[mythtv-users] need vid card with s-video, pci-x16 that "just works"

Jason McKnight jason at mcknights.org
Thu Jan 4 14:44:52 UTC 2007

You should look for a card that is already fanless to avoid over heating problems. 

I know there are Nvidia 7600 fanless solutions out there. Not sure about any thing else.


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From: Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com>
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Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2007 7:21:58 AM GMT-0500 US/Eastern
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] need vid card with s-video, pci-x16 that "just works"

On 4 Jan 2007, at 03:11, Dave wrote:

> All Nvidia cards with svideo out work great in xorg, try to get a 5xx0
> series card, I have a 5750 PCI-E, but it has a fan, couldnt find one
> without, might just change out the heatsink/fan for a heatsink only  
> if I
> could find them somewhere

Hi there,

I'm graphics card shopping myself at the moment (see [1]) and may  
well end up with a nVidia.

Why do you suggest a 5000-series rather than the 6000 or 7000? These  
6000- & 7000-series cards seem to be more readily available & so I  
assumed they were later models. I therefore assumed longer support  
for them in nVidia's binary drivers.

Assuming I was to end up with a 6000- & 7000-series card I had  
thought to replace the fan (which I assumed to be the most common  
factory-installed configuration) with an after-market heatsink. Maybe  
this is an unreasonable hope? Do these cards produce too much heat  
for that?


[1] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/244067#244067
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