[mythtv-users] ATI fglrx MytTV issues [was Re: Looking for recommendations for PCI-E 1x video cards]

Andy Wettstein ajw1980 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 14:11:28 UTC 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 11:16:32AM +0100, Arthur Green wrote:
> Roger Heflin wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > Arthur,
> > 
> > You better keep trying to getting that build-in ATI to work then, 
> > pcie-x1 cards are slow, rare, and expensive.
> >
> > Newegg lists *3* pcie-x1 video cards, and the cheapest one is $99 and 2 
> > of them are ATI and the other one has a chipset I have never heard of 
> > and is $120.
> The cheapest I've seen this side of the pond is an NVIDIA 8400GS for 
> something like EUR 90. Fleamarkets/eBay are light on them too.
> [ ... ]
> > Given the price, you could likely replace the motherboard with something 
> > that has a x16 (or AGP) slot and buy a new video card for almost the 
> > same price, and things be a lot less risky (you could use a normal 
> > NVIDIA card).
> The machine I have (for use as a combined FE/BE) is an Asus Pundit 2. 
> It's SFF (they claim "book-sized") so a replacement motherboard isn't 
> really an option. I kind of like the idea of a normal NVIDIA card, which 
> is why I started exploring the 1x video card option.

A x16 video card should work in a x1 slot if you are willing to make some
physical modifications to either the slot or the card.  You would also
need to make sure you have enough clearance for the card in your case.  
(I take no responsibility for any damage caused by this advice ;-).

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