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Pros:

True low profile design unlike Zotac GT520/610 pci
32 shaders and same clocks as the 9500GT
1GB of vram unlike and is 128bit (gddr2 is enough for this card)
Well packaged, comes with low profile bracket!

Cons:

Terrible cooling due to the small fan, the airflow around the fan is not good enough and imagine a doughnut of hot air that is how it is.

No automatic or manual fan speed control.

There are no 2D clock profiles in the card's bios rom to save on power and there is no throttle temp if it overheated. Uses 50w from off the 3.3v and 5v rails (pci slot does not have 12v) so be sure to have a decent power supply.

The PLX pci-e to pci bridge does get warm so a small vram cooler with 3M adhesive tape is the best fit like the Zalman blue vram coolers.

Other Thoughts:

Easily modded for improved cooling by removing the stock fan and installing a 40mm fan onto the cooler via screws.

One can (experienced users only) edit the bios rom on this card to attempt set a 2D clock profile and from there it can be controlled by the driver until a game or video is loaded.

Suggested 2D clocks 200 on core, 800 on the shader, and leave the memory at stock. Touch nothing else!!!
Be sure to uninstall any Intel GMA drivers in XP.

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  • Damon M.
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