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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great All Purpose Card and Inexpensive Too

    Posted .

    I accidentally fried my old Radeon 9250 256mb graphics card and needed to buy a cheap alternative. I never did like ATI's interface on my computer and always had problems. After shopping around within my budget I went to Best Buy. There, the friendly computer experts helped me to go online and order this card because they do not have any PCI cards in stock on their shelves. Ordering online at BestBuy was a snap. The product was ordered on December 21st and arrived on December 23rd, just as promised. I opened the box and read the instructions, which I highly recommend doing. Before installing the card, you must make sure that you go into your BIOS program and change the graphics card setting to PCI. Installation was very easy. My only difficulty was the fact that my PCI slots are just about exactly far enough away from the openings in back of the computer with no room to spare, so it was a tight fit. Once it was in I simply turned on the computer, popped in the provided Installation Disk, clicked on "install drivers" and voila, it was done. After restarting the computer the graphics came up beautifully with 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution. I immediately tested it by watching a download of "Avatar" and the video quality was extroardinary with no choppy images or lag time in playing the video at all like there were previously. I also tested streaming video from Hulu and I no longer have to use the lowest video setting to watch shows. I did not disable my onboard graphics until after this one was already up and running, and did not notice a difference after doing so, so I do not know if it is necessary. I tried playing a few easy games and it ran them beautifully. However, this card is not for high end gaming. It would not run a game I downloaded called Heroes of Iron 3, but I later discovered that game required a Ge Force 8800 and 2 gb of ram. I will test it on other games later and possibly update this review. In conclusion, the entire buying experience of purchasing this Graphics Card through Best Buy was about as good as it could possibly be. The card works perfectly for my usage, which is watching streaming video and light game play. You could also easily run 2 monitors with this card. If you only have PCI slots in your older computer (Mine is a 7 year old Gateway) I would recommend this card in a snap. It is a vast improvement over the Radeon 9250 I previously used. Less than 30 minutes from opening the box to everything working perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Product

    Posted .

    I opened the box and installed the GeForce 8400 GS into the PCI slot of my HP Pavillion a847c Desktop with ease. After troubleshooting a blank screen at start-up, I found out I had to disable my integrated video card through the device manager and set the display settings in BIOS to PCI. Then after installation, I downloaded the latest drivers for the card, and PRESTO! IT WORKS GREAT! Sure its not the ultimate card for games, but its WAY better than I expected for a standard PCI card. I can max all the settings in Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, and it runs fine. I also can now play HoN with great effects. Haven't tried some of the more graphics-demanding games yet, but for the price and considering its PCI, I am very pleased. GL HF!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best PCI video card ever.

    Posted .

    Being stuck with only a PCI slot on my computer i was always starved of decent performance on a card. Now i can play most games and I can even play crysis on low settings fine. Thats pretty good for a 4 1/2 year old system with only PCI. I had to reinstall the drivers on the card because i jumped the gun and didn't read the instructions carefully lol. Also make sure you turn your onboard graphics to PCI instead in your motherboard bios or you get a black screen. If PCI is your only option don't hesitate buying the awesome card. BTW it works flawlessly on my 42 inch LCD tv in dual monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good if on a budget

    Posted .

    This is a perfect graphics card if you cannot afford the newest cards, but want a good picture and quality, it fits slim line desktops, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade

    Posted .

    My PCs motherboard fried on me several weeks ago and I was short on cash. I bought a refurbished 3.0 Dell Pentium 4 single processer PC with 1 gig of ram on ebay for $177.00 to tide me over for awhile. It only supports PCI so my choices were limited. I added this card for my video and I am back playing Left 4 Dead and Fallout 3 at Medium settings. If you need a PCI card, this thing is fantastic for games at a very reasonable price. I couldn't be happier with its performance and will probably put off buying a really powerfull machine for another year now. It saved me a lot of money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great card at a Great Price

    Posted .

    Some of my friends we're telling me about World of Warcraft I knew it was nerdy and within a hour i was hooked. When i got home to try it the "Graphics Error Message" popped up so i go this. Great card at a great price if you want to be casual gamer or high end take it it will take anything you throw at it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great video card for the price !

