Originally posted by Matir
erindoors? I suppose that's your significant other, lol.
Look at newegg.com, at least for information in your shopping. It is likely to show the card voltage in there.
For info, "erindoors" comes (in the popular usage sense) from this programme (called "Minder")
. Which was shown in the 80's/90's.
The Arthur Daley character was a London used car dealer. The "erindoors" that Arthur Daley was always a little nervous over, was indeed his wife, she was one of those characters that was always referred too, but never appeared.
The programmes/characters popularity, much like the Derek "Delboy" Trotter
character (from the BBC's "only fools and horses") has lead to many phrases and/or pieces of bogus "cockney rhyming slang" being adopted by the wider british public.
As all the re-runs are still relatively "fresh", the phrases are still very much in use. As is, referring to people as a "bit of an Arthur Daley/Delboy", but meaning that they are "chancer's". Nice enough people, but it mightn't be the most sensible thing, to do business with them.
I understand that especially used car dealers in the US, are considered in a similar manner.
As far as looking for the graphics card, I looked at the newegg site that you suggested, but they seem only to be based on the "West Coast", though while that shouldn't necessarily be a problem (though their bloody server was chucking out errors, but whether thats because I couldn't suss out most of the options for searching for a graphics card, I don't know. Plus, using a source in the UK removes some of the potential mine field of duty and tax charges/problems), I thought I'd look at "dabs"
as they trade in both the UK and the US (apparently).
The search wasn't much more helpful though, as they didn't list supported voltages. Plus although the dabs search did give some names to the various available interfaces, the SuSE YaST tool doesn't seem to give the name for the interface used by my mobo - which is rather annoying. So it still looks like I'll end up having to pull the board to see what the plug section of the board actually looks like and then visit the shop (Damn - these companies don't like to make anything simple do they!).
thanks for the assistance though Matir, it gives me much more of an idea of what I need to look for/questions to ask.