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Old 03-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to add a dedicated physx card?
how does physx actually work?
can i use any old video card as a physx card?
how do i set it up?
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Well, its quite simple.... plug a dedicated physx card, or an 8 series or higher nvidia gpu into a pci-e 16x\8x slot. Enable physx in the control panels.

Done.

Basically you need an SLI board.

Physix supposively offloads some of the crunching off the cpu and makes it better.

Heres the wiki: PhysX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Default Re: how to add physX card??

Just thought I'd add my query to this post.
Does a dedicated physx card require a pci-e slot and therefore probably SLI? I thought the PhysX card required a PCI slot so no SLI was required. I personally only have 1 PCI-e slot in my computer so wouldn't be able to get a physx card otherwise.
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You need a second pci-e x8/x16 slot for a physx card. While you do not enable sli most boards that are not sli/xfire capable will not have a second pci-e x8/x16 slot available.
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so how do i add a physx card on a evga e758?
which card should i get?
how do i enable physx from control panel?
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Any 8 series card will do.

Just plug it in, and then goto the nvidia control panel. it'll most likely be auto turned on, but if not, its a click of a dot.
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so how do i add a physx card on a evga e758?
which card should i get?
how do i enable physx from control panel?
On the EVGA e758 you'll want to install a dedicated PhysX card in the 3rd, or bottom, pci-e slot.

What card do you have already?

You enable PhysX in the Nvidia Control Panel.
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Basically you need an SLI board.
You can do it with any board that has enough PCI-E slots.
You only need an SLI board for SLI.

Of course, there's also the silly artificial restriction Nvidia imposes where you can't have a non-Nvidia primary card with a dedicated PhysX card. But there's a hack to get it working.
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^I was keeping it simple... hence the "basically".

I don't think Physix is that useful now adays with cards as powerful as they are.
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