What is a decent, low cost graphics card for dual monitor application? [ Resolved ]


#1

The graphics card I am using now is an NVIDIA Corporation GK208 [GeForce GT 710B] (rev a1). I constantly have freeze up issues and run slow. I have tried everything to get this to work properly but nothing has worked. I’d rather just buy a new graphics card.
System and hardware info:
Linux Mint Tara 19 64 bit (cinnamon)
Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-43-generic (x86_64)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD


#2

Do you use proprietary divers for the card, or nouveau?


#3

You should explain what you would use that card for (other than a dual monitor setup), what price you would be willing to pay and you should post all your specs.


#4

My video card also is it ( GT 710 Galax ) and in past
also some issues with freezes ( included Ubuntu ).
Well this is a complex problem, because after some months
this issues desappear.Your kernel is recent, and this stay more complex yet.
What manufacturer of your video card ? ( no very relevant this ask ).
My suggestion for you is a card GT 420, however no more strong with games. :new_moon_with_face:


#5

I do not do any gaming at all. I just use the PC for emails, editing photos etc. I always keep the system up to date, including the kernel. I started out using the proprietary drivers but then installed drivers from the Nvidia site. When that didn’t work I tried turning off ACPI while booting. Needless to say, it didn’t work.
The reason I didn’t post all my specs is that I tried everything, and have been through this 100 times in the last year. I don’t want to try to fix it anymore, I just want a basic card that is going to work right out of the box.

Thanks for all the replies.


#6

The ones from the website are the properietary ones, except you used the older versions from the respository, which nobody should use.

I tried to suggest a fitting card, but first I need to know your budget.


#7

I want to stay below $250.00 US.


#8

Used or new? What is acceptable to you?

Also once you are at it, you might as well tell me if you want to get the best for about $240 or if you rather stay way below that, if possible.


#9

Hi Martok

Usually with Linuxment you open the DRIVER MANAGER and install their recommended version i.e 390.

Links show how to do so either from GUI or CLI.

I use a Radeon/ATI DDR3 tech 2GB graphic card in a Dell 7040 with Intel 6th gen & DDR4 tech, to enhance my visual experience. In a Debian stretch installed system, to get full function I had to edit the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules from Intel to Radeon.

  • KMS

  • intel_agp
  • drm
  • i915 modeset=1 for Intel
  • nouveau modeset=1 for Nouveau & nVidia
  • radeon modeset=1 for Radeon

:sunglasses:


#10

The graphics card is very clearly your computer’s bottleneck.


#11

It works and has improved my Dell visual experience and plus it is better than the recommended card by a Dell rep whom said would do the job, when I phoned the horse’s mouth about this subject.

The newer 8th gen desktop has GTX1080 6GB Nvidia for gaming, but got fed up with Windoze and deleted it, M$, mehhh, tis merde.

:sunglasses:


#12

Thank you all for your replies. I appreciate all your help


#13

I believe that to be true, I’m just saying that your computer is a little restricted by your GPU. Does not mean you need more. Just informing you, if you ever would want to buy a new PC part, the graphics card should come first. It’s even so old, it still uses DDR3, even your actual RAM is of a newer generation…

My friend is currently setting up his 100% compatability gaming mode on Linux. He will run Windows in a VM on his main Linux OS, but the point is that the VM will use a dedicated graphics card. If you anyone is interested, I might post the results of his setup.


#14

I don’t mind a used on, but I’d rather new if possible.


#15

Okay, I will check some stuff out.


#16

Thank you! Let me know what specs you need for my hardware, if any.


#17

Ah, yes, thanks for reminding. I need all the specs.


#18

Actually my friend, it is due to lack of space between the PSU and Heatsink fan. Otherwise it is a sterling daily driver for every day computing tasks, except gaming.

My friend is currently setting up his 100% compatability gaming mode on Linux. He will run Windows in a VM on his main Linux OS, but the point is that the VM will use a dedicated graphics card. If you anyone is interested, I might post the results of his setup.

I’m not a dedicated gamer, casual at best.

Have tried Steam, once you jump through their Windoze style hoops and install at £xx or $xx per game, buy their Steam controller and all the other rigamarole of Corporate America relieving of as much money as possible to play games on this site.

As much as I like to while away the odd hour for entertainment these days at a screen (age related and poor mobility), I’m from the generation where entertainment and fun, mucking around with your mates outside was non chargeable. Two jumpers for goal posts, game on.

I would semi interested with your mates idea.

:sunglasses:


#19

Open terminal and run this command

inxi -Fxz


#20

System: Host: Al-PC Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop System: MSI product: MS-7996 v: 1.0 serial: N/A
Mobo: MSI model: H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) v: 1.0 serial: N/A
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2.H0 date: 06/16/2018
Battery hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M510 status: Discharging

CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-6700 (-MT-MCP-)
arch: Skylake-S rev.3 cache: 8192 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27264
clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1413 MHz 2: 3498 MHz 3: 3613 MHz
4: 3476 MHz 5: 3571 MHz 6: 3453 MHz 7: 3120 MHz 8: 3180 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 710B] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: modesetting,nvidia,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: NV106 version: 4.3 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2508.3GB (3.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD20EZRX size: 2000.4GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5000AAKS size: 500.1GB
ID-3: USB /dev/sdd model: STORE_N_GO size: 7.7GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.8T used: 76G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
ID-2: /boot size: 705M used: 364M (56%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.48GB used: 0.46GB (5%)
fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 309 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 5416.8/7680.7MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56