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Need to replace NVIDIA 8300 video card


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#1 brightstars

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:02 PM

The cooling fan on my video card is making a vibrating noise, I cleaned it of dust, tapped on it, can't make it stop so I wanna replace the card.
The card is a NVIDIA 8300 GS, 256MB, PCI Express x 16.

I want a video card without a fan.
I don't do any gaming, never intend to.
Would like to spend less than $100.

Suggestions?

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:56 PM

Try this one, I have this in my linux box and if your not gaming, for most other computer uses (movie watching, internet surfing and the like) this makes a good bottom of the line card.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:31 PM

What's the Total Power Consumption rating of that card? My NVIDIA is 35W @ 35 celcius. Don't wanna get one that draws too much power.

It also says Memory Type: DDR3. Does that mean it can only be used in a desktop that uses DDR3 RAM? My desktop's RAM is DDR2.

Sorry I'm a touch newb, but I wanna understand these technical definitions and specifications so I can be sure I'm buying a card that'll work with my desktop. It's an HP a6250z, bought it new it 2007.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:13 AM

The memory that is referred to isn't related to you RAM, it pertains to the GPU.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:48 PM

Try this one, I have this in my linux box and if your not gaming, for most other computer uses (movie watching, internet surfing and the like) this makes a good bottom of the line card.

I guess that card requires a 400W power supply. Mine's a 300W, it's a LiteOn PS-5301-08HA.
Any other suggestions on a card my power supply can handle? One without a fan, and I'll never do gaming or watch movies on my desktop. I just watch online videos, YouTube, news sites, blog sites.
I was thinking about getting a card with HDMI output, to keep my options open for the future. Would like to get a card with S-video and HDMI but I have yet to see one with both.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:41 PM

Unfortunatly it is really hard to find a video card that will run on a 300 watt PSU anymore especially one with HDMI input-have you considered upgrading the PSU?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:37 AM

Don't want to change the power supply. Geez is it really gonna be that hard the find a new card? If I have to do without an HDMI output, I'll do that. How much power draw does a video card really have? My present card doesn't have a separate power plug going into it, it's just running off the motherboard. I've got a bunch of unused plugs all bundled up in there unused.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:10 AM

Here is a fanless silent low profile video card:
MSI 8400GS 512 MB GDDR2




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