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Adding an HDMI out in PC 915GEV

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September 20, 2012 4:40:39 PM

Hi,

I my PC there is no HDMI port now. (P4 HT 3Ghz,Int 915GEV,2GB DDR2,XP Prof SP2). Now I am planning to buy a FullHD 1080 LED TV which does not have VGA in but only HDMI. Now to connect PC with TV what to do? I will be used to run 1080p video only. (no game no 3d Content)

Now is there any other way apart from adding a GPU in my PC?

If not then how is the card with following spec:
Name:Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB DDR3 Graphics Card
Graphics Engine: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
GPU Clock: 520 MHz
Shader: Shader Version 4.1
Processors and Cores: 8 CUDA Cores
Bus Standard: PCI Express 2.0
Cooling and Heatsink: Fan
Model ID: GeForce 8400 GS

Memory: 64-bit, 512 MB DDR3 Memory


Graphics Technologies Supported: Microsoft DirectX v10.1, Open GL Optimization v3.2
Connectivity
VGA/D-SUB Output: 1xVGA DSub Output
DVI and HDMI Interface: Yes x Dual Link DVI Out, 1 x HDMI Output Out
HD Content Support: HDCP Support
System Requirements

Supported OS: Windows 7

Other Technologies: NVIDIA CUDA Technology, NVIDIA PhysX Technology, DirectCompute Support, OpenCL Support, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, High Definition 1080p Display Support, Core Clock 520 MHz

Additional Features: NVIDIA CUDA Technology, NVIDIA PhysX Technology, DirectCompute Support, OpenCL Support, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, High Definition 1080p Display Support, Core Clock 520 MHz

Will above card will be compatible in my system? Should I go for higher G-RAM? May be 1 Gb?

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a c 228 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 5:25:36 PM

You can only add an HDMI port by installing a video card (GPU) in your system. The proposed video card is very low-end and you are likely to not be happy with it playing video at 1080p. I would suspect with your older system, it will be very choppy.

What is your budget to add a GPU?
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September 20, 2012 5:45:47 PM

Thanks for the reply. :) 

Situation is like this:
1. The need is to connect to a Samsung HDTV with no VGA in and only HDMI.
2. I am yet to buy the TV.
3. With $90 more I can go to a Panasonic HDTV which has the VGA in.
4. My PC is old enough to be forced to get a upgrade after 1 and 1/2 years.

So I am not going to spend more than $45 on GPU

Regards,
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a c 228 U Graphics card
September 20, 2012 6:14:21 PM

Understood and agreed. The alternative AMD/ATI to the GPU you proposed is below. It won't perform much better.

Go with the 8400. If necessary, you could drop the video down to 720p without losing too much in terms of quality.

Good luck!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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September 21, 2012 7:53:10 AM

Thanks for the reply.

One point again I need to know. As you pointed out choppiness is their when playing 1080p in my PC. I recently upgraded its RAM from 512MB DDR2 to 2GB DDR2. But situation remains same. Can you please explain
1> where the bottolneck is ?
2> Will my existing PC can ever run 1080p? May be I could postpone upgrade to 3 years.

One observation is my Dell Insperion 1545 (Core 2 Duo T65,3 gb ram,Integrated graphics,Win7 ult 32 bit) have no problem playing 1080p.

About your recomendation of (SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100322L))

3>Can my system PCIE-1 handle PCI Express 2.1 x16 + 1GB 64-bit DDR3?


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a c 228 U Graphics card
September 21, 2012 10:31:59 AM

Increasing memory will certainly help. Here are the answers to your questions.

1. Your CPU
2. Not well, if at all. The dual-core system should do better, but true 1080p might be an issue for it with integrated graphics as well.
3. Yes, the PCIe standard is backward compatible.


3 years? No.
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October 1, 2012 2:40:39 PM

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October 1, 2012 2:44:16 PM

Thanks COLGeek a lot.
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a c 228 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 2:45:39 PM

You are most welcome. Good luck.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 7:42:44 PM

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