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    New Video Card

    I'm thinking of getting a new video card, eVGA 128-A8-NV96-LX Geforce MX4000 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card, from www.newegg.com and wondering if it is easy to upgrade linux video drivers?

    I will be coming from ATI generic to nvidia drivers using Debian Sid & Mepis.

    If anybody have any comments about this card feel free to let me know, good or bad! I'm no big gamer either.

    Thnx.

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    Re:New Video Card

    NVidia drivers are pretty easy to set up.
    Here is a howto for Debian.

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    eVGA has been kind to me.

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    Thnx guys...I think I will go for it. I've been needing a new one for awhile now.

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    I had one of those, and they are okay. I'd go for a Radeon 9600, it costs the same and has DirectX 9 support.

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    Re:New Video Card

    [quote author=Countach44 link=board=3;threadid=10759;start=0#msg96567 date=1129571086]
    I had one of those, and they are okay. I'd go for a Radeon 9600, it costs the same and has DirectX 9 support.
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    Yes, and how is the linux support? Most ATI cards have crap support and perform as bad. ATI is a choice if you run Windows more than linux. It is not worth it if you run Linux exclusively or more than half the time.

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    Re:New Video Card

    [quote author=Countach44 link=board=3;threadid=10759;start=0#msg96567 date=1129571086]
    I had one of those, and they are okay. I'd go for a Radeon 9600, it costs the same and has DirectX 9 support.
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    I'm currently using an Radeon 7200 and not too satisfied with it. And nvidia are supported better with Linux more so than Ati. I'm not a gaming person either.

    Countach44, does it show pretty bright when viewing movies? With my current card, videos and trailers are darker than they should be.

    Thnx.

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    Re:New Video Card

    Have you toyed with the gamma settings fromn within your player? That may help a bit.

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    No I haven't but I guess I could give it a try. Thnx for the suggestion.

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    Re:New Video Card

    That's interesting...
    How does the NVidia 5500 perform against my old GeForce 2 MX/MMX 400?
    (I was also going to buy a 'new' video card...'

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