[mythtv-users] Need to buy a graphics card
damian at gingermagic.com
Mon Jan 22 20:22:47 UTC 2007
malcolm torrent wrote:
> Any of those cards will work. However it's not obvious to me with a
> cursory glance that these are passively cooled.
> I've tried several of these and a passive card is mandatory, the fans
> in these budget cards are really whiny. Replace a fan with a heatsink
> for £5 say.
Thanks for this feedback Malcolm
On one, the picture looked like it had no fan. On another, one of the
reviewers talked about it having no fan. I should check though.
> for ~£30 you can get a 128MB 6200 passive card rather than a 5200.
I read somewhere today that depending on which 6200 and which 5200 you
got, there was very little difference in performance. I have no
knowledge on the matter though.
Is it fine to use this AGPx8 cards in an AGPx4 slot?
> If you look around you can get 256MB for the same price, but I'm not
> sure of the benefits of more ram here.
> Note that I've had variable results of playback quality [poor colour]
> when using the S-video out. However, i suspect this is more to do with
> my cheap TV than the Graphics card as everything is fantastic on a LCD
Thanks for the warning. I may well have the same problem with the old
TV, but I'll get a projector as soon as Myth is working properly
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