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post #1 of 10
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EDIT: update down in the thread.

I bought a GTX 275 off the marketplace recently for folding and possibly physx, how do I go about adding it to my system?

Which driver do I get and should I put the card in first or install the drivers first?

Additional info: I have a 50" Plasma as a secondary extended display, hooked up via HDMI to my 6870 (streaming netflix, bluray player, etc) .... I don't want to mess this up

I am very generous, any helpful input is appreciated and rewarded appropriately.
Edited by PowerTrip - 3/19/11 at 8:04am
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We are not allowed to verbally offer Rep+ for any reason.

Besides, it always goes without saying.
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post #3 of 10
Get some modded drivers for Physx because nvidia drivers block Physx when an ATI/AMD card is present and for folding just make sure you plug in a dummy plug in the gtx275 and
in f@h select "gpu2" and thats how to do it, im sure though other members could explain
this much better.
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http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ysx-guide.html

Kinda the basic way to do it. i cant do it atm someone stole my vga-dvi adapter
post #5 of 10
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Ok right now i put the card in, Windows installed generic driver wdm 1.1

I put a dvi-vga adapter on the GTX 275.

I just want the card to fold right now, I have no physx games at this time, was thinking of getting Batman AA in the future.

Which driver to just fold? This is my first nvidia card so I really have no clue.

My pc grafx history ATI x700pro -> Radeon HD 4850 -> 4850 crossfire -> 6870 -> AMD 6870 + GTX 275
Edited by PowerTrip - 3/18/11 at 11:02pm
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i installed the nvidia 200 series driver 2.66 or w/e it was, it sucks, doesn't let me adjust speeds, the seller told me I needed to underclock it a little so that it can work properly but even MSI afterburner doesn't let me change anything on the GTX 275.

too tired to try anything else right now, will look some more tomorrow.
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:S weird! i used the latest driver when i did it with my 9500gt.. i think it was the 262.xx drivers i used. i went by a guide like the one i linked but the one i used had links for all the new patches and drivers and stuff. and if you used the driver for your card so it works and an images shows up on the screen then it will fold
post #8 of 10
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Well I figured out how to change settings with MSI AfBr, and I set the GTX 275 to the lowest mhz settings: core 320/shaders 720/memory 575

I set the flag -local -gpu 1 -forcegpu nvidia_g80 to the shortcut in the target field.

I get serious errors on it.


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I looked up the client-core communications error: ERROR 0xfffffff6 , it seems it has to do with the fact that it's not setup the way F@H would like it to be setup. (in that screenshot, GTX 275 is plugged into a secondary PCI-E slot, hooked up to my primary display showing primary desktop while my 50" plasma is hooked up to the primary PCI-E slot 6870 hdmi displaying extended desktop.)

Maybe I just need to have both displays hooked up to my 6870, and make a dummy plug for the GTX 275.

Unless there is a way to have audio output through the GTX 275? I have a dvi-hdmi adapter that came with my previous 4850. I could then hook up my HDTV to the GTX 275 and have it as an extended display, and set my 6870 back to primary desktop display.
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post #10 of 10
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Nevermind,
everything is fine now, I figured it out.

Thank you Th0m0 and Justin.

I switched the displays around, 6870 to my 20" LCD showing primary desktop, and hooked in the hdmi-dvi adapter and plugged the HDTV to the GTX275 as an extended display.

No sound on Netflix now so I will have to get dummy plug to fold and go back to my preferred Gaming/HTPC setup. Damn you nVidia for your non-audio video cards!

AMD video cards for HTPC FTW!
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