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I decided to use my old GTS 250 1gb as a dedicated physx card. It was collecting dust, so there is no reason not to. My motherboard isn't SLI compatible so I couldn't do that.

How do I go about reinstalling drivers for their appropriate graphics card? My GTX 460 was using the beta drivers 266.35, while my GTS 250 was using the older 258 drivers before I replaced it.
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Originally Posted by treston323 View Post
I decided to use my old GTS 250 1gb as a dedicated physx card. It was collecting dust, so there is no reason not to. My motherboard isn't SLI compatible so I couldn't do that.

How do I go about reinstalling drivers for their appropriate graphics card? My GTX 460 was using the beta drivers 266.35, while my GTS 250 was using the older 258 drivers before I replaced it.
One and the same driver set will be used for both of your cards. I usually just plug in the second card let it install by windows. Both are on the driver set I installed last afterwards
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I decided to use my old GTS 250 1gb as a dedicated physx card. It was collecting dust, so there is no reason not to. My motherboard isn't SLI compatible so I couldn't do that.

How do I go about reinstalling drivers for their appropriate graphics card? My GTX 460 was using the beta drivers 266.35, while my GTS 250 was using the older 258 drivers before I replaced it.
First, you don't need an SLI compatible board to use a Physx card.

Second, just uninstall all of your drivers, shut down, install the GTS250, restart your computer, install the latest drivers and then your good to go.

Should be an option in the nVidia control panel to dedicate a Physx card.
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First, you don't need an SLI compatible board to use a Physx card.

Second, just uninstall all of your drivers, shut down, install the GTS250, restart your computer, install the latest drivers and then your good to go.

Should be an option in the nVidia control panel to dedicate a Physx card.

Yes, you dont need an SLI motherboard, just one with multiple PCI-E slots.
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First, you don't need an SLI compatible board to use a Physx card.

Second, just uninstall all of your drivers, shut down, install the GTS250, restart your computer, install the latest drivers and then your good to go.

Should be an option in the nVidia control panel to dedicate a Physx card.
I know I don't need a SLI compatible board. I was just saying that I couldn't put them in SLI mode or anything, but thanks.
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You really shouldn't have to do anything besides plug the card in and turn the machine on. Windows will then install the same driver you have on your other card, which will work fine. Then enable physX on the 2nd card and you're done.
    
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