[linux-audio-user] Re: I need a better video card for the AMD64 machine

Kjetil S. Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Sat Dec 23 09:16:09 EST 2006

Paul Winkler:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 10:39:30AM -0500, Dave Phillips wrote:
>> Greetings;
>> I'm happy as a clam in mud with my new machine, but it's developed a
>> problem. I purchased an inexpensive nVidia-based card that's starting to
>> behave poorly. I think the hardware itself is buggy, the display will
>> sometimes shudder rapidly side-to-side, blurring the screen view.
>> Sometimes it stops and stays stopped, other times it goes on until I
>> have to reboot. The problem doesn't appear to be a heating problem, but
>> I've decided to go for a much better card anyway.
>> So, I want an nVidia-based card with 256 MB video RAM and a decent
>> cooling fan, preferably under $200. Any recommendations ?
>> Best,
>> dp
> I've been happy so far with a Gigabyte GV-NX66256DP2, based on the
> GeForce 6600. It's PCI-Express. Not a high-end card at all, it cost
> $95 in April 2006, but so far works flawlessly, and it's fanless.

I have a 6600LE card, but I'm unable to run at higher resolution than 
1024x786 with the nv driver. Can you do that?

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