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Old January 22, 2010, 09:25 PM
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Default 4870x2 + 8600gt for dedicated physx?

Is it still possible to have an ati card running as the primary graphics adapter and an additional gpu (8600gt in this case) doing only physx? I am using windows 7 and from what ive read it only works under xp or win7, not vista. My main reason for doing this is that i now have a spare 8600gt and want to make use of it, plus in the many games that dont use physx i could just have that card folding in the background and still game.
Any instructions on how to make it work would be great too.
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Old January 22, 2010, 09:27 PM
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I tried the hack that got posted somewhere around here and I had to use NVIDIA drivers that were pre-191.**. It works, but all the newer patches disable the Physx when an ATI card is primary.
As for instructions, I'm sorry I can't help you there because I don't remember where the thread was.
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