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Hello, i recently upgraded from my GTX295 to a XFXHD5970BE 2GB and i was wondering if by any chance to use it in my computer with my HD5970 Installed?

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Hi and welcome to OCN.

Go here and add your rig specs: http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

If your mobo has two or more PCI-E lines, you can installe both 5970 and GTX295 without problems, just remember install the driver for both GPUs.
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post #3 of 6
^ right.
They won't work together however, you can dedicate the 295 to physx although it is huge overkill....
Some games run better on Nvidia then AMD and visa versa...so you could use the card separately for that..
If just for physx I would sell the 295 and get something smaller like a 260 for physx and pocket the rest of the money..
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe NVidia PhysX can only use one GPU. Having that 295 in there solely for PhysX would be wasted energy and unnecessary heat.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hyujmn View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe NVidia PhysX can only use one GPU. Having that 295 in there solely for PhysX would be wasted energy and unnecessary heat.


This is correct.



I'd sell the 295, should still fetch 200 bucks.
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you can use it as physx, but only one of the gpu's. you would be better off to sell it and get a GTX 460 or something like that for physx
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