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Just spent 6 hours today trying to get this to work on my system. Using a 9600gt.

First of all I decided to Dremel the card. Because I wanted it to sit snugly in my computer, and the northbridge is in the way of my x4 PCIE slot.




The card still works great. And because of the extra length in the x4 slot, it sits nice and snug.

Due to my other PCIE slots being covered/taken up by my 5850's. The x4 slot is my only option. But my BIOS picks up this slot as having my main graphics card. So nothing is displayed through my ATI cards until my computer boots to Windows.

Fluidmark works fine. I could run Metro2033 using Physx. I could not get CCC to run though. Unless I disabled the Nvidia card, through device manager.

Does anyone know how to change the display adapter priority in Windows? If I could change that it might be worth it (To get access to CCC). I could live without seeing the boot process.

I read pretty much the whole thread, and searched Google. But I didn't find anyone having similar issues to me. Maybe someone will find this useful.
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Mirrors Edge automatically installed PhysX on my machine and it works as far as I am concerned.
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Just spent 6 hours today trying to get this to work on my system. Using a 9600gt.

First of all I decided to Dremel the card. Because I wanted it to sit snugly in my computer, and the northbridge is in the way of my x4 PCIE slot.

The card still works great. And because of the extra length in the x4 slot, it sits nice and snug.

Due to my other PCIE slots being covered/taken up by my 5850's. The x4 slot is my only option. But my BIOS picks up this slot as having my main graphics card. So nothing is displayed through my ATI cards until my computer boots to Windows.

Fluidmark works fine. I could run Metro2033 using Physx. I could not get CCC to run though. Unless I disabled the Nvidia card, through device manager.

Does anyone know how to change the display adapter priority in Windows? If I could change that it might be worth it (To get access to CCC). I could live without seeing the boot process.

I read pretty much the whole thread, and searched Google. But I didn't find anyone having similar issues to me. Maybe someone will find this useful.
Whooaa....So originally it was a x16 card and you dremeled out some of the connectors and its actually working in a x4 slot? That's pretty awesome if thats true. I wonder if I could do the same with a x1 slot. ^^

Make a guide!
Edited by TheLaw - 4/10/10 at 1:16pm
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Just spent 6 hours today trying to get this to work on my system. Using a 9600gt.

First of all I decided to Dremel the card. Because I wanted it to sit snugly in my computer, and the northbridge is in the way of my x4 PCIE slot.
I saw that and I thought "There's someone who owns a P6T Deluxe". And I was right. Interesting work.
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hmm i just tried Mirror's Edge and phys x is int working it doesn't give me a message about its not supported but when i have it enable it doesn't put any load on the 240gt and the clocks is in low 2d and im getting like 5fps when they shoot threw the glass and it flys everywhere.

is it working for anyone else? i just dont get it sense every other physx games works.
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hmm i just tried Mirror's Edge and phys x is int working it doesn't give me a message about its not supported but when i have it enable it doesn't put any load on the 240gt and the clocks is in low 2d and im getting like 5fps when they shoot threw the glass and it flys everywhere.

is it working for anyone else? i just dont get it sense every other physx games works.
Go in your Mirror's Edge Folder, delete PhysxCore.dll and PhysxDevice.dll . If you have a PhysxLocal folder as well, delete that too. See if that works.
    
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wow that did it thanks nascasho

now its nice and smoothy
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Mine works now too, got an 8800gt to go with my 5870, got about 2k more points in vantage. I cannot get fluidmark to run tho, no idea why, and I don't want to uninstall all my microsoft visual c++ stuff, need that for other things.

Also when I do run a physx enabled game (borderlands) and I tab out for gpu-z I see the memory being used but no gpu loading going on, what's up with that?
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Mine works now too, got an 8800gt to go with my 5870, got about 2k more points in vantage. I cannot get fluidmark to run tho, no idea why, and I don't want to uninstall all my microsoft visual c++ stuff, need that for other things.

Also when I do run a physx enabled game (borderlands) and I tab out for gpu-z I see the memory being used but no gpu loading going on, what's up with that?
GPUZ has some issues tracking GPU load when the card is just being used for PhysX.

I think there may be a fix for that, but I cannot recall for sure.


For Fluidmark, is it throwing up any errors?
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I get the side by side error same as fearlessleader.
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