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(Solved) - Computer Slaving

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  • Started 2 years ago by DeathByDecibel
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DeathByDecibel
DeathByDecibel
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I was looking into this online and most of my search results weren't what I had in mind (mostly just sharing files, folders, drives, and printers across a network). I was wondering if it was at all possible to slave basically an entire computer. Mostly I was curious about using one computer's cpu to boos the performance of another. And further more could this be extended to encompass video cards in another computer running parallel with the master computer. I don't ask out of need. the reality is a have a 10+ year old XP Desktop that was good when it was new, but is now unable to keep up with modern games (Which is the majority of my computer use) and I was thinking that i might be able to use my old tower to boost my laptop while i save up money to get a new desktop.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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DeathByDecibel,

Welcome to HTG.

Can't do it like you describe with your hardware. :(

Rick P.

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DeathByDecibel
DeathByDecibel
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Darn. Oh well. thanks man

Posted 2 years ago
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hatryst
hatryst
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But what you're thinking is actually possible. Not in your case, but yes, this technology does exist. It is used for extreme (video/graphics) rendering, using multiple computers.

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