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hi all....

i have an 8800 sitting here & if it don't sell i was wondering what benefit i would see by chucking it in with my 260 as a dedicated phySX card..??

also what does installing a phySX card entail...?? how would i configure it..?? does the fact i have a CFX board matter..??

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You can install it since the card will be used as a PhysX card and will not be used for SLI. I believe you will need a dummy plug for the card to be recognized though.

Personally, I would sell the 8800GT for cash and get a cheaper/cooler single slot card for PhysX.
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thanks DuckieHo.....

a dummy plug...?? is that for the DVI or SLI connection..??

but you're right sticking this in as a phySX card is overkill..... it will swallow a lot of power for no huge gain..
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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
thanks DuckieHo.....

a dummy plug...?? is that for the DVI or SLI connection..??

but you're right sticking this in as a phySX card is overkill..... it will swallow a lot of power for no huge gain..
Since there won't be a monitor hooked up to the PhysX 'video' card, the system does not recognize it properly.


You have to use a dummy plug on one of the DVI/VGA ports to trick the card into thinking there is a monitor attached: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/....php?p=3293052
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lol..... can i not buy one already modded duckie..??
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post #7 of 15
I would just put it in the machine and try it. I have 2 GTX 260's in SLI and I have the 8800gt in the machine as the physx card and didn't have to change anything except the settings in the Nvidia Control Panel.
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Since there won't be a monitor hooked up to the PhysX 'video' card, the system does not recognize it properly.


You have to use a dummy plug on one of the DVI/VGA ports to trick the card into thinking there is a monitor attached: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/....php?p=3293052
Nvidia fixed the issue with newer drivers I believe. You no longer require a dummy plug. As soon as I get my 9500 GT, I'll let ya know.
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not to take this thread over, but would an nvidia card doing physx work with an ati doing the graphics processing (as a main vid card?)

I've just been really curious about that.
    
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not to take this thread over, but would an nvidia card doing physx work with an ati doing the graphics processing (as a main vid card?)

I've just been really curious about that.
It will if you use XP, but not in Vista.
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