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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
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.
Also depends on the card you plan on using for PhysX. With my GSO's (8800GTS), the newer driver mess them up. They don't work properly and I would get all sorts of errors. Nvidia, of course, blamed the hardware, yet had no answer when I said that the cards worked perfectly fine with older drivers.
At any rate, the 195.xx drivers seemed to work just fine for me.

When I get back later, I'll check it out.
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post #12 of 20
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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.
Yeah i ended up using the latest drivers, which was why i had to use the patch i think.
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also do i use one Xfire cable or 2?

or can i do whichever?
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depends on the cards. what are you using?
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post #15 of 20
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also do i use one Xfire cable or 2?

or can i do whichever?
Which ever one you want. There is a very slight performance increase from using two cables instead of just one. Along the lines of 1-5% increase depending on game, resolution and cards.
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2 just looks cool.
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2 just looks cool.
But it can cause problems with some cards, so keep that in mind
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there is no boot from 2nd GPU on my bios ?

what now (((

note still havent put cards in system..
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post #19 of 20
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there is no boot from 2nd GPU on my bios ?

what now (((

note still havent put cards in system..
You're gonna have to put the Nvidia card in a different slot. I thought that would pose an issue. I haven't seen an option to change the primary GPU since the DFI boards of old (NF4).
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it really cant the tubing will pose a problem and it would block the first 3 slots...
there really is no way?
some guru can enlighten me.?
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