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redwarrior
2nd December 2007, 01:37 PM
Hello everyone!

I am fed up with my ATI card and tired of tinkering with it to try to get it to work with any Linux distro. The good news is that this means I am looking around for a new video card. ;) My plan is to go Nvidia for better Linux drivers/support.

I'm currently running an ATI Radeon 300, which is sufficient for my needs when I run Windows or whatever. I do not do much gaming, but I do like the display to look nice and I do photo-editing and the occasional 2D CAD work on this particular machine. I am thinking of getting the GeForce 8800 GT in the future, but for now I'd like to stay in a lower price range. The card will need to work with PCIe, but I'm willing to make case mods if necessary for a larger card. I would like it to have DVI output.

Right now I have my eye on this PNY card on newegg - ttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133172

Any ideas? Thanks for the help...I'm finding video cards in Linux to be a bit tricky.

Seve
2nd December 2007, 02:03 PM
Hello:
For a list of supported GPU's (with latest official driver release - Version: 100.14.19) see here : Appendix A. Supported NVIDIA GPU Products (http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/100.14.19/README/appendix-a.html)
The card that you are looking at has had a problem or two with some hardware combinations and the latest official nVidia drivers, however, there is a Beta driver that corrects the issue(s). You can read more about the Beta driver here : Version: 169.04 (http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_169.04.html)
If you have any further queries, there is an nVidia Linux support forum located here. [monitored by nVidia folks :)]
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14

All that being said, the card you are looking at should be fine.

Seve

redwarrior
2nd December 2007, 08:38 PM
Many thanks, Seve...I'm still learning where to find everything! :)

leadgolem
2nd December 2007, 08:50 PM
FYI: The 7200 and the 7300 chips will lock your system up when used with the 100 series driver. They work fine with the 96xx driver though. I haven't tried with the 169 beta driver yet... Hmm, I think I'll do that now.

Dan
2nd December 2007, 08:55 PM
Hi Redwarrior.

If possible, try to find a card with an Intel chipset. Foolish says it better than I can.

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showpost.php?p=809903&postcount=23


Dan

Cogar
3rd December 2007, 08:17 PM
For the record, nVidia 8600 GT cards have been available for some time now at Newegg with rebates that take the price below $100, sometimes well below. They are fast and should not have compatibility issues with any nVidia drivers.

pparks1
4th December 2007, 01:51 AM
I have a 7600GT at home and an FX5200 at work and they have both been great.

ryptyde
4th December 2007, 03:42 AM
FYI: The 7200 and the 7300 chips will lock your system up when used with the 100 series driver. They work fine with the 96xx driver though. I haven't tried with the 169 beta driver yet... Hmm, I think I'll do that now.

I have a 7300GS that works well with the "100 series" driver without ever a lockup with FC6 and F7. I recently picked up a GeForce 7600GS but haven't installed it yet maybe later this week though. :)

forkbomb
4th December 2007, 06:42 AM
See the sig. Works great for me. EVGA is quality.

EDIT: Oops. Not very detailed in my sig. Don't know the model number off the top of my head, but it's got DVI (rather than VGA) and DDR2

leadgolem
4th December 2007, 06:48 AM
I have a 7300GS that works well with the "100 series" driver without ever a lockup with FC6 and F7. I recently picked up a GeForce 7600GS but haven't installed it yet maybe later this week though. :)That particular error may be specific to the "LE" card versions. I'm glad the 100 series is working well for you.

Demz
4th December 2007, 06:51 AM
mines a 7950GT Nvidia Card which works well, i have no problems with it when it comes to driver support for it :)

sailor
4th December 2007, 05:46 PM
FX 5200 and FX 5500 have both worked for me....

FriedChips
4th December 2007, 05:48 PM
mines a 7950GT Nvidia Card which works well, i have no problems with it when it comes to driver support for it :)

I also use a 7950 GT which you can get now for under 175USD I think. It is a pretty powerful card and I have had no problems with it.

Firewing1
4th December 2007, 10:50 PM
I have the 512MB version of the GeForce 7300GS that works great for the price. I can play Battlefield 2 at 1024x768, no AA or AF but all settings on High and still get in between 30 and 50 FPS. The card's only $70!
Firewing1

leadgolem
5th December 2007, 08:02 AM
Are you sure it's actually 512 dedicated? My 7300 shows up as 512, but it is really 256 virtualized out to 512. The price seems about right too.

Demz
5th December 2007, 08:37 AM
I also use a 7950 GT which you can get now for under 175USD I think. It is a pretty powerful card and I have had no problems with it.
i'd like to get a 8600GT i think there 512MB but im waiting foe the Gedorce 9's to be released, that should drive down the price even more or even a 8800 card would be nice bu the card i have now is fine,

the 7950gt here in Australia are cheap as chips, i cant even remember how much i paid for mine but it was cheaper than compared to the ATI 1950XT card

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