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post #11 of 22
Well, I ordered one for the heck of it. Nice backup/test card or even an upgrade to some older intergrated.
Wish it had a passive cooler on it. These low end cards fans tend to crap out.
Edited by blupupher - 12/27/10 at 5:46pm
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Will this be able to handle gaming at all? I haven't kept up with current gen tech .
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
Will this be able to handle gaming at all? I haven't kept up with current gen tech .
No.

If by 'gaming' you refer to DotA, or Flash games, sure it will handle just fine.

But not anything else.

CS 1.6 or Condition Zero should work properly on it, but don't expect the same from anything higher than CS:Source.

This card is roughly on par with the 8400 GS.
Edited by Volvo - 12/27/10 at 7:25pm
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post #14 of 22
Yea, this card is a basic card, good for a HTPC (so long as your not wanting 5.1 surround I believe) or a basic internet/ home office use system.

AR it will cost me $3.38 (for taxes) plus the drive to Fry's, but I am going by it tomorrow anyway doing some errands.
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post #15 of 22
Even though the card is basically free, IF the rebate works, it can't even handle decoding 1080P without problems. It's got a noisy little fan when a piece of metal would do and is actually outperformed by some integrated graphics chipsets. It's basically the equivalent of a 64MB flash drive or NASCAR.
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Even though the card is basically free, IF the rebate works, it can't even handle decoding 1080P without problems. It's got a noisy little fan when a piece of metal would do and is actually outperformed by some integrated graphics chipsets. It's basically the equivalent of a 64MB flash drive or NASCAR.
But it works, so why complain?
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It only wont work if you wait and procrastinate to send it in.
 
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post #18 of 22
Price went back up.

Picked mine up today and put it in my kids to upgrade their 6100 intergrated (playing on a 22" @ 1680x1050).
While it is much better (movie and TV playback is stutter free now, it actually gives full use fo the 2 gigs of system RAM and lets me use the HDMI connection), it is also very noisy.
The fan speed is not adjustable (just a 2 wire fan) and is very loud. It is in an Antec 300 with 3 120mm and 1 140mm fans and a stock AMD heatsink and this is the loudest fan in the case, being the only one I can hear.
It does stay cool though (around 40c at all times).



Like I said earlier, wish it was passive, but for less than $4, not a bad deal (for what it is).
I may dig around and see if I have a passive cooler that will fit or see if I can wire a resistor in line to slow the fan down.
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post #19 of 22
ha, i got mine for $0 AR on black friday.
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^ Never mind, that guy got the deal I'm talking about.

Wasn't this $0 after MIR awhile ago at frys?
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