    Posted .

    I got a second hand computer to run RealFlight G5.5 and Phoenix 3.0 Flight training simulators during the winter. I did not want to spend alot of money and to my suprise this video card works great without having to reduce the graphics quality in the sims. Installation was hassle free and took about 10 minutes including installing the drivers. I did have to reduce the video apeture in the system BIOS to the minimum 128mb for best performance. Running Intel Dual Core 2.6ghz with 2gb system ram. If you only have a PCI slot for video, this card is a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great video card

    Posted .

    I installed in this in a Dell Dimension 8300 running Windows XP with no problems. I couldn't remove the original video card so I went into the system setup and disabled the old card so the computer wouldn't keep telling me it had found new hardware. Graphics look good on screen and installation was a breeze!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great graphics card

    Posted .

    i have a 5 year old computer that barely ran any games. i easily installed it (it took less than 20 minutes). when i rebooted with the drivers i went right for the sky and download the demo for the game crisis. it runs smoothly and the loading time was very short. i have never seen a better deal

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GFX for the price

    Posted .

    First of all, THIS IS NOT A GAMING CARD!! (for 2010 or 2011 games) I use it for games, but not games with insane graphics like call of duty black ops or anything like that, it works great with windows, and with some old games like Americas Army, Tomb Raider anniversary or legend, basically 2007 and below games, but overall it's a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    This may not work on your Dell

    Posted .

    After 5 hours I gave up on the installation. My Dell 4550 uses an AGP card. I modified the startup settings to allow video from PCI, and even when proper drivers are loaded, the card only shows the first two initial screens when booting. After that point only black screen. After doing some searches I see that other Dell owners are reporting the same issue. I can only assume that it's an issue with an older bios and a newer device. I'll return it today and see what other solutions are out there. My fair rating is based on unclear instructions regarding the sequence of steps prior to installation of the card and after installation of the card. Each set of instructions contradicts the other.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Do not purchase for Flight Simulator

    Posted .

    I purchased this card to replace a geforce 5200 FX (128 MB). It was specifically to boost performance for Flight Simulator 2004; I was advised by the salesperson that this would be the best option in my price range. I intended to purchase the ATI Radeon 2400 HD. I have the same card in my computer at work (same specs as home computer except for video card) and it runs Flight Simulator X just fine, so it should run FS2004 perfectly. I let the salesperson talk me into this card and the frame rates are now 1/4 of those I got with the 5200FX. I'm very disappointed and will be returning this video card tomorrow. As for video, etc. . , it works just fine. But it is definitely not for gaming.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad for price

    Posted .

    I bought my graphics card for my dell dimension 3000. for a PCI video card it did its job. great for dual monitor operation and moderate gaming. it probably won't be an ideal choice for WoW or any other high graphics games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great card and good price

    Posted .

    A solid card with plenty of power for the price. It took a few tries to get it installed because I had to disable the onboard card...once it was up and running it made my new monitor look amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Not great for gaming

    Posted .

    I recently bought this graphics card to replace my old 9600 ati graphic card that wasn't doing so good anymore. Well to begin the installion of the card into my pci pus was tight and i surprised i didn't break something when i put it in. after that i was excited to play my rome total war game without any lagging at all but sadly it preformed worse that my ati raedon card. i am very disappointed in the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    WoW... yeah it dosen't work

    Posted .

    I should of listened to the other reviewers. This is not a cord for gaming at all. I purchased this card for simple fact that when I upgraded to WIN 7 my existing 128mb AGP Radeon card was not compatible. Since I have an older PC with AGP my choices were limited to PCI. The overall performance of this card is worse than the old card running in Windows generic vidoe card mode. As for gaming... well "game over man" It locks up constantly. So if you enjoy WoW you cannot with this card. The frame rates bounced from 19 to 2 with the video settings on low. A very inconsistent card. I would suggest if you need a PCI video card look elsewhere. I am going to try a GeForce 9400GT version I found for nearly the same price online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    slow frame rate

    Posted .

    very slow frames should have just bought a new computer. easy to install. not worth the money

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend