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EVGA 02G-P4-2643-RX GeForce GT 640 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: It's quiet and stayed cool. It was cheap, but it was also a refurbished card.

Cons: It's fat, takes up two slots. It also crashed my computer a lot. It has a Mini HDMI port which you will need a special cable or adapter for.

Other Thoughts: I ordered this on 12/23. Didn't get here til over a week later due to the holiday overload. I expected that to happen. Still - glad I didn't pay for express shipping.

I plugged it in and it worked right away. Well, almost. I didn't realize it had a Mini HDMI port on it until I went to plug my HDMI cord into it. Had to go out and shop for something that would fit. Best Buy wanted 40 bucks for a four foot HDMI to Mini HDMI cable. I was able to find an adapter for 12.99 at the local computer store. Newegg most likely has it even cheaper (haven't looked yet.)

Stayed quiet, and everything ran smooth. I was able to run Assassin's Creed 4 with decent FPS (I have a quadcore, AMD 4100-FX.) However an issue arose which made it unstable. My games would crash only in certain spots of a game (like in AC4 when I ran back into the water to board my ship, or Star Trek Online when I went to the Fleet Dilithium Mine and looked up to the sky), as if the card just couldn't render it and so did a hard reboot instead. Initial research suggested that the PSU isn't powerful enough but my PSU is 450w and the required amount for this card is 350w. PSU calculators suggest that with this card and my current hardware, I should have no problem whatsoever.

I contacted EVGA and they offered to RMA it. Got the shipping label in the mail, took it down to UPS after the New Year's holiday. Cost an additional 15 dollars just to send it back. So I'm waiting on that now.

Overall:
$57.99 for the refurbished card that didn't work.
$12.99 for an hdmi to mini hdmi adapter
$14.50 to ship the mother [REDACTED] thing back.
Total price: $85.48

If I had known it would cost me so much extra, I would have just gotten a better quality card. I feel so jipped it's not funny.

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Display Name: Josh H.

Date Joined: 05/10/09

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  • Last Review: 01/04/14
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