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I have a GTX 560 SC and an old GTX 260 216 laying around. Is there anything I could do with my extra GTX 260 besides sale it? I have a GA-970A-ud3 motherboard and 650watt power supply. Could i use gtx 260 as physx card? If so how?
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I have a GTX 560 SC and an old GTX 260 216 laying around. Is there anything I could do with my extra GTX 260 besides sale it? I have a GA-970A-ud3 motherboard and 650watt power supply. Could i use gtx 260 as physx card? If so how?


Based on your supplied information, you can use the extra GTX260 216 as Physx card (and for folding, if you wish).

 

Steps:-

1) turn off PC

2) insert the GTX260 216 into the lower blue PCIEx16 slot of your motherboard

3) connect the two PCIE connectors from your PSU to the card

4) bootup

5) the card should be detected as new hardware and so you reinstall the already downloaded driver

6) enable the GTX260 as Physx in Nvidia Control Panel.

 

Your 650W power supply should have the juice to drive both cards.  But it might not have enough PCIE connectors.  So, you might need to use some 'molex-to-PCIE' adapter cables.

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if your power supply can handle it, that 260 will be a good dedicated physX card. just plug it in, and in the nvidia control panel set it to dedicated physX.

and windfire beat me to it.. and with more detail/info.. smile.gif
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Using the gtx 260 as physX card.. would that boost my fps in games?
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it will take load off the 560, so in theory yes.
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will it matter that my other pci e slot is only 4x?
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will it matter that my other pci e slot is only 4x?


Benchmarks show very little FPS drops but never mentioned about stuttering or lag due to the bandwidth @x4. The main rendering card will have to wait for the PhysX at slower lanes.

 

I wouldn't be concerned about few FPS drops but stuttering.

 

Give it a try if you have the cards at hand.
 

 

 

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