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SN85G4 V3 - Graphics Card Recommendation Please.

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by [SKR]Abe, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. [SKR]Abe

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Jan 2003

    Posts: 244

    Location: Solihull, W.Mids.

    I have a SN85G4 V3 with a 128mb 9800 Pro.

    The 128 mb 9800 Pro is apparently the cause of my booting problem - according to shuttle. (apparently the 256mb 9800 pro works fine)

    Can anyone recommend me a replacement card for this machine.

    Obviously AGP, single slot.

    Please help, I love the shuttle but its giving me serious grief :(

    I'd like a card capable of playing Battlefield II at a nice speed/res - apart from that I have no real interest in up and coming games for the PC - the Xbox 360 took care of that.
     
  2. cmt

    Banned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,878

    Location: Staly-Vegas!!!

    hiya matey,

    bit off topic, but am looking at getting one of these to replace my SB75g2 (intel 3hz northwood). I have a 3400 clawhammer sat here so i would be putting that in it.

    What are they like, any god. How quiet are they?

    its either one of these or sell the cpu and go for a SN25P / SN26P

    cheers

    cmt
     
  3. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    i've got a x800 pro in mine and it plays bf2 nice and smooth ... try to get a xt pe though ...
     
  4. [SKR]Abe

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Jan 2003

    Posts: 244

    Location: Solihull, W.Mids.

    will an x800 xt pe fit ?
     
  5. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    yes mate, go to the will it fit post on here .. shows what fits ....
     
  6. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    Ive got a 6800GT in mine clocked to Ultra speeds - works fantasticly.
     
  7. AlexBell

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 957

    Location: Scotland

    cmt - I have an SN85G4 v2, its really quiet as soon as you replace the fan to a low noise one (im currently running a Coolermaster 11db 80mm), a great system if you can get a silent or very queit gfx card :)

    [SKR]Abe - I ran a 128mb 9800 Pro in my system for age and never experienced any problems.... i do have the Nforce3-150 chipset, not the 250 like you, so could be that. I'm currently running a 6800LE clocked to 6800 speeds, runs perfectly and neve rhad any probs. They are cheap, plus will play everything you chuck at them reasonably :)
     
  8. [SKR]Abe

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Jan 2003

    Posts: 244

    Location: Solihull, W.Mids.

    thanks for the info lads - im currently reinstalling winxp as Im not 100% sure that the card is the problem.
     
  9. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,338

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Whoa.. nice one!

    I received a 6800GS (overclocked, BFG) from OcUK yesterday and I plan to fit it into my Shuttle SB61G2.. again from OcUK. It said on the side of the box that the minimum PSU is 350W, but my Shuttle's PSU is only 250W. Am I taking a serious gamble here?
     
  10. Steeps

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,248

    Location: Bedfordshire

    no gamble at all, should work fine with the PSU :)

    a rule i follow when building shuttles, if it fits inside the case, the psu can power it
     
  11. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,662

    Location: Nottingham

    seconded. i used to run my SN85G4V3 with X800pro VIVO (at XT PE speeds) on a 200watt psu flawlessly :)
     
  12. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,338

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Thanks Steeps. I now have my 6800 GS running in my Shuttle cube computer :)