get another Asus LGA 775 motherboard (about the same age as the motherboard in the machine – current has a P45 chip) with an Nvidia 750i chip and 2 double spaced PCIe x16 slots. I develop in Visual Studio and am intending to upgrade the machine to Windows 7 when I make the changes to be able to use Parallel Nsight. I have a GTX 465 on the way. I know that I will need to upgrade the power supply, but I can use the same processor and memory (8GB) with the Asus 750i sli motherboard. I believe I will have one of the PCI x16 slots operating at 2.0 x16 and the other at 2.0 x8.
My other choice would be to change out the motherboard, cpu, and memory for an AMD AM3 socket with an 890FX chip. That would add about $400 to the cost. Does anyone know if my 750i plan will work? I can’t find any information on using a 750i chip with CUDA. I appreciate any information.