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EVGA 256-P2-N749-LR GeForce 8500GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

  • GeForce 8500GT
  • 256MB GDDR2
  • PCI Express x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • danahey r.
  • 12/30/2008 6:59:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbummed

Pros: The card was well packaged and arrived within two days. I'm very impressed with that...

Cons: This card runs HOT. Installed this after my X800 died with no problems. Downloaded nVidia control panel after initial setup for more advanced options and card temps were at 149 deg. F no load! Started showing minor artifacts after about 30 minutes. Heatsink is inadequate even though it is on both sides of card. Wanted a low wattage draw card as psu is only 350W.

Other Thoughts: Not happy that card has no return/refund. Just replacement. I installed this card in a Dell 8400 which has an accessory card cooler (turbine type) that draws air across heatsink and out the back of the case. Unfortunately, this is inadequate. Other reviewers stated heat problem, but this is ridiculous! I shouldn't have to modify case for a fanless vid card. I've used Newegg many times in the past, but this has kinda soured me. Should have read the no return/refund a little closer. Purchasing a replacement X800 from the Dell site.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

149F is only 65c. That is perfectly within the GPU operating temperatures.

Thanks,
Jacob

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/11/2008 1:12:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood quiet operation

Pros: Although not for your heavy gaming the fanless operation gives my PC the silence I need.

Cons: It does get a little hot.

Other Thoughts: Worked great in my workstation with an Antec case + Antec Phantom and a Schyth Ninja big heatsink only!(one very slow side fan and one rear fan under an Opteron 185) giving me the silence I wanted. It does get hot and it's not a gaming card but still it's effective for my needs and I'm pretty happy!

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  • Gary S.
  • 4/24/2008 8:14:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsFYI for SLI

Pros: Here is some information on how to SLI two of these if you are so inclined to do so. I got the information from EVGA knowledge base.
http://www.evga.com/support/KnowledgeBase/Default.asp

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: SLI with these cards will be done entirely through the PCI-Express slot on the motherboard and does not require an SLI Bridge to connect the cards. Install one card and the latest drivers, restarting to finalize the installation. Once the first card is setup, you can shut down and add the second card. If not prompted to enable SLI upon entering Windows, go to your Nvidia Control Panel under 3d settings to enable it.
Some versions may have the SLI bridge connection which is required for proper operation

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  • Daniel N.
  • 4/8/2008 6:45:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good power for its price class.

Doesn't use up that much power relative to the other 8 series cards, and pretty cheap for those looking for a bargain.

And it's an 8 series and Vista capable. Just don't plan on running Crysis on full settings with this thing.

Cons: No fan. This thing was running 90 C on load, so I had to attach a fan to the side of my case to blow cool air directly onto it. Brought the temps down to 46 C on load.

Knocked one egg off for marketing a card that runs hot with no effective cooling system. At least give us an aluminum heatsink, not plastic.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if it's me, but the box labels it as 'SLI-ready'. Well, I may be missing something, but this card is lacking the top section to accept the SLI ribbon cable.

Maybe it's just me.

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  • Judith R.
  • 3/27/2008 9:42:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This card does as advertised and I love the performance boost, full DirectX10 compatibility in a 128bit card. It gives a 5.9 Aero / 5.0 Gaming Vista Experience Index rating. I get especially good frame rates, 50+fps in WoW. HALO2 and Half-Life2 both perform well on this card.

Cons: The core clock is a bit weak, and the memory is limited to 256MB, but this is a value card. Biggest problem is that the card runs very hot, 140F under full load, read from case temp monitor probe with no fan. I changed AI Quiet Mode to Performance Mode and installed an additional case fan. Much cooler now, 89F normal, 122F under heavy load.

Other Thoughts: Great card for the value if your case supports it.

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  • Mr. W.
  • 3/26/2008 10:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsRuns very hot

Pros: Good card for the price. Lots of features.

Cons: I don't know why they thought it would work without a fan. We bought it for a server machine thinking fanless operation would make it more reliable. WRONG! The card gets so hot that it locks up the machine after a few hours. This is in a server box with plenty of case ventilation. If you get this one, plan on making sure a fan draws in air from outside the case and blows it directly on the card.

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