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a gtx260 and a 9600 gt as physx card in same system

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i have a question. i want to buy the gtx 260 very soon there is a 99% chance that will happen. and i will have a 9600 gt left over. now my question isnt that is that good for it, it is that do i put the gtx 260 in pci-e slot 1 and the 9600 gt in slot #2. and if i do that will the drivers for the gtx 260 conflict with the 9600 gt and for that matter will those two cards even work in the same system like that. im defiantly not going to try and sli them. also if the 9600 really isnt that good for physx it doesnt matter to me it would just sit in a box if i dont keep it in the computer

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core 2 duo 3 GHZ OC'd 3.5
4 GB RAM 800 MHZ OC'd 1060
500 GB hard drive
EVGA 780i MOBO
EVGA 9600 gt KO (for now)
Edited by plyanthony - 12/18/08 at 1:22pm
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It's unnecessary. I tested my GTX280 + 9600GSO. There is almost no increase.
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but it would work fine with both in there if i choose too?
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Yes.

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It's unnecessary. I tested my GTX280 + 9600GSO. There is almost no increase.
What exactly did you test?

Vantage and PhysX specific benchmarks are not good indicators. In a real (PhysX) game, the primary (non-physx) GPU could already be saturated dealing with graphics work alone.
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It's unnecessary. I tested my GTX280 + 9600GSO. There is almost no increase.
Not all games us physics technology
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but it would work fine with both in there if i choose too?
Yes it will work fine, I have 2 gtx260's in sli and I use a 8800gt as physx card. with the new drivers you will be fine

I posted for someone asking how to get it done yesterday Here
Edited by fritz_sean - 12/19/08 at 1:33pm
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thanxs for the help.
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