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GIGABYTE GeForce GT 730 2GB 80mm FAN
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5 out of 5 eggs Good Video Card, but I should have gotten the GTX instead 04/12/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GT 730 2GB 80mm FAN

Pros: Card runs better than the Radeon HD5450 I had prior. Price was good for what i got.

Cons: No flaws to share. Video Card works as intended

Other Thoughts: For games I play, I should have spent my money on the GTX or Ti for better performance. The video card isnt a bad video card, but after its installation I fond out that it is somewhat lacking in GPU processing power, however it is better than the Radeon HD5450 I had prior.

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AMD Sempron 3850 Kabini Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Socket AM1 25W SD3850JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon HD 8280
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Surprisingly powerful for only 25 watts and 1.3Ghz

Cons: Only supports single channel memory config ='( I bought 2 x 2GB sticks thinkinG iwas going to have 4GB of dual channel RAM, but instead its 4GB single channel due to lack of dual channel feature in memory controller on the APU.

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GIGABYTE GA-AM1M-S2H AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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4 out of 5 eggs Good Deal, Small issues as noted 05/31/2015

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-AM1M-S2H AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Low cost namebrand motherboard that worked on install. Only 4 of 5 stars because of minor issues as noted in cons.

Cons: Driver Disc was acting strange when trying to load drivers. I ended up placing this DVD into another computer, writing those files to hard drive, and then burning a different DVD-R with the data off the hard drive that came off the original disc to get the driver disc to work correctly in new build.
Time Delay at POST is very short, you have to be very quick to get into BIOS. Took me 3 tries but got in.
Tried to use HDMI at get go as display without OS installed and ran into some video problems. HDMI video didnt work correctly until after OS was installed with video driver. Good thing TV had a VGA port to use for initial build.

Other Thoughts: Default BIOS config is UEFI for Windows 8. I had to go into BIOS and switch all settings to Legacy for Windows 7 64-bit build. Boot order also had to be selected with Legacy boot order vs UEFI default.

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Display Name: Mary L.

Date Joined: 04/16/09

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  • First Review: 04/17/10
  • Last Review: 04/12/16
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