[mythtv-users] Does video card brand matter? VDPAU
brucen at ksl.com.au
Thu Oct 29 22:50:57 UTC 2009
On 30/10/09 2:18 AM, "Brian Wood" <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 29 October 2009 09:02:24 Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
>> I thought bios maybe but haven't had a chance to upgrade it yet. It is a 3
>> year old MB so it wouldn't surprise me that it didn't support one of the
>> latest video cards. For reference it is a Gigabyte GA-8I945GZME-RH. It did
>> boot normally with an 8600GT in it though.....
> I always try to keep up with the latest BIOS on my motherboards.
> Though Supermicro has some good advice regarding updating mobo BIOS, "If you
> are not having any problems, do not upgrade". That shows a lot of faith in
> their upgrades.
> Is the card PCIe 2.0? If so, does your mobo support that?
I'm going to try to upgrade the bios this morning before heading off. I have
F7 bios onboard currently and the latest is F10. I usually hate doing bios
updates due to the fear of bricking the board, that definitely would be WAF
The 220 "supports" PCIe 2.0 but no direct support for PCIe 2.0 on this
m/board, it just lists a PCIe x16 @ x4 mode as the spec. the board I am
typing this on lists 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (The PCI
Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard) which may explain a
few things. I might whack it in another machine with an ASUS P5K board to
see what happens, it's a couple of years old too and no conformance to PCIe
>> The GT220's don't have any extra power connectors, the motherboard has one
>> of the 4 pin Molex's and I has that plugged in. The GT220 is one of these:
> The problem is that in a week or 2 these will probably be obsolete.
As long as it performs better than the 256Mb FX5500 I currently have in this
machine I'll be happy
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