nvidia card question

nomak

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I have a video card nvidia brand or chipset that has a lfh 59 pin male plug on it and Im not sure of what size or brand ( quadro, g-force) that it is.. Its a pci express style and I know its at least 5 yrs old maybe 6 or 7 not sure.. when bought new it was around 600 dollars so I know its a high end card.. Is there a number on the card I can cross reference and find out exactly what I got or anyway of identifying it.. thanks..
 

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A photo will help, the description isnt easy to follow.
 

Zero82z

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The first nVidia PCI-E cards were from the GeForce 6 series which were released in early 2004, so it could be one of those. Possibly a 6800GT or 6800Ultra.

Like Nenu said though, we really need a picture. It's basically impossible to identify without more information.
 

nomak

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did this card back in its day when it first came out cost upwards of 500 dollars or so.. cause i know thats what the company I work for paid for it back then.. It was used to run the graphics on our high end design software Unigraphics NX for anyone familiar with this software... thanks again everyone...
 

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did this card back in its day when it first came out cost upwards of 500 dollars or so..
No. In fact, I believe this card is roughly equivalent to a GeForce FX 5200, so in other words it's pretty much crap.
 

nomak

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can anyone help me with this card identification as well as what type plug this is on it.. I also need a adapter to go from the card I listed first as well as this card that will plug into a standard VGA plug on a monitor..If somone can point me in the right direction of a cheap on that has both ends I need then the vga as well that would be great or two different adapters either way not looking to spend alot if it can be helped. thanks...
 

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The first cards connector requires a cable adapter that converts to DVI and VGA.
The card comes with the cable but I have found some for sale:
http://www.shopping.com/xPO-PNY-CABLE-LFH-59-TO-2-VGA-8IN-FOR-QUADRO4-200-280-400-NVS-550-580
Problem is you can buy a better card for the price of those cables, maybe you can find cheaper.
the search term I used is:
1x DVI 2x VGA cable
Root out those that apply to the "NVS 280" or add it to the search terms.

The second cards connector is DVI.
Most DVI gfx cards come with a "DVI to VGA adapter".
They look like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cabling4Less-DVI-VGA-HD15-Adaptor/dp/B000FII810
 

nomak

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The first cards connector requires a cable adapter that converts to DVI and VGA.
The card comes with the cable but I have found some for sale:
http://www.shopping.com/xPO-PNY-CABLE-LFH-59-TO-2-VGA-8IN-FOR-QUADRO4-200-280-400-NVS-550-580
Problem is you can buy a better card for the price of those cables, maybe you can find cheaper.
the search term I used is:
1x DVI 2x VGA cable
Root out those that apply to the "NVS 280" or add it to the search terms.

The second cards connector is DVI.
Most DVI gfx cards come with a "DVI to VGA adapter".
They look like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cabling4Less-DVI-VGA-HD15-Adaptor/dp/B000FII810



Thanks again Nenu for the help...
 

nomak

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I have found these dvi to vga adapters but upon a pin count I notice my card has 30 pins plus the 4 pins and flat pin on one side of the plug for a total of 35 pin count..on the second card listed..
 
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