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Pros: Powerful: received a 7.7/7.9 in the Windows Experience Index, I can run most all of my games on the highest settings. I'm tempted to get another..
Silent: the fan that cools the card can get fast and noisy if you don't seat the card right, but stays quiet when running properly.
Cons: Shady ratings: I read some of the 1- and 2-egg rated comments, it has made me skeptical of the product but otherwise nothing worth taking eggs away for.
Other Thoughts: First time I put the card in my machine it was seated incorrectly and would not output audio or video but the fan was spinning at max speed.
I shut off the power, removed the card and its power, reconnected both and turned it back on.
Afterwards it hasn't given me a problem.
This review is from: VisionTek 900356 Radeon HD 5450 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Pros: It runs Minecraft on high quality video settings with minimal lag. It can handle Source games like TF2 and Gmod on medium-high video settings but sometimes (rarely) fails to render arms or guns or other things. I can get hours of entertainment outta this thing every night.
Cons: PASSIVE COOLING: this thing doesn't have a fan, only a heatsink. I live in a desert/valley where its about 100 degrees every day. This card gets as hot as 190 during the day and 150 during the night, and I'm pretty sure that is a bad thing. I've had many system crashes because of my lack of cooling. DO NOT BUY if you live in a hot area like I do.
Other Thoughts: I bought this at BB for about $30 more on an impulse without seeing an out-of-box model. If I knew it didn't have a fan, I wouldn't have got it. It does work however so I didn't return it, I figure it'll be good to use until I find a better, active-cooled card.
AMD Phenom II X4 830
Radeon HD 5450 2GB DDR3
6Gb DDR3 RAM
750Gb 7200rpm HDD