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Old 04-30-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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Mint user need video card suggestions

Looking around the site I was unsure where to put this thread so here goes....

I use the newest version of Mint and have a question regarding my Video watching experience. I use an IBM Thinkcentre M50 8189 with 2GB ram and a 250 gb hard drive with whatever video plugin that came on the motherboard.

This computer has video issues with video quality on youtube/Yahoo videos seem slow/pixelated low quality etc, and I would like to know if anyone is willing to suggest a low cost basic video card that is good for watching videos and general use but better than what came with the computer? I should mention I do not do any gaming so those high dollar gaming cards are not needed.

I use a 19" Haans G monitor if that matters. It came with the DVI cable so I would like a card capable of this feature.

Most importantly and why I asked this on this forum is I need it to work with Linux and Mint in particular.

If anyone has a suggestion, I would love to hear about it!

Thank you so much!!

Last edited by Indy452; 04-30-2009 at 09:35 AM. Reason: forgot something..
Old 04-30-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Pretty much any nvidia card that isn't the latest and greatest that has a dvi port will get it done. Here's one for <$50 that's in a brand I trust.
Old 04-30-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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You can use a ATI radeon 19xx or a 1xxx card. They are well supported by 'radeon'
A few low priced radeon 2xxx or 34xx cards are available as well


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