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Cheap graphics card for 2008 iMac?

Apple iMac A1225 desktop computers from 2008 came with the notoriously unreliable Nvidia 8800GS graphics card that burns out and turns the iMacs into bricks. Getting a new Nvidia 8800GS graphics card costs about $650 for the part. Getting a used one on costs about $300. Is there a cheap alternative -- something that costs, say, $50? As I understand it, the only alternative is the ATI 4850, which go for about $300 used. Yet I find it hard to believe that there are no other graphics card options.
posted by Eiwalker on Jun 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me out of the graphics card minefield!

I'm looking to upgrade my 2009/10 model computer with an improved graphics card so I can get back into gaming. I haven't bought computer equipment for years and have no idea where to even start! Snowflake detail: I use Ubuntu as well as Windows. [more inside]
posted by winterhill on Sep 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Can't get ATI/AMD 7970 to work with a 2nd video card in the computer.

I am trying to upgrade my computer (Intel DP55WG motherboard, Windows 7 64 bit) from two ATI/AMD Radeon HD 6950 video cards to two Radeon HD 7970 cards. When I install either of the 7970 cards along with any other card (the other 7970 or either of my 6950s), only one card is able to start in Windows. The other card does not provide video output, and it has an exclamation icon in the device manager with the text "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)" Do you have any idea why this is happening or how I might be able to fix it? More details and a list of things I have already tried inside. [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Apr 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Upgrade the GPU on a Latitude E6430 or E6520?

Is it possible to upgrade the GPU in any recent Dell Latitude laptops using the Express Card slot or other non-soldering techniques? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Apr 19, 2013 - 2 answers

f.lux my mouse cursor

Using f.lux with an ATI video card and the latest AMD Catalyst drivers, how can I get the mouse cursor to change colors with the rest of the screen? [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Will my 2008 Mac Pro benefit from a video card update?

Will my 2008 Mac Pro benefit from a video card update? Which cards can I use? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Dec 12, 2011 - 9 answers

ATI Display Driver playing hide and seek

Help me stop Windows Updates from breaking my display driver software. Windows Vista, ATI Radeon X1270. I've already tried lots of fixes and only one worked, but it happened again after the most recent rounds of updates. [more inside]
posted by soelo on Nov 8, 2011 - 6 answers

What is the difference between these two PC graphics cards?

What is the difference between these two PC graphics cards? Crossfire setup question inside. [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Aug 14, 2011 - 1 answer

What current video card will work in a six year old Mac Pro desktop system?

What video card currently available for sale could replace the dead ATI Radeon X1900 XT in my six year old Mac Pro tower? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

NR 15?

Should I buy this higher-end gaming laptop now, or are there alternatives/developments around the corner I don't know about and/or should wait for? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

New Desktop for gaming etc. - Do I go for ATI or wait for Nvidia?

My new computer comes with a pretty weak videocard for gaming. It also has a limited 475 watt power supply. I've not owned a desktop in 7 years but have noticed the nvidia/ati rivalry is stronger than ever. Which card should i choose for under $300? [more inside]
posted by phylum sinter on Feb 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Help with my intermittant hdmi sound issues on an ati 3850 card

I've got an Asus p5e3 mobo and an Gigabyte 3850 hdmi setup to my 42" 720p with major sound issues. I've completely undone any overclocking due to this issue. I was running at 3.6 as opposed to 3.0 ghz and had ram running at 1600 as opposed to 1366 mhz. [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Sep 10, 2009 - 7 answers

What Kind of External Monitor Can an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 Support?

I have a six-year-old Dell Latitude D600 laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 GPU. I know it's an old machine and an old graphics chip, but I'd like to consider getting an external monitor. What are my options, if any? [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jul 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I upgrade the graphics card on my aging desktop?

What is a cheap graphics card that is still better than my ATI Radeon X300 and will my old desktop be able to handle a more modern card? [more inside]
posted by Fluffy654 on Jun 13, 2009 - 4 answers

ATI Mobility Radeon 4530 driver for XP?

Down (up) grading a new HP DV7T-2000 to XP. The video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 4530. I have had no luck in finding an XP driver. Does anyone have any experience with this card and have any ideas about a possible driver or workaround?
posted by MattScully on Apr 14, 2009 - 6 answers

n00b htpc 3850 dvi to hdmi with audio

I've got a Gigabyte HD3850 w/dual DVI outs and 1 Svid out.I went n00b and got a dvi to hdmi 30ft cable to my 42" LCD TV. Help?! E6850 duo + 2GB all overclocked and running flawlessly. [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Dec 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Three Monitors, One Linux (I know obscenity when I hear it)

Please help me: Make my triple monitors work in Ubuntu ----OR---- Find a distro that will gracefully handle three monitors. [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jun 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Can Omega Drivers push an old video card to widescreen resolutions?

