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Re: FC4 and video card



You can try finding an old GF4/4XXX or GF5XXX on ebay. (Or any other
discount store)
Both will just fine with the binary nVidia drivers * , and should be
pretty cheap to find.

* The binary nVidia driver is known to cause problem with older AGP
chipsets, such as VIA's. Can you post your machine configuration?
Gilboa



On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 19:03 -0400, jack wallen wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 01:58 +0300, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > It greatly depends on what you need to do with the machine.
> > Do you plan on running games or any other 3D software? Do you run
> > demanding graphical applications?
> > In general, anything nVidia (I'd stay clear of GF4MXs) will work just
> > fine using the nVidia binary drivers (from nvidia.com)
> > Older ATI Radeons also seem to function OK, but their level of
> > performance (and support) in no-where near the level of nVidia cards.
> > 
> > But again, all of this depends on what you need.
> > Gilboa
> > 
> 
> thank you so much. the primary apps i use are:
> 
> Scribus (creating some fairly large pdf documents)
> gimp (creating and editing images for the above)
> Open Office
> 
> and then the assortment of internet goodies and various and sundry
> things. 
> 
> i do play Neverwinter Nights now and again as well.
> 
> thanks again for all your help.
> 
> > 
> > On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 16:48 -0400, jack wallen wrote:
> > > anyone have a suggestion for a good video card (not high end) to use
> > > with FC4? i do a lot of graphics and DTP. thanks.
> > 


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