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Seeking recommendations for a *RELIABLE* video card

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2004 4:57:10 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.video (More info?)

Hello and thanks for the help,

I'm building a new replacement system (8X AGP, P4, XP-Pro, RAID, etc.). In
my past systems, the video cards have caused a significant number of
crash/reliability problems. For my next build, I'd like to focus on making a
*reliable* system. So ....

I'm seeking recommendations as to which cards currently on the market have
the fewest significant problems. I'm not a heavy gamer, so I don't need all
the bells and whistles. I just need something that keeps working and working
.... like my toaster ...

All knowledgeable recommendations appreciated.
thanks,
DG
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2004 4:57:11 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.video (More info?)

I suggest looking at ASUS' line of GeForce cards. Tough as rocks--
haven't had one problem with my GeForce 4 Ti4200 at all over my two year
ownership.


--
Cory "Shinnokxz" Hansen
http://corysplace.silius.net
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2004 1:44:22 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.video (More info?)

Get a GigaByte 8KNXP Rev. 2.0 motherboard and a Gainward Nvidia FX card.
Always test memory modules with MemTest86 3.1a and install XP (or any other OS) if and only if the
RAM passes all tests with zero errors.
Buy an expensive high-end PSU. Go for an Antec TruePower, either the 480W or 550W models.



On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 00:57:10 GMT, "DG" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:

>Hello and thanks for the help,
>
>I'm building a new replacement system (8X AGP, P4, XP-Pro, RAID, etc.). In
>my past systems, the video cards have caused a significant number of
>crash/reliability problems. For my next build, I'd like to focus on making a
>*reliable* system. So ....
>
>I'm seeking recommendations as to which cards currently on the market have
>the fewest significant problems. I'm not a heavy gamer, so I don't need all
>the bells and whistles. I just need something that keeps working and working
>... like my toaster ...
>
>All knowledgeable recommendations appreciated.
>thanks,
>DG
>
!