Enabling GPU accelerated PhysX on an ATI + NVIDIA system

Discussion in 'Videocards vs General Purpose - NVIDIA Ageia PhysX' started by WhiteLightning, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    How to get Ati + Nvidia for Physx

    #1 install Ati drivers (i installed the 10.3b drivers myself , can be found here)

    #2 reboot

    #3 install Nvidia drivers (i couldnt get the latest to work, instead i got 196.34 installed,can be found here)
    DONT REBOOT!!

    #4 install physx mod 1.02 (can be found here
    press the cake button in the left lower corner
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    it should output patching done.

    ** If it gives you the error the file is in use , nothing patched or something like that, you need to unload the .dll from memory.
    i used process explorer for that.
    ##1 open the program
    ##2 right click explorer.exe , choose kill process.
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    ##3 from the menu choose file , run, and browse to the patch.
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    patching should work now :)
    # then from the menu choose file, run, and enter explorer.exe (you should get the taskbar back now)

    Reboot

    #5 right click the desktop and choose screen resolution.

    #6 click detect in the upper right corner, it should detect the cards outputs.
    click the Nvidia one and choose always connect vga.
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    press apply

    #7 Choose Extend desktop from the Multiple displays selection screen.
    press apply.

    #8 Right click the desktop , and choose nvidia control panel.
    from there, set physx gpu acceleration on.
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    press apply , and it should work then.

    You can try fluid mark to see if it works or not.

    Physx OFF
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    Physx ON
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  2. lee_ann_power

    lee_ann_power New Member

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    How to enable PhysX in Nvidia GT240 with 197.45 driver? I wonder why I cannot enable it again after I updated the driver from 191.07 to 197.45..help please I'm a newbie
     
  3. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    For newer drivers the 1.02 patch doesnt work anymore. you will have to use the 1.03 patch instead.

    check out for instructions and the download here:


    http://www.ng ohq.com/graphic-cards/17706-hybrid-physx-mod-v1-03-a.html


    without the space after the g
     
  4. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Great guide.

    Very easy to follow.:)
     

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    I've got Radeon 5770 as a main card for graphics, but my second computer that got GeForce 9600GT is not used at this time, I don't have an SLI/Crossfire motherboard with 2xPCI-E, so I wonder can I somehow plug 9600GT to PCI slot?
     
  6. teleguy

    teleguy Maha Guru

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    I don't know about PCI but if your mobo has PCIe x1 Slots you can use a x16->x1 Risercard with ribbon cable (that's what I did) or break out the end of a PCIe x1 slot and put your card there though there is a chance of your mobo getting damaged.
     
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  8. teleguy

    teleguy Maha Guru

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    Heh, I think it's a little too hardcore:).
     
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    teleguy Maha Guru

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  12. Tukaram

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    In order to make my hybrid physx setup, I had to delete some of the physx archives in the directories of the games.

    The archives are: "physxcore.dll", "physxdevice.dll" or "physxloader.dll" but not "physxextensions.dll".

    As a side effect it fixed the dreaded mass effect physx bug I had, the one that made other physx games go slower after running mass effect.
     
  13. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=322616

    Noticed something with Batman AA, some of the PhysX things they use are possible to make without PhysX and that even without a huge impact on performance, seen it in done in many other games, makes one wonder how much of it is a sales trick...
     
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  14. amieneel

    amieneel Master Guru

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    Unable to find 'physx mode 1.02' .. Can u provide me another link/direct link ?
     
  15. cliffgamerz

    cliffgamerz Master Guru

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  16. amieneel

    amieneel Master Guru

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    Ok .. I got a 8500 gt .. And i found that some of guys here using it as a physx card .. So bro did u followed this thread ? Or any other guide ?
     
  17. johnny87au

    johnny87au Ancient Guru

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    awesome guide mate, cheers!
     
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    Valken Maha Guru

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    Using 10.12a RC3 + installing physX, and got it working, but have you guys noticed that opengl may be affected? As if there may be a conflict with ATI and Nvidia's opengl? The cuda, physX and better opencl performance is a plus!
     
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