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So I took the chance on ebay and got myself a really cheap GTX 460.

I installed the physx hack and got it all working and everything, or so I thought

Question to all you out there who are using the hack or have used the hack.
My 460 stays at about 60 - 70 % usage when running fluidmark.
The strange thing is that my 7950's usage shoots up too, but to about 80 / 90%
In fact according to kombustor it's usage is actually higher than the 460.

Does this seem right?
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So I took the chance on ebay and got myself a really cheap GTX 460.

I installed the physx hack and got it all working and everything, or so I thought

Question to all you out there who are using the hack or have used the hack.
My 460 stays at about 60 - 70 % usage when running fluidmark.
The strange thing is that my 7950's usage shoots up too, but to about 80 / 90%
In fact according to kombustor it's usage is actually higher than the 460.

Does this seem right?
Seems about right. The main card should always be higher so that is good. Though usually the main gpu is still full usage
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Wow okay.
Not what I was expecting.

It's all a pretty tight squeeze in my case and even the idle temps of my 7950 have shot up from mid 30's to 50's
I was hoping that only the 460 would be in usage.
I may have to rethink this

Thanks for the quick reply:thumb:
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Originally Posted by Lil-Diabo View Post

Wow okay.
Not what I was expecting.

It's all a pretty tight squeeze in my case and even the idle temps of my 7950 have shot up from mid 30's to 50's
I was hoping that only the 460 would be in usage.
I may have to rethink this

Thanks for the quick reply:thumb:
Keep in mind most games and even benchmarks don't have a lot of phys-x. Try a batman game or borderlands game and see if the usage raises.
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I'm almost starting to regret actually buying the card.
Even just watching simple things like media on XBMC and the temps are high now on both cards, to about mid 40's
(They used to be at about mid 30's)

I've considered trying trying to source cheap waterblocks for both cards, but I mean, just the thought of getting a waterblock for a physx dedicated card sounds ridiculous.
Will look pretty though

I can either get a slightly bigger case (Corsair 350D) or keep my Arc Mini and put the cards under water..
If I'm lucky Getting the waterblocks might actually be cheaper

I wonder if I could use X-Fire/SLI like the EK ones to connect the two cards somehow...
Edited by Lil-Diabo - 6/20/13 at 4:13am
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