Graphics card compatibility?

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Graphics card compatibility?

Postby OUTATIME » Fri Feb 27, 2009 17:00

Will the Scaleo E accept *any* PCI graphics card with a low profile bracket, or iss it more specific than that?

Thank you,

Nate.

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby 99Gizmo » Sun Mar 01, 2009 14:08

Must be Pci Express (X16) NOT Pci Express II

Im going for a Nvidia 8400 GS with 512MB Ram :)

THis should help ALOT, the Orig card doesnt support HDCP or specific screen sizes, the card goes for around 35-£40 so wont break the bank and will make the Saleo E last even longer :)

Giz

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby thompa » Sun Mar 01, 2009 20:18

It's the same thing for the EVi then, ONLY PCI-E x 16, not PCI-E 2?
Always thought PCI-E 2 was backwards compatible.

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby 99Gizmo » Sun Mar 01, 2009 20:40

not sure mate only got an e :)

Giz

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby jimsey » Sun Mar 01, 2009 20:45

If i put in an 8400 GS in my Scaleo E will the SCART out still work?
I presume i need to attach a header for the TV out onto the card?

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby 99Gizmo » Sun Mar 01, 2009 21:22

Nope the scart out will NOT work, its feed from the riser card and you have to remove the riser card to use the Pci Express slot

Riser Card Details
http://www.prolink-usa.com/item_disp.ph ... 6886906069

Giz

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby Teck » Mon Mar 02, 2009 20:14

Hi Giz

Many thanks for your help on the Keyboard problems. Which make 8400 GS card are you going for? I have been looking at the Sapphire 11125-02-21R Radeon HD 3450 256MB LP PCI E 2.0 Graphics Card as it has HDMI, S VHS and VGA, from what you have said this will not work so will I have to think again?

Also I was interested in what you said about the TV Scart output, does this not work at all or must it go through a graphics card?

Cheers Keith

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby 99Gizmo » Mon Mar 02, 2009 21:19

I just got hold of a Scaleo EVI 2535 :) let the fun begin

Just after I Bought a 3.2Ghz P4 and the below

Sweex NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB PCI-Express Graphics Card:

SUPPORTS PCI EXPRESS, DELIVERING OVER 4 GB/S TRANSFER RATES
NVIDIA® CINEFX™ 5.0 ENGINE DELIVERS CINEMATIC SPECIAL EFFECTS
NVIDIA® INTELLISAMPLE™ 4.0 AND ULTRASHADOW™ II TECHNOLOGY
SUPPORTS DIRECTX® 10 AND PROFESSIONAL OPENGL® 2.0 APPLICATIONS
Specifications:

Bus interface: PCI Express
Memory: 512MB
RAMDACs: 400 MHz
NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology
Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ physics processing technology
One single-link DVI output supports one 1920x1200 resolution display
NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology
HDCP capable
NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
Supports: Windows 2000, XP and Vista

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby OUTATIME » Tue Mar 03, 2009 17:22

GIZ,

What do you mean about removing the riser card?


My riser card has a wireless card and TV tuner in it, does this mean I wont be able to use these any more if I buy a new graphics card?

Will a PCI graphics card work in any of the free PCI ports or does it need a specific one?

Thanks again,

Nate.

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby OUTATIME » Tue Mar 03, 2009 17:23

Also, will a new graphics card give me more screen resolutions?

My LCD TV has a native resolution of 1366x720 but I can't currently access that setting.

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby 99Gizmo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 20:38

I mean the graphics card, i call it a riser card as it just brings up the ports as the graphics card is on the motherboard :)

The card i got today (as descrided above :))

Nvidia control panel allows you to totally change your screen setup, size pixels refresh rate ....

Get it bought

Who needs scart these days :)

Giz

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby OUTATIME » Tue Mar 03, 2009 22:15

99Gizmo wrote:I mean the graphics card, i call it a riser card as it just brings up the ports as the graphics card is on the motherboard :)

The card i got today (as descrided above :))

Nvidia control panel allows you to totally change your screen setup, size pixels refresh rate ....

Get it bought

Who needs scart these days :)

Giz

Exactly... using VGA now, may switch to HDMI when new card is installed.
So I wont have to lose anything, the new card can just take an empty space?
thanks for the advice, Giz.

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby OUTATIME » Tue Mar 03, 2009 22:18

Giz, do you use Vista?

If so, what ratings do you get in the Windows experience index since instlling the new grapics card?

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby gogadget » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:38

Hi Guys,
I installed a Gigabyte HD 4350 512MB GDDR2 graphics card in my Scaleo E. It is a low profile card with a half height plate included in the box. This card has VGA, DVI and HDMI output as standard. The VGA connector will have to be unplugged when using the half height plate. Installation is nice and straightforward and it works a treat. Follow this link for more info http://www.ebuyer.com/product/153088

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Chris

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Re: Graphics card compatibility?

Postby cattblue » Thu Apr 09, 2009 21:10

you can also use these cards (XFX Geforce 9400gt or ATI Radeon HD4550) Both are low profile but HD4550 allows playback of blue-ray dvd,s. but you will need a blue-ray drive installed...


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