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Replacing a GF 8600GT PCI-e Card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 25, 2012 1:14:02 PM

Hi folks..

The video card in one of our 16 Channel CCTV systems has gone down and I need to replace it but as I am not up to speed on Video Cards, I'm not sure what to go for.

The card is a GF 8600GT 540M 256MB DDR3 TV DVI PCI-E card (Order Code PV-T84J-UALG V3.1 W02/08)

As it is a couple of years old, what would be a 'modern day' equivalent? I can only obtain a second hand one of the same make but boss really wants to go for new and at least have a years warranty on it.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

October 25, 2012 1:28:51 PM

Hi folks.

Bit of an update as the system wouldn't me edit the message.

I can get a Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS - 1GB DDR3 PCIe Graphics Card - 2560x1600dpi D-Sub DVI-D HDMI

Would this suffice for what I need. It is only to view the CCTV footage.

a c 271 U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 5:02:13 PM

An 8400GS would be more than sufficient.
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a b U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 5:38:48 PM

Basically any graphics card will be good enough to watch CCTV footage.

That 8400GS will be fine so long as you're not paying too much for it. It should be around $30.
a c 203 U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 7:15:07 PM

what you have to watch out for on the new cards is that it has the same power in wattage as the old card. if it draws to much wattage or power it can burn out the power supply is your system. most of the older pre build system have small power supplys.