Summary: I gave this 3 stars because it was a quick and relatively inexpensive way to breath some life into an older computer, but I had to spend some time fiddling with it (and swearing a bit) to make it work properly. Some simple instructions in the box or on the website would have made my life a bit simpler (and my wife could have gotten to Pinterest faster). The EVGA website was painfully slow for downloads and the support pages were not very robust.
Summary: Gave this as a gift to my sister. Best GPU on any legacy PCI slot. With the highest video graphics of any PCI card your will no longer have choppy videos on your old PC. But without the propper amount of RAM upgrading your GPU is useless.
Summary: like man others bought for a old dell to upgrade graphics made xp run like a champ with the Ram upgrade to 2 gb but if u r going to then spend money to upgrade to win 7 it should work but then it will run like the old dell with xp 512 ram and no vid card but if u stay with the xp its a slap in the mules butt kinda pricie for out of date components!!!!!!
Summary: I purchased this video card for an older HP that was limited to PCI slots. Specifically it is a Pentium 4 2.8 with 3.5 gigs of ram. I also purchased a 400 watt power supply to upgrade from the 250 watt I had on board. Install was, indeed, easy for both the card and the drivers, but get the newest drivers on-line - the disk that comes with the card has very outdated drivers.
Summary: I've never used the GeForce card and I am sure it would work great but it simply would not work on my older PC. I purchased it because I read other ratings in which they said it did work in the same type of PC as mine but I guess my motherboard was just too old.
Summary: I built a desktop computer in 2003 that still works nearly as good as most newer computers today for typical everyday use. It wouldn't handle the graphic intensive games we have in 2012 compared to 9 years ago, but still a decent desktop. The video card went out, and I quickly found out that AGP 8x cards are pretty hard to come by since hardware has changed drastically in the last few years.
Pros: Let's just say this, on Windows 7 they have a rating system from 1.0 to 7.9 to grade your system with 5 categories and this card brought my Graphics rating up from 1.0 to 2.5 and the Gaming Graphics up from 1.0 to 3.0. I was also able to play the games that came with Windows 7 for the first time with this card. If you are getting Windows 7 and want to have a screen saver (couldn't have one before this card), play games and see all the little graphics tricks Windows 7 ...
Cons: Not many because I wasn't expecting to do much with it besides light up Windows 7. Not sure what it will do with good games but my system is from 2005 so I wouldn't be able to play them anyways.