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This review is from: Visiontek Radeon 5450 1GB DDR3 (DVI-I, HDMI, VGA)
Pros: I just installed it. Heatsink not getting to hot. Comes with all the bells & whistles. The last one I had was a very dependable unit. I expect this one will recieve the same torture.
Cons: Well, I ordered this: VisionTek 900358 Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card, but I got this: VisionTek 400750 Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card. Yes, the VT 400750(label on the back of the card) with the black cat 12.4 driver disk was inside the VT 900358 box, sealed up with plastic around the box. Could be a few different variables on how or why the 400750 was in the 900358 box. The card layout appears to a little different than that of the refurbished VT 400750 on Newegg site, as well as the heat sink is grayish aluminum not black aluminum.
Other Thoughts: I had thought about buying the refurbished VT 400750($39.99 free shipping) on Newegg site but decided on new product and went for the VT 900358($44.99 plus $5.99 shipping). If, I had bought a new Vt 400750 it would have cost $59.99. Is that correct? That would be the price at Newegg for a new VT 400750, even though Newegg didn't have any New VT 400750's. So basically it would be $9.01 for 2.1 x 16 vs 2.0 x16. The question is: Did I get a good deal or did I not get what I paid for?READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is an update of my review posted on 5/12/2012. First I would like to apologize for misleading info in my last review. I've owned this cpu for about 2 years 4 months. I ran it in an Asus AM3 785G(M4A785TD-M EVO) for about 8 months. I then dropped it in an Asus AM3 790GX(M4A78T-E) which it is still currently in and running at 18.5@3700Mhz using TurboV. Always 2 moniters, gaming, multitasking, Autocad, media stuff, etc. I run my Pc 24/7 with average temps of 34C. to 38C. still with energy saving results. Would recommend aftermarket heatsink and fan.
Cons: I fear I may only get 8 or 10 years out of this cpu.
Other Thoughts: A friend of mine pointed out that my (other thoughts post) on 5/12/2012 had been used in the past by others. I don't want to copycat so I will say: When I get done burning up this 790GX mobo I will stick it in my Asus AM3 890GX(M4A89GTD PRO/USB3). When I get done burning up the 890GX I will probably stick it in an Asus AM3+ Sabertooth. These Phenom II BE's are good cpu's reguardless of problems other people may have. I would reccommend.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I've owned this cpu for around 4 years. I ran it in an Asus AM3 785G for 2 1/2 years and have been running it in an Asus AM3 790GX for 1 1/2 years. Always two moniters, gaming, multitasking, Autocad, media stuff, etc. I run my Pc 24/7 with energy saving results and average cpu temp of around 34C. Recommend aftermarket heatsink and fan.
Cons: I fear that I may only get 8 or 10 years out of this cpu.
Other Thoughts: Asus mobo's and AMD cpu's is like peanut butter and jelly, they just go good together.READ FULL REVIEW