[SATLUG] OT: Video Cards

Al Castanoli afcasta at satx.rr.com
Fri Feb 22 18:54:55 CST 2008


On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 17:25 -0600, herb cee wrote:
> scs at worldlinkisp.com wrote:
> > I want to upgrade a couple of compact portable 
> > desktops that have (or haven't) an onboard video 
> > GPU.  Intended application is text and surfing. 
> >
> > AGP: Question, Nvidia GeForce series, which is better
> > and/or a more cost effective GPU, the 5200 or the 6600?
> >
> > pci Epress-16: same question (different box) as 
> > above for a pci-express-16 GPU, something to handle 
> > the same requirements (text & surfing)?
> >   
> 
> I can only comment on the AGP 5200, using a VIA P4 desktop board, kept 
> overheating when room temp would hit 90 degrees and screen would go 
> black, took three times for me to catch on. I mounted a small CPU fan on 
> the sink and has been running for over a year just fine. this past 
> summer I ran it with 95+ and never failed. I like it.
> 
> I hope to see some comments on the 6600 since i was wondering about it.
> Herb
> > Am an ATI user, my one experience with a 5200 was 
> > short lived, it went South in a few months.

I've been running an Nvidia FX 5200 AGP board in a Shuttle XPC shoebox
computer for awhile now, and have never had it overheat.  The cooling in
this case is very good, though.

Al Castanoli



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