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June 20, 2010 12:26:41 PM

i m having an 9800gx2 with me i was wondering if i can put 8800gt for physics acceleration is it possible

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a c 1647 U Graphics card
June 20, 2010 12:42:54 PM

If you have the slot for it and a PSU that can power both cards, yes then you can.
June 20, 2010 12:48:18 PM

i more question i m having cooler master elite 334 mid tower case will 9800gx2 fit in it
and which power supply should i be having with it
500 watt enough for 9800gx2 only
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June 20, 2010 12:59:34 PM

yes i have exactly the same case but simpler version

and i have cooler master power plus 550 watt psu

thanks for the support
June 20, 2010 1:18:58 PM

you need at least 650W and certified sli or crossfire PSU
June 20, 2010 1:22:27 PM

_orbital_ said:
you need at least 650W and certified sli or crossfire PSU

what if i run only one card 9800gx2 on 500 psu
June 20, 2010 1:28:33 PM

well 9800 GX2 is a über-powered, dual GPU-based graphics card that powers nice gaming and ... Minimum Recommended System Power is 580 W
a c 1647 U Graphics card
June 20, 2010 1:37:30 PM

At full load the GX2 is going to be using 18.1 amps of the total 30 amps that the PSU can provide on the +12 volt rail. If you have energy efficient CPU 95watts or lower 1 HDD 1 optical drive and not a lot of other extra components it might run without instability issues.
June 20, 2010 2:26:24 PM

i m not having any other shiny hardware just 1 500 gb hdd xfx 750i 2gb hyper x dvd writer
a c 1647 U Graphics card
June 20, 2010 2:30:33 PM

The only way then is to give it a try. Most of the time it is going to be running fine, if you run into instability when 3d gaming you know what would be the culprit then.
June 20, 2010 2:59:42 PM
this one is my psu if u really cheak it out 9800gx2 will use 6 pin pci and 2x peripheral
it means that i will have 2 left unused (it has 5 1 is uesd by dvd) i can connect 9800gx2 and 8800gt for sure
the website of 9800gx2 says that u will need minimum 360 watt psu

i think i will be able to run both 8800gt and 9800gx2

i m very new and noob to this stuff please help i already made a wrong decision by picking up xfx 750i

help me :( 
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 20, 2010 3:10:35 PM

Don't try and run the 9800GX2 and the 8800GT together on that PSU, you will be courting a possible meltdown if you do.
June 20, 2010 6:37:15 PM

well i guss i wont just do it since i will be gaming on 1280x1024 9800gx2 is good enough
to crank up some good amount of frames on enthusiast settings
a c 332 U Graphics card
June 20, 2010 8:58:02 PM

Oh easily, I'm using a single 8800GT to play JC2 @ 19 x 10 at the moment and it can handle it just fine.