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Offline Picktool

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Video Card Guru sought
« on: January 05, 2017, 05:46 PM »
Any one out there could guide me to a similar card
such as this one in one of my old putes:

EVGA GeForce GT 630 DirectX 12 (feature level 11_0)
01G-P3-2631-KR 1GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Not sold anymores of course.
I bought this from Newegg back in '09 along with a co-worker build.
We've lost contact thru the years so thats a nogo. A cheezier card from
another machine works but I need it for that to run some vinyl cutters.
Also, im not up to date with all the advanced stuff nowadays.

Greatly appreciated
Ronnie



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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Video Card Guru sought
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 07:35 PM »
How many monitors are you running with it, and to which port(s) were they connected?

The card pictured has two DVI-I dual link connectors (the white ones) and a mini HDMI connector (set into the card).

If you are just running one monitor, just check which connector you were using.  If DVI-I, then you should be able to just order a card with a DVI-I dual link connector.  Mini HDMI might be tougher to find, but cards that support HDMI are common, and then you would just need to make sure that you have the right HDMI cable, or an HDMI to mini HDMI adaptor.

If you are running two DVI-I monitors, you may have to get a card with one DVI-I port and an HDMI port, and then get an HDMI to DVI-I adaptor.

Make sure all of the DVI connectors, cables, and adaptors are DVI-I dual link, not single link, to match the connectors on the card that you are replacing.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2017, 07:39 PM by HarveyWildes »

Offline Picktool

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Re: Video Card Guru sought
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 06:51 PM »
Hey Harvey,

I lost internet connection before I posted yesterday so had to rewrite on the fly.

Sorry, 2 monitors. Regular 27" is DVI to 9-pin connector & other one is Cintiq 20" WSX
with DVI conn. Definitely need the Cintiq to work with. Drawing on screen is the bomb.



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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Video Card Guru sought
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 08:51 PM »
I'm not sure what 9-pin connector you're talking about, but if you get a card with one DVI port and one HDMI port that can be use together, then an HDMI to DVI adaptor on the card side should do it for you.

Offline RustE

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Re: Video Card Guru sought
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 10:48 PM »
9-pin might be the old VGA connector, usually blue colored.  Unfortunately I've been out of the PC game to be of any help on the video card.

Offline J0hn

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Re: Video Card Guru sought
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 11:42 PM »
your old card is PCI-Express x16 - that is all that really counts

NewEgg has over 600 PCI-Express x16 that are hdcp ready - take your pic, I prefer EVGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007709%20600007855%20600031490

If you want to compare performance - go to passmark and look up there scores.  The card you had scores a 790 - pretty pathetic
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GT+630&id=1431

Offline Midnight Man

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Re: Video Card Guru sought
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 06:57 PM »
9-pin might be the old VGA connector, usually blue colored.  Unfortunately I've been out of the PC game to be of any help on the video card.
Just in case anyone wanders past here, I thought I might drop in some detail to prevent mistakes/issues - serial (RS-232, or COM) uses 9 pin (and this is not used for video signals) whereas VGA connectors actually use 15 pins.


Offline Bob D.

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Re: Video Card Guru sought
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 07:41 PM »
9-pin might be the old VGA connector, usually blue colored.  Unfortunately I've been out of the PC game to be of any help on the video card.

VGA would be 15 pins, CGA is 9 pin
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