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HIS Radeon X1550 H155HMF256EL1N-R 256MB 64-Bit GDDR2 PCI Express x1 Low Profile Ready Video Card

  • 256MB 64-Bit GDDR2
  • Core Clock 550 MHz
  • 1 x DVI
  • PCI Express x1

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Wayne F.
  • 7/13/2009 10:45:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it says, works great

Pros: Gives you video using a PCIe x1 slot. Worked right away with no BIOS configuration on my Gigabyte board! Least expensive of an expensive class of video card.

Cons: Pretty expensive as video cards go, but since there are so few PCIe x1 video cards this is to be expensive.

Other Thoughts: I have a Gigabyte Motherboard with two PCIe x16 slots, so I had planned to use a normal video card. But this is a server build and one of the two x16 slots is obscured by the power supply mount, and the other I needed for a PCIe x8 RAID card. Finding a PCIe x1 video card was a godsend that saved me from having to order a different Motherboard! I just wish it wasn't so much more than an equivalent x16 video card!

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  • Baskin T.
  • 6/24/2009 9:19:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggspretty decent so far

Pros: one of the few upgrade solutions for my Dell T300 server which lacks a PCI-Express x16 slot. supporting dual monitors, one DVI, on VGA with two different resolutions. agree with previous comment. no need to use for clone style

Cons: while installing this under Windows 2008 server, the screen went blank and never came. after a hard boot, the ATI catalyst software has seemed to be installed. Driver updates and installs need further work. otherwise, pretty decent card. Price should be around $50 compared to other cards. guess paying extra for the interface since there are not a lot of options

Other Thoughts: if don't have PCI-Express x16 slot, this is a decent video card upgrade with support to dual monitors with different resolutions (in extended mode)

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/9/2009 12:16:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsCorrection to last review

Pros: Only PCIX1 non workstation card I could find.
Has both DVI and VGA connections available.

Cons: Uses a fan which will eventually fail. A fanless design would be better.

Other Thoughts: To correct the stupid comments from the previous reviewer...
You CANNOT see the same image on 2 different screens at 2 different resolutions in Windows with ANY ATI or Nvidia card. This is not a problem with this particular card, it's just how all current video drivers are. There may be some special card by Matrox or somebody that's built for this purpose and cost $500 but no ordinary video card can accomplish what is trying to be done here.

To clarify, this card will indeed work with 2 different monitors at different resolutions, just not in a clone mode which hardly anybody actually uses.

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  • Rob M.
  • 4/29/2009 11:18:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWould not recommend for running two different sized displays.

Pros: Have a Dell Dimension 3100 (P4 3ghz, with 1 PCIe X1, 2gb DDR2 800 mhz RAM installed). The HIS x1550 card gives me images on two screens. So it "works".

I'm running an Asus VW224U (22 inch LCD) monitor and a Samsung LN46A630M1FXZA (46 IN, LCD via PC input).
For best viewing, the Asus needs 1680x1050 and the Samsung needs 1600x1200.

Until this card, I was using a Y splitter on the onboard video out, causing constant setting of desktop resolution everytime my kids wanted to watch a netflix movie. This device now saves me from connecting and disconnecting the video hookups. But, I STILL HAVE TO ADJUST THE RESOLUTION WHEN WE WANT TO USE THE LARGE LCD AS THE OUTPUT AS IT CANNOT RUN THE OUTPUTS ON DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS! Its a stupid issue to face with this $100 video card.

Cons: This card CANNOT RUN 2 MONITORS AT DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS! Its unbeleiveable. I mean good grief, the video card has two outputs, ITS A MINDLESS BLUNDER NOT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE SAME DESKTOP ON MONITORS RUNNING AT DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS! I have found no solutions, and the "help" website is complicated. If there is a fix, I will have to work to find it. The included instructions were very basic. They did not address any setup issues past basic hookup and initial configuration.

Other Thoughts: I have already spent a few hours just trying to figure out how to look at the same desktop on both monitors but at different resolutions. This card wants to force you to "clone" the image (at the same resolution for both outputs) OR to streach the image among monitors (either horizontally, or vertically). Makes no sense when the computer shows the "X1550 Series", and "X1550 Series Secondary" as separate video display hardware.

