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Need graphic card recommendation

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Groff, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Nothing fancy, just one that is compatible and stable.

    The PC XP DAW is based on Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 and Intel DP35DP main board (P35).
  2. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    Do you want dual monitor support? If so, 8800gts or 9600gt from nvidia
  3. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Thanks Frobs

    No I'm looking for a single, that would be just fine.
  4. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    Well I would say stick with Nvidia, their driver support seems better than ATi at the moment. Choose based on the power you need, will you be doing video as well? Take this with a grain of salt though, I'm talking from a strictly nerd standpoint right now (no audio production taken into account).
  5. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Thanx man

    I have found all parts, mostly tested and true for audio PC, except the graphic card. I'm pretty lost in this video support provided via PCIe. I'm guessing which one is trouble free for audio work. Graphic card sometimes can cause a lot of problems.

    No, video is excluded, it's strictly for audio.
  6. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    Stick with a high level 8XXX series nvidia card then. They are widely used, have good drivers for xp, and will perform well. 8800 series will fill your requirement, and probably wont break the bank
  7. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    I'll try it. Thanks Frobs, I appreciate your help.
  8. heres2life

    heres2life Guest

    i use an evga 8800gtx seems great and stable no issues whatsoever so far. i also have a second one one that i used for two weeks but my needs changed and now its just sitting in its box it will probably end up in the F/S section if your interested
  9. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    It's faster and easier to buy the card here in local store than international mailing (and probably intercontinental too), but thanks for the offer.
  10. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    If you're using any of the older digidesign cards, check compatibility. Many won't work alongside a pcie card at all.
  11. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Thanks Hueseph,

    Actually I'm helping my friend on upgrading. He has older (discontinued) Echo Gina 24*96 pci card, which still works well.


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