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Should I remove NVIDIA PhysX Legacy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #3,777
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.85 days
349.54 days >
Average installed length: 183.66 days


9.13.0604 51.94%
9.12.1031 48.06%

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NVIDIA PhysX Legacy

What is NVIDIA PhysX Legacy?

PhysX is a proprietary realtime physics engine middleware SDK. Video games supporting hardware acceleration by PhysX can be accelerated by either a PhysX PPU or a CUDA-enabled GeForce GPU offloading physics calculations from the CPU, allowing it to perform other tasks instead. This typically results in a smoother gaming experience and additional visual effects.

About  (from NVIDIA)

NVIDIA PhysX is a powerful physics engine enabling real-time physics in leading edge PC games. PhysX software is widely adopted by over 150 games and is used by more than 10,000 developers. PhysX is optimized for hardware acceleration by massively parallel processors. GeForce GPUs with PhysX provide an exponential incr...  Read more


The most common release is 9.13.0604, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 110.42 MB (115,787,406 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6F9D5A0B-202C-4161-BC7F-0664EA39E7E7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 110.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA PhysX Legacy

  • PhysXCplUI.exe - NVIDIA PhysX Properties Control Panel User Interface
  • GRB_1_x86.dll - GPU accelerated Rigid Body Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCooking64.dll - PhysXCooking 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXLoader64.dll - PhysXLoader 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCore64.dll - PhysXCore 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCooking.dll - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCore.dll - PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library
  • cudart32_30_14.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.14 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.14)
  • cudart32_32_16.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.2.16 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.2.16)
  • cudart32_40_17.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.0.17 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.0.17)
  • cudart32_41_22.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.22 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.22)
  • cudart32_60.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 6.0.15 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 6.0.15)
  • cudart64_30_14.dll
  • cudart64_32_16.dll
  • cudart64_40_17.dll
  • cudart64_41_22.dll
  • cudart64_60.dll
  • PhysXDevice.dll - NVIDIA PhysX Device Module
  • PhysXDevice64.dll
  • APEX_ParticlesCHECKED_x86.dll - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_TurbulenceFSCHECKED_x86.dll
  • cudart32_30_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • cudart32_41_4.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.4 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.4)
  • cudart32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.2.9)
  • cudart64_30_9.dll
  • cudart64_41_0.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.0 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.0)
  • cudart64_42_9.dll
  • cudart.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 2.3 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 2.3)
  • cudart64.dll
  • PhysXUpdateLoader.dll - PhysXUpdateLoader DLL (PhysX Update Loader DLL)
  • PhysXUpdateLoader64.dll

How do I remove NVIDIA PhysX Legacy?

You can uninstall NVIDIA PhysX Legacy from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA PhysX (Legacy), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA PhysX Legacy.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.73%
Windows 10 44.05%
Windows XP 1.76%
Windows Vista 1.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.25%
Windows 8.1 9.91%
Windows 10 Home 9.73%
Windows 7 Professional 8.51%
Windows 10 Pro 8.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.10%
  Germany 10.60%
  Russia 5.08%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  France 3.37%
  Canada 2.61%
  Sweden 2.17%
  Italy 2.17%
  Turkey 1.92%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Brazil 1.63%
  Australia 1.61%
  UA 1.48%
  Poland 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.20%
Hewlett-Packard 19.26%
Acer 16.81%
Dell 11.23%
Lenovo 6.21%
Alienware 3.30%
Toshiba 2.91%
Samsung 2.56%
MSI 2.34%
Medion 2.17%
Intel 1.42%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.40%
ASUSTeK X550CC 7.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.39%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.79%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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