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Old 08-07-2011, 09:27 AM
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hey i bought a HP z800 but it came without a graphics card, do i have to use a graphics card listed on the AVID site for HP z800?

"Graphics Requirements

Supported Nvidia Graphics Cards
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 1.5GB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 1.5GB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 768MB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 512MB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 256MB PCIe video board"

i was wondering if i could just buy a cheap graphics card from bestbuy or would do i HAVE to use what avid listed.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:39 AM
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hey i bought a HP z800 but it came without a graphics card, do i have to use a graphics card listed on the AVID site for HP z800?

"Graphics Requirements

Supported Nvidia Graphics Cards
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 1.5GB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 1.5GB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 768MB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 512MB PCIe video board
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 256MB PCIe video board"

i was wondering if i could just buy a cheap graphics card from bestbuy or would do i HAVE to use what avid listed.
The answer is no. You can run any card you want. However why not try to pick up one of the fully supported ones? I would however go with the cheapest supported card since PT could care less if you pushing pixels or crunching numbers.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:05 AM
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i went to best buy and bought a cheap nvidia card. works fine. dont know if its going to play well with prtools hd native though. im still saving for a 192 io.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: HP Z800 graphics card

I had problems with Nvidia 4800 and 5800 cards on my Pt9 connected with Firewire to a Focusrite Saffire 56. We belive it was a audio conflict with the sound going through the Displayports.
I changed to a Ati Radeon HD 5750.

Just wanted to let you know if you should experience any problems.
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I found a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 on E-Bay for around $50.
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