Installing a PPU

ottosen

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Hey,

my question is how. I'm getting all the parts for my new computer next week, and I've been thinking.. I'm getting 2 GTX285 that I'm gonna SLI, and I want to try and let my old 9800gtx+ run as a PPU, but how do you install 2 different cards that uses 2 different drivers?

I'll use 1 set of drivers for my GTX285's, but will that driver enable me to use my GPU PPU (9800gtx+) as a dedicated PPU, or do I need to install drivers for the 9800gtx+ aswell? Double drivers...chaos? :eek:

I hope someone can clarify, so I'm ready for my new rig :)

Thanks in advance,

Ottosen.
 

MGDJoker

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You will have to install your drivers for your 9800, unless they already are installed and u are not reloading the machine. Then i believe u have to set up the PPU card in the Nvidia control panel to use it that way.

Honestly I really wouldnt waste the money on 2 GTX285's just 1 card will be fine. The performance gain over just the single card is not noticable. Only in Frames. If u run more than like 60 consist. 1 of those cards will man handle anything u will throw at it.

I would put the extra money left over into maybe upgrading to the i7 platform or wait for the i5. You'll get more out of it in the long run doing it that way.
 

ottosen

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That's what I thought, thanks. I just wasn't sure, but it would make sense seeing as that's the most user friendly way of doing it.

I hope it pays off, if only 10 FPS :) If not..well nothing is lost, just wanna try it.
 

ottosen

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Chances are that I ain't lying, seeing as your description matches my girlfriend pretty well. Problem is though, that your description matches 1/4 of the entire Scandinavian population ^^