Summary: i had trouble with an ATI radeon card that required its own extra molex connector (a 500 meg card) honestly, it wasn't worth the hassle... in contrast, this card installed like a charm & worked great out of the box.
Summary: This product was hard to install; had to try 3 times before it would work correctly. That would be short lived; would be playing a game (Sims2 w/exp packs) and all the sudden it would freeze for a second and it would go to a black screen with a message no input signal.
Summary: This is an AGP card, not PCIe. I recently got this card because it is very cheap and is mainly to replace my old broken ATI Radeon 9800 pro 256 MB card which lasted since 2004 until 2008. I am getting a new rig but I want to have a video card in my old rig.
Summary: Well, Day Four of my attempt to play Half Life 2 Episode One with my Radeon 9550. I have installed and reinstalled different sets of drivers more times than I have eaten during that time, and still the thing blows up in my face.
Great Buy If Ugrading from 128MB or 64MB for under $100
James B., Amazon
24 October 2007
Summary: I ordered this product from Amazon Sunday and it came Wednesday. The reason for upgrading was my Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 128MB had crapped out due to a nv4_disp error. So far the card has worked fine and improved performance.
Summary: I've had 2 Radeon video cards and both of them have had the cooling fan break-of course after the warranty expired. it is impossible to replace the fan so the only option is to blow hundreds of dollars on a new card. if you want to buy a new video card every 2 years then go with Radeon.
Summary: Great card, worked right out of the box. Good card to boast your system with 256 video ram freeing up the processor and getting the most out of your slightly older AGP 2X and 4X slot without upgrading motherboard and power supply.