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    What videocard should I choose?

    Hi!

    For starters I am not good at what is inside computers and how it works.

    Currently I have a nVIDIA GeForce 6150SE in my HP DX2450. As I understand it, it is an integrated card?

    I have those slots free (I'm not sure what they mean):
    1(1) x PCI
    2(2) x PCI-Express x1
    1(1) x PCI-Express x16

    I am planning to buy a somewhat cheap nvidia card.. 70-90 $ or something? Can I get a better card than my current for that?

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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    Last I herd the GF 8800GT was the best value for money. Stick with nvidia for the best Linux compatibility.
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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    Oh! Sorry! I forgot to mention that my screen needs VGA

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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by olskar View Post
    Oh! Sorry! I forgot to mention that my screen needs VGA
    ALL DVI cards can be easily converted to VGA using a simple pass-through adapter, which they normally come with.
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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by hessiess View Post
    ALL DVI cards can be easily converted to VGA using a simple pass-through adapter, which they normally come with.
    Ah! Thanks! That I did not know

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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    ALL DVI cards can be easily converted to VGA using a simple pass-through adapter, which they normally come with.
    As long as you buy the card in a retail box, if buy OEM it will just be the card in a static bag.

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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    Is it something like that I need?

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...7579&CatId=791

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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    XFX 8800GT or 9600GT best bang for buck right now.

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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by olskar View Post
    Yes. I would not worry about it though as they usually come in the box with the video card. Just double check the fine print but most come with the adapter in the box.

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    Re: What videocard should I choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Yes. I would not worry about it though as they usually come in the box with the video card. Just double check the fine print but most come with the adapter in the box.
    Ok, and this XFX 8800GT or 9600GT is better than my current card?

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