Reviews and Problems with KFA2 / Galax GeForce GT 520 1GB
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Couldn't be better
Frank P., Newegg
8 October 2012
Summary: If you're looking for an awesome GPU for an older computer this is it!
Pros: I was upgrading my old Dell dimension 4600. I needed a low profile decent card. This was both low cost and runs all my valve games on max settings and even GTA IV (on lower settings) very very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Works well for what it is and for the miniscule cost. This is not a gamer card although it will work fine on older games. If you are going to try to run BF3 on it, forget it. But what do you expect for a sub $50 card? What it does so well is for HTPC. It's silent and runs relatively cool. The on ...
Cons: Takes up two slots with it's thick heatsink. The thinner models that consume 1 slot have a noisy fan.
Pros: Cheap upgrade for an old Dual core AMD 3800+ system with intergrated graphics. Max temp under load is 57 C, at no load 40 C. No fan a plus so no added noise. 3DMark06 score went from 170 (No Joke) to 3524. It was just the perfect choice for my applications, I have another PC for gaming so I only ...
Summary: Not a bad card for low end stuff. Not bad for high end stuff if you have great cooling. I would probably not buy another one of these. I would look more towards something with a fan such as the same model with a fan.
Pros: This card works well depending on what you expect and your system. Easy install. Downloaded drivers from the site instead of using the disk as suggested in the manual. Decent frame rate. There is more to this card than I can give it due to having a FSB stuck at 500mhz. So the card is being thrott...
Cons: This card overheated in the first 2 hrs I had it. The passive cooling is only ok for regular desktop apps. I had to install a fan in the side of my case blowing straight on the card to keep it cool enough. I have front and rear and now side 120mm fans and under full load it will run about 70c. Id...
this card is amazing, but you will need a much bigger power supply, and perhaps an additional case fan.
Kabol, Johnathan N., Amazon
13 January 2012
Summary: i have a budget pc and wanted the ability to play games from time to time. im not a gamer, but when i received halo 2 for christmas, i was easily excited. it didnt to my unpleasant surprise work out too well, though..
Summary: Purchased as part of an HTPC build, this card provides zero signal via HDMI and incompatible output via VGA/DVI on my 1080p TV. Tests with other video cards were all successful. Galaxy tech support personnel have the technical prowess of my Luddite father.
Pros: Silent Won't overheat in reasonable ambient temperatures
Cons: The HDMI interface doesn't work at all. The VGA and DVI interfaces cannot perform to advertised specifications. Galaxy technical support is abominable.
Summary: It's a fair-priced silent graphics card that is severely limited by the 64-bit memory interface. At this point vendors should stop shipping video cards with 64-bit and go with 128-bit or higher. 3DMark06 score 3206 - bleh!
Pros: Silent Good price with rebate/value. Runs fairly cool. Better then Intel/on-board graphics. Reliable - pretty good build quality.
Cons: Performance is reduced by 64-bit memory interface.
Summary: This a corretion to my previous review. I installed a similiar card and had the same problem, no video. After downloading Intel's latest motherboard BIOS dated 7-1-2011 the new card worked! Now I have no doubt the returned card was okay. Sorry for the previous bad review.