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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006

    Upgrading my Computer

    I've got an older computer that I dual boot most of the time into Kubuntu and occasionally into Windoze XP to play games. I'm considering upgrading the computer so that I can do some stuff in VMWare and play some of the newer games on the Windows side, but of primary importance is maintaining Linux compatability.

    So far, I am considering te following:
    Mobo: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500
    Memory: 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

    My question is what is the best choice for a video card that is
    1. Linux compatable
    2. Good for gaming on the Windows side
    3. Not going to cost several appendages

    FWIW, I do have a HD capable monitor with an HDMI input if that matters. Also, some past experience has led me to believe that Nvidia seems to have better driver support on the Linux side than ATI, but that experience is old.

    Any suggestions the group could provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Bill Lugg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    I'd personally recommend sticking with nVidia cards, and look at something like the 8800 GT, or 9800 GT. Just my own preference, though.

    Have fun with it!

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