[mythtv-users] Nvidia GeForce 6200TC or 7300GS?
nickthecook at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 21:27:46 EDT 2006
On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 15:36 +1200, Wade Maxfield wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >I'm building a fe/be box (non-HD), and I think I've got all the hardware
> >pretty well picked out:
> >system: Dell GX280 Small-Form-Factor (2.6GHz, 512MB, PCIe slot, PCI
> >slot, low-profile (aka: half-height) cards needed)
> >HDD: Maxtor 300GB Ultra16 PATA
> >capture: Hauppauge PVR-150 LP
> >However, I'm still trying to decide between a GeForce 6200TC-based card
> >and a 7300GS-based card.
> >I'm sure the 6200 is easily powerful enough to handle what I'm using it
> >for, and I like that it's passively-cooled and therefore quieter (can't
> >find a PCIe 7300 that's both half-height and passively cooled), but I've
> >heard some rumblings about the 6200 having some problems with the video
> >out. On the other hand, it seems there is very little experience with
> >MythTV and the 7300-series...
> >Both are supported by Nvidia's binary linux drivers.
> >Any advice for a newb?
> I've got a 7300GS and it's passively cooled, but normal height. The
> card itself is almost low profile, but the heat sink makes it full
> It works fine with MythTV. I've turned on XvMC just to play
> (Athlon64 3200+ and SD PAL Video), and every now and again the
> machine pauses during playback when the OSD fades out. A quick press
> of the pause button, then another (to unpause) and everything is
> fine. Quality is on a par with my GeForce 5700 on my machine
> If you ever find a half height one you should have no problems with it...
> - Wade
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I'm probably going to go with the 7300GS, just because I've heard of
people having some problems with the 6200TC, and now that you've vouched
for the 7300GS, I expect it'll work.
Anyway, the fan in the case I'm buying is virtually soundless, so I
don't mind if my graphics card make a little noise...
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