Card is probably good, just wouldn't work on my Dell comp
7 September 2014
Summary: I couldn't get this to work in my Dell Optiplex. That was a fault of Dell for not putting the option in the bios. The computer came with windows XP and a 3.1 gig P4 CPU, so why Dell would not do that is a bad flaw.
It works. Boosted my machines windows experience index a ...
6 July 2014
Summary: It works. Boosted my machines windows experience index a bit and allowed aero to be enabled. Its not going to play videos on 1080p or 720p for that matter but it will get you a second monitor and decent performance on windows 7.
Summary: If was sufficient to allow my old PC to run programs that required more graphics than my aging motherboard can handle. Installation was a breeze and it was essentially plug-n-play. It's not high-end by any means, but I don't need that.
Summary: NVidia is one of the beast manufacturers. While this card is older, it does well in a system that can work with it. NVidia is about as close to plug and play as you can get. Windows recognized the new hardware and the NVidia drivers downloaded the newest updates automatically. (Just make sure you're connected to the internet). Installation was EASY. A 5th grader could do it....as long as he/she can FOLLOW instructions.
Summary: Originally, I bought an ATI Xpert2000Pro AGP and it turned out that the AGP was only 1x. My eMachines T3104 requires an 8x AGP. So, the NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 is what I needed. This version has 256MB of dedicated video memory using DDR. NVIDIA official data sheet shows that it is an 8x AGP. Sure enough, upon installation onto my computer, it is verified since my computer is listed as having a slot for 8x AGP!