02-17-2012 08:57 AM
I have a ThinkCentre m58P and have tried 2 cards in the machine to no avail.
One just wasnt recognised the other gave bios bleeps.
I want to turn this PC into a media streamer from as NAS server and need a HDMI output compatible Graphics card for this machine?
Can anyone recommend whats on the whitelist or fully functions wih the M58p?
02-17-2012 02:25 PM
Can't recommend a card, but just wanted to make sure you knew that you don't have to have a graphics card with an HDMI port on it. The signaling for HDMI and DVI are identical, just different connectors. I have a cable that has a male DVI connector on one end and a male HDMI connector on the other. I connect from the DVI port of an ADD-2R card directly to my TV. There are also DVI/HDMI converters that accomplish this same task using the converter and a standard HDMI cable.
Check the parts listing for your machine on the support site to see which graphics cards are supported for your model.
02-18-2012 08:16 AM - edited 02-18-2012 08:18 AM
It's not quite that simple as a cable. From wiki:
Features specific to HDMI (such as remote-control, audio transport, xvYCC, and deep-color) are not usable in devices that only support DVI signalling. However, many devices can output HDMI over a DVI output (e.g., ATI 3000-series and NVIDIA GTX 200-series video cards), and some multimedia displays may accept HDMI (including audio) over a DVI input. In general, exact capabilities vary from product to product.
You need to have or find a product that supports HDMI output over DVI.
02-18-2012 08:47 AM - edited 02-18-2012 08:50 AM
I just did a search on the system benchmark database:
to see what video cards the uploaded M58p benchmarks had installed. I found 2 with Nvidia's GeForce 9500 GT, 1 with the 9400 GT, 1 with an ATI HD 3470, and several with HD 2400.
02-21-2012 05:05 AM
Basically I need to know what card that has HDMI output that supports Audio too will work in this machine, from other threads here i've found that the Zotac GT210 512 is compatible.
Can anyone confirm this card or any others that work in this machine please.
02-21-2012 10:00 AM - edited 02-21-2012 11:01 AM
The GeForce 9500 GT has the best performance:
ALL HDMI supports Audio: