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

30 Jan 2010   #1

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?

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



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30 Jan 2010   #2


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

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

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

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. embarassing
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30 Jan 2010   #6
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

Windows 7
thanks for the reply

thanks for the info
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 i have 3 grahpics cards, how can i make it work

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