|Members, I have a friend that I am helping out with an older rig. A socket 754 motherboard with a R482 chip set. He wants to use a 32" LCD TV as a display. All that is on the board now is integrated VGA.|
I am looking at a Gigabyte AGP card with an HDMI port. Seems like it is overkill for what he uses his computer for. His primary need is to view blueprints for his plumbing business. He tried this same TV with his laptop using an adapter cable and the results were grainy. He doesn't know enough to verify what resolution or anything like that.
He is not a gamer but has no problem spending the $80 for the AGP card (GV-R465D2-1G1) from newegg. My problem is that the feedback from some users indicates the card may have some issues or may not run at all. The motherboard chip set appears to be compatible. Gigabyte states there are issues with Vista/Windows 7. He is using WinXP pro 32 bit.
Newegg's policy seems to indicate there are no returns on that item. I am worried it won't work.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Motherboard is ECS RS482-M754.