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    Hello,

    Running 12.1 64 bit on intel processor. I am looking to load the nvidia drivers for my asus geforce 210 silent card in order to get sound on hdmi. Unfortunately asus support cannot tell me if the nvidia drivers will be supported. Does anyone have this card (or similar asus graphics card) running successfully with the nvidia drivers, and was it just a vanilla install for the nvidia drivers (or were unnatural acts required)?

    Thanks -- Roger

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    ASUS EN210 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

    So it is very hard to run into someone else that has the exact video card you are looking for. Here are some comments that I have found.

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerh113 View Post
    Hello,

    Running 12.1 64 bit on intel processor. I am looking to load the nvidia drivers for my asus geforce 210 silent card in order to get sound on hdmi. Unfortunately asus support cannot tell me if the nvidia drivers will be supported. Does anyone have this card (or similar asus graphics card) running successfully with the nvidia drivers, and was it just a vanilla install for the nvidia drivers (or were unnatural acts required)?

    Thanks -- Roger
    Great for Home Theater PC

    “- Works perfectly with Ubuntu Linux
    - VDPAU video decoding compatible
    - Absolutely Silent
    - Low power usage
    - ...
    Pros: Silent/fanless.
    Supports PureVideo VP4 and Linux VDPAU feature set C.
    CPU usage when playing video drops to almost 0.
    Fast enough for non-extreme 3D games.

    Cons: None.
    Other Thoughts: This is *not* a gaming card!
    Pros: Decoding video is a breeze, even in linux.
    Cons: Miserable 3d performance, but that's not what this card is for.
    I can say that its a low power card and not all that powerful graphic wise but it seems to be cheap enough and several claim it works with Linux.

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    Thanks. It sounds like what I really need to do is determine a appropriately powered nvidia graphics card that works with the nvidia linux drivers. That would assure me adequate graphics capability and sound on my hdmi feed.

    Hopefully there are some graphics card discussions here in this forum - I will search, and do another inquiry post if insufficient info available.

    Thanks and regards -- Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerh113 View Post
    Thanks. It sounds like what I really need to do is determine a appropriately powered nvidia graphics card that works with the nvidia linux drivers. That would assure me adequate graphics capability and sound on my hdmi feed.

    Hopefully there are some graphics card discussions here in this forum - I will search, and do another inquiry post if insufficient info available.

    Thanks and regards -- Roger
    I have been using nVIDIA cards from the start of using Linux as they have provided the best support in Linux for me. I can say I have had very little problems. I did buy a GT 240 a while back which had problems for me, but in the end, it was a hardware defect which anyone can get when buying a new video card. I am presently using a GTX 560 and have a 450 and 460 as well and all work like a champ. These are middle of the road cards which are neither super cheap or real expensive either. I just saw a GT 450 Ti in our local Fry's catalog for $78 dollars and if I wanted a good low priced card, that might be what I would look for.

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    Thanks, I have enjoyed my nvidia card as well. Who is the manufacturer of the card you mention, and did the nvidia drivers install with no problems??

    Regards -- Roger

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    EVGA makes the GTX 560 card in my main system but I have owned nVIDIA cards built by BFG, PAILT and Galaxy as well of recent build that have worked well. I have been using nVIDIA cards for the last 10 years or so. I have only had three nVIDIA cards ever fail in that time. One, which I can no longer remember the model number on, I used in a over clocking application in Windows and blew it up myself. A second, a WinFast PX8500 failed on me after a few years of use. It had no fan and I think in the end, it just over heated on me. It did effect the HDMI input on my TV though I have two others to select from. And the last was a GT 240, seemingly bad out of the Box. I upgrade my system as often as I can and push the older stuff down to a backup PC and to my son and daughter who are old enough to buy their own, but who love to get something for free from their dad. I just recently upgraded my daughter to a PAILT GT 450 and my son later to a PAILT GTX 460. The EVGA GTX 560 is the newest thing and I am using now looking at a new nVIDIA 600 series card to buy, but trying to stay under $200 if at all possible.

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    Thanks for the information. Looks like the highest level graphics card my computer will support is the gtx550 ti (going higher would require replacing the power supply to get an additional 6 pin dongle....). Aside from that, nvidia would indicate that the 550 is an 18x improvement on my current card - hopefully sufficient for my completely non-gaming environment. Also will likely go with the evga - seems like a well respected vendor. Specs say internal audio for hdmi, so I have hopes on that front as well.

    Thanks again -- Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerh113 View Post
    Thanks for the information. Looks like the highest level graphics card my computer will support is the gtx550 ti (going higher would require replacing the power supply to get an additional 6 pin dongle....). Aside from that, nvidia would indicate that the 550 is an 18x improvement on my current card - hopefully sufficient for my completely non-gaming environment. Also will likely go with the evga - seems like a well respected vendor. Specs say internal audio for hdmi, so I have hopes on that front as well.

    Thanks again -- Roger
    Roger, if you buy the new card, you must come back and tell us the good and the bad, if anything comes up bad. We need to know how you have done, your luck with a new product and really the whole experience you had. We are here to help and wish you only the best of luck in your purchase. A GTX 550 Ti sounds like a very good choice to me and EVGA has not failed me so far.

    Good luck and keep us informed.

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers on asus geforce 210 silent - do they work?

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerh113 View Post
    Hello, Running 12.1 64 bit on intel processor. I am looking to load the nvidia drivers for my asus geforce 210 silent card in order to get sound on hdmi. Unfortunately asus support cannot tell me if the nvidia drivers will be supported. Does anyone have this card (or similar asus graphics card) running successfully with the nvidia drivers, and was it just a vanilla install for the nvidia drivers (or were unnatural acts required)?Thanks -- Roger
    I have an Asus 210 silent running on openSUSE 11.4 64bit KDE 4.6.0 with the 295.49 driver. It works for graphics. Driver installation was simple.

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    Interesting !! Do you remember what procedure did you follow to install the drivers? I may try the drivers before I get the new card.

    Thanks -- Roger

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