So I’m thinking that I’d like to run the beta Folding@Home Nvidia client (which runs through CUDA). I downloaded the necessary files, but I have a couple of questions that I can’t seem to find the answers to.
1: Does the CUDA driver replace the regular Nvidia display drivers? I do play games on this system, and as most gamers know, drivers can make a big difference.
2: The F@H FAQ claims that the GPU client will run in the background without disrupting normal GPU functions, slowing down as necessary when the GPU is in use by other processes. I had heard that the CUDA drivers completely took over the video card, and in order to keep the display running you’d need either another video card or you’d have to settle for (temporary) software rendering. Am I thinking of an older version of CUDA, or does F@H somehow modify the CUDA code to achieve this?
I suppose the second question is something I could find out after installing it, but the first question is something I’d really like to know before I go ahead with it.