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ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZT-60209-10L 2GB 64-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: VERY cool temps. Very quiet. Runs movies great without stutter. GDDR5, 2Gb memory instead of 1.

Cons: NOT PCIe 3.0. Don't know why they said it was! 64bit instead of 128bit.

Other Thoughts: Replacing a Gt 430 with busted fan. My idle temps are 29c. Highest 37c (when playing live TV in Media Center. My old card used to log 74c when the fan worked.) Also .wtv and 1080p files used to stutter in MPC-HC. Not now, even with madvr. I don't game at all so this is a great card for me. I got a deal, but if you game get the Gt 650 for about the same price.

Tip: Produces better sound than my motherboard (ALC892.) I connected my HDMI to my TV, and then my RCA sound cable from my TV to my 2.1 speakers. Oddly, my sound is MUCH better. I guess it bypasses Windows extra processing of the signal and let's the speakers get the unmolested sound. (I also don't use Realtek drivers, ever.)

PNY GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) RVCGGT4301XXB 1GB PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great card for HTPC
Good price
Runs cooler than same EVGA model
Slightly faster than EVGA model - 25GB/s vs 22.4GB/s

Cons: Don't know if anything was fixed on this card but the metal bracket was left bent at a 180 degree angle where it's supposed to be at 90 degrees -- plier marks and all. Doesn't sit straight either. Seller could have corrected this. -1 egg. I'll fix it.

Other Thoughts: I've been using a GT-430 by EVGA for a year or so. Don't need much more since I'm not a gamer so I decided to migrate it to my new system build. Bought this to sell with the old system - Dell Vostro 200. It takes the 300w PSU to its limit but I've never had a problem unless I connect 3 HDD's and try to play a DVD. Removed 1 HDD and the DVD player works.

This card makes the world of difference when trying to run that 1.67gzh cpu. Speeds things up nicely.

Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 2 RCA Male Cable (6 ft / 1.8m) supports Sony PS3
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Connected successfully.

Cons: Cheap and very thin.

Interference. No shielding or bad connector. Not sure.

No better than cheaper $2 cables.

Took a week and a half to ship.

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a good temp fix/backup cable until I get a decent digital receiver for my PC. This is not it.

I bought this instead of the cheaper $2 cable because I thought I'd at least be getting the standard quality cable you buy at hardware stores. That's what it's replacing. This is much thinner and more flimsy than that old cable.

My neighbors were not pleased with the buzzing feedback over several attempts to connect my PC and a Home Theater unit. When I finally got rid of the buzz there is still a low-level hum -- a lot more interference than with my old, duct-taped cable. That's pathetic. I also get a bunch of static whenever the 3.5mm connector is touched, even though it's plugged in tight.

Guess I'll go for the fancy cable.


Melaney P.'s Profile

Display Name: Melaney P.

Date Joined: 03/02/01

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 03/17/12
  • Last Review: 04/21/14
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