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Windows 7: 2 different Nvidia cards?


31 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
2 different Nvidia cards?

Hi all.

Just a thought. I'm currently running an XFX 260 Black Edition on my Asus P5Q Pro MB.
I still have my old card- A BFG 8800GTS OC 512MB.
I kept meaning to ebay it but never got round to it.
Is there any way I could usefuly use it in my present set up?

Cheers, John


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31 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Could throw it in as a Physx card. Won't be able to SLI it, though, as the cards need to be identical.
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31 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100
 
 

John, you could use that 8800GTS 512MB as a dedicated PhysX Card in your second PCI-E slot. You can't do SLI since that motherboard was made for Crossfire.

Is it worth it? It will help a little if you play any games which use PhysX, but power needs will increase as well as the heat in your case. Plus you are already using a GTX 260 which already does PhysX. Using the 8800GTS as a PPU will just off load some of the work your GTX 260 is doing.

Edit:

I see I spend too much time Googling and typing as Everlong beat me to it.
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31 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies fellas.
It looks like it's hardly worth doing.I could sell the card but I doubt it's worth much now.
I might just donate it to a needy friend.

Thanks again, John

PS. If anyone wants it (preferably UK) I'll send it to them. No point in it sitting in its box doing nothing. J
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01 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Thanks for the replies fellas.
It looks like it's hardly worth doing.I could sell the card but I doubt it's worth much now.
I might just donate it to a needy friend.

Thanks again, John

PS. If anyone wants it (preferably UK) I'll send it to them. No point in it sitting in its box doing nothing. J
Wow that's really nice of you John. The 8800GTS 512MB G92 is still a great card. Going rate for it used is around $75 USD. I always sell my old cards to help take the sting out of buying a new one. Only way I can afford things usually. I'm sure you'll find a taker quickly since you're giving it away.
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08 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Amazingly no one took me up on this offer of a free graphics card.
You lot must be so up to date that this old thing is ancient history.
I thought someone who already had one of these would want it for SLI.
Anyway I've now donated it to a friend who doesn't game at all. Seems a pity but there you go.

Cheers all, J
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