Graphics card for Medion PC
May 28, 2012 1:10 AM Subscribe
Need a replacement graphics card for a Medion PC - but which one?
posted by humph to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I've an almost 3 year old Medion (Akoya E7330 D
) which works marvellously well until I either start streaming video in the browser or leave the machine inactive for more than 3 minutes - at this point the monitors go black and nothing will bring them back other than rebooting. (Firefox etc is still running, I can hear the video.)
This has happened twice before over the last 3 years and each time a replacement graphics card sent from Medion has instantly fixed the problem.
However, I just got off the phone to Medion support and because it's no longer under warranty they would again replace the card but I would have to send it off to customer support so that they can verify the problem and then be sent a new one. This would mean being computerless for at least two weeks, probably more. Not an option.
So I'd like to buy a new graphics card to tide me over until I can replace the machine later in the year - customer support suggested a replacement NVIDIA GeForce GT220 DirectX10 with 1024 MB graphics memory - my question: is it best to replace like for like or can I get a better card, such as the Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR3 PCI-E DVI-I/HDMI/VGA.