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Thu Jun 1 17:09:42 CDT 2000
Marty Hoag wrote:
> Michael Grobe responded directly to my note about specs and has kindly agreed
> to allow me to post his note with some follow-up questions to the AG-TECH list
> (I'm trying to weigh what sometimes seems like conflicting suggestions, lack of
> my own knowledge, other experiences).
> I appreciate the help.
> In the note below: > > is from my original note.
> > is Michael's response.
> *** is my follow-up
> Michael Grobe wrote:
> > > 256 MB Memory
> > > 8 or 9 GB Disk Drive and controller
> > > Display adapter (see special notes on Display and Video Capture)
> > > 1 PCI-128 Sound Blaster (audio machine will have more)
> > > 1 10/100BaseT Ethernet Card (e.g. Intel PCI Pro/100)
> > > CD-Rom Drive
> > > 3.5" Floppy Drive
> > > Note: It has been suggested that the Intel VC820/CC820 motherboards
> > > with the faster buses and AGP 4x would be desirable.
> > > Specify motherboards used.
> > but remember that the 820 based Dell Optiplex 300s did NOT work with
> > more than 2 display cards.
> *** We only have 2 cards specified at most. Or do you mean display heads?
He meant more that 2 *cards*. We're still experimenting with 3 PCI and
1 AGP card. The dual-headed G200 was a bit expensive for our taste and
we've made this configuration work on a different machine (not an 820
chipset) so we know it can work.
> *** Good point. Bob had suggested using an AGP card and a PCI card.
> *** I'm not sure we'd ever need more than 4 displays (3 projectors) for
> *** the current system so maybe a dual-head G400 AGP and another dual-head
> *** card would suffice. Is there extra overhead for unused display outputs.
> *** Is the G400 AGP only? Do we want the 360 MHz RAMDAC 32MB card listed
> *** as Millennium G400 MAX (G4+MMDHA32GR)?
> *** Should we get only a two-head PCI card (and if so the G200 or something
> *** else that is known to work with W2K?
G400 is AGP only. The G400 Max is top of the line, go for it, can't
hurt when we're pushing this many pixels.
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