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Old 07-29-09, 03:19 AM   #37
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Coincidentally, right after my last post, I received a ZZF newsletter about:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10010240

After owning several of the MBs, I have a very bad taste in my mouth for MSI, and I have only had one ATI video card before, but not for long, because it also was a lemon that I returned. However, the fact that this card actually has a HDMI connector, and is alot cheaper than the Nvidia 275 does give me pause for thought. But I do not want to fuel the ATI-Nvidia fire that has been blazing here, so don't pay me too much attention.
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Old 07-29-09, 04:22 AM   #38
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Exactly. Not only is this nvnews, not rage3d, but this is the GTX200 sub-forum, not the other graphics cards forum. I certainly don't recall the OP asking for advice on radeons, but rather on GTX 275's.
He doesn't care what brand it is, he mentioned it only because it was an incedental deal someone handed him.

yo seeker, i'm really tired man. just gobbled an ambien, I feel like im on a ship, all sea sick woow, this stuff is so freaking powerful its totally like narcotics, like hydrocodone, I feel great but I want to throw up. anyways, I'll post in the morning about what you wrote ok? like I read it in 3 dimensions, everything moves in and out like i'm wearing 3d goggles. peace...wow
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Old 07-29-09, 04:32 AM   #39
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I would have responded sooner, but for some reason, I never received notification of most of the posts since my last post, and I'm now trying to digest the info that you posted earlier. That's not easy...not because you did post clearly enough, but because this is an area that's new to me.

I had to dig the brother of the video card installed out of the closet to give it a closer look. It appears that this is one that doesn't have any SPDIF or RCA connectors. The only I/Os on the card are the x16 PCIe, SLI, Dual DVI-I and S-Video. Here is a link for reference:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071

The title of the ad says that it is HDCP, which if I understand, just means that it will transmit encrypted signals, but not necessarily audio signals. Actually, all that I'm interested in is video, not audio, because I already have a sound card going to my 5.1 speakers.

Everything that I thought that I understood was that all that I need was to adapt the connection to the video card to a HDMI cable to connect to the HDMI connector on the monitor. Here is a link to the monitor:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...406&CatId=4420

But, this doesn't work. With a DVI-DVI connection I get a good display, but with a DVI-HDMI connection I get a black screen. The reason that this is an issue is because I now want another monitor for a dual display. I guess that I could connect the second monitor in the same fashion as I did the first, but I have a $50 dollar DVI-HDMI cable collecting dust in the closet that I really would like to use.

If Acer is right that I can't connect the video card to the monitor with this cable, then I would like to understand what purpose is there in monitor even having an HDMI connector? unless it is strictly for connecting some other device besides a PC, and I would also like to know why they even sell a DVI-HDMI cable, if there is no practical use for it?
Alright that's cool about the 5.1 sound. I guess you have two options, because your GTS 8800 def transmits HDMI HDCP content. That's the truth. So, just follow the guide I posted for the reg edits for the correct HDMI display detection. Otherwsie it'll be look for a non-existant signal.

However, if you wanted a little present for youself, you could pick up a 4890 which has the Realtek 7.1 Audio onboard, and that you could use for future projects where you can pipe out to the tv, or a simplified way to stream to the receiver uncompressed PCM. Or GTX since the fanboi's are jumping at my throat. I don't know if GTX 275 has onboard audio.

The other 1 nice thing about upgrading to some card in the 99-150 price range is that newer cards, g92 8800gt, g92 9800 series and beyond (and ATI 4800/4700 stuf) has the ability to decode 1080p sources even mkv's and other file formats as well. You'll def be able to get like 5-10% utilization on your x2 4800 even running a blu-ray disk due to that. I'm not sure if your current GPU does that, but I don't think so as it is the g80. Anyways, double check on that. Otherwise you're good with what you have.
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Coincidentally, right after my last post, I received a ZZF newsletter about:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10010240

After owning several of the MBs, I have a very bad taste in my mouth for MSI, and I have only had one ATI video card before, but not for long, because it also was a lemon that I returned. However, the fact that this card actually has a HDMI connector, and is alot cheaper than the Nvidia 275 does give me pause for thought. But I do not want to fuel the ATI-Nvidia fire that has been blazing here, so don't pay me too much attention.
LOL. I ordered 1 MSI motherbaord in my life. It was their new X58, and literally returned it in like 2 seconds. It was the only x58 out there that didn't have SLI or didn't have Crossfire (one of the two, I forget which). But it wasn't explicetly stated that they removed the feature ANYWHERE.

