[mythtv-users] Which nVidia card?

Terjesen Jens Peder Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com
Wed Mar 7 08:39:32 UTC 2012

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On 7. mars 2012 9:10 Simon Waldman wrote:

>> From: Jim Oltman <jim.oltman at gmail.com>

>> This is similar to what I run.
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500222
>> fanless nVidia 430GT.  Does HDMI output and supports all HD Audio Codecs.
>>  Does the VDPAU decoding and I've had no issues (besides the standard 
>> VDPAUBUFFERSIZE setting that will be addressed in MythTV 0.25)

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 21:35, Scott Smith <pickle136 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Be careful in considering this card, (I also have one) and this would 
> probably not fit in a shuttle case. The heatsink wraps over the top of 
> the card and makes it quite tall.

THanks for the thoughts. Fanless is not especially important, since the Shuttle has plenty of other noisy fans anyway. Card height hasn't been an issue so far, but it's worth bearing in mind; it's length that I've had trouble with in the past.

Anyway - specific cards aside, is a 430GT about the minimum for handling everything that Myth might throw at it? I've never had nVidia (always used ATI cards), so I don't know their range at all.
-----Original Message-----

Asus has this single slot fanless 430GT:

I bought one in the hope that it would fit in my low profile case, but the heatsink is too tall.
The webshop where I bought it claims that it is low profile. Well the card as such is low profile and it even comes with low profile brackets, but the heatsink is not low profile.


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