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MSI N650-1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Disappointing and Discouraging 06/04/2013

This review is from: MSI N650-1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Not compatible with my new MSI motherboard. Didn't work.

Other Thoughts: After exchanging the first card for another one because it wasn't working in my new system the second one didn't work either. So I started talking to MSI tech support and after several days of going back and forth we concluded that the video card and motherboard were not compatible even though they were both made by MSI.
If you plan on buying an MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 main board then don't get this graphics card.

After sending the first one back at my expense, taking an $18 hit on the restocking fee and sending the second one back for a refund at my expense I will have paid $40 and many many hours of testing and messing around for a card that doesn't work and I still need to get another card. I will never buy another MSI video card again. This is my second time in 4 years buying one and this one was worse than the first one.

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MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works like it should, when it works. It's quiet, not too bulky for a mid-tower case and seems to handle watching movies in HD just fine. I'm not a gamer so I cannot comment on that part of it, but watching action movies I cannot complain.

Cons: The driver for the card stopped responding after a month of use. Had to boot up in safe-mode to get to my desktop without it going blank or freezing. Uninstalled the driver which was put out in April 2011 and installed the one that came on the disk, which was put out in June 2010. Same thing kept happening. So I uninstalled the driver completely just using the Windows default driver and everything seemed to work just fine, without sound going through my DVI to HDMI cable anyway.

So I RMA'd it through MSI, which was simple enough but had to pay for shipping, which is standard I'm sure. Got it back in about 10 days. They replaced it with a new one, installed it and it was DOA, got on Newegg to read other reviews, seems the problem I was having with the first was very common. An MSI Technical Rep was leaving his email address for people to email him directly, I tried this. Got a response the next day with a UPS mailing label. Got the new one less than a week later, new one working.

Other Thoughts: This seems like a good card now that it's working fine again. But I cannot recommend this particular model due to the problem that I and others are having with it. If it dies again I'm going back to EVGA which has never let me down even once. If you're having a similar problems with this card, read down and find the email address of the MSI rep, they're very helpful and quick. As far as RMAs go, this was an alright experience with quick and efficient service.

-Windows 7 64-bit SP1
-Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB
-AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban
-MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450
-G.SKILL Flare 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 (8GB total)
-MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX
-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W

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Range Kleen WKT4162 Battery Storage Unit
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works just like it's suppose to. 02/11/2011

This review is from: Range Kleen WKT4162 Battery Storage Unit

Pros: Easily hangs on the wall and comes with the anchors and screws to hang it anywhere. Places to hold all sorts of batteries. Love the battery tester.

Cons: It's not larger.

Other Thoughts: Works just like it should. It's a simple thing that's very handy.

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William O.'s Profile

Display Name: William O.

Date Joined: 10/18/08

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 11/29/08
  • Last Review: 06/04/13
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