I've already asked
Jared in e-mail, but let's throw this open to the flist. From Blade:
I want to get onto Second Life. I already have a Second Life Half-Life (as it were) waiting for me, courtesy of Herr Wulfenbach and the Matrons (sounds like a rock band) at the Europa Consulate in Caledon. But I need a videocard upgrade first.[Corgi has Dave Barry flashbacks and therefore a fit of the giggles.]
You see, I have a persnickety monitor. (I got it on Black Friday 2006. You get what you pay for -- it's 22" wide and quite lovely, but .... weird, technically speaking.) Here are the specs I need in a videocard in order to have it work with my monitor:
~ an AGP slot-type unit.
~ NOT anything that says "QUADRO".
~ must support "WSXGA+" (1680 x 1050)
And according to Second Life, here are my options (using WinXP as I am) for supported videocards (the beefier the better, obviously) that will let me actually get in-world:
~ Nvidia Graphics cards (6000 series: 6700, 6800; 7000 series: 7600, 7800, 7900; 8000 series: 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800; GeForce Go: 7400, 7600, 7800, 7900)
~ ATI Graphics Cards (X800, X900; X1400, X1500, X1600, X1700, X1800, X1900)
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to match the requirements in List 1 with one of the cards in List 2, and tell me about it here. Please and thanks. 8D