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trapperxjohn
April 24th, 2008, 03:36 AM
I am looking for a new graphics card, preferably Nvidia, of low-middle price ($30-$60) that would be more powerful than the integrated card that came with my Ubuntu Dell desktop setup last year. Incredible power is unnecessary, but I would like a card that will work instantly with Linux or that would require minimal setup. If anyone has had any good experiences with a certain card and can suggest one, I would appreciate any advice.

Lord Xeb
April 24th, 2008, 04:05 AM
Here you go: Link (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+4026&name=%2450+-+%2475)


Also, if you are rebuilding a system (which you should if you install a new graphics card... I think, everything will work fine). The 8500GT is a good card. Most of those cards shown are a good bang for the buck, and it doesn't require much setup other than installing it. Now if it is on windows, that is another story)

cheatr
April 28th, 2008, 07:49 AM
I don't know about the 8500GT, I have it but it isn't working properly with neither the open source drivers(only get 800x600 resolution), nor the proprietary one which just doesn't boot at all.

ddnev45
April 28th, 2008, 03:45 PM
I have the 8500GT as well (from MSI). The problems that people are having with it in Ubuntu 8.04 also occur with Fedora 8 -- I switched back to Fedora just to see if the issues persisted.