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3D Fuzion 3DFR55256P GeForce FX 5500 256MB 128-Bit DDR PCI Video Card

  • 256MB 128-Bit DDR
  • PCI
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Daniel M.
  • 4/26/2010 2:51:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3D Fuzion

Pros: Great price, It was the right Video Card upgrade for this computer. (HP a705w) Intel Socket 478, chipset 845Gv.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: No regrets

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  • Pam S.
  • 4/16/2010 6:16:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat video card

Pros: Easy to set up. Has the quality and functions that i needed.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Good video card for the price!!!

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  • GEORGE W.
  • 4/12/2010 3:45:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat PCI card for the money!

Pros: - Best PCI bang for the money with 256MB of memory
- FX5500 chipset is superior to more common FX5200
- The FX5500 is the fastest common Nvidia Chipset for PCI

Cons: - None really

Other Thoughts: Was really surprised that this older video card became available on newegg.com recently! Unfortunately they quickly sold out and are hard to find especially in new retail box condition. Not sure when newegg will get more but hopefully soon.

This video card plays graphics extensive games really well! Seems to perform better then the ATI Radeon 9250 PCI video card based on my testing. This is a great card!

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  • Jonathon I.
  • 4/10/2010 12:59:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderfull cheap PCI card

Pros: Nice upgrade for a Dell B110 compared to the onboard video that it had. Tested with only the game Neverwinter Nights, Diamond edition and worked like a charm. And also Diablo 2 which went smoother and the video from online streaming.

Cons: Little tricky to figure out at first on these old machines to set as primary dispaly since not on this comps bios. But not cards fault.

Other Thoughts: My friend likes to play older Rpg's, her newest one was Diablo 2 and loves it. She started complaining how her computer was going to slow and thought she had a virus. I took a look at it and figured out that she just needed to upgrade a little. (she put on a new anti-virus that needed higher requirements then her comp had)
I installed some new memory and this card, and now it works flawless. Can def see a big difference in performance. I added the 2Gb (1 gig in each slot) of the patriot signature 184-pin DDR 400 which took without a glitch. Nice upgrade from the 254 that was in there. Also changed the samsung 80 gig HDD that was in there which was also partitioned to a WD Green 320 HDD. Still partitioned a small amout for my friend which saves the origanal settings from dell just in case. IDE port, which my drive I gave her had the IDE and ATA connectors.
I would recommend this and more memory to anyone who still uses this computer or any other older model, can't go wrong.

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  • Thomas J.
  • 4/8/2010 8:24:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOh forgot two things

Pros: None that have been already said.

Cons: Runs a little hot but my computer is hot already. Gonna have to take out a 1 or 2 metal port covers to cool it down.
Also the card isn't completley settled in the PCI port. Maybe because my case from the mid 90's

Other Thoughts: Great card and best bang for buck as said already.
Also 1st time newegg customer and now my primary source for comp parts

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  • Thomas J.
  • 4/8/2010 8:16:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWhat a boost!

Pros: This card is a great upgrade over most Intel GPUs except maybe the latest one (which I've heard is pretty good, but still it's an intel *YUCK*). Before the upgrade, 2.8 Pentium 4 w/ 1 gig ram was sluggish. It had problems running 480p and was would be on the borderline of crashing at 720. Now 480p is incredibly smooth, boot up for windows XP is 5x faster.

I also play Combat Arms. Had trouble running graphically intensive maps at low settings. Now with those low settings, my game looks a ton better and runs 60 FPS except for the lag that is currently plaguing game servers.

The upgrade is from an 845i GPU running with 256 mb worth of system memory.

I don't hear fan noise from the card but my system is naturally noisy anyway, so any noise from the card isn't louder then my Intel CPU fan.

Cons: The instructions for installation sucks. Even if you do it right,
you'll still have to go into bios and change it manually. After that, boot up is fine. I'd recommend you download the new drivers and install them since the ones on the disk are outdated. Didn't even bother with the disk too. Was able to plug in the card and then install the drivers off the bat!
Even XP SP3 recognized the card off the bat.

Other Thoughts: If I could give it a 4.5, I would. Also this is great card for someone on a shoestring budget and only PCI interface. I will be getting a better card card down the line, but this will be great for the coming months. The performance bang for buck is better then ram. You just can't beat what this card does for a GPU only machine, especially when you need High end ram that costs over 50 bucks to raise a machine from 1 gig to 2 gigs.

EX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141214

AND THIS RAM IS FOR OLD MACHINES!

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  • Tyler B.
  • 4/6/2010 7:26:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSnappy card!

Pros: I can play Company of Heroes with resonable fps with screen resolution set to 800 x 600 and all game settings set to low except for texture detail. The card works great with windows xp. I have had no problems over the past year of owning this card. I only wish it was SLI scalable.

Cons: The fansink attached to it didn't last very long and needed replaced within a few months. But other than that, great card.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this card because i was having multiple problems trying to install a ATI Radeon 9250 card. My computer just didn't want to give the card a chance. I am sure the 9250 would have been a great card, i just didn't have a compatible chipset.

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  • jan p.
  • 3/23/2010 12:32:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGot a bad one

Pros: PCI
Inexpensive
Brand Name

Cons: No Driver Disc in box

Other Thoughts: The card's bracket that attaches to the computer was most likely the wrong one. The S-Vid connector was covered by the bracket so the S-Vid was not usable. The poor fit also caused the card from seating in the PCI slot.

Instead of a driver disc I was given a piece of paper that directed me to a BFG website that forwarded me too NVidia's site. That wouldn't be bad if I had broadband but I have to have dial-up due to living rural.

Newegg did right by me so I have no complaints....just giving the card a low score

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  • Douglas B.
  • 3/22/2010 6:34:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Card for the $$$

Pros: This card worked great for the price. Did not have an AGP or PCIE slot, an older computer, and wanted to Run Windows 7 Professional and get that AREO screen effect. This card did all that, very happy with it.

Cons: None.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 2/28/2010 10:09:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPrice,price

Pros: price, works in osx86, price

Cons: laggy at hg res

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