Graphics card compatibility

Microstar / 790gx-g65
September 2, 2010 at 08:23:08
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Phenom IIx2 550 4GB
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.


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#1
September 2, 2010 at 08:37:40
My suggestion: (Newegg)

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#2
September 2, 2010 at 08:53:35
Razor

Why nvidia instead of ATI. What do you think of this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I'm still worried about compatibility. No cash returns. I don't want to get stuck with an AGP card.


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#3
September 2, 2010 at 09:06:02
there's a driver issues with ati 2000/3000 agp series.
I think tigerdirect got x1950pro for $65, if it's too much go with razor advice.

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#4
September 2, 2010 at 09:14:54
kuwese

What about the ATI 4650 series? The card I originally asked about is the GV-R465D2-1G1. Newegg link below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I would prefer an HDMI connection, which that card has. WinXP is the OS in use and will be. That card has issues with Vista/7.

Primarily trying to get the highest resolution the TV supports, which is 1366 x 768.

Link to TV below.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#5
September 2, 2010 at 09:17:38
Why nvidia instead of ATI.
No reason in particular; it was just the first sub-$50 AGP card on the list, and I'm fairly confident in nvidia's driver support. The one you mentioned looks fine as well, but ATI's user mode programs are .NET biased; I'm not sure if the extra overhead will be an issue or not.

Really, I don't think there's much difference between nVidia/ATI, especially if he plans on sticking to 2D.


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#6
September 2, 2010 at 09:29:02
Forgot to mention 4000 series (hd 4650/4670). A lot of people have driver issues, very few are lucky. I heard only catalyst is built with .NET the driver isn't. Hd 4650 is high end agp gaming card, better stick to non-gaming card.

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#7
September 2, 2010 at 09:40:30
I have a Radeon X800GTO you can have for the postage. all I need is your Address.

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#8
September 2, 2010 at 09:47:50
Hey guys, I am an idiot. The board has PCIe 16 ver. 1.0a, not AGP as I thought.

So the selection might be better. Are ver. 2.0 cards backward compatible?


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#9
September 2, 2010 at 09:54:40

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#10
September 2, 2010 at 09:56:52
Yes there are compatible. How about direct x 11 video card? Look for hd 5450.
You are not idiot, everbody make a mistake.

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#11
September 2, 2010 at 09:58:27
Ha ha, I was born an idiot and if I have my way, I'll die an idiot. That's actually better.

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#12
September 2, 2010 at 10:25:30
Another issue is the PSU in this rig has 18A on the 12V rail. Need to be careful with current draw.


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#13
September 2, 2010 at 10:57:03
350w psu (+12v@10A) capable of running 9800gt overclocked.
"+12v@18A" PSU is fine just stick to v-cards that uses low power.

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#14
September 2, 2010 at 16:00:06
Still need to know if PCIe x16 ver.2.0 cards are backward compatible with ver. 1.0a slot.

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#15
September 2, 2010 at 16:16:02
In theory 2.0 cards are backwards compatible with 1.0 boards. In practice this isn't always the case, and you'll probably won't find out if the card's compatible until you try to boot off of it.

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