Video card swap

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#1

i have a friend that has a compaq desktop that the onboard video card went bad, i put in my card that i have in my computer to see if it would fix it. http://www.5oclock.com/Online/product.asp?SubCatID=3012&ProductID=PCE-XF72GS256&PriceID=1&mscssid=74JH7LEXH6A59JEP9N3QK0HLF8BEDSL3
i was wondering if my present card or this card would be better, my card is 256 and the 2nd card is 512 http://www.5oclock.com/Online/prodlist.asp?pg=2&SubCatID=1854&CatID=700&CatName=VIDEO+CARDS&OrderBy=&PriceID=1&mscssid=74JH7LEXH6A59JEP9N3QK0HLF8BEDSL3 . i was going to give them my card for a good deal and get the other one if it would be better, IF it is not better i will just get the same one i currently have for their computer also. thanks for any input. I am trying to get it locally so i can get it fixed by the weekend for them. I know there are better cards out there but i do not do any gaming and just need a dvi output for my monitor.


#2

[QUOTE=AWILLIAMS64;2091364]i have a friend that has a compaq desktop that the onboard video card went bad, i put in my card that i have in my computer to see if it would fix it. http://www.5oclock.com/Online/product.asp?SubCatID=3012&ProductID=PCE-XF72GS256&PriceID=1&mscssid=74JH7LEXH6A59JEP9N3QK0HLF8BEDSL3
i was wondering if my present card or this card would be better, my card is 256 and the 2nd card is 512 http://www.5oclock.com/Online/prodlist.asp?pg=2&SubCatID=1854&CatID=700&CatName=VIDEO+CARDS&OrderBy=&PriceID=1&mscssid=74JH7LEXH6A59JEP9N3QK0HLF8BEDSL3 . i was going to give them my card for a good deal and get the other one if it would be better, IF it is not better i will just get the same one i currently have for their computer also. thanks for any input. I am trying to get it locally so i can get it fixed by the weekend for them. I know there are better cards out there but i do not do any gaming and just need a dvi output for my monitor.[/QUOTE]

In my opinon I choose either one but I have perference for Nvidi chipsets is all. Just bad experiences with drivers for the ATI. But if you not into gaming I think the memory size won’t matter much. If you not heavy gamer or video where I think the memory offload would help I stick with less expensive card and save your money for the HDD or burner or computer memory that will do more for you end.


#3

ok now there is no big hurry, I am putting my old card in my friends computer and doing some other work to it. I have around $75 to spend on a video card. this is the motherboard i have http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=1939 it has built in video but no dvi out for my 22" flatscreen samsung 225bw. I dont do alot of gaming but i do a lot of vhs to dvd capturing/editing. Can i get some reccomendations on some video cards that would do me some good. Has to have dvi out, other than that just a good card. Or am i wasting my time and just go back to the analog signal to my monitor. would a new video card actually doing anything for me???


#4

[QUOTE=AWILLIAMS64;2092149]ok now there is no big hurry, I am putting my old card in my friends computer and doing some other work to it. I have around $75 to spend on a video card. this is the motherboard i have http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=1939 it has built in video but no dvi out for my 22" flatscreen samsung 225bw. I dont do alot of gaming but i do a lot of vhs to dvd capturing/editing. Can i get some reccomendations on some video cards that would do me some good. Has to have dvi out, other than that just a good card. Or am i wasting my time and just go back to the analog signal to my monitor. would a new video card actually doing anything for me???[/QUOTE]

Well first off is your CRT dying or going out? If it still have life in it I say keep it for now. As for VHS to DVD they do have hardware out there do the capturing some are built onto the video card and some are separate cards themselves. I can’t give a recommendation or another because they are varied as the price are for each hardware. You will have check your local electronic store and see what kinda hardware they have to see what you can do with your current setup. LCD is a good way to go if your in need of space and weight but as I mentioned if there still life in your CRT and it’s still working then keep that setup for now. I myself still have my old 19" CRT and connected to a 7600GS AGP card that itself has a S-out and DVI connector. But I played games and from what I read CRT is still king for me there cause of the color display abilities of the CRT. New card would help with resolution but only if your current CRT can handle it or future LCD. So you have to see what your CRT can for display and what the new card can do then you can tell if the match will work. But a new card can help in game play but everyday usage you won’t notice it. More like HDD, CPU, Memory are the three things that should be updated or checked on to improve your PC functions along with a video card. As those updated will more or less improve your computing and should help in your video capture. It wouldn’t hurt to add a pci-e video card into your system since it has only a VGA built in and since you want to use your flat screen I say check into a decent PCI-E card that has either one or two DVI output plus maybe a S-Out as well. I don’t know what the PCI-E card where you live goes for but do check out your local electronics store and see what they have to offer you.


#5

Well how does the video look compared to the card you were using before, you be the judge. Typically the image from a DVI source is noticably sharper, but it shouldn’t effect your video capturing.

Here is a modern card Link if you want to get DVI again.


#6

it did look better with the dvi. i currently have this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001083 . i already have a separate capture card. it is just an hauppage and it does all of the capturing separate from the video card. I also have 1g memory, 450g hard drive space so i just figured the extra video card would help something. I figure the video card would have to help somewhere, just which one would be best.


#7

i did see this one on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150247 it looks pretty impressive and after rebate right in my price range. now if it only had free shipping


#8

AWILLIAMS64.
The card in eric93se post is better value.


#9

Here are a few more choices. If you willing to spend that much, then look for a card with GDDR3 and a high core speed. Like This, or This, or This. The last one will require the space of the adjacent slot in your MB, the first choice would be the best one. Make sure you print out any rebates when you place your order, they can dissapear off the site sometimes. :slight_smile:

edit: I take that back, the second one would be my first choice since the ram runs at the fastest, 2000Mhz.