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Michael B.

Michael B.

Joined on 07/19/09

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Most Critical Review

Avoid EVGA cards

EVGA GeForce GT 240 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 01G-P3-1236-LR
EVGA GeForce GT 240 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 01G-P3-1236-LR

Pros: Decent performance when it worked.

Cons: The card constantly had problem and EVGA customer support was of next to no help.

Overall Review: The card did not work properly out of the box. By that I mean specifically it would produces dots and lines on your screen when I was simply watching videos. The card would then at that point crash my PC and it would reboot. I told EVGA support about the problem but they never responded to me directly or in their forums. Several others complained about the problem in their forums, they would neither acknowledge or fix the problem. About a month after buying the card the fan just stopped spinning. I RMAd the card, it was slow, took about three weeks to get my card back or rather the replacement card of the same model. Close to when the warranty ended they fan on the new card also stopped working. The crashing from watching videos was still never fixed almost two years after I'd bought it. It's a nightmare to never know when your PC is going to crash because of your graphics card. This time when I returned the card for a replacement I asked if I could please have a different card since that model was giving me so many problems. They said no, that's not their policy. They basically told me to get lost since they already had my money. Their support did not care about all the problems and extra money I had to spend shipping the cards back to them. On top of all that, one of their forum moderates insulted and flamed me when I made a thread asking for advice on alternatives to EVGA cards. Stay away from EVGA, their customer service is terrible and this card is not reliable, it's a headache waiting to happen to you. Stay away from both, you've been warned. They're going downhill fast, they were good when I bought my first card but they no longer care for their customers, only their company policies and profits. You've been warned, stay away from them!

Fan broke on it

EVGA GeForce 9400 GT 1GB GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-N945-LR
EVGA GeForce 9400 GT 1GB GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-N945-LR

Pros: It was alright for the price, decent performance, stayed cool.

Cons: The fan broke on it right after the warranty expired, literally they day after the warranty expired it died. lol

Overall Review: It was a decent card when I bought it back in '09 not wanting to spend a fortune on the video card at the time. It was by no means a great card though performance wise. You can game on it in lower resolutions with mostly low settings, maybe a few medium settings here and there. The problem was the fan died on it the day after the warranty expired. It's almost like they stress tested the cards and knew they'd die exactly after the warranty was up. lol Since I couldn't find a replacement fan I had to buy a new one. Stupidly I bought a card from the same company, EVGA. You can guess what happened after that. Yep, the fan died on the new card within a month. It also crashed all the time. I came to find out in time the gt 240 was a defective model, EVGA and NVIDIA have since stopped selling them. I RMA'd that card and guess what? Yep, the fan died on that one too right as the warranty was about to expire. After 3 cards, I know it's the manufacture not just dumb bad luck. Keep in mind I clean my cards with air cans every month to keep them in top running condition. I have a degree in computer science and know how to handle hardware, it's not user neglect or misuse. Their cards are just made cheaply, not made to last. This is a decent model card to buy, I'd suggest buying it from a different company though. EVGA cards aren't built to last very long. As usual I give Newegg 5 eggs because they did nothing wrong. I got the card quickly after purchasing it. EVGA gets a 1 egg rating for a poor quality build of a decent card model.