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Any use for a 9800GE in my 570GTX rig?

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I recently got a new motherboard - my first ever SLI compatible board.
I have a 570 GTX as my main card, but have an old 9800GE, which, though not by any means a powerful card, had enough power to run some games like TF2 and Oblivion back in it's day.
Is there any way I can use this in my current rig? I understand I can use it as a PhysX card, but also understand some games actually decrease in performance using said method.
Anything else she can do for me?
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You could use it as a dedicated folding card.
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Originally Posted by dman811 View Post

You could use it as a dedicated folding card.

i agree with this
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Unless you are trying to drive multiple screens or constantly play games that have physx in them, using the 9800GT is just a source of heat and waste of power in your rig. If you must have a physx card, I'd suggest you get a GT 440 as it will use significantly less power, generate less heat, and is of the same architecture as your existing GPU.
Plus, the significantly higher shader clock on a GT 440 means you ultimately get better performance in physx based applications.
To top it all off if you feel like contributing to the OCN folding@home team the 440 currently has an excellent PPD/watt ratio for a low end card.

Here's a direct comparison between the two in terms of raw specs. http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=643&card2=575

The choice of what to do is something i leave to you.
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Unless you are trying to drive multiple screens or constantly play games that have physx in them, using the 9800GT is just a source of heat and waste of power in your rig. If you must have a physx card, I'd suggest you get a GT 440 as it will use significantly less power, generate less heat, and is of the same architecture as your existing GPU.
Plus, the significantly higher shader clock on a GT 440 means you ultimately get better performance in physx based applications.
To top it all off if you feel like contributing to the OCN folding@home team the 440 currently has an excellent PPD/watt ratio for a low end card.

Here's a direct comparison between the two in terms of raw specs. http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=643&card2=575

The choice of what to do is something i leave to you.

Only wanted to make use of it because I already had the card sitting in a box... Wasn't looking to spend money.. But thanks!
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