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I have an extra 8800GTX lying around and I cannot figure out what to do with it. Can it be used as a PhysX card or somehow increase the graphics performance on my computer without enabling SLi (not available on X38).
    
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post #2 of 9
Fold on it?
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post #3 of 9
I'm pretty sure u can enable physx with it on that board. just get the latest nvidia drivers
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post #4 of 9
Sell it for $100, fold on it, use it as Physx, or if you're feeling extra generous, just give it to me

Or you could sell your current board, get an SLI board, and go SLI. 8800GTX's in SLI are bad ass!
     
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post #5 of 9
3 options really. Fold, sell, use as dedicated physx.
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post #6 of 9
give it to me?

my graphics suck
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post #7 of 9
You could start experimenting with volt modding seeing as you have two. Push one card really hard. Maybe both will run at 16X and 4X on your mother boards PCi-E slots, I think the p35 could do that. Hell of a bottleneck but I'm not sure if the x38 will do that. Still performance gains can be had if possible.
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post #8 of 9
An extra?? Sell it perhaps?? What model is it. And also, what model will accept the Ultra Bios? That would be wicked.
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post #9 of 9
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I don't know what model it is. I will let you know when I get it back from RMA. They are both some of the first ones though, bought them very early. AFAIK all the GTXs will accept the Ultra BIOS as long as you make sure the vMEM is high enough to support the more agressive timings. I never had a problem with it.
    
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