Reviews and Problems with PowerColor Radeon HD 5450
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A good upgrade over the video systems included on most motherboards
26 March 2015
Summary: This is an inexpensive video card that is being used to upgrade the system included on the motherboard. It is a great improvement, and works well. It is not a top of the line card for serious gaming, but for casual use. It has a VGA, DVI and HDMI port built into the card. It is fanless, and therefore quiet. I have my computer connecting to a HDTV via a HDMI cable, so sound is coming to the TV via that cable alone, and there are no problems with the picture or the sound.
Summary: Filled out all the papers and mentioned in the rebate form. three months later - nothing. Emailed to find out what's going on, and was told that the rebate form I sent in was for a future purchase date. WTH This was my first rebate that got denied in 10 years!
Pros: It was cheap after rebate if you get it.
Cons: There are plenty of other cards you can buy from other reputable manufactures. If you opt to get this one because of its rebate, my advice is to don't hold your breath for it.
Summary: Using for viewing on a Sony HD TV 720P For me it does not run hot, using 2 fans in push-pull. But then again I'm only looking at Youtube videos. Running like a champ for about 5 months. my next card I get will support 4K.
Pros: Price while on sale and with a rebate If you want a cheap card for average computing this would be a good one. Using drivers downloaded from AMD. No problem with W7 64 bit Works Linux 64 bit "out of the box"
Purchased many of these cards over the years from Newegg
Robert R., Newegg
7 March 2015
Summary: If you just need a cheap card to do some basic computing then this is a good card. Buy it when the rebates are offered and you cant beat the price! Do not buy this card if you expect it to do gaming. It will play basic games but nothing mid to high end.
Pros: 1.) The Price 2.) 1GB of memory on a value video card 3.) Passive Cooling so no fan will ever go bad 4.) Supports small form factor 5.) The rebates
Cons: 1.) This video card is made for web surfing, word processing, email and general use. It is definitely not a gaming video card but you get what you pay for 2.) Rebates for the most part have been honored but there are always those few exceptions that make no sense even though everything was submitted correctly and on time
Summary: Save yourself time and money and get something else.
Cons: I installed this in a computer, it worked for about an hour, after that it wouldn't display anything. Contacted PowerColor, and they wouldn't do anything unless I payed to get it shipped to their RMA center. I just threw this card away and bought a card from a decent manufacturer. 0/10 would not buy anything from PowerColor.
Summary: It's frustrating. IT is not my full time employment, but I like tinkering w/ computers. To have things just fail like this, apparently out of the blue, ends up wasting not only my money but my time, and I only have ~30,000 days to live on this planet, you know?
Pros: Cheap -- at least if the rebate comes. Reading the reviews, who knows at this point.
Cons: After getting it in the computer I wanted, it worked, so I sent off for the rebate. Then I moved the computer into a new room, and suddenly I had no connection to the monitor. Odd, I thought. Try a different monitor -- still black. Try the VGA connector rather than DVI -- well, there's something, but the screen is covered in dots, and Windows blue screens complaining of some avi.....dll error. Onboard video works fine. I have neither the time or patience to try it in ...
Pros: Got the product as described by Newegg. Manufacturer does not honor rebate.
Cons: I ordered this with a rebate just to get a cheap card for my daughters computer. received no communication from Powercolor on there end until I contacted them wondering where my rebate was. After a few emails I was informed they denied my rebate request because I had the check mailed to my workplace. As I informed Powercolor I have all my mail sent to my work address because mailboxes get broken into in my neighborhood. Again no communication on there end until I init...
Summary: Terrific option for web browsing, light/older gaming, or making a quiet basic home theater machine. Wish I could have a few more at the price I got. Of the three companies I submitted rebates to (AVG and Cooler Master) after 2 months Powercolor was the only to have honored it, AVG used 3rd party to notify me I was declined.
Pros: Great sale plus rebate that made the total cost only $6 works well in my old HP A1730 AM2 DDR2 and in both Dell Optiplex, one DDR2 the other DDR3, that I tried. Even over clocked easy to 700mhz core and 450mhz mem without too much heat on a fanless card.