Need some advice on card purchase.

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EyeEye
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Location: UK

Need some advice on card purchase.

Post by EyeEye » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:56 pm

Hello All

I am thinking about buying one of these cards.

SK-2000F - Four Channel Digital Video Capture Card
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BNIB-4-CHANNEL-PC ... dZViewItem

It appears to have a Conexant Fusion 878A chip.

But before i go ahead and waste more money on yet another card,
i have a couple of questions that i hope someone may be able to answer for me.

My concern is whether or not it would work in either of the following systems.

System 1.

Motherboard: ECS K7VMM+
Processor: 1300 Duron
RAM: 512MB DDR 266
Graphics: 32MB AGP (GeForce2)
HDD: 80G 7200rpm

System 2.

Motherboard: PcChips M810D
Processor: Onboard 1300 Duron
RAM: 512MB DDR 266
Graphics: Onboard upto 64MB
HDD: 80G 7200rpm



The reason i ask, is that it says

System Requirements.
Memory:256M or more
HDD: 80G 7200/s
CPU: PIII 800MHz or more
Operate System: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista ultimate
Display model:1024*768 32bit
Install Directx 8.0 or more advanced

Does that mean it has to be a Pentium CPU ?

Hope someone can clarify this for me

EE

Secutor
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Post by Secutor » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:59 pm

Does that mean it has to be a Pentium CPU ?
I'm pretty sure they mean that it should be the equivalent of the Pentium III but that an AMD or other x86 with reasonable power would suffice.

At £14.99 it's not a great risk but I personally would not buy something unless it fit into a technology plan of some sort. In my opinion, this might be worth a try if you have Windows around in case it does not work on Linux.
Good luck.

EyeEye
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Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:23 pm
Location: UK

Post by EyeEye » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:45 pm

Hello Secutor

Thankyou for responding
Secutor wrote: I'm pretty sure they mean that it should be the equivalent of the Pentium III but that an AMD or other x86 with reasonable power would suffice.
Thats what i wanted to hear, i thought as much, but i had to ask.
Secutor wrote: In my opinion, this might be worth a try if you have Windows around in case it does not work on Linux.
.
I do have :twisted: Windoze :twisted: knocking about, but i am averse to using it. :lol: Its a royal PITA

I think i may just get hold of one, and give it a shot anyway.

EyeEye

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