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February 4, 2010 4:38:08 PM

I recently bought a nvidia GTX 260 maxcore from my friend to replace 2 9600gt in sli..

my main reason for doing this was because i couldnt get both of my 9600s to work in sli while on windows 7 64bit

was this a good move? (im having a hard time finding someone comparing the 2 in sli to the 1 gtx260

is it a known issue for sli not to function correctly in win7 64bit? or am i doing somthing wrong?

also my friend was telling me i could put one of my 9600s in without the sli bridge and it can be used as a physics this true? will i see much benefit from doing this?

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a b Î Nvidia
February 4, 2010 4:47:38 PM

Its a good upgrade but you can use 2 9600GT's in SLI,windows 7 doesn't have problems with SLI.
And yes you can put a GTX 260 and then use a 9600 as a PhysX card but few games benefit from it and also you will get a noticeable FPS drop with PhysX enabled.
February 4, 2010 4:54:03 PM

well i noticed after intstalling the win7 nvidia driver that theres no longer a option in the nvidia control pannel for enabling sli.. and when i checkout device manager one of the cards has a exclamation point on it..
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a b Î Nvidia
February 4, 2010 6:55:01 PM

Did you try any other OS's ? also make sure you have the latest drivers installed
February 4, 2010 6:56:56 PM

it worked fine in vista 32bit before u upgraded to 7 64bit (there was a option in the control panel to enable it in vista 32)..i also downloaded the most current drivers right from nvidias site
a b Î Nvidia
February 5, 2010 5:26:08 AM

Try installing some older drivers too,sometimes it helps
February 5, 2010 12:13:46 PM

ill give it a try..would it work with a 9600 and the gtx260 in sli?
a b Î Nvidia
February 5, 2010 1:21:13 PM

You mean a GTX 260 and a 9600GT as a PhysX card,if so then yes
February 5, 2010 2:20:55 PM

ok but they need to be identical cards to put them in sli? id need another 260?
a b Î Nvidia
February 5, 2010 2:27:16 PM

In order to use SLI,the cards have to be identical(with very few exceptions)so you have to use either 2 9600GTs or 2 GTX 260s
February 5, 2010 2:42:05 PM

ok cool thanks for all your help!
February 5, 2010 2:42:24 PM

Best answer selected by ts1337.
a b Î Nvidia
February 5, 2010 3:55:41 PM

No problem :)