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post #11 of 29
never hurts to have a spare card around. I wouldn't expect a 9800 to sell for much these days.

You never know if you are going to need to a RMA in the future or not.

You could also put it in and run extra monitors off of it. I run an old 8800GTS in my rig to run two wing monitors. If you run them off your overclocked ATI card the extra monitors will flicker and flash something horible.
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I use Hybrid PhysX in my setup (2 - 5970's and a 9800GT for my PPU). Works great for me. My GPU performance difference in Vantage is only slightly different with/without PhysX enabled, see below...

Without PhysX:


With PhysX:


If you want to know how to set it up let me know and I can tell you what you need to do.
   
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yea if you could. im in the dark about setting it up
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Sure, no problem.

What you will need to download:

Latest certified WHQL GeForce driver (256): 258.96 (July 19, 2010) - for your specific graphics card (link)
PhysX System Software: 9.10.0514 (June 23, 2010) (link)
PhysX-mod-1.04ff.rar (link)
NV PhysX Tweaker v1.0 (link)
FluidMark to test with (link)

Instructions:
Make sure you have CCC software installed and have your NVidia card physically installed into the PCI slot. In your OS (For Win7) go into your screen resolution area (right-click on your desktop). Select "Detect" and see if it finds your NVidia card. Force usage, but do not extend the desktop. Disable any AntiVirus/system protection software (it will not like the PhysX-mod-1.04ff app - trust me though it will not infect your comp, I downloaded the same app as what I linked up for you here).

Install the NVidia WHQL GeForce driver (256): 258.96 - DO NOT REBOOT
Install the PhysX System Software: 9.10.0514 - DO NOT REBOOT
Run the PhysX-mod-1.04ff app. - REBOOT NOW

Once you are loaded back up into the OS use the NV PhysX Tweaker v1.0 app to turn PhysX on/off - for this instance make sure that it is turned on.

Install FluidMark. Once installed navigate to the directory where the program installed to. In the root folder for the installation path you should see roughly 5 files with the "PhysX" label, rename all five of those instances (e.g. if the original name is physxxxx.dll rename it to physxxxx_r.dll). Doing so will force the application to use the main Physx software that you installed before the reboot.

Now, run FluidMark, choose benchmark, you can leave all other setting to their default settings for our purposes here and choose GO. You should see in the upper left-hand corner GPU PhysX verbiage in red. If you do, then you are up and running, if it says CPU PhysX let me know and we have some troubleshooting to do.

Good Luck Let me know how it turns out.
   
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would i have to hook the monitor to the physx card?
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No, only to your primary card, you don't need anything connected to your physx card at all.
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No sir, the NVidia card should not be used to render any a display to anything what-so-ever.

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so i prolly shouldnt use it for my second monitor that i have vent and other gadgets to monitor system temps, clocks, and usage?
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You can use it for that if you are not actively using the card for PhysX processing, I wouldn't otherwise, but feel free to test it out to see if 1, it still works and 2, if there is any negative impact on performance.
   
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Just get a used 8800GTX off ebay or on here for cheap so you can try the Physx hack thingy out.
8800GTX is ok,it has 128 cuda cores as opposed to the 9600GT having only 64 cuda cores.

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Originally Posted by insomniac42 View Post
would i have to hook the monitor to the physx card?
No,if using an AMD card to render and Nvidia for Physx then you would usually run the Physx Mod patch.
Its a simple to use tiny file that you run-takes seconds and enables you to use the Nvidia card for Physx without the need to connect to a 2nd monitor or use a dummy plug.

Read THIS thread for more info and for help with the Physx Mod patch,you will also find the link to the patch download itself.
Edited by superj1977 - 5/3/11 at 2:19pm
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