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Asus EAH4550/DI/512MD3
7.2 out of 10

Asus EAH4550/DI/512MD3

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Overall 2
2.0

Hot and noisy

Kwok N., Newegg
7 February 2010
  • Summary: Buy something else.
  • Pros: It works
  • Cons: The fan is very noisy to begin with and after a couple of months of use it got even noisier. I mean really loud to the point of being unbearably loud. If I shut down the fan the temp climbs to >100 C !
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad

Jerimiah M., Newegg
3 September 2009
  • Summary: I bought two of these for a Crossfire setup in my new Shuttle system. They run great and you can't hear their fans at all. Crossfire was instantly supported without a hitch. Running old Battlefield 2, it's fast. Running the latest version of America's Army 2.x.x it's pulling 60-70 FPS.
  • Pros: Easy install - no PCIe power needed. Low profile in every aspect for this type of card with the outputs it has. Have not tried HDMI yet. DVI is great.
  • Cons: None that I can find thus far. Not really a "gamer's" card.
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Overall 10
10

Great Card

Anonymous, Newegg
28 August 2009
  • Summary: I would not recommend this card for gaming. I think it is much better suited to be used in a system that has the primary role of watching movies, television, and playing music.
  • Pros: The card was true plug and play. Initially, I was expecting to work a little bit to get the audio working over the HDMI but to my suprise it worked the moment I turned the system back on. I don't think I even had to disable onboard audio. It has upscaling abilities though I have not spent a whole...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

fan control update

Colin H., Newegg
18 August 2009
  • Summary: Just wanted to update my previous review with respect to the fan control. You CAN control it, but you need to do so with a direct decrease in voltage. The fan only has two pins (power and ground), so unplug them from the video card and then plug them into a 3 pin fan controller powered by a voltage...
  • Pros: See previous review.
  • Cons: None really now that I have the fan noise under control.
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Overall 6
6.0

No fan control

Colin H., Newegg
16 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this version because it was a bit cheaper and I figured that I could just turn down the fan. However, ASUS used such a cheap fan that it can't be controlled. So, I should have spent the extra cash and got a passively cooled version.
  • Pros: Low power, great HD video, low profile bracket included and works fine with my case.
  • Cons: Fan is a bit noisy and can't be controlled.
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Overall 4
4.0

Compatibility Problems HP Slimline?

Anonymous, Newegg
13 August 2009
  • Summary: Eventually Sent the second card back for a refund (minus restocking) and got a 9500GT. This card works fine for these games, but I think the 4550 HD is slightly faster on these older games.
  • Pros: As usual superfast shipping and service from newegg.
  • Cons: Unfortunately I could not get this card to work in my sons computer. It's an HP Slimline and the card would install, tried several drivers, but all combinations would cause what Windows 7 was a "video hardware failure" . Even RMA'd for another suspecting maybe a bad card, but got the same results...
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Overall 8
8.0

Serious low profile design flaw

Michael H., Newegg
9 August 2009
  • Summary: And the Design Engineer dummy of the year award goes to..... As others have mentioned, if your slim line case has the PCI express slot as the top one you will have to re-engineer the low profile bracket as the included bracket is a one way design which does not accomodate slim profile cases where...
  • Pros: Step up from 4350 Audio over HDMI Low fan noise A very good step up from integrated graphics except for caveat below.
  • Cons: Low profile bracket (all in one) design will not fit any low profile computers where the PCI express slot is the top slot.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
8 August 2009
  • Summary: Card gave fantastic first impressions, but appears to degrade over time, even with plenty of case fans to keep it cool.
  • Pros: Decent Low Profile Card. Low Power draw.
  • Cons: Ran Counterstrike Source video stress test after getting it, 120 FPS, after a few months, 98FPS. Drivers have to be reloaded and or updated every month or two.
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Overall 10
10

Great card

Anonymous, Newegg
14 July 2009
  • Pros: The board I order had HDMI out, but did not support HDDVDs or Blu-Ray. I order this card and works like a champ, drivers were easy to installed and card runs great, no lang in my movies.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Just What I Needed!

Derek Cole, Amazon
3 July 2009
  • Summary: Works great in my slimline Dell Inspiron 530s! I had trouble finding a suitable video card upgrade for my low profile computer. I'm not trying to run a hardcore gaming machine, but I definitely needed something better to run some of the current games out now ( for instance).
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