[TriLUG] Video card recommendation
jjtuttle at trilug.org
Fri May 30 13:15:47 EDT 2008
Right, sorry for not being clear. I've never used the open source
driver, nv. I used the closed source driver, nvidia. It works great
now, but I used to have trouble with it regarding resume. I only
mentioned that off-handed. I haven't had any trouble with the 7300LEs
or the closed source binary driver in maybe more than a year. FYI, I
also use the closed source driver on several other machines, mostly with
NVidia Quadro cards. No problems there, either.
I saw other people write to complain about the fanless design, perhaps
they had poorly fitted heatsinks, but mine was fine. It got a bit warm
when watching videos or something, but never anything remotely dangerous.
> Thanks for the tip. Prices are good on Newegg, including one from MSI
> that is fanless ... looks like a heatsink with video connectors. :-)
> Just to be sure I understand what you mean: it runs fine using open
> source drivers ... the problem was when you tried it with the nvidia
> binary driver? I have no need for suspend, so no problems there.
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 10:43:20AM -0400, Jim Tuttle wrote:
>> I'm using a couple of Nvidia 7300LE cards. Both are branded under
>> another company, both have 128MB RAM, one is fanless. They were each
>> about under $50, probably more like $25 on Newegg. They run everything
>> fine, including Compiz.
>> The only problem I've ever had is using the Nvidia binary driver. I
>> haven't had any problems in awhile, but the drivers used to prevent
>> resume-from-suspend. I'd love to have an Intel video card. The
>> integrated Intel video chips I've used are awesome and the driver is
>> both open and rock solid. I have no idea if Intel makes a discrete
>> card, though.
>> Owen wrote:
>>> I'm looking for a new video card, due to the poor visual quality I'm
>>> getting from the integrated card in my work desktop. Requirements:
>>> - Good support from open source drivers, preferably enough to get Compiz
>>> working on Gutsy.
>>> - Less than $50 (I might not be able to claim back from the company and
>>> don't want to have spent a lot of money on it).
>>> - PCI Express
>>> - DVI
>>> Any recommendations?
>>> In case you're wondering what I mean by poor quality: I'm having a hard
>>> time putting my finger on the issue, but one thing is for sure - working
>>> on my old desktop, it felt like my glasses were optional, but this one
>>> they are necessary. And this is all with the same screen.
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