Date Joined: 11/02/07
Pros: H2Testw 1.4 showed no errors. (not a fake card)
Cons: H2testw 1.4 gave very slow read/write speeds. I don't know how the numbers given on the package are measured. Listing above says "up to 95MB/s." Comments???
Overall Review: Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 17.9 MByte/s
Reading speed: 18.6 MByte/s
Pros: Enables 1920 by 1080 on hd monitor. Worked on all versions of Windows and Linux distros so far. Enables Directx 12 on Windows 10, It did not show any signs of use and was shipped in original packaging. It seened to slow my computer down somewhat compared to when it had a working AMD 4670.
Cons: You could tell it was opened. Item is labeled as 42% discount but you are only getting around 15% off the current price new ($69.95 instead of $81.50). Don't forget to search to see how much deception is being used on the "discount" on refurbished items.
Overall Review: I would suggest a friend buy a somewhat more advanced card, perhaps an AMD especailly for newer games
Pros: no errors in memtest
Cons: none detected to date
Pros: Installation more or less flawless
Cons: signal strength weak at far side of house
Overall Review: Installed on Win XP on two computers and on Vista x86, Win7 x64 and Win8.1 x64. Also works on Linux Mint 17 and Xubuntu 14.04. The Win8.1 and Linux appeared to include a driver. I used the XP(32bit) Vista (32bit) and Win7(64bit) drivers on the Rosewill web site. I don't know yet if the signal strength displayed means the performance is going to be lower than the ethernet wired connection or not. Rogers didn't want to install free wired connections to all my computers with their $99 promotion which is why I purchased these two cards.
Pros: Installs without removing motherboard (Intel)
Gives 10-15 degrees of cooling over stock cooler
Quiet even when over 2000 rpm
Cons: I had trouble getting the fan back on once removed for installation. I needed a narrow beam of light (flashlight) to see to line up the screw holes to attach the cooler to the bracket even though I had extreme light (400 watts) in the room. Cooler seems to hindered rather than helped the cooling of the northbridge chip. The latter is hidden in the shadow of the cooler. I have ordered a 99-cent 40mm fan from China to attach to the NB heatsink.
Overall Review: Overall I'm happy with the cooler because my cpu typically runs in the 30's at idle and it's tough to get it above 50C even under stress. This compares to around 50 at idle and 68 after 15 minutes of stressing (Prime95) with the stock cooler on an Intel Q6700 Core 2 Quad (Asus P5B-VM Mobo)
It does this without any noticeable fan noise. My motherboard (NB) still shows temps near 60 under stress testing.
Pros: Well, first of all, I can dispel a myth that this video card requires an expensive power supply with a single 30 amp rail 12-volt power supply - I have had no detectable issues so far even when stressed to the hilt. The card is cool and quiet and can only hear the fan when manually set to run at 65% or higher - temps typically between 40 and 55C in low profile HTPC case.
Overall Review: Some minor bugs with Google Chrome browser in Vista 64 after CCC 10.6 installation. Not easy to fit in GD05 Silverstone HTPC case without re-routing cables and/or rearranging supplementary fan positions. Easy to damage motherboard and/or the card if you try to force the card underneath the cables that are running from the psu to the mobo.
Pros: 4 DIMM sockets
Quiet Fan Technology
Cons: QM has no significant benefit because the fnn speed variation is neglgible. Had to add two chassis fans - inake at bottom front and exhaust at rear top to keep below 45C
Overall Review: Small form factor is positive feature. Lots of USB ports. Main advantage of 4 Dimms (8 GB) negated in WinXP(32) I bought 2 GB or RAM and will add 2 more 512 MB sticks for 3 GB total