Date Joined: 03/02/04
Pros: This is a great video card, with a good range of resolutions. Great bang for the buck.
Cons: Asus's website claims to have a Windows64bit drive available on their website, I checked before purchasing the card. After I finally got Windows XP 64bit edition loaded and tried loading the driver off of their website the only resolution I could get after that was 640x480 @ 4bit :(. The driver’s disk is useless with 64bit Windows all of the drivers on there are 32 bit. What you must do is go to NVIDIA’s site direct NOT Asus and download the newest version drivers. Direct link can be found here. http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_81.98.html
Overall Review: If for some reason the link above doesn't work, go to www.ndvidia.com and follow these steps.
1) Click Download Drivers
2) Click Graphics Driver from the list
3) Click GeForce and TNT2
4) Click Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
5) Click GO
Now download the drivers available there and once you install that you should be good to go.
Pros: Nice board layout, fair amount of options. Decent price runs great with an Athlon 64 3000+.
Cons: Drivers that Windows XP 64bit Edition need for the SATA drive will not work from asus's website or from the motherboard driver disk. You must go to the manufacture who makes the RAID controller VIA. The drivers you will need can be found here http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=2&CatID=2560&SubCatID=117. And if you didn't plan on having a floppy drive; make sure you have one for a SATA install it will not work with out one.
Overall Review: Save yourself a lot of headache download the drivers from the VIA website. The drivers on the disk and from the website will work, but once Windows is finished loading and restarts it will get a hardware malfunction every time. So you must use the drivers from VIA's website.