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So I want to put my GTS250 in as a second card for physx and folding. I have read you need to install nVidia Control Panel then apply a hybrid physx hack.

My question is do you install the entire nVidia driver or just the physx portion? Also do I need to do anything other then plug in the card install the driver and hack?

I have AMD 11.2 driver right now. With 5870.
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Is there any chance it will cause issues with my AMD driver?
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I can't tell you personally, as I have not been lucky enough to be able to do this. Though here is a thread Tator Tot made which is quite simple to understand really...

http://www.overclock.net/ati/591872-...ows-7-ati.html
    
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It's a waste of time.
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I concur that it is a waste. But if you already have the GTS250 card and would like to try it out, follow tator-tots thread. And installing the entire nVIDIA driver DOES NOT cause any issue with the AMD driver. After installing the drivers and running the utility to patch the Physx driver, make sure to go to display settings and enable a second monitor (non-existent) to connect to the nVIDIA card. You can still do that even though you do not have a second monitor physically connected. It is explained in tator-tots thread a bit down the line. Also, another advice would be to get a little older nVIDIA driver - not the latest and greatest - at least it worked out great for me when I was using Physx.
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So when I plugged my 250 into my PCI-E #2 slot I could not install the nVidia driver and error would show right away saying there was no compatible hardware present.
So then I put the 250 in the #1 PCI-E slot, installed 266.xx and all went well everything was present I applied the patch and it confirmed the files were overwritten.

When I reinstall my 5870 in the #1 slot and the 250 in the #2 slot and reboot, the system again doesn't recognize the 250 as being there. The fan is spinning in the case. It has power, and also if I right click on the desktop Control Panel isn't even there.

Any ideas?

EDIT: When I go to screen resolution and try the "detect" new screens it doesn't detect a second screen
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So I think I have narrowed it to my board doesn't recognize the nVidia card in the 2nd PCIE slot when an AMD card is the primary card. Does anyone know how to fix this. I know the slot itself work because I used it for a physX card when I had 2 nVidia cards.
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