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Can i have GTX 460 as main GPU and 9800gt as physx?

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October 9, 2011 1:27:29 PM

I recently got a GTX 460 which is awesome and all that.. But my old 9800gt.. I want to know if icould use that as a physx processor so i can ease some load of the main gpu.

Specs are as follow's:
MOBO: ASUS P5N - E sli
GPU: GTX 460
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66ghz (oc'ed 3.066GHZ)
RAM: Corsair XMS2 2x2gb 800mhz (oc'ed 920MHZ)
PSU: Corsair Tx 650W

If you need more info just ask!

I have decent cooling. With the CPU idleing 33. underload roughly 50

GPU idles at 33 load goes about 60.. But thats the gtx 460 so you know!

Anyways. Would i be able to have my 9800gt as a physx processor. With the GTX 460 as the main GPU?

Thanks in advanced
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 1:43:32 PM

yes it will work
October 9, 2011 1:49:51 PM

How will i go around it? Just put the single/ duel GPU card into duel. And then just put the 9800gt in? And everything would be okay?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 2:18:25 PM

Make sure before you do this that you play any of the few games that support this. Otherwise you are just using power and dumping heat into your case.
October 9, 2011 2:53:03 PM

To be honest. That video didn't help alot. That's an EVGA board.. with 2 EVGA graphics cards. The 9800gt is a PALIT card. And my gtx 460 is an EVGA card

Secondly my motherboard is ASUS and it has a special card dim slot, where you manually select weather your computer uses one or 2 cards.

I'm guessing i switch this to SLI Mode? As it's just says 'single card, or sli mode'. I think it says that anyways. But to be honest i don't really play any Physx games. Apart from Metro 2033. And I'm starting to play Mafia 2 again..

But couldn't the secondry GPU share a bit of the load? I know it's a different card and that it's from a different manufacture. But could it share the load.

+ Could you help me on this one as well, please?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/269649-11-overclock...
a c 273 U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 3:38:05 PM

lilpopjim said:
To be honest. That video didn't help alot. That's an EVGA board.. with 2 EVGA graphics cards. The 9800gt is a PALIT card. And my gtx 460 is an EVGA card

Secondly my motherboard is ASUS and it has a special card dim slot, where you manually select weather your computer uses one or 2 cards.

I'm guessing i switch this to SLI Mode? As it's just says 'single card, or sli mode'. I think it says that anyways. But to be honest i don't really play any Physx games. Apart from Metro 2033. And I'm starting to play Mafia 2 again..

But couldn't the secondry GPU share a bit of the load? I know it's a different card and that it's from a different manufacture. But could it share the load.

+ Could you help me on this one as well, please?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/269649-11-overclock...

No, leave it in single card mode.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 3:46:00 PM

if you don't really play physx games then why have the 9800GT? it will just be an extra heater in the case.
October 9, 2011 3:59:38 PM

Okay thank's. I'm saving up for a new mother board and a new CPU. After that i'll invest in a second GTX 460. Thanks anywyas!
a c 175 U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 4:18:57 PM

No, it won't share the load. It will help in those two games you mentioned. But if they already play well on your GTX460 you're back to it just being a heater again.
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