Just bought an Asus GTX470, anything I need to know about with this card?

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  1. nick0323

    nick0323 Master Guru

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    Well It's that time again and I'm kissing goodbye my ageing Radeon HD4850Turbo. I just bought an Asus GTX470...

    Is there anything I need to know with regards to the model of the card or the drivers?

    My main reasons for switching back are Physx, OpenCL, running an old 8800gts as a dedicated Physx card and compatibility with my motherboard (Asus 750SLI x16, x16 - yes both slots are x16, Asus gon do one!)
     
  2. Elder III

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    It's a good card, just monitor the temperatures for the first day or so and make sure you have a good clean case with good airflow and you should be fine.
     
  3. nick0323

    nick0323 Master Guru

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    Coolio, I'll keep an eye on the temps. I have a big Antec jobby case with a side 200mm, two 120mm fans on top and one 120mm fan at the back. Should be plenty of ventilation.
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Use MSI AB to control fan/temps. Gets noisy at 80% fan speed or above, so I tend to raise the threshold for that fan speed to kick in (85-90c). It never does unless using Furmark.
     

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    I'll look into it, ta.

    Though I'm tempted to have a look at Asus SmartDoctor and see what rubbish that has. My last Asus graphic card was my first one many years ago. Asus Radeon A9600XT.
     
  6. Tat3

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    Remove ATI drivers, install GTX470, install drivers and your good to go.
     
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    Uninstalling my ATI card won't be an issue.

    What's the procedure for installing a GTX 470 and an 8800gts for Physx?
     
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    yes...it is an evil card which will make you to wake up in horror in the morning :deadhorse::bigsmile:
     
  9. nick0323

    nick0323 Master Guru

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    I'll re-iterate my above post...

    Uninstalling my ATI card won't be an issue.

    What's the procedure for installing a GTX 470 and an 8800gts for Physx?
     
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    As you are using Nvidia with Nvidia then there shouldn't really be an issue with how you install it. You've already installed the 470 as primary card, right?
     

  11. nick0323

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    Yes I've already installed the GTX 470, I put in the 8800GTS last night and it automatically installed the drivers and restarted my computer. After the reboot I went into the Nvidia control panel and the option under Physx to select the 8800GTS was present. =)

    Though I really don't think the 500 extra futuremark points or the odd 8fps in games that utilise Physx makes it worth being there! I would love to keep it but it dramatically increased the temperature of my GTX 470!! Not cool!

    I think I'll take out the 8800GTS tonight for a while and see where overclocking my GTX470 takes me. Some other guy in another topic managed 800MHz on the engine (193Mhz increase over stock) with stock voltages with my Asus card Though if I remember correctly the Video RAM is linked so you overclock both at the same time with MSI Afterburner?

    I'm confident that overclocking will give me a better boost than the 8800GTS Physx. It blocks most of the ventilation input for the GTX 470 which is my only gripe otherwise I would keep it in place!
     
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    think yourself lucky my 460 is loud @20%, but on a plus note i cant here the jets going over my house anymore.
     

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