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Well for my new rig I'm getting this motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

and have intentions of CF'in 6950s. Now I really like the effects of PhysX with games that support it. If i added, say an 8800gt, would I be able to enable PhysX capable games and use the 8800gt for physx along with two 6950s? Would there be any complications or compatibility issues with the motherboard? I'd have to plug the 8800gt into a PCI-E x1 slot, not sure how that'd affect performance. And do I have to have AMD and Nvidia drivers installed over eachother to get the PhysX to work? Could this cause problems as well?
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it should work perfectly fine, but i would advise against anything below a 9800GT, if you got a GT240 that would make a good physX card. the next step is to hack it and that can be tricky, you need to find the drivers that work with the hack. i myself use the PhysX-mod-1.04ff hack with the 258.96 Nvidia drivers and PhysX_9.10.0513 software.

the way to hack it is install the card, restart computer, install the Nvidia drivers, restart computer, use the hack, restart computer, install physX software, restart computer.

then if you open gpu-z physX should be ticked in the bottom.
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That's some conflicting information right there. An 8800gt=9800gt, 9800 is a rebrand of the 8800. Also the gt240 only has 96 stream processors, making it less powerful than a 8800gt/9800gt.
    
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I used an old 9800gt as a PhysX card, but based ont he benchmark scores in mafia 2, ended up buying a GTX460 768. did a much better job and is silent compared to the 9800gt.

If you want to use PhysX stick with nvidia - you can use the work around, but will constantly have driver hassles. My friend is doing this and that is his experience.

Why not buy a second 560ti, run sli with the second one doing PhysX? So painless!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fan o' water;15387714 
I used an old 9800gt as a PhysX card, but based ont he benchmark scores in mafia 2, ended up buying a GTX460 768. did a much better job and is silent compared to the 9800gt.

If you want to use PhysX stick with nvidia - you can use the work around, but will constantly have driver hassles. My friend is doing this and that is his experience.

Why not buy a second 560ti, run sli with the second one doing PhysX? So painless!

Exactly! Assuming your pocket book isn't light or anything thumb.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iLLicit1;15387745 
Exactly! Assuming your pocket book isn't light or anything thumb.gif

The sig rig is not mine, that's why I'm building this new one ^^. I think to save trouble I'll just get 2gb 560 ti's and OC em ^^
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Your choice of mobo is a great start - that is a very sweet looking one.
I've still got the 9800gt if you are interested. PM me since I don't have a high enough rep to advertise.
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