Will "Omega Drivers" allow my ATI Radeon Mobility M6 card to drive a widescreen display? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Dec 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Are the external graphics cards here yet?

Questions about external graphics cards such as the Asus XG Station. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Nov 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Its not my biggest fan, so why it screaming at me?

My graphics card is too noisy! Can i just disconnect the fan? Will that make it catch fire? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Mar 19, 2007 - 21 answers

3D Rage II+ Drivers (or, Can Drivers Be Copied Off Of Another Computer?)

LegacyVideoCard Filter: Can I get video drivers off of the other computer? (or do you know where to get them?) This is an ATI 3D Rage II+ . [more inside]
posted by niles on Feb 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I record straight to my iPod?

Can I record video from my ATI DVR straight to my iPod? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Jan 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Alt-tab is asking too much! Help me help my computer!

DualMonitorFilter: What am I missing? Two-cards, two monitors to get an extended Windows desktop. [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Dec 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Is my video card's VGA out dead?

VideoCardFilter: Is the VGA out on my video card dead? [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Nov 1, 2006 - 5 answers

toys not playing well together

ATI x850 does not seem to detect LCD connected via DVI (tried a cheap DVI-D and a DVI Dual Link cable). [more inside]
posted by tiamat on Sep 4, 2006 - 3 answers

I'll be your mirror... or not.

I've got a Windows Media Center edition PC hooked up to my television using an S-video cable so that I can play DIVX files, and I'm getting my wallpaper showing up on the television... and nothing else. The main monitor still shows all my apps, however. What gives?! [more inside]
posted by insomnia_lj on Mar 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Guide Plus+ Not Updating

Does anyone know if there are problems with the Guide Plus+ TV listings servers? I have an ATI TV Tuner with the Guide Plus+ software and the listings are no longer updating. [more inside]
posted by Otis on Mar 2, 2006 - 3 answers

I need something better than a Trident 8900

What is the ultimate 2D graphics card? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Jan 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Where to find latest ATI drivers?

ATI's drivers webpage is down today (probably because of the new World of Warcraft 1.9 patch)... does anybody know where I can find the latest ATI 5.13 drivers WITHOUT Catalyst Control Center (I think it's bloated crap heh)?
posted by unrequited on Jan 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Need dual monitors to run on XP

Troubles running dual monitors on xp. Been to ATI site, tried searching Google, searched Ask archives. [more inside]
posted by sailormouth on Oct 2, 2005 - 13 answers

GeForce 6600 or a Radeon X700?

I have my eye on a new computer. I have the choice between including a 256Mb GeForce 6600 or a 256Mb Radeon X700. For an avid gamer, I have no idea if the latter is worth the extra £50. Is it?
posted by nthdegx on Sep 4, 2005 - 19 answers

Looking for Video card

What was the hot video card a year or two ago? I'm looking for something cheap to go with a slightly old system I've acquired. [specs inside] [more inside]
posted by Grod on Feb 8, 2005 - 18 answers

What video card should I get if I'm not playing video games?

YetAnotherQuestionAboutVideoCardsFilter: I am going to buy a new computer for browsing/photo editing/mp3 playing/excel editing/cd burning. I am _NOT_ going to be playing games on the machine. Does it matter what video card I get? I'm tempted to get an ATI Radeon 9200SE since it doesn't have a fan and I want a quiet PC.
posted by selfnoise on Jan 11, 2005 - 10 answers

Linux viewing problem

I finally took the plunge into Linux (Fedore Core) and almost everything went perfectly, except for my screen. Using a sony laptop with a ATI Raidon 345m graphics card, which I have found is not directly supported by Sony or ATI. However, any linux techies know how to fix it? I can view stuff, but FC likes to reduce my screen size and if I mess around to make it bigger, then the enlarged screen image burns onto my screen which I'm guessing is not a good thing in the long run. Anyone help or solved this problem in the past? (Also assume while I know a lot about Windows, but know nothing about the functionality of Linux).
posted by jmd82 on Aug 4, 2004 - 10 answers

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