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i have a 9800gt 512mb sitting around not being used should i add it to my sig?

only use i can think is to fold with it as i dont relay play game that use physix or care that much. mostly cause ive spent the last yr playing a 10-15 fps.

also is it ok/good to use the molex to 6pin adapters? i currently have 2x25amp rails in one card as my psu only has 1x6pin per modular cable but if i add my 9800 i will have to use adapters to have one rail per card

thank you for your help in advance
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post #2 of 12
That's nice.

You could fold, and when the need for PhysX arises you're prepared.

I'd say don't worry about the rail distribution; you've got a TPQ-1000 which will be able to handle a 6950 and the 9800GT without overloading.

1kW is way more than you actually need.
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post #3 of 12
Don't worry about power supply . Start worrying if you add 2 more 6950s .

Yeah , you could fold . I don't see why you would keep it sitting around . Physx sounds nice but how many games that use physx do you play ?
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post #4 of 12
My opinions:-
1. Keep it as a backup card (every man should have at least one. lol)
2. If you already have one, sell it if you can get a good price.
3. If you keep the card, set it up as a Physx/folding/2nd monitor card.

The Antec True Power Quattro 1000W should have two 6-pin and two 6+2 pin PCIe connectors. If yours do not have such, use an adapter to convert two 4-pin Molex to one 6-pin-PCIe connector.
post #5 of 12
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hehe yeah just a massive over kill but it cost $10 more then the only psu under 1kw that didn't suck and they were out of stock of that

are the molex to pci-e 6pin converters any good/safe? im not worried abut a lack of power more if they are any good?

dose physix work off the bat or do i have to convince my pc to do it?
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post #6 of 12
I'm saving my 1GB 9600 GT as a backup.
 
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Originally Posted by samuals View Post
hehe yeah just a massive over kill but it cost $10 more then the only psu under 1kw that didn't suck and they were out of stock of that

are the molex to pci-e 6pin converters any good/safe? im not worried abut a lack of power more if they are any good?

dose physix work off the bat or do i have to convince my pc to do it?

As long as they're legit and the kind that came with a GPU, they're safe.
But why would you want to use those?

Unless you ran out of PCIe cables, which I can't see happening in your case.
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post #8 of 12
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im trying not to have the cards on the 1st and 2nd rail i know that there is more then enough power just want use all the rails rather then stressing just one.

i will hook it up later will physix work or do i need a crack?
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by samuals View Post
im trying not to have the cards on the 1st and 2nd rail i know that there is more then enough power just want use all the rails rather then stressing just one.

i will hook it up later will physix work or do i need a crack?
kind of, yea. You need modded drivers to get nVidia and ATI to work together, google it, pretty easy.
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will have a look on google later and get to folding on it also yes they are the ones that came with the card thank you
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