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Would you like to run PhysX In Windows 7 with your ATi GPU to enjoy all that your game can be?

It's simple, just follow the instructions!
If there is any errors with the information provided, or out of date info; please PM me and let me know so I can update this thread

Download PhysX Patch Here

For Older 19x Drivers use: 1.03 PhysX Mod
For Newer 2xx Drivers use: 1.04FF PhysX Mod

Other Downloads:
PhysX System Software
PhysX Rocket
(for PhysX testing)
For x86 or x64 Windows 7 Systems - dead links for now.

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Latest WHQL GeForce driver (256): 258.96 (July 19, 2010) - works with v1.04ff
Latest BETA GeForce driver (256): 260.63 (September 14, 2010) - works with v1.04ff

Latest WHQL GeForce driver (old): 197.45 (April 13, 2010) - works with v1.03
Latest BETA GeForce driver (old): 197.57 (May 3, 2010) - works with v1.03

PhysX System Software:
9.10.0514 (June 23, 2010) - works with v1.04ff - download
9.10.0513 (June 23, 2010) - works with v1.04ff - download
9.10.0512 (May 31, 2010) - works with v1.04ff - comes with Mafia II demo.
9.10.0224 (June 23, 2010) - works with v1.04ff - download
9.10.0223 (May 29, 2010) - works with v1.04ff - included in 257.21 WHQL driver.
9.10.0222 (February 22, 2010) - works with v1.03 - download

(info updated - 9/10/2010)
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NVIDIA GeForce driver 256 Hybrid PhysX mod [x86/x64] v1.04ff

* DESCRIPTION:
This mod will enable hardware PhysX support for NVIDIA GPU, when non-NVIDIA GPU is used as a primary display device.
- intended only for WDDM 1.1 OS (Windows 7) and NT5 WDM OS (Windows XP/2003).
- only for multi-vendor multi-GPU configurations.

* VERSION HISTORY:
1.01 - 02/10/2009:
- initial release

1.02 - 29/11/2009:
- added support for fixing new checks in 195.xx drivers
- added support for XP/2003 drivers
- both x86 and x64 are supported by a single mod now

1.03 - 21/04/2010:
- added support for fixing a timebomb, introduced in 196.75 and 197.xx drivers (gravity reverse + overall slowdown after a few seconds of PhysX processing)
- mod will now attempt to patch PhysX System Software files (helps to eliminate desktop extension requirement on Windows 7)
- mod will now disable "nvsvc" service autostart (helps to fix problems with fake displays)
- improved patching process (no more need to reboot in Safe Mode or terminate any process)
- improved patching logic (mod will no more try to patch non-existent files)
- improved accuracy of some patterns to avoid unnecessary patching

1.04ff - 29/06/2010:
- removed support for fixing GeForce driver binaries as current 256 series don't need this (dropped support of all older 19x series drivers)
- added support for fixing a new limitation in PhysX System Software, introduced in 9.10.0223 (aka 9.10.0528 / .0529)
- added extra optional command line files (nvsvc and PhysX related)
- removed most of gfx/sfx stuff (the mod is now tiny and no more requires 96dpi mode)

* INSTALLATION STEPS (Windows 7):
1. Install the needed GeForce driver 256 package. Update PhysX SS (only 9.10.0223 or later) if needed.
2. Use the mod to patch all needed files and registry values automatically.
3. [optional] Use command line files to set a desired configuration.

* INSTALLATION STEPS (Windows XP/2003):
1. Install the needed GeForce driver 256 package. Update PhysX SS (only 9.10.0223 or later) if needed.
2. Use the mod to patch all needed files and registry values automatically.
3. Extend the display assigned to NVIDIA GPU. Or make sure it is extended already.
4. [optional] Use command line files to set a desired configuration.

* NOTES:
1. If you update PhysX System Software after using the mod, you should use it again to patch the updated PhysX files.
2. It is safe to use the mod several times - all needed files will be patched only once.
3. If you still have problems with fake displays and desktop extension, try to delete a fake display and create it again.
4. To let the mod correctly patch all needed files on x64 versions of Windows XP/2003, install KB942589 hotfix first.

* Thanks to all beta testers!

This was all taken from this site and re-hosted here for the convince of our users. But not solely created by myself.

PhysX Games List (link)

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When should I install the ATi GPU & Drivers?

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Well, normally you would pick up an ATi card first and then want PhysX so it would be before but it does not matter when you install which set of drivers.

As this is just a patch to get PhysX running with an ATi card installed.

So if you had a 9800GT first, and then through in an HD5870 Later, you could set the HD5870 as your primary Video Adapter, and then use the PhysX patch to enable PhysX to run on your 9800GT.

Short Answer: You can install the ATi GPU & Drivers at Any Time

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How would I test without a game to see if PhysX is running properly?

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An easy benchmark to run is Fluidmark which will let you know immediately if you have PhysX enabled or not.

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Mirror's Edge doesn't seem to work right, how can I fix this?

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Mirror's Edge requires a separate fix as discovered by Grunion here
http://www.overclock.net/7948108-post19.html

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Why does Windows WMMD not recognize my ATi Drivers at boot.

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The problem relates to Asus Gamer OSD & Asus Smart Doctor applications, uninstall them and the problem should go away.

Posted by SamuelL421 (here)
 

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subbed, but does not explain when to install ati drivers.
 

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subbed, but does not explain when to install ati drivers.
Well, normally you would pick up an ATi card first and then want PhysX so it would be before but it does not matter when you install which set of drivers.

As this is just a patch to get PhysX running with an ATi card installed.

So if you had a 9800GT first, and then through in an HD5870 Later, you could set the HD5870 as your primary Video Adapter, and then use the PhysX patch to enable PhysX to run on your 9800GT.
 

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Are you planning to add a link to the patch?
Apparently they didn't get attached right the first time. I'm re-uploading them.
 

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Are you planning to add a link to the patch?
I was wondering the same thing. I have my wife's old 8600GT laying around and this does sound kind of interesting. I do have Mirror's Edge which can use PhysX. Hmm, need to find a Physx game list.
 

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This sounds interesting!
 

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well this failed for me.... installed the drivers, did the patch. no physics
if both cards are in the device manager then go to screen settings and extend desktop to you nVidia card.....can be 800x600....it doesn't matter
 

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well this failed for me.... installed the drivers, did the patch. no physics
You need to make sure you have your desktop extended to the nvidia card.
 

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nvm i fixed my problem. it was the file in use error
Good to hear.

What games are you playing with PhysX?

Some games are worth it (Mirrors Edge) and some are not (Batman:AA)
 

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Can we add a link to fluidmark on the OP?
That is one very easy way to test PhysX performance and whether it's working.
 

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Well, this is cool, I ran FluidMark, and I have PhysX on my onboard, which is pretty cool, I get REALLY crappy FPS though, i'm waiting on my 5770 to get here, once I get that will my FPS be better?
 
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