[mythtv-users] Want to be sure which PCI nVidia cards
paul.l.harvey at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 07:05:28 UTC 2004
I have a Gainward FX5200, and am using the S-Video. Works ok, but
seems to run in PAL until X starts (monochrome, off the screen, weird
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:37:53 -0500, Harry Orenstein <holists at v92net.com> wrote:
> > Thanks! Now I guess I just have to decide which FX5200 to get.
> > Unfortunately , it looks like PCI cards cost almost double of AGP ones, so
> > I'm looking at about $70.
> > I'd like one that does not have a fan because of noise, but I'm not sure
> > about the overheating issue. Considering that I'm only using the card for
> > XvMC and not 3d games, would the heat produced really require a fan.
> > I know Jarod reccomends the Chaintech, but unfortunately it has a rather
> > loud fan (replacable with a quieter fan or possible fanless heatsink):
> > http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-145-055&depa=1
> > My other choice is a Gainward (who I've never heard of) that has no fan:
> > http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-128-163&depa=1
> > Quality of the S-video out does matter since I'm going to be using it
> > until I can afford a HDTV TV.
> > Thanks,
> > Jason
> Try checking www.pricewatch.com. I saw some MX4000 and MX440 PCI cards for
> about $47 or so. The only FX5200 PCI cards I have seen in searching
> (regardless of price) all have fans. I realize this is still more than AGP
> versions (TigerDirect has FX5200 AGP $20AR), but getting better. Good luck!
> -- Harry O.
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