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So nvidia card is first slot and ati in 2nd and 3rd slot

can i xfire 2 and 3 and use nvidia as physX?

nvidia cant be moved down becuase of the WC loop
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You should be able to do that. Have you tried just installing the drivers, enabling crossfire. Then install the Nvidia driver, go into the Nvidia control panel and set it to run as a physx only card?

The only possible issue I can foresee is that your board might want to use the first slot for the primary cards.

For instance, when I had Crossfire, and an nvidia card. I put the ATi cards in the 1st and 3rd slots, and the Nvidia card in the second slot. Worked just fine.
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That really shouldn't be necessary anymore. Last I knew, Nvidia stopped disabling physx when an ATi card was detected as the primary some time last year. You should just be able to install the Nvidia driver and run with it.
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post #5 of 20
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That really shouldn't be necessary anymore. Last I knew, Nvidia stopped disabling physx when an ATi card was detected as the primary some time last year. You should just be able to install the Nvidia driver and run with it.
i had CF 5870s with a gts450 3 months back and had to use the patch... i dunno could have just been me.
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You will need to set your bios to boot off the 2nd pcie. Start hunting in settings before you buy anything. On Gigabyte boards its easy. I don't know about ASUS. I couldn't find the settings or the location at all on my Maximus III.
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i had CF 5870s with a gts450 3 months back and had to use the patch... i dunno could have just been me.
Hmm. that's interesting. I'll install my GSO later and see if I have to use the patch.

When I ran CFX and an Nvidia card before, I simply used an older driver that didn't disable this feature.
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Im also pretty sure you still need to use the Physx Mod patch 1.04 if you wish to use AMD for rendering and Nvidia for Physx.

There was a set of bugged drivers released reccently where you didnt need to patch to do this but they got pulled as far as i can remember.

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yes you can use some of the older drivers and then this problem is solved but this brings a new problem itself.....your drivers are then not up to date and its a requirement by some games now.
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post #9 of 20
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Im also pretty sure you still need to use the Physx Mod patch 1.04 if you wish to use AMD for rendering and Nvidia for Physx.

There was a set of bugged drivers released reccently where you didnt need to patch to do this but they got pulled as far as i can remember.

EDIT:

yes you can use some of the older drivers and then this problem is solved but this brings a new problem itself.....your drivers are then not up to date and its a requirement by some games now.
They're still available http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...7.15-beta.html
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I couldnt actually get them to work myself but guy on here had them working apparently,worth trying though isnt it.
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