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Seeking decent graphic design card with VIVO port, $200 budget

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June 6, 2010 3:32:59 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible
BUDGET RANGE: ($150-275) before rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Graphic Design, Photoshop, Video Editing
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS, Corsair 650W PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core 2 duo processor, Asus P5WDH Deluxe motherboard, 3GB RAM
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Microcenter.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer Nvidia cards, but will purchase ATI if it is a better deal for what I want the card to do
OVERCLOCKING: No. Won't be using Sli or Crossfire
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200, the higher the better
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Must have a VIVO port. I intend to covert many VHS tapes to digital files. Also Dual DVI ports are preferred since I plan to eventually buy a second monitor.

I purchased my current card about 4 years ago, and it recently completely fried on me. I am a graphic design student. I need my computer operational ASAP, and I need a video card that will support what I want to do with my career. Unfortunately I can't spend $500+ on a new card right now, so I'm looking for a card that will support what I am currently doing as opposed to what I might get into later. Right now I am doing a lot of work in Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as some occasional video editing. I also intend to convert a bunch of VHS tapes I have to digital files, so I want a card with a VIVO port. Dual DVI ports would be nice, but I have no idea when I'll be getting a second monitor, so right now they are not necessary. I know next to nothing when it comes to picking the right graphic card, so I'd appreciate the help. Thanks.
April 8, 2011 10:43:17 PM

please help

I'm trying to upload videos to youtube
i get half way thru or full way thru and the videos are not accepted
please can you help do you have an upload - or better yet a full data
transfer manager?
I'm trying to find the drivers for my TV tuner cards and VGA cards
with TV encoders please help
several of the drivers refuse to transfer can you help me please they
didn't work terribly well to begin with - there was no subtitle
support for the analogue teletext page 888 service & the digital one
is pretty poorly supported they are also incompatible with graphics
cards with TV encoders made by the same manufacturer!
video and voice with TV tuner and TV encoder on VGA cards
please help
can i connect direct using a freephone 0800 UK dial up internet
connection please
i have an itu t v44+IPR=921600 modem and i cant connect at 921600 - is
this so that people pay more money for a broadband connection - my
mobile broadband service from vodaphone and three is utterly dreadful
it disconnects in the middle of doing things and none of the browsers
bother to display the connection speed as a percentage of the speed
you are actually paying for i get less than 10% but when i complain
the computer crashes and has been regularly hacked to pieces - try
complaining to microsoft that the VGA generic drivers do not install
the TV encoder driver
nvidia drivers for msi VGA cards with TV encoders allow you to select
a twin video output monitor that wont allow you to get back to the
desktop and insists that you cant see the desktop so you have to
recover your xp installation which crashes when it attempts it as
nothing actually bothers to explain what it is doing and how long it
is going to take

I'm sending you the standard response email as no one bothers to read
my emails and when they don't bother they always send a standard
response


hi i have a maplin Agere v92 itu t v44 modem
i have disabled the onboard serial interface on the motherboard as it
is only 115200bps in order to install a pci hi speed 921600bps serial
interface
i cant get the modem to function at this speed in fact there are no UK
ISP that support the modem in fact they are quite happily reducing the
connection speed of 56k modems to 20-40kbps when older external v34bis
itu t v 42mnp5 modems happily connect at 115200bps every time and have
transferred a driver file from msi in taiwan at 14KB per second this
was a compressed file please explain

http://www.sunix.com.tw/product/ser5056uh.html

4 port serial from sunix needs five free pci slots to work with 4x v92
pci modems unless you use 127 x usb modems

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=32021

agere v92 modem
Microsoft update offers an lsi driver for this which has the same
comport bug set to 115200 and utterly unalterable despite the
motherboards onboard serial ports being disabled and the pci hi speed
serial interface installed before the modem

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=28719

maplin cant even be bothered to put the baud rate of a £20 serial
interface on the description of the product nor that despite the fact
that the modem manual claims to support the modem initialisation
string +IPR=921600 in fact the default comport setting is only
115200bps almost 8 times slower
with four such modems and decent ISP connection software like the
onspeed subscription:

http://portal.onspeed.com/?rf=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onspeed....

