does linux mint care about agp video VS pci?(not pci-e)

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does linux mint care about agp video VS pci?(not pci-e)

Postby mrreality13 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:59 pm

Hi all,
2 quick ones.

does mint care if i use an agp or pci vid card?

second does it care about cache on a prosesor?ie i have 2 i can use in a new box
1)2.0 northy 400 mhz fsb 256 cache
2)2.2 cele 128 cache also 400 fsb
thanx all...
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Postby Husse on Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:20 am

Cache on the processor is a hardware only thing - nothing to do in software
AGP or PCI may be a bit different, but for all i know it should not matter. But, a PCI (not -e) video card is pretty old and may have problems to display the desktop, only text mode I think....
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Postby mrreality13 on Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:09 am

ok ill use the agp card ,how bout the procesor.

tnx so far
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Postby newW2 on Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:26 am

I have an AGP video card in one box (Nvida 5200) and have no problem with Mint, Beryl, or Compiz.
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Postby mrreality13 on Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:13 pm

my agp is a "gulp" ati 9250 w/128 megs tv out
my other is a pci (not pcie) geforce fx 5500 w/ 256 megs w/ tv out as well
i will want to use the tv out...
.. as to my processors i have a cele 2.2 ghz ORa p4 2.0 which should i use? any ideas or links you could post??
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Postby Husse on Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:09 pm

Ah - you have a fairly powerful PCI card - you can use it.
If the celeron is a couple of years old it's crap
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Postby Lolo Uila on Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:29 pm

AGP vs PCI video:
In theory AGP is faster. In practice it depends on the hardware and driver in use. If the driver supports AGP performance enhancements then it will matter.

Sorry, I'm not familiar enough with the state of Linux video driver packages to tell you which support these features or not.

CPU cache vs speed:
Most software uses only a tiny amount of cache. However, if you run a lot of things at once (as is the case with most modern muiti-tasking operating systems) then you can benefit from a larger cache.

In reality the performance of the 2 chips you mentioned would probably be similar.
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Postby Husse on Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:11 am

@ Lolo Uila
If the celeron is more than three or four years old it may be one of those crippled chips Intel cheated buyers with
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