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Fanfold Paper
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎09-07-2010
Location: USA
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Re: M52 8215-32U Dual Monitors and Extended Desktop Running Windows XP

Thanks.

 

My bad.

 

(Sometimes we...me, myself, and I...do the wrong things for the right reasons.)

Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-21-2010
Location: new york
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Re: M52 8215-32U Dual Monitors and Extended Desktop Running Windows XP

I have the M52 8215-MUB and was successful in upgrading its video card using a PCI-e 1x card.  It will now easily play the new Flash 10.1 videos as well as 1080p Blu-Ray rips at about 40% CPU usage (It's a Pentium 4 3GHZ processor with 1GB ram).

 

Actually, I took a PCI-e 16x card and snipped off the pins as described here:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1380104

 

The exact card I got was an MSI Nvidia Geforce 210 from Newegg for about $20 after MIR.  Here's the link while it's still alive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127454&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-...

 

So if you can't find a 1x card just get a 16x card and a razor blade and start cutting!  These machines make really nice HTPCs because they're relatively small, easy to add Blu-Ray players too, gigabit ethernet, etc.