Summary: I was having video lockups causing my HP Vista computer to lockup because the onboard video would overheat. Put this PCI Express X16 card in and not only are the graphics much better I gained the 256 MB back taken away by the onboard card.
Updated review for MSI Radedeon HD 3450 with ATI Software
M. Barnes, Amazon
26 October 2008
Summary: I had been unable to use the MSI HD 3450 with my Dell Vostro 200 due to a conflict with the software from the enclosed CD. I went to ATI directly and loaded their Catalyst Control Center Software directly. The card runs well for the past 24 hours with no errors or conflicts.
Summary: I use my desktop PC for gaming and advanced pro-level photographic applications, including Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom (among other processing software). My <2-year-old PC is already a pretty fast machine, with an Intel 3.4 gig CPU and 2 gigs of RAM and on-board ATI-200, but it was straining and...