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Xlogic
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join:2002-10-17
Conyers, GA

Nvidia Video Card

Hey Yall,

I haven't kept up on new video cards, I still have a 9400 GT and I'm looking for a newer card for a 2 monitor setup. I would like to go with something with at least 1gb or 2 of ram and it doesn't have to be top of the line just better than the one I have now.

I haven't had much luck with ATI and Linux in the past so I would like to stick to Nvidia.

Mike

(edit)- I forgot to mention PCIe as it will be going in a Desktop HP m9250f quad core.


EUS
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Without knowing your present distro or kernel, I can only offer the following warning/advice:
Up until about 6-8 months ago, I ran a GTX260 without trouble on Debian stable (2.x.x kernel).
When I upgraded the card to a gtx560, I had to run Debian unstable as the card was not supported under the 2.x.x series kernel.
3.x.x kernel was required to get the card to work.
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El Quintron
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said by EUS:

When I upgraded the card to a gtx560, I had to run Debian unstable as the card was not supported under the 2.x.x series kernel.
3.x.x kernel was required to get the card to work.

FWIW: I found the GTX560 (560ti in my case) to be a little more finicky than your average Nvidia card, on both Win7 and Linux, I was much happier with my previous GTX9800+, and my current GTX670.
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me1212

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Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Xlogic
I have friends who have had good luck with 460s and linux,


Maxo
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join:2002-11-04
Tallahassee, FL
reply to Xlogic
I use a 9600 I purchased back in 2009. It has 1GB of RAM and support dual-monitor.


Xlogic
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join:2002-10-17
Conyers, GA
reply to EUS
said by EUS:

Without knowing your present distro or kernel, I can only offer the following warning/advice:
Up until about 6-8 months ago, I ran a GTX260 without trouble on Debian stable (2.x.x kernel).
When I upgraded the card to a gtx560, I had to run Debian unstable as the card was not supported under the 2.x.x series kernel.
3.x.x kernel was required to get the card to work.

Ah I'm using LMDe x64 with the 3.2.0-3 kernel.


Xlogic
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join:2002-10-17
Conyers, GA
reply to Maxo
said by Maxo:

I use a 9600 I purchased back in 2009. It has 1GB of RAM and support dual-monitor.

LoL yep I have a 9600 too but was looking for something a little newer.


Maxo
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Your original post says 9400.


markofmayhem
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I have a 560ti 2GB card and have run into zero issues with Windows Vista, 7, and 8 as well as no issues with Ubuntu 11.04-12.10, Arch Linux and Gentoo. In addition, I have used multiple combinations of these OS's in host-guest VM's. The Nvidia Linux Blob works well in each of these distro's.

I'm usually on alpha or beta instances as well.
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