Ibm Graphics Card Or Vga Converter
Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:12 PM
I have an old Intellistation Z Pro Computer and I want to hook it up to my HDTV. This is what I know about my computer. Found On http://www.starnet-i...n-zpro-9228.pdf
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro at a glance:
Form factor: Tower/5U
Processor: Up to two Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors up to 3.0 GHz and up to 1333 MHz front-side bus
Cache(max): Up to 4MB L2
Core logic: Intel ESB2M chipset; 1333 MHz system bus
Memory^2(std/max): 4GB/32GB DDR II Fully Buffered DIMM 667 MHz via 8 DIMM slots
Available graphics: NVIDIA NVS 285; NVIDIA FX 550; NVIDIA FX 1500; NVIDIA FX 3500; NVIDIA FX 4500
S.M.A.R.T.^3 hard disk drives^4: SATA: 80GB/7,200rpm; up to 250GB/7,200rpm (optional) Ulta320 SCSI: 73.4GB/10,000rpm (15,000rpm optional); 300GB/10,000rpm (optional)
Controllers: Integrated SAS and SATA
Slots (total/open): 5/4: 2x PCI-Express x8 or x16; 2 PCI-X and 1 PCI
Bays (total/open): 6 bays (2/1) 5.25" external, (4/3) 3.5" external
Operating systems supported: Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (64-bit), Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (32-bit) and XP Pro x64 edition
Rack mounting Rack kit (39Y9707)
(The video output of the computer is digital, on a wire I have a Digital/Analog converter, which converts to a VGA converter)
I need to know if converting from a VGA to HDMI OR Getting a HDMI graphics card would be easier. Oh, and if I should get a HDMI graphics card, which should I get.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:00 PM
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:47 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:56 PM
That's what I was thinking. The only thing to note is that audio won't be sent through the HDMI cable this way, so you'll need a separate cable. If you don't want to use DVI, you can simply use VGA (which most TVs have), though you'll get reduced signal quality (you'll also need a separate audio cable). Fyi, often the first HDMI input on a tv is labeled something like "HDMI/DVI" and has a 3.5mm audio jack next to it, while the other HDMI ports don't have that. Also, note that TVs sometimes crop the image a little with the other hdmi ports, but not with the first one ("HDMI/DVI"). This is called overscan.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:59 AM
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:04 PM
It sounds like has a DVI port, and DVI>HDMI adapters are cheap. NOTE: One little thing I thought of - older machines might not support 1920x1080 (or 1280x720), but instead just 16:10, 5:4, and 4:3 resolutions. However, his machine is new enough that this (hopefully) shouldn't be an issue, as long as you have the latest drivers installed.
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