Hi guys,, Long time lurker, first time poster, I have a 460GTX and I am trying to setup my old 260GTX as a dedicated physx card. The Motherboard is an ASUS X38 P5E3 Deluxe and has 2x PCIe 16X slots and an 8xPCIe slot..
For heat issues I am having to install the 460GTX on the second PCIe slot, and the 260GTX on the top PCIe slot (primary slot)
I have setup the 260GTX as the dedicated physyx card in the nVidia Control Panel but when I boot I cant get any signal from the bottom card(460GTX) until windows is loaded…But if I connect the monitor to my top card(260GTX) I can see the Post etc displays…
So what can I do to set the second PCIE slot as master? I have found a PEG option but cant seem to get it to work...any help would be greatly appreciated
that is the problem, I would have installed it on the 3rd PCIe slot but my case is restricting me from using a dual slot card such as the 260GTX on the 8x lane.
I have an idea, do you think it would be possible for me to use a kvm switch between the two cards then connect it to my monitor? so when I need to see the Bios etc I can just click a button and it will switch to the POST and then when I want to see the windows I can just click a button and I am seeing windows?
will that kvm switch idea work or is it going to damage anything?
my 24" LCD has a DVi and a VGA out, Could I connect the DVI to the 460GTX and the VGa to the 260 GTX ? Will that work? so when booting up the monitor uses the 260GTX display to display the bios and when in windows the primary card / display is the 460GTX?