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StarTech DP2VGA DisplayPort to VGA Video Adapter Converter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Works flawlessly at lower resolutions.

Cons: Will not reliably transmit higher resolutions such as 1920x1080 or 1920x1200. I am stuck using it at 1680x1050, max.

Other Thoughts: Intel HD4600 video chipset. Dell 2407WFP monitor.

Maybe an Intel driver fault. Apparently they don't officially support converting DisplayPort to VGA or DVI.
With so many other reviews saying that this works okay, I'm going to assume the fault lies with Intel on this one.

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ASUS P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Plenty of SATA, eSATA, and USB ports. PS/2 ports. Two ethernet ports. Very reliable board.

Cons: The onboard Realtek audio is garbage. Intermittent static hiss when watching videos. Extra static hiss builds up and then dissipates over two seconds when pausing/ending a video. Interference from the nearby video card perhaps? Unacceptable, regardless.

P67 chipset limitation means that you have to choose to either use the USB3.0 headers OR the bottom PCIe x16 slot (at x1 speed). Or get that slot at x4 speed if you wish to sacrifice your two PCIe x1 ports and eSATA ports as well.

Other Thoughts: The surrounding chipset heatsinks may interfere with a large aftermarket CPU heatsink. My Tuniq Tower Extreme just barely fits, heatsinks touching. The motherboard's chipset heatsink screw below the CPU got in the way of my heatsink mounting bracket on the underside as well.

No COM headers or IDE port. No big deal though.

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HIS H545H512P Radeon HD 5450 Silence 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fanless, small, low profile option.

Cons: Terrible performance, even with the latest drivers from HIS.

100% gpu load when simply dragging a window around on-screen with Win7 Aero enabled. Or resizing the window.

Disabling Aero made it even slower/laggier.

Other Thoughts: I was able to successfully RMA it in a simple padded envelope!

I replaced it with the same GPU on a PCI-e x16 card on the same system and that works perfectly.

This card would probably be nice in Windows XP or the like, but it just can't handle Win7.

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Brian O.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian O.

Date Joined: 09/10/06

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/12/07
  • Last Review: 07/01/13
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