10x-15x faster speed increases on your dial up connection
Keep your existing ISP and phone line
Only £24.99 a YEAR - no ties, no contract
14 day money back guarantee
Endorsed by BT, Orange & Pipex
5* reviews in over 20 publications

oh really how the hell can that be when the modem isn't even bothering
to use its own hardware compression this is a con i have to pay an
annual subscription in order to use the hardware i already own this is
in breach of the advertising and trading standards and utterly
illegal every isp has to use this technology already or they are in
breach of the trading standards code and not only this but also offer
full internet security implemented on the isps' server and not on the
users machine for which you are charged for r transferring the virus
database and any other updates to the software which never detects
that you are trying to install hardware drivers and so crashes or
again crashes or shuts down your system when you try to install a
different companies anti virus protection racket software similar to
the mafia no?

could we not one day dream of a service which can actually upload and
download and allow someone to surf by reducing the up and down load
briefly to allow the surfing webrowser a decent internet access speed
- while not only keeping track of the total amount of data transferred
but also where the data came from and what it was for there isn't much
point in transferring 450mb of Microsoft updates if not one of them
realises you are running a 32bit operating system on a 64 bit
processor - possibly two of them if it is a dual core
which means that two 2.8ghz processors with 6gb of ram cant handle
100kb download or 20-30kb upload from vodaphone mobile broadband
service without preventing you from continuing to surf the internet or
managing to repeatedly drop the connection so that in the middle of a
100mb file the connection is lost and i have to pay vodaphone for the
data as i have exceed the monthly limit but the data is utterly
useless as the entire file was not transferred
the internet is utter rubbish £42 per minute to send an sms text
message from companies who cant even be bothered to provide decent
reasonably priced hands free kits for their customers or usb cables
that allow internet connection thru the fones and use the cameras as
webcams

here's a list of the drivers for TV tuners that are incompatible with
the VGA cards that support TV encoders from msi:

http://www.leadtek.com/eng/support/download.asp?downlin...

this driver wont even transfer

http://www.magic-pro.com/download/Magic-TV/713xTVCard.z...

possibly the worst driver and oldest chipset support selection again
no analog subtitles
despite superfast teletext page selection so fast it could be used to
boost internet downloads easily

http://www2.prolink.com.tw/Bt878p+.rar

no 64 bit support for vista win7 or xp

these VGA all have TV encoders onboard but the software to use the
encoder requires an analog only TV tuner also and a 1.8ghz processor
despite the VGA box claiming support for 600mhz processors
the TV encoding software wont allow you to encode while viewing the
screen you are encoding full screen - you cannot use the TV encoder to
video your desktop - you need to feed the TV output back into the VGA
cards video input - connecting the s-video output to the s-video input
or the composite output to the composite input - this causes xp to blu
screen and dump ram to the harddisc

http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=892&m...

http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=898&m...

http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=898&m...

this power colour VGA also has TV encoder slightly better software but
again no support for digital/analog tuner or fullscreen viewing of the
video recording window in fact the cyberlink power director software
bundled with it is not only not vista compatible but also not 64 bit
for any xp vista or win7

ftp://driver1.cptech.com.tw/Driver/ati8342/8342xp2k.zip
this msi analog/digital TV tuner
1 has no analog teletext subtitle support thru the philips teletext
software app
2 it has no digital subtitles or digital text features
3 like all analog tuners that claim to support cable with the virgin
cable TV service - the set top box for which outputs a picture to a
CRT TV that is too big and can only be seen by feeding the TV output
into this digital tuner - as none of the VGA TV encoder software
allows full screen viewing despite boasting hi definition support in
the manual there is no component input cable provided with analog or
digital TV tuners or TV encoders on VGA cards
4 it is impossible to get skype, msn live! yahoo messenger icq and
gmail chat to recognise the six video input sources available when you
use the msi tuner with n msi VGA card that has a TV encoder - this
gives you two s-video inputs tow composite and the TV tuners analog
and digital inputs
instead you have to start the TV tuner app select the video input
source close the TV tuner app and then open the chat service and
sometimes if you are lucky it will stream the video
although getting the chat software tools to detect usb digital cameras
is also a problem some of them require both people to have cameras
rather than accept that one person with a camera should be able to
stream video to anyone whether or not they have a camera

http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=623&m...


none of these hardware manufacturers are bothering to offer secure
driver transfer
none of these hardware manufacturers when you try to use the automatic
update service from microsoft offer any explanation as to why the
driver is not 64bit or what the microsft service is connecting to or
how many months years it will take for a 64 bit driver to appear or
when there will be cable TV support that works or why i cant select
the cable TV channels or why the digital channels using the remote are
unusable or why the internet service which also comes thru the cable
TV services cable requires a set top box and a router box both with
power adaptors and an internet service which virgin claims is 10mbps
which is in fact 2mbps

and therefore were we able to get the v92 modem functioning at
921600bps using the hi speed serial interface a matter of two v92
modems and not the 30 modems which bt claim their broadband service is
equivalent to rather than the two itu t v42mnp5 modems it actually was
when it functioned at 30KB per second for over 6 months for which i
still have not received a refund

in fact the msi VGA cards with TV encoders have drivers that are 64
bit while the capture driver is not 64 bit - so you lose the
functionality of the TV encoder chip described in eh manual as
1024x768 mpeg2 capable though in fact the chip cant encode to mpeg 2
without the addition of not only a 1.8ghz processor but also a pci TV
tuner but not an msi digital TV tuner as the drivers for these two
devices are utterly incompatible as are the ones for the fx5900zt vtd
8x from msi also
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