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Can I Use This Video Card With This Monitor?


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#1 Maceman

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 07:48 PM

I want to get this video card:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/se...CCODE=WEM1311SS

But I am unsure if my monitor will work with it as I do not have a DVI cord. My monitor is a SVA 16" LCD and I am just using the normal monitor plug at the moment. Can I use this? Do I need to buy a cord? Please explain everything.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:47 PM

Well even if you monitor's cord now doesn't have DVI, it has VGA. That graphics card comes with a VGA-DVI adapter so you should be alright. You can tell what your cord has because, most likely the ends of you monitors cable are blue if they are VGA, or white if they are DVI.
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:54 PM

According to the picture that it has for "what's in the package", it comes with an adapter that will allow you to plug in a vga cable to this card. Most cards will come with it. You'll have to get another adapter if you plan on running dual monitors (if they're both vga, if one is hdi then you'll only need one adapter).

HERE's the adapter.

HERE's the cable. Before buying this cable, ensure that there's a dvi connection on the back of your monitor :thumbsup:

Let us know if you have any more questions about this, or if you need things explained easier.
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:25 PM

Ok thank you. I want to know now if that video card is going to make my computer overheat? According to AiBooster, Temp is 46 C and system Temp is 42 C. Would using this video card make it too hot?

Also is my 550 watt power supply enough with this video card?

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:54 PM

That card comes with it's own cooling fan, so assuming that you've got adequate cooling for your case, I don't see an issue with overheating.

As for your psu, do you have a link for it, or do you know the make/model of it?
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 10:33 PM

I don't have a link and I already threw out the box. But I know its 550 watts and my current computer configuration is below.

Athlon 64 X2 4800+
1GB PC3200 400MHz RAM
2 x 7200 RPM Hard drives
DVD Player
DVD Burner

I am going to buy this video card and another gig of RAM.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:44 AM

Well, the 550w will be enough wattage to run that card, I was just wondering about the amperage that you have with that psu. Hopefully you'll be fine. When you get your card and install it, ensure that the power line to the card is clean, meaning that there is nothing else plugged into it. If you get jumbled graphics, then you know that you'll need a new psu, one with 18 or 20 amps on the +12v line. A name brand one (probably exspensive) is the best way to go.

Also, with your ram, make sure that you get the same speed ram. Getting the same brand would also be a good idea, but not a requirement.

Hope this helps! :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 03:43 PM

Temperature wise, expect maybe a slight boost it temperartures. Maybe a few degrees if you're gaming alot, if you're playing lets say Oblivion for 4 hours strait, then yes I'd expect a slight boost. 42C isn't to bad, it might jump to 45-46 perhaps, but don't worry.
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

Ok, well I will order this video card and see how it goes.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 11:56 PM

Just to let you all know. I installed it and its working great so far. It plays any game at highest settings perfectly.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 12:39 AM

Glad to hear it! :thumbsup:
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