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WolfBane February 2, 2009 04:25 PM

2 vid cards ????
 
I am getting a 9800gx2 card , Now i have a -35 msi neo2 mb .
I also have a 8600gt vid card here .
Can i run both vid cards at the same time ie: 8600gt for pysicx and 9800gx2 as normal vid card ?

Or am i compleatly a noob and don't know what the heck i am asking lol ?
BE HONEST HUH ,I CAN TAKE IT :):punk::punk:

Digikid February 2, 2009 06:26 PM

Yes you can do that.

WolfBane February 2, 2009 06:35 PM

So is there any thing i need to do to make this work ?
a dmi cables from the 8600gt to the 9800gx2 etc etc ???
not sure how i would do this?

Cptn Vortex February 2, 2009 06:54 PM

Not sure if this is possible..... I would think you may just want to save yourself the trouble and just run the 9800GX2 by itself.....its a lot of card....

S_G February 2, 2009 07:11 PM

It is possible, and worthwhile. The 9800GX2 will run in SLI mode on its own, then you can specify the 8600 to act as a PhysX slave.

Digikid February 2, 2009 07:12 PM

I do not see why he cannot. he just wants to use his older 8600GT as a PhysX card. Why do you not think that is possible?

EDIT: Ninja'ed by S_G. :ph34r:

WolfBane February 2, 2009 07:13 PM

yea capt i was just curious as if it would work and if so how would it work lol , but yes i am going to run the one card for now untill i get a sli mb t5hen i will buy the second card and then wc both i guess that would be considered a quad sli?

but i know i definatly have to wc these cards coz of the heat load!!!!!!1
Man thaqts gonna cost me huh ?
but i am sure with the one vid card i willdo fine for no more than what i do with this system :)
but i got the bug just not the cash yet !!! but i will have :)

So can i run the single 9800gx2 in sli mode on the msi mb?

WolfBane February 2, 2009 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cptn Vortex (Post 146848)
Not sure if this is possible..... I would think you may just want to save yourself the trouble and just run the 9800GX2 by itself.....its a lot of card....

I see you are running this card as well !!!!

Whats the heat like on it or do you have yours wc?

Lpfan4ever February 2, 2009 08:16 PM

Alright, to run your card as a dedicated PhysX processor, the process is different in either XP or Vista. Vista of course being the more complicated. I'd say search online and there's a number of topics and announcements on how to use it.


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