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This is a 2 year old post from the Physx FAQ, so take it with a grain of salt...

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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3;7368655 
My main GPU is an ATi-series GPU. Can I add a spare 8600GT for PhysX?

With the current drivers, nVidia locks-out PhysX support for machines with an ATi card present. In addition, for some incomprehensible reasons, the latest version of PhysX System Software also prevents PPU cards from working if a Non-NVIDIA GPU is present. However, some people have had mixed results in tricking the drivers to use PhysX anyway with an ATI card in the system. Of course, you could always try to look for older drivers that don't have the lock out, but only the 185.xx drivers which you can download from Filehippo and nVidia's website. You can still update the PhysX portion just not the display driver for the card and can only be used in Windows XP and Windows 7 at the moment - and of course your results could vary, especially with new cards that are to come out. (Thanks KamuiRSX!)


http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/589202-faq-physx.html
post #12 of 29
Intriguing thread, as I have another pci-e card I might juggle with in a 2nd slot... see if it'll play as the physx... ^_^

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I set this up for myself last week. Just get the hack; search Google for Hybrid PhysX mod 1.04ff.
Install the cards -> install the official drivers -> run PhysX mod -> restart.
I've only gotten that version of the mod to work with nVidia driver version 257.21.
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haha thanks for the info returned4good! appreciate all the help.
Post your results Le Loup! hope it works out for you.
I might try it when my friend upgrades, we'll see.
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Quote:
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haha thanks for the info returned4good! appreciate all the help.
Post your results Le Loup! hope it works out for you.
I might try it when my friend upgrades, we'll see.
Thanks dude. This is actually inspiring me to look into ATI Physx porting projects. Looks like another late night of studying
post #17 of 29
Another good read:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/33...sx/index1.html

Sorry to double-post.
post #18 of 29
Are there any benchmarks for Lucid Hydra running current-gen graphics cards? Last I heard the technology still wasn't quite there. I haven't seen a single person on this forum running that kind of setup, only the nvidia card as dedicated PhysX w/hack setup.
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haha, yeh its already 4am here in london ^^
Im rendering a case and system i made.First time trying 3D work ^^
Im gonna go sleep soon.
tell me if you find anything interesting.
sent you a request.
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thanks returned4good! that was a good read, interesting results.
looks like physx does help but not enough to buy a high end NVIDIA GPU just for physx.
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