XFX Nvidia 8800GT
mark.moncy at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 11:01:31 UTC 2008
I found this walkthrough pretty useful to install my 5200 NVIDIA AGP card..
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Richard <richrock at nerdshack.com> wrote:
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> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Loïc Martin
> Sent: 28 February 2008 11:06
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> Subject: Re: XFX Nvidia 8800GT
> Leo Noordhuizen a écrit :
> > Ok... I gave up and returned the card.After following almost all
> > advise
> > which resulted in a resolution of 640x480 or a completely distorted
> > screen, I decided that this card had to go. Im back to the 8500GT
> > is recognized fine and works, (not THAT fast though).
> > Maybe I will try another brand of 8800GT based card. Or a non NVIDIA
> > ANY suggestions ? (In the same price-range) Or shoudl I wait for the
> > now
> > moderately-priced 9000 series Nvidia card ?
> > Leo
> >Your best bet would have been to try an Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) alpha CD
> >install on a separate partition.
> >I don't have any 8800GT, but from experience all models with the same
> >chipsets would provide the same results. So waiting till Hardy is
> >released (en of April) would hopefully allow you to use any 8800GT (but
> >since the 9xxx series are just being released, it's not sure they'll be
> >supported in Hardy.
> FWIW, I run Ubuntu 7.10 on a Pentium D, with a 8600GTS OC installed. No
> probs at all. Makes Compix a treat, and I can play UT2004 too! I just
> used the default restricted drivers. So I think that the opinion that
> 'same chipsets would provide same results' would be slightly misleading.
> I only went for the 8600 for budget reasons, yet my flatmate tried
> Ubuntu on his, and he's got a BFG 8800GTX 768mb card. And that worked
> too. (Shame he's so dependent on windows)
> Just my 2c worth on this.
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