[mythtv-users] NewEgg Cheap Nvidia GT220 Cards

Daniel Born born_daniel at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 29 13:55:33 UTC 2009


>myShade wrote:
>> This looks promising as it wont got above the full-heigt pci spec, as
>>  many other passive cards.
>> 
>> http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products
>/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=5&TypeID=34&DetailID=1046&
>DetailName=Feature&MenuID=54&LanID=0
>
>Zotac have something similar, but this one takes up two slots:
>
>http://www.zotacusa.com/zone-geforce-gt-220-1gb-128-bit-ddr2-625mhz-
>800mhz-zt-20204-20l.html
>
>> Just can't find anywhere to buy.
>
>Nobody can :(
>
>I might end up going for a card with fan and attach a passive cooler,
>something like:
>
>http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/vgacoolers/vnf100
>
>The GT220 cards are not directly supported, but I've heard it can be
>'made' to fit by bending a few fins to avoid capacitors etc.
>Unfortunately, this does put the price up, but it might be worthwhile.
>
>> MSI has a equalent, of which most stores does'nt even have pictures
>> of, not even at MSI site. N220GT-MD1GZ
>
>This looks promising, since it's actually for sale in central Europe,
>but details are quite sketchy.  Would be nice to see/hear some reviews
>or experiences of it before going for the plunge.

I bought the Gigabyte GT220 card which comes with a large but quiet fan. It does actually take up two slots (out of a total of 3 on Mobo).

The cards works quite well with MythTv with vdpau but there is one "problem" right now if you want to use hdmi... The sound hardware on card is still not recognized by alsa as we speak. I know it is being actively worked on and there might even be a breakthrough in figuring out the problem but for now, the hdmi sound is unuseable.

Daniel



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