But I've read GREAT reviews about those cards you linked. I would definetely jump on that deal. Just mail in the rebate pronto my friend. $130 for a freakin 1GB 4870? Ugottabekiddin ME!
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He doesn't care what brand it is, he mentioned it only because it was an incedental deal someone handed him.
This is only partially true. Besides that one ATI card that I returned years ago, every other card that I have owned was/is Nvidia. I'm not one subject to going into unfamiliar territory readily...especially since my one previous journey was a trek into the darkside.

My only reason for even pondering a second such venture is that HDMI connector, because I better understand something that I can see and touch...but I shall look closer into that regedit that you mentioned first.
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yo seeker, i'm really tired man. just gobbled an ambien, I feel like im on a ship, all sea sick woow, this stuff is so freaking powerful its totally like narcotics, like hydrocodone, I feel great but I want to throw up. anyways, I'll post in the morning about what you wrote ok? like I read it in 3 dimensions, everything moves in and out like i'm wearing 3d goggles. peace...wow
Now everything makes perfect sense. Probably not a wise idea to post on public forums when you're high.
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The overclocked HD 4890 Anandtech used should have more BW than my Toxic card which is running @ 1000|1100. Mine has 140.8

http://img195.imageshack.us/i/hdbw.jpg/

Personally, I like the Sapphire Toxic HD 4890 better than anything on the market price vs performance, and for its thermal/acoustic properties.

For anyone considering multi-GPU I would say hands down go nVidia. I've been using SLi and Crossfire for the past few years regularly. nVidia has their stuff together much better in that department.
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Now everything makes perfect sense. Probably not a wise idea to post on public forums when you're high.
I'm tired of you xion. Pm me if you have something like that to write. Its perfectly legal. I have 9 metal anchors in my shoulder from 4 weeks ago and I sleep sitting up. I take it a few times a week to help me sleep, thanks for your support. Post reported.

Seeker I don't know of any cards that have an HDMI connector, maybe some specialty HTPC stuff. But take a look at the regedit trick, it may help.
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I'm tired of you xion. Pm me if you have something like that to write. Its perfectly legal. I have 9 metal anchors in my shoulder from 4 weeks ago and I sleep sitting up. I take it a few times a week to help me sleep, thanks for your support. Post reported.
Thankfully we have the Internet for people to outlet their stupidity and penchant for misjudgement so people like xion don't make fools of themselves out in the RW (though some act this way anyways). Anonymity
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I'm tired of you xion. Pm me if you have something like that to write. Its perfectly legal. I have 9 metal anchors in my shoulder from 4 weeks ago and I sleep sitting up. I take it a few times a week to help me sleep, thanks for your support. Post reported.

Seeker I don't know of any cards that have an HDMI connector, maybe some specialty HTPC stuff. But take a look at the regedit trick, it may help.
So I guess when you called me a "cack gazzler" in one of your recent tirades that was ok for a public forum, but that harmless little jab of mine wasn't?

You're a real piece of work, "kid." In some circles that's called "hypocrisy."

I don't care if you report my post. I'm sorry for your physical mishaps (well, actually, no I'm not since you've been such a *#&^ to me and several others lately,) but that still doesn't give you the right to be a jerk to others. Neither would a body cast. How do you know I or some others around here aren't experiencing the same or worse than you are?

And here's another tip: just because someone stops debating with you on a particular subject does not mean you won. It just means they've given up on trying to get through your thick skull.
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Seeker I don't know of any cards that have an HDMI connector, maybe some specialty HTPC stuff. But take a look at the regedit trick, it may help.
I finally got around to that snapstream link that you posted, but it seems that it only has to do with passing audio, not rerouting video, which is what I thought that you mean't, so it's no help.

If you will recheck the specs and images in the TD link that I gave previously for that ATI 4870, it does have a physical HDMI connector on it.
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