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Windows 7: i have 3 grahpics cards, how can i make it work

30 Jan 2010   #1
pharrow

Windows 7
 
 
i have 3 grahpics cards, how can i make it work

i have 3 graphics cards. 1 285gtx and 2 9600gt

i know that in order to use sli you need the same model.

so i was wondering. can i put the 2 9600 gt cards in sli and just run my gtx285 by itself? how would it work out exactly?


PC SPECS:
core i7 950
evga x58 sli le
12gb of ram
windows 7 ultimate

thanks,

~pharrow


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30 Jan 2010   #2
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

yes..... you can run the 2 9800's in SLI & the 3rd card (GTX285) will serve as a physX card...(though highly overkill)

or.... you can run the three cards independently & loose SLI.

personally... i'd sell one of the 9800's save a little, buy another GTX285, throw them in SLI & run the 9800 for physX
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30 Jan 2010   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well had to change my post cause SkunkSmash beat me to it. Fabe
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30 Jan 2010   #4
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might/should be able to:

1. Put 2 9600 gt cards in sli mode for video
2. run the gtx285 as a dedicated PhysX processor. (provided you have enough slots for all these cards)

Unfortunately, there are too few games that actually use the PhysX features at present.

Last time I checked (a couple of weeks ago) there was a lot of info (google) about using an ATI card for video, and mixing it with an nVidia Card to handle the physX. With all your cards being nVidia it should be easier to do.
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30 Jan 2010   #5
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OOps. I am too old and (obviously) too SLOW.
Oh well, Great minds think alike..and all that.

While I was typing...Two perps beat me to the punch.
..how embarassing
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30 Jan 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm wondering why you would even want to, the 285 will slap the 9600"s even when they are run in SLI.
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30 Jan 2010   #7
pharrow

Windows 7
 
 
thanks for the reply

thanks for the info
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