Now that this initial set up has failed (running to the Samsung PC input) I will try to use the S Vid cable setup and enable the HDTV converter on the card to run to the Samsung's S video input. Maybe that will resolve the issue. I JUST WANT TO TURN ON EACH MONITOR, AND HAVE THE RESOLUTIONS ALREADY SET UP. Thus far, this card cannot deliver, and they make you work to find solutions. The Q&A reminds me of the worst phone tree ever! If you know the answer, please e-mail links / instructions to drtjunkie@mail (dot) com. Thanks.

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  • Stephen Y.
  • 4/14/2009 9:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCrashes in the middle of game

Pros: Card installed fine. Drivers installed fine.

Cons: I tried Crysis and Call of Duty 4 demos and they crash and I get an ATI error message saying this card can't handle anymore commands.

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  • Kevin K.
  • 2/19/2009 11:50:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGot a bad one

Pros: One of the few 1x PCIe cards out there to bring better graphics to older systems. This one was going into a SFF network video recorder system for a CCTV/surveillance application.

Cons: Burnt up the first time I tried to use it... not figuratively mind you, but literal burning smell and smoke. Since I bought it ahead of time for the planned build, and actually installed it four days after the 1-month return period, I can't return it to Newegg.

I have contacted the manufacturer... who hasn't yet responded to my tech support request. This kind of thing happens to any manufacturer... but we'll see how they address it. If it's anything less than satisfactory, I'll post up the experience here.

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  • James I.
  • 2/17/2009 11:28:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFor 3rd monitor under Vista...

Pros: I'm sure this is a fine card (I have a similar one in machines at home).

Cons: This card does not work as a secondary video card under Vista (64-bit) if your primary card is NVidia. They don't play together.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/11/2009 5:51:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet

Pros: Works well for what I need. Onboard was weak so I decided to use the lonely x1 slot (no x16). Worked OK as a substitute in my gaming box when my x16 in that one went down.

Cons: HyperMemory steals system 256mb RAM to make it 512. Kind of disappointing, but oh well.

Other Thoughts: **NOTE THE HYPERMEMORY**

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  • Justin H.
  • 1/3/2009 11:42:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat PCIe x1 card, price could be better.

Pros: PCIe x1 - Makes games look pretty great on a computer that is 4 years old - AVIVO - HDTV out tv makes it a lot nicer to watch movies. I have no regrets about buying this.
I mainly use this card to play RTS games and World of Warcraft. LOTR Battle for Middle Earth looks awesome and runs with all settings on "ultra". WoW looks really good as well, 1400x900 with my monitor, but i can't get a frame rate above 15 with all settings maxed (draw distance had to be pulled back slightly as well as ground clutter density.) Civilization Rev. and 4 look really awesome as well.

Cons: Price... but I assume it's still priced this high because of the lack of PCIe x1 cards to compete with. HyperMemory, using this on a Dell e310 (3100) that is maxed at 2g doesn't have much to lend to the video card. Officially, this feature cannot be disabled, however some sites claim to have a "use at your own risk" way to turn it off. Also, many people will be using this on an older budget system - BE WARNED - chances are you will also need to buy a new power supply along with this card. The recommended supply for this is 450W. The Dell e310 only has a 250w power supply by default. This addition of a power supply adds an extra 50 bucks to the cost.

Other Thoughts: I have no regrets about buying this, it was definitely the upgrade for me for the next year-year and a half, or until i can afford to build a custom.
It is already an expensive card for what it is (there are waaay better PCIe x16 cards out there that are the same price if not slightly cheaper, but if you don't have the option for 16, this one's the one you want. That being said, chances are if you're looking at this you don't have a really powerful rig which also means that you don't have a power supply to support it which means you're gonna have to drop an extra 50-60 bucks for a PSU.
In the end $160 for this upgrade was more than I planned but it was still absolutely worth it.

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  • Grant S.
  • 10/7/2008 7:54:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSuprisingly Good

Pros: Slim fit, easy install, decent features for a great price

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I was doubtful that this card would be able to handle decent PC graphics, but it ended up being a great addition to a 2-year old Dell desktop. Runs Spore great!

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