I had the card in a Dell XPS 420, it's an OEM card - was a great little performer but something went on it and whenever i tried any 3d applications/movies it would just crash the system - likely I overheated some part (if not all the card) as there were very clear scorch marks on the inside of the case near the card, and they were not small lol
I upgraded the part down the ATI path and that's where that system now stays, in my front room for very occasional use.
what would the pros/cons be If I used the 8800 GT as dedicated physx card in my new system in addition to GTX 460 SLI
and if something on the card did blow (a) is it likely to be of any use as a physx card? (b) am I risking doing damage to my new system if trying this?
sorry it is because I have built a new and 2nd system myself
the 8800 GT came with a Dell XPS 420 (from Dell), it blew and I replaced with HD 4870, then upgraded to GTX 460. I took the GTX 460 (Gigabyte SOC awesomeness) out and built my new HAF-X system around it with all other parts being new and purpose bought.
After building the HAF-X system I dug out the boxed up redundant HD 4870 and popped it back in the Dell XPS 420 so I have a working spare (which can cope with COD zombies / BC2)
as I said earlier - this Dell machine now resides in the front room and is not used much (the HAF-X has wheels anyway)
I thank you all for the advice, the card will have a dignified send off after I perform an autopsy and remove her covers lol, unless anyone here has a use for it and wants to pay the postage?