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Sugestions for a half-height video card


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#1 Trip S

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:00 AM

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a half-height videi card for my Media Center PC? I have a Athalon 3000+ 1.8ghz, 4 gb RAM.

My current card is a Radeon Xpress 200. I need at least DV-I out, preferably HDMI.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:47 AM

heres a few to look at sort it cheapest to highest and theres 3-4 that should work pretty decent for ya
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;Order=PRICE

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:07 PM

Thanks. I thought it was a PCI Express card, but wasn't positive and it is a pain to get the case out, and oen and I only wanted to have to do it once.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:18 PM

well, thats something you want to find out before you buy a new card. if you buy a card and your computer doesnt have the right slot you just wasted your time and money.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:39 PM

Are you using the generic Power Supply?
A good low-profile video card will require atleast a 400W PSU, with steady output.

You should also keep in mind the system specifications (processor & memory), so that the card isn't bottle-necked by it.

Last but not the least, as the_patriot09 pointed out, find out the exact details of the expansion slot.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 02 February 2010 - 08:41 PM.

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