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Need A Good Agp Video Card For 2d Video


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#1 flcpec

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:25 PM

We currently have an ATI Radeon 9200 card configured for two monitors running on a Compaq P4 2.4 GHz machine. The video output is sent to a Sharp SR 10X DLP projector and an LCD monitor. When playing a DVD from the computer the picture we see on both the monitor and the projector has diagonal lines that are "stairstepped" and not smooth even when the picture is relatively still. The same DVD played on a standalone DVD player and sent to the projector looks fine. Is our problem the video card? If so, what AGP card might give us better full-motion 2d video? Any other suggestiions would be very much appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:50 AM

Currently, the Nvidia 6800GS is the (or close to) the best AGP card on the market. Great clock speeds, 256 MB DDR3 memory. I've done plenty of video with it, and it's looked fine. However, I haven't done any video output through a projector with it, so I can't speak as to how that would work. The problems that you're describing sounds like it's either a low resolution issue or the current card isn't fast enough to run the video, so it's getting "choppy". My best guess is the latter of the two.

Do some research before you buy the card though, as it's roughly $164. I've got one and I love it. I run some new games in the highest resolution, and it doesn't slow the card down at all.

Hope this helps!

HERE'S a link to one from Newegg.com. It's already overclocked, which means it'll be a little faster than the stock ones.

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