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i have a GTX 460 at the moment, and my old card, GT 240 is doing nothing but sitting in a box.

what if i did a SLI and added GT 240 as physx? would it make a difference or just a waste of space & heating?

im not going to buy a card just to do physx, its either GTX460+GT240 or GTX460 alone.

any thoughts?
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When not playing games that uses PhysX.. yea it's just a heater in ur case.. but you can always use it to fold
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When not playing games that uses PhysX.. yea it's just a heater in ur case.. but you can always use it to fold
could always use a spaceheater

lol ive actually done that, got a little chilly in my room so i just folded for a few hours and it was nice and toasty
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A GT240 is not going to be much of a space heater as its idle power is at around 7W.
Say, a typical light bulb is 60W. So, it uses 1/9 of that power when idling.

As for the performance benefit, see the graph below. GT240 (as Physx card) can give noticeable help to a GTX460 (main card).

If money is adequate, getting a 2nd GTX460 to do SLi will yield a higher performance.

Lastly, I suggest you first consider upgrading your CPU (Core2Duo E7300 @3.00 GHz) ahead of upgrading the graphic subsystem (getting a 2nd GTX460 or adding a GT240. Your motherboard supports Core2Quad 9xxx and so I advise getting such a CPU as 1st priority.

Edited by windfire - 3/15/11 at 4:54am
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A GT240 is not going to be much of a space heater as its idle power is at around 7W.
Say, a typical light bulb is 60W. So, it uses 1/9 of that power when idling.

As for the performance benefit, see the graph below. GT240 (as Physx card) can give noticeable help to a GTX460 (main card).

If money is adequate, getting a 2nd GTX460 to do SLi will yield a higher performance.

Lastly, I suggest you first consider upgrading your CPU (Core2Duo E7300 @3.00 GHz) ahead of upgrading the graphic subsystem (getting a 2nd GTX460 or adding a GT240. Your motherboard supports Core2Quad 9xxx and so I advise getting such a CPU as 1st priority.
yeah im getting a Q9505 just tomorrow, but i wanted to make some performance boost for free so
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i have a GTX 460 at the moment, and my old card, GT 240 is doing nothing but sitting in a box.

what if i did a SLI and added GT 240 as physx? would it make a difference or just a waste of space & heating?

im not going to buy a card just to do physx, its either GTX460+GT240 or GTX460 alone.

any thoughts?
*** you cant add it in sli, you just add it as a standalone physx, and nar it isnt going to be a heater it will just sit around ambient temp if its doing nothing.

In my SIG rig i use a gts 250.

Will give you a good fps boost in games like mafia 2, and metro 2033
 
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