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Re: FC4 and video card



As far as I can see, it's an Intel chipset based P4.
The closed source nVidia drivers should work just fine.

Gilboa

On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 19:42 -0400, jack wallen wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 02:25 +0300, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > 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
> > 
> > 
> here's the relevant dmesg output (if this helps at all):
> 
> CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
> CPU: L2 cache: 256K
> Intel machine check architecture supported.
> Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
> CPU:     After generic, caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
> CPU:             Common caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
> CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1600MHz stepping 07
> Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
> Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
> Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
> POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
> mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch atnf csiro au)
> mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
> ACPI: Subsystem revision 20030122
> ACPI: Disabled via command line (acpi=off)
> PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd990, last bus=2
> PCI: Using configuration type 1
> PCI: Probing PCI hardware
> PCI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
> PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
> Transparent bridge - Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge
> PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/2440] at 00:1f.0
> isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
> isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
> Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
> Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
> Initializing RT netlink socket
> apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
> Starting kswapd
> VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
> devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (rgooch atnf csiro au)
> devfs: boot_options: 0x1
> pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
> Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT
> SHARE_I
> RQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
> 
> > 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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