Video Card Recommendation Please

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I am not a gamer, but would like a dependable video card
for general use with my P4C800E Deluxe. ATI or
Nvidia ? I am having vertical lines with my card (AIW9700Pro) and
can't seem to resolve it. I've reinstalled drivers but no use.
ATI help desk is useless.
Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
    > I am not a gamer, but would like a dependable video card
    > for general use with my P4C800E Deluxe. ATI or
    > Nvidia ? I am having vertical lines with my card (AIW9700Pro) and
    > can't seem to resolve it. I've reinstalled drivers but no use.

    I think first we must determine the root of the problem.

    Have you tried a different screen or video card to pinpoint the problem?

    Do you use an LCD or a CRT?

    If CRT, have you tried moving it to the middle of the room? (seriously, to avoid unknown sources of interference).

    What do these vertical lines look like?

    Ben
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    Have found the cause..I think. I took the card out to examine it and
    found that I had mistakenly broken a component on the board. I can't
    identify the component except that it has 1.0 and 1.6 written on it -
    very small about 1/8 inc by 1/8 in. Looks like while I was replacing
    the motherboard, I was careless with the video card. I remember I had
    all the cards pilled up on my desk for a couple of days and kids
    around.

    On Sat, 07 May 2005 18:42:22 +0100, Ben Pope
    <benpope81@_REMOVE_gmail.com> wrote:

    >Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
    >> I am not a gamer, but would like a dependable video card
    >> for general use with my P4C800E Deluxe. ATI or
    >> Nvidia ? I am having vertical lines with my card (AIW9700Pro) and
    >> can't seem to resolve it. I've reinstalled drivers but no use.
    >
    >I think first we must determine the root of the problem.
    >
    >Have you tried a different screen or video card to pinpoint the problem?
    >
    >Do you use an LCD or a CRT?
    >
    >If CRT, have you tried moving it to the middle of the room? (seriously, to avoid unknown sources of interference).
    >
    >What do these vertical lines look like?
    >
    >Ben
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
    > Have found the cause..I think. I took the card out to examine it and
    > found that I had mistakenly broken a component on the board. I can't
    > identify the component except that it has 1.0 and 1.6 written on it -
    > very small about 1/8 inc by 1/8 in. Looks like while I was replacing
    > the motherboard, I was careless with the video card. I remember I had
    > all the cards pilled up on my desk for a couple of days and kids
    > around.

    Yes, well... that might be it!

    If you want, I can try to find out what it is (if you send me a picture).

    Otherwise, grab a cheap ATI card, I mean, if you don't use 3D, anything from a 7500 will do.

    Ben
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    Thanks, will have a photo sent to you. I am planning on buying a Tv
    card later on, and use the computer for the occassional photo editing.
    Will your recommendation still stand ? Is there a Nvidia equivalent ?
    Thanks.

    On Sat, 07 May 2005 19:25:18 +0100, Ben Pope
    <benpope81@_REMOVE_gmail.com> wrote:

    >Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
    >> Have found the cause..I think. I took the card out to examine it and
    >> found that I had mistakenly broken a component on the board. I can't
    >> identify the component except that it has 1.0 and 1.6 written on it -
    >> very small about 1/8 inc by 1/8 in. Looks like while I was replacing
    >> the motherboard, I was careless with the video card. I remember I had
    >> all the cards pilled up on my desk for a couple of days and kids
    >> around.
    >
    >Yes, well... that might be it!
    >
    >If you want, I can try to find out what it is (if you send me a picture).
    >
    >Otherwise, grab a cheap ATI card, I mean, if you don't use 3D, anything from a 7500 will do.
    >
    >Ben
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Hi, If u want a really good card use a Radeon X800 XT Platinum. A bit
    pricy but very decent

    j
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    hilly22 wrote:
    > Hi, If u want a really good card use a Radeon X800 XT Platinum. A bit
    > pricy but very decent

    You seem to have sniopped the bit where he says he's not a gamer.

    Tell me what advantage an X800XT Platinum has over, say a 9600 for a non-gamer.

    Ben
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