Onboard fan powers on, but no signal to monitor. Bad card or does it simply hate Dells, like others have reported?
K. Louie, Amazon
9 August 2013
Summary: I tried this card on a Dell PowerEdge 400SC server (old Pentium 4, circa 2003, had the newest BIOS version A10 ). No signal output to the monitor. My monitor didn't even come out of sleep mode. I manually turned the monitor on & off, re-inserted the VGA cable, no luck. I tried both the VGA and HDMI connectors on the card, but neither one sent anything out. I hooked up the HDMI to a TV, still nothing.
Summary: Yep, I read Rossman's and DesperateDude's reviews but like an idiot I bought the card anyway and sure enough, it performed just as Rossman predicted - no video out on VGA or HDMI. I have a 2003 Dell Precision 360 Workstation, thinking a 'workstation class' mobo could handle it but alas. I even updated my BIOS which according to Dell "Fixed memory size errors when changing the AGP aperture." but still to no avail.
Summary: This did not work when I received it. I sent it in for warranty check and repair and or replacement three weeks ago but have not heard anything from them. At this point I wouldn't recommend this. Will update when I hear from the manufacture.
Summary: Tried using a Radeon HD 4650 1 GB DDR3 HDMI DL-DVI (HDCP) AGP Video card, but the old Dell couldnt handle it. Would randomly crash after starting World of Tanks. So tried the 4350. It worked! Very stable, but not as good fps as 4650. Nevertheless, far better than the old 512 MB Nvidia 6200 AGP that it replaced.
Pros: Works great with XP-32/SP-3 in a Northwood 2.4, Abit AI7, 1Gig machine.
Cons: Unable to load Win 7 on this machine with this video card, hangs-then "unexpectedly shutsdown-restarts" over and over again, unable to load any drivers because of restarts. But can load Win 7 the earlier card an HD 2600 Pro with no problems. But cannot exchange the 2600 with 4350 without Win 7 entering a restart loop.
Summary: HDMI was total failure with sound never worked on it. Tried three different models of motherboards with Windows-7 SP1 (32 and 64 bit) and Vista SP2 (32-bit). Also tried to download latest drivers from HIS and AMD. No luck wasting 3 days!
Pros: Easy installation of video drivers. Pretty fast card for old PC with AGP
Cons: I purchased this highly overpriced video card just for one simple reason - to have my HD TV to work with HTPC having AGP bus.