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    Nvidia Geforce FX5200 vs 6200 (AGP Slot)

    Hello!

    I have an old computer (2004-era) with this motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...Name=GA-8SG800

    I know from the specs on the site that it supports only AGP slot video cards.
    I want to use this as a media center (with Moovida + Ubuntu 9.10) connected to my living room's 80 cm screen.

    Currently it has an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 mounted to it. The problem is - I can't get more than 1024x768,and the screen flickers all the time (like it's having interferences). I'm pretty sure the driver has nothing to do with it, because it flickers even at the USplash Ubuntu logo (and I know that in that moment of the booting process there is no driver loaded)

    I was thinking to buy a new video card ( http://www.emag.ro/placi_video/placa...#Ancora_Opinia - romanian site ) because I don't really want to buy another computer for this job.

    Would the GeForce 6100 be powerful enough for the moovida interface and some movies ?(I don't really expect that card to play HD Videos)

    Also, I'd like to hear previous experiences with this card, and if it's good enough to use for a media center PC. (Ubuntu compatibility et al )

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    Re: Nvidia Geforce FX5200 vs 6200 (AGP Slot)

    http://www.emag.ro/placi_video/placa...512MD2%28LP%29 I also found this video card, which seems acceptable, but it is ATI,and I am afraid it won't be compatible with Ubuntu (From what I hear, ATI cards are pretty crap in Linux)

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    Re: Nvidia Geforce FX5200 vs 6200 (AGP Slot)

    I have a GeForce 6200 (PCI-E), it's supported by nvidia's latest driver.

    It works very well even with the desktop effects enabled.

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    Re: Nvidia Geforce FX5200 vs 6200 (AGP Slot)

    Thanks for the response! Could you tell me if it copes with HD video?Or would that be a no-go from the start?

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    Re: Nvidia Geforce FX5200 vs 6200 (AGP Slot)

    See for search http://www.tolcu.eu look here

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