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Old 07-03-2008, 04:03 AM   #1
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so i am starting to run out of HD space on my older computer and need to put another HD in it but i only have 2 SATA plugs one is taken by my dvd drive the other is taken by my sec HD (main one with windows on it is IDE ) and i was wondering in the PCI to SATA cards are any good do they slow the HD down at all? what should i look out for.

second i am planing on using this as my sever soon because it is getting to the point if i ever want to game with it i would have to kill my self so i want to pug this in to my TV because i have a lot of AVI movie files and am having the hardest time trying to burn them to CDs so i just want to watch them through my TV coming from my computer. so i am looking for some sort of video card that is AGP (< it think that is what it is called) to watch stuff on my TV with out having to worry about any resolution problems.

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Default Re: a few questions about my old comp

it might slow it a little if at all, and if so u probably wont notice.

So ur TV has a DSUB input? if so its as simple as one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812105807

if not then tell us
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:55 AM   #3
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no is dose not have a VGA plug in
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I doubt that you'll need a new video card- onboard should be fine/the AGP card you have already.

However, I do need to know if you have a VGA port, a DVI port, a S-Video port, etc. (on your computer) and I need to know what you have on you TV...I'm guessing component/HDMI?
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i have on my video card VGA, DVI and S-video and on my TY i have HDMI, compont, S-video and the regular yellow hole
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i have on my video card VGA, DVI and S-video and on my TY i have HDMI, compont, S-video and the regular yellow hole
Great, this works out perfectly.

You just need a DVI to HDMI cable:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

If 10ft is too long/short, there are other options:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...02&cp_id=10231
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no what about resolution i have hooked up s-video before and the picture was crap will my movies end up looking bad?
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no what about resolution i have hooked up s-video before and the picture was crap will my movies end up looking bad?
With S-video, your limited to a resolution of about 352 X 480...so it was extremely low rez. HDMI will solve this problem. But make sure your graphics card/onboard graphics supports a resolution of 720p/1080p or higher (don't know the specs of your tv)
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