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Some games freeze as a result of PhysX being unabled... the 3dMark Vantage PhysX test crashes during the "warming up" period.

Disabling PhysX does solve all problems... but then again, I paid for PhysX and I'd like to have it.

I did reinstall the drivers and PhysX. But that didn't solve the problems.
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Are you dedicating one of your GTX 570's for PhysX?
    
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Are you dedicating one of your GTX 570's for PhysX?
No, I just set my second GTX 570 as my PhysX processor.
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No, I just set my second GTX 570 as my PhysX processor.
Ok I assume you've tested your 1st card as a PhysX processor as well yeah?
    
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Ok I assume you've tested your 1st card as a PhysX processor as well yeah?
Yes, I have also tried that, same result.
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So, you have tried selecting the 1st and 2nd card as Physx processor.

Now try these:-
1) Disable SLI. Run 1st card for rendering and 2nd card for Physx
2) Enable SLI. Choose ''Auto select (recommended)'' under Physx Configuration
post #7 of 19
I think that your drivers still think that the cards are in SLI so with one being a physX processor it kind of screws things up.
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I think that your drivers still think that the cards are in SLI so with one being a physX processor it kind of screws things up.
Physx can be used with SLi either enabled or disabled. So, it should not matter.

OP:
When you uninstalled-reinstalled the latest driver (266.58 WHQL or 270.51 Beta?), did you also use Driver Sweeper in the Safe Mode?
If not, I suggest try one more time.
1.Uninstall Nvidia driver+Physx via Windows Control Panel
2.Boot into Safe Mode and use Driver Sweeper to cleanup
3.Install latest driver as usual
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When you uninstalled-reinstalled the latest driver (266.58 WHQL or 270.51 Beta?), did you also use Driver Sweeper in the Safe Mode?
If not, I suggest try one more time.
1.Uninstall Nvidia driver+Physx via Windows Control Panel
2.Boot into Safe Mode and use Driver Sweeper to cleanup
3.Install latest driver as usual
Thanks for all your help, but I uninstalled the drivers with Driver Sweeper, and once again, reinstalled it, and PhysX still does not work properly.

I am beginning to think that this is all due to my switch from ATI to nVidia... but the benefits of PhysX are not enough to make me reinstall Windows. Do you have any other ideas?

In the meantime, I'll try to fix the problem through the registry.
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Do you have any other hardware-physX stuff besides Vantage? Batman AA, Mafia 2, Metro, Mirrors Edge, for example?

If not, you could grab a free physX bench like FluidMark or StarTales Bench ...

It could easily just be a Vantage issue, is what I'm trying to say here. Lets rule that out first

I rather doubt this problem has anything to do w/ATI, so I wouldn't go rampaging through your registry. I've had both ATI and nV drivers on this machine many times, swapping ATI and nV cards in and out, without uninstalling drivers or anything in between. Win 7 manages it perfectly.

But if you're really worried about the ATI stuff , though, use Autoruns (from MS/Sysinternals) to disable any ATI apps or drivers that are scheduled to start up on your machine presently. Unless you REALLY know what you're doing in the registry, this is a much safer route and accomplishes the same thing as a registry raid would
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