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May 14, 2010 1:20:00 PM

Hello from Australia, I am currently using a gtx285, would loke to upgrade to gtx470 or gtx480 and still use gtx285 as dedicated physics card, IS THIS POSSIBLE?.
Current system
I7-920
X58-UD3R
GTX285
Vista home P 64
650PSU
6gig ram
Thanking you kindly
Peter.

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a c 103 U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 1:25:08 PM

Yea this is def possible.....You jus have to have the power supply and the motherboard to support both of the cards in your system....I think a 285 is a little over kill for physx but if u have it why not? Also not many games use physx yet..
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May 14, 2010 1:32:16 PM

drums101 said:
Yea this is def possible.....You jus have to have the power supply and the motherboard to support both of the cards in your system....I think a 285 is a little over kill for physx but if u have it why not? Also not many games use physx yet..


System listed, will need to upgrade psu. Thankyou for your quick response.

Peter.
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May 14, 2010 1:54:12 PM

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My Gut feel says Sell 1 x GTX 285 Buy 1 x ATI HD5970 And use 1 GTX 285 As physix processor...

I understand that if you are an nVid fan boy this will seem like treason but its the best of both worlds man!:D 
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May 15, 2010 12:15:22 AM

fisshy said:
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My Gut feel says Sell 1 x GTX 285 Buy 1 x ATI HD5970 And use 1 GTX 285 As physix processor...

I understand that if you are an nVid fan boy this will seem like treason but its the best of both worlds man!:D 

Using two Nv cards will not require messing about with hacked drivers and a single 480 will be cheaper than a 5970, so your suggestion would only make sense to an ATI fan boy (IMHO :whistle:  ).
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May 15, 2010 12:21:50 AM

Hey while we're on the subject.

I have a pc that supports SLI. I have a 4850 ati card in it. I also have a 8800gtx. If I install the 8800 how do you enable it for physics if I keep the 4850 card as my main GPU?
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May 15, 2010 12:34:53 AM

gamerguy1 said:
Hey while we're on the subject.

I have a pc that supports SLI. I have a 4850 ati card in it. I also have a 8800gtx. If I install the 8800 how do you enable it for physics if I keep the 4850 card as my main GPU?

If you haven't worked out from my previous post that hacked drivers are needed then I suggest you start your own thread to ask your question rather than hijack this one.
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May 15, 2010 3:04:16 AM

OP: what games do you play, because you should make sure that the games you play will even benefit from this
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May 15, 2010 4:35:16 AM

Anyway thanks Mousemonkey. So my answer is the same as theda. You cant mix the two without hacked (experimental) drivers.
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May 15, 2010 6:18:55 PM

Thanks guys for all your comments, I have to stick to nvid as 5970 in Australia where i am costs $1150. A 480 is around $850 & 470 around $500. As cash is limited, I think my best option would be a factory overclocked 470 and use 285 for dedicated physics. Again, many thanks.
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May 22, 2010 1:35:38 AM

Best answer selected by theda.
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May 22, 2010 1:42:24 AM

How does one terminate the thread?.
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May 22, 2010 2:27:45 PM

^ mods will close it, just leave it alone to die.;)
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May 23, 2010 6:47:29 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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