Summary: PNY guarantee states "only if we still we still manufacture it." They don't. The fan is the weak part. It is very cheaply made and very flimsy. When it stops spinning, card overheats and crashes the computer. The card I had lasted barely more than one year. That's when I learned the PNY guarantee was no longer valid.
Summary: Good product but beware the company went out of business in August 2010. The advertised specs say lifetime warranty and product support, but the lifetime of the company has expired, so don't expect anything.
Summary: i'd love to leave a positive review on this product like the rest but I was unable to get this card to work in my Dell Dimension 3000 (while another PCI video card works fine in its place). No video output from the VGA whatsoever, monitor just stayed in "sleep" mode... Even tried running on-board only to get booted up, allowed windows to detect the card, installed proper drivers, then switched video back to "auto" from "on-board"... still no avail. It's going back...
Summary: I bought this for my Dell Dimension 3000, It works perfect. I've never installed a video card before, but I had no problems installing and getting it to work! The performance isn't much better than the video card on the motherboard, but it provides Shader Model 4.0, which is the main reason I got it and I can play most games now.
Summary: I purchased two of these cards to enable 1680x1050 resolution for upgrading to wide screen monitors for business and CAD applications. The install was straight-forward and the card works perfectly.
Summary: I searched for a card with at least 512mb to deliver decent video quality to play new games on 5+ year old Dell and Gateway computers. This card works well in a PCI slot. It was a fair deal at $60 and a smoking deal a $35. Pop in the CD, load the drivers, set XP to use this card as the primary then reboot to change your bios. Happy gaming.
Summary: Ever since I had 2 other PCI Video Cards on this Dell Dimension 3000. I did some research on some PNY/E-VGA/BFG Tech/ATI/etc PCI Video Cards. I found out that BFG Tech has a life time warranty. Which the other companies don't have. So that means you get a life time warranty on a product that will last for years!!! Pros: 1. Offers 4.0 Shader Model 2. 512MB of DDR2!! 3. Has the performances of x2 more than the BFG Tech 6200 OC 4. Has DVI/VGA/S-Video 5. Has HDCP Capable 6.
Summary: To date, I have been unable to successfully install this item. The written quick install instructions were clear and well written - but inadequate. A detailed email to their tech support produced a "canned" response - also inadequate. I don't know where to go from here. Nvidia has a good reputation, so I gave this a 3 for that reason alone.