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Offline joelw135

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Help selecting a Video card
« on: January 01, 2010, 09:52:32 PM »
I have a Dell E510 with a ATI E300 GT PCIE 16 1.0 video card which is not supported in Ubuntu 9.10 and I get video artifacts and it crashes. I am stuck at 9.04 until I can replace the card or find a way to get it working. Can someone recommend a Video card that will work out of the box with 9.10 so I can upgrade? Or tell me how to get my 300 to work. Thanks.

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Help selecting a Video card
« on: January 01, 2010, 09:52:32 PM »

Bruce h

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Re: Help selecting a Video card
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 07:42:27 PM »
I always insist on nVidia cards when running Linux on a desktop system. Their drivers are closed source, but they are good about providing up-to-date drivers on all of their products, even legacy products.

Have a look at BFG nVidia cards in particular. They have the best manufacturer warranty I've found yet. One word of caution, though: check the physical dimensions of the card before you buy it. Some of them are quite large and may not fit well inside your Dell case.



http://www.google.com/products?q=bfg%20nvidia

Offline joelw135

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Re: Help selecting a Video card
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 07:57:52 PM »
I always insist on nVidia cards when running Linux on a desktop system. Their drivers are closed source, but they are good about providing up-to-date drivers on all of their products, even legacy products.

Have a look at BFG nVidia cards in particular. They have the best manufacturer warranty I've found yet. One word of caution, though: check the physical dimensions of the card before you buy it. Some of them are quite large and may not fit well inside your Dell case.



http://www.google.com/products?q=bfg%20nvidia

Is there one in particular you suggest? I want the easiest install possible as far as drivers. Fitting doesn't seem to be a problem as far as I can see.

Bruce H

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Re: Help selecting a Video card
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 03:11:18 AM »
nVidia uses a single driver for almost all of their cards, so just choose one that is within your budget and will work in your computer. By that I mean find out if you need PCI-E, AGP, or even plain old PCI. PCI-E is what is used in modern computers.

See here for more information about PCI-E: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pci-e[\url]


Bruce H

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Re: Help selecting a Video card
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 03:12:14 AM »