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Old 09-15-04, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default This forum is scaring the crap out of me.

I just bought an FX5700 to replace my 9800 Pro due to problems with my dual head setup. It was to be a holdover until the 6600GT AGP.

You all seem to be having more trouble with lockups than better dual head support is worth to me.

I am running a Pentium 4 on an i865 chipset, and Slackware 10.

Please convince me not to cancel the order.
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Old 09-15-04, 02:40 AM   #2
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One reason would be linux-bugs@nvidia.com is very responsive and helpful. Don't think you will get same quality from Ati.
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Old 09-15-04, 03:13 AM   #3
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i think the nvidia driver are very stable. they will not lockup the system during normal operation.
the only bad-bad-lockup is if you want to leave x-server with enabled twinview.
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Old 09-15-04, 03:26 AM   #4
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ATI Linux drivers aren't very good (to put it mildly). Witness the petitions with respect to this.
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Old 09-15-04, 09:21 AM   #5
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Default Re: This forum is scaring the crap out of me.

And keep in mind the OS people are using (32bit, 64bit), mobo, etc. People coming here for help are going to have issues that may be unique to their particular situation (as I suspect my case is running under 64bit os).

AND more importantly factor in that in a support site the only people that are going to be posting are those with problems :-)
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Old 09-15-04, 10:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: This forum is scaring the crap out of me.

lol, i'm running slack10 w/ a 6800gt, and its great, a fully functioning control panel is by far above and beyond what the other graphic card company had to offer, also, to let you know, i came from a 9800pro where i was getting around 25fps in ut2k4, no comment, but now my framerates are in the 80's, and thats at 1280x1024, just because you see a lot of ppl here with problems, its like they said, the ones without problems have no reason to post here, so you obviously won't see them
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Old 09-15-04, 10:40 AM   #7
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We are running 4 duel head machines at 1600x1200x2 resolution with several NVidia graphics cards. The only problems we have had (that weren't easily fixable in configuration) was a flicker on the right monitor (which has been fixed) and AMD 64 + Tyan problems. Everything else runs well. I would continue with your order.
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Old 09-16-04, 03:49 AM   #8
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What I've noticed, is that nVidia-cards run incredibly stable under Linux.

With some specific configurations, like nForce-chipset, etc. you could get lockups, but then again - that's not nVidia's fault, if you have strange/unstable hardware.
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Old 09-16-04, 04:22 AM   #9
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With some specific configurations, like nForce-chipset, etc. you could get lockups, but then again - that's not nVidia's fault, if you have strange/unstable hardware.
This left me chuckling for some time... calling nForce chipset (nVidia product) "strange" hardware to GeForce (nVidia product). Yeah, right, not nVidia's fault
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Old 09-16-04, 01:47 PM   #10
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This left me chuckling for some time... calling nForce chipset (nVidia product) "strange" hardware to GeForce (nVidia product). Yeah, right, not nVidia's fault
Yeah, strange to me too - especially since things run great on my nForce 3 w/ a GeForce 6800 and I'm not even using the proprietary nForce driver.
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Old 09-16-04, 02:27 PM   #11
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This left me chuckling for some time... calling nForce chipset (nVidia product) "strange" hardware to GeForce (nVidia product). Yeah, right, not nVidia's fault
I know, I know.

What I meant was that nForce often seems to cause trouble with other hardware and that way lockups. It seems to be the problem for many people, although for many it also works well.
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