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Vista only allows for one display driver.
oh

if I get a physx card like you have then? how would that work in vista?
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oh

if I get a physx card like you have then? how would that work in vista?
It works just fine in Vista.
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WRONG, you can do it in XP too. Not in vista though...
Thanks! but I dont want to go back to xp.....
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It works just fine in Vista.
hmm... maybe I should get one off ebay then!
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WRONG, you can do it in XP too. Not in vista though...
At least you did go back to XP. Why need Vista when XP works perfect.
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Do you play any games that use the physx engine that are ACTUALLY different/better when using a physx card? I would advise against getting an ageia/dedicated physx card. They're generally horribly expensive, and quite few games actually use physx features. Some do... Not worth it if you ask me.
    
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You will need eaithir Windows XP or Windows 7 to run physx with a second Nvidia card.
Any of the early 9*** series from Nvdia would be your best bet.
You will need either XP or Vista to run physx on a dedicated Nvidia card. As far as I am aware the forceware 179.23 drivers that come with W7's updater don't support dedicated physx.

A picture to support this:



Note the lack of options to enable physx through the Nvidia control panel.
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You will need either XP or Vista to run physx on a dedicated Nvidia card. As far as I am aware the forceware 179.23 drivers that come with W7's updater don't support dedicated physx.

A picture to support this:

[img]http://www.gorillawebdesign.nl/miscellaneous/physx.jpg

Note the lack of options to enable physx through the Nvidia control panel.
No, he was correct. In Go4Lifes' case, he has an AMD card as a main GPU. So he will need to use XP or Windows 7 in order to use an nVidia GPU with it.
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Do you play any games that use the physx engine that are ACTUALLY different/better when using a physx card? I would advise against getting an ageia/dedicated physx card. They're generally horribly expensive, and quite few games actually use physx features. Some do... Not worth it if you ask me.
Yes I do.

Mirrors Edge
Mass Effect
UT3
Gothic 3

According to nvidia these games support physx.
And there will be more games later with it! but im not sure what to do....
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No, he was correct. In Go4Lifes' case, he has an AMD card as a main GPU. So he will need to use XP or Windows 7 in order to use an nVidia GPU with it.
Ok, I stand corrected. I missed the fact that the OP will be combining ATI and Nvidia drivers. In this case his options will be limited to Windows XP, as I don't see any way to run dedicated physx using WHQL Windows 7 drivers.
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