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10th July 2005, 01:00 AM
New to the forum. New to FC4. I am building an AMD64 FC4 system. Yet to install anything. Right now I have almost all the hardware. My motherboard does not have / support AGP port/slot. So, to connect to the monitor to do anything, I need video card. I'm trying to get a Geforce 6200 TC graphics card. My doubt is...if it is not supported, I wont be able to see anything onthe monitor and if I cant see anything on the monitor...cant install drivers or for that matter anything at all. I am just scared of the problem looping. Can anybody tell me a way to solve this?
10th July 2005, 01:22 AM
I have a 6600 running on 32-bit Intel and it works great. I have just installed RH WS3 on a dual AMD64 Opteron with a quadro card and it's working fine with the 64-bit drivers from nvidia. I can tell you that the card should work, but you will need to install the drivers from nvidia to get hardware acceleration to work for you.
10th July 2005, 01:29 AM
Just to be sure. do you have the problem or are you worried about having a problem?
i am almost certain your video card will work (at least partially). You might need to do a text install but its unlikely that your card be not supported. I'd wait for confirmation .
10th July 2005, 02:15 AM
Have a AMD64 FC4 system with an EVGA GeForce 6200 (256meg wi AGP interface). The card is supposed to be the same as the 6200 TC cards, except that it supports the older AGP interface instead of the newer PCI Express interface. :)
When I load FC4, my 6200 card defaults to a VESA compatabilty mode and runs fine in that mode. Fedora FC4 also has built-in drivers for 6200 cards, but I haven't bothered with them. Instead of messing with them, I loaded in the NVIDIA graphics driver (see www.nvidia.com), and it's worked fine (very, very fast). Check out this guide http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc4.shtml. ;)
Since you don't have an AGP slot, I would assume that you have a new technology PCI Express slot. The 6200 series was designed to run with the PCI Express slot and I've read that the performance is much better with the PCI Express interface provided that you buy the right card.
The first question is what type PCI Express slot is used on your motherboard (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x)? You will need to get out the specs on your motherboard.
In the meantime you might also google for "PCI Express" to find out what type of card you should buy.
There are reputedly 6200 TC cards that will have as little as 16mb of DDR video ram onboard that will need to use the system memory for graphics. The onboard ram only acts as a window for graphics data to shuffle to and from the mainboard ram. I've read that these are very slow and that you should stay away, far away, from these cards.
On the other end, there are 6200 TC cards having 128 to 256mb of DDR video ram installed onboard the graphics card. These are what you want to steer toward. They should still cost well below $100.
Welcome to Fedora.
Gigabyte K8NS Pro 754 motherboard
1 gig DDR3200 RAM
120 gig MAXTOR SATA hd
EVGA 6200 AGP graphics card with 256mb DDR graphics memory
Belkin FSD7000 WIFI card v3 with RaLink chipset running with native Linux drivers
Fedora FC4 i386 and x64 operating systems
10th July 2005, 03:47 AM
Thanks a lot for the quick response everybody...
Yeah, I am worried that I might run in to a problem. And yeah, I have a pci express x16 slot on my motherboard. I'm looking at :
GPU Geforce 6200
Core clock 300MHz
Memory Clock 400MHz
Memory Size 128MB
Memory Interface 64-bit
Memory Type DDR
DirectX DirectX 9
OpenGL OpenGL 1.5
Interface PCI Express x16
TV-Out S-Video Out
TV Tuner No
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2048x1536@85Hz
SLI Supported No
Hopefully this should take care of everything.
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