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Old 06-21-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I am looking to install a secondary graphics card so that I can connect my 55" Samsung TV to my computer without having to change Nvidia settings each time I want to use it (can only actively support 2 monitors on 560Ti.) I considered just having it clone my 2nd display, but due to it being a TV, it requires some custom settings to make the image fit the TV properly.

With that said, I am looking for some recommendations for a secondary graphics card. I haven't really been keeping up with graphics cards, especially the low end models, so I am hoping someone here could help.

These are my requirements:
-Nvidia based
-single expansion slot
-PCI-E X1 or X8/16
-Smoothly displays HD video

Not required but preferred:
-Passive cooling
-power effecient
-low cost

TL;DR: I want a graphics card that can smoothly display HD video on my Samsung TV so that I can watch recorded video and other content (youtube, etc.) with ease on my massive TV
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Geforce GT520 (or w/e the 600 series equivalent is)

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That is what I as thinking, I am checking out this Nvidia GT 610 card at the moment:

Newegg.com - ASUS GT610-SL-1GD3-L GeForce GT 610 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Another question though. If I get the card and install it, will I need to change any settings in the BIOS, and will the BIOS allow me to run both video cards at the same time? I am running a 560Ti as my primary card at the moment.
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