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Old 07-11-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default PhysX on my 8800GT.

I just installed the 177.39 driver with the modded .INF. I had some trouble with 177.35 so I suggest G92 owners use 177.39.

I know this is kind of cheating, but...



Install the drivers and the modded .INF from this site: http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/...p?showforum=94

Then follow this procedure:


Download 177.39 and the modded .INF -> uninstall old drivers through add/remove programs -> restart in safe mode and run driver sweeper (http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655) -> restart, unzip the 177.35 drivers to C:\Nvidia, drop in the modded .INF and run setup.exe (located in the unzipped 177.39 folder).

Now I've just got to install the Nvidia Client and get my GT Folding.
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Default Re: PhysX on my 8800GT.

Sweet, I'm going to try it on my GTS, although I can't run Vantage, because of XP...
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Default Re: PhysX on my 8800GT.

hey i noticed your using the 1.0.0 version theres a hotfix 1.0.1

http://www.futuremark.com/download/3dmva_hotfix_101/

dont know if it'll make a difference :/
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Default Re: PhysX on my 8800GT.

I found the 177.41 to be the better driver tbh
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Default Re: PhysX on my 8800GT.

how is this working out?
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: PhysX on my 8800GT.

For Vantage scores, it's great (although technically cheating, Futuremark haven't, and never will approve the PhysX drivers for use in Vantage). But in games that actually support physics processing through PhysX (Unreal 3 is the only one I know of), there is actually a performance hit since the GPU has an extra task to deal with. Although the CPU may be freed up, the GPU becomes overloaded. A secondary GPU dedicated to Physics might bring a performance boost, but only in the few games that actually support PhysX on the GPU. For now, it's best to keep Physics processing on the CPU.
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Thanks. I tried 177.35, but I couldn't get PhysX working on it, so I moved to 177.39. I'm slowly moving through them and trying to find the best. I wish Nvidia would keep the BETA testing on consumers to a minimum through.
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hey i noticed your using the 1.0.0 version theres a hotfix 1.0.1

http://www.futuremark.com/download/3dmva_hotfix_101/

dont know if it'll make a difference :/
I noticed the little message. I'll get round to updating it at sometime. Thanks for reminding me.
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Default Re: PhysX on my 8800GT.

I believe there was a link in the 177.41 thread at Guru3d that listed the games that support physics, the only one I had (up until I got UT3 yesterday) was Medal of Honor: Airborne.
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Default Re: PhysX on my 8800GT.

Good old benchmarks. I can't even remember what my Vantage score was.

I gave up on them when I realized every time I ran them and went for a higher scores I spent more time/money doing that rather then actually doing anything on my computer.

I have not put a dime into my computer for a while now and it feels good!
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