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Worked poorly, for me.
on May 22, 2013
THis 128 MB (64 bit) PCI Graphics card seemed to be a fairly good deal, based on the 5 out of 5 solid reviews I read, but it was a dissapointment for me. Read all reviews carefully. YMMV.
This card was bought to replace failed video on the motherboard of a 7 yr old computer .. the red finally flickered out -- a known problem today with that particular on-board graphics. It arrived in great condition, with effective shipping protection, and an installation disk. Installation was a breeze, and very shortly thereafter the operating system updated the supplied drivers. It was great to have all my colors back, but then...
If you like drama, you may like this ...
Screen changes occur as though a curtain were descending, taking about 1 second to get from the top of my 22" screen to the bottom. Maybe the size of my screen had something to do with it, but the dramatic effect didn't end there. Dragging a smaller window from one area of the screen to another caused the render to act as though an invisible brush were wiping-on & wiping off the image as it wipWIPedED across. Too distracting for me.
I noticed that the card had slots for 4 memory chips, but only two were installed to reach the 128 MB. Perhaps a 256 MB would have worked more as expected, or a smaller screen.
Tried on a failing XP SP3. Failing ... soon afterwards I upgraded to a higher version of Windows, following the card swap.
This purchase was not a total loss for me. A friend with spare video cards gave me one of his, and I gave him this one for his trouble.