Reviews and Problems with Sapphire Radeon HD5450 1GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI (11166-02-20R)
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Card ok, software trashed my computer
Harold Melton "KV5R", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Got for a slimline computer with limited space and power. The card was OK but the software trashed my computer -- it relies on dotnet 4.0 runtime, which I have installed, but it wouldn't find or use it. Tried for hours to get it to find dotnet 4.0 and in the process of installing, uninstalling, reinstalling, it trashed my system so bad I had to reinstall Win 7 from scratch and set my whole system back up, a 40-hour process.
According to AMD Technical Support This Should Be Backwards Compatible for a PCIe 1.0 Slot, But it's NOT...
7 July 2013
Summary: I really wanted this card to work in my dated Compaq Presario with a PCIe 1.0 Slot. According to my research only upto 2.0 slot cards are backwards compatible, but Tech support even stated that this should work for a 1.0 slot. Apparently 2.0 & 2.1 are different. I literally wasted hours of my time trying to make this work. It's the card not my computer that is not compatible.
Summary: I installed this card as per the instructions and when I booted up the computer the screen flickered several times and went black, I put in another card and the motherboard was fried, this computer was working fine until this junk was installed, we put this junk into another computer and it would not work. I would not recommend wasting yor money on this chinese junk, I threw the motherboard out in the trash with the crappy card still attached.......
Summary: Ordered one after Thanksgiving because of the $15 rebate deal. But Sapphire rejected my rebate claim because "copy of receipt is missing". I've submitted multiple claims w/ other vendors this holiday season and Sapphire is the only one w/ "bad luck". I just don't want to waste my time to do business w/ them any more. Good luck w/ everyone else.
Summary: Would run in VGA mode with default Windows drivers but would not load drivers from manufacturer's CD and forced a big old BSOD. Did the same thing on two very different machines that both fit all the manufacturer's specs so I would have to say it's either a bad board or there are some undocumented requirements. Either way, it's been sent back.
DOA, had many card in my life, but this arrived DOA, I'll try another make
16 December 2012
Summary: I put the card in and no video from hdmi, I needed a low profile so the VGA was disconnected, I pulled the card and conncted the VGA, then I tried the VGA, still no post screen. I removed the card ind installed the original card, the original worked fine. I shipped the Sapphire back.
Summary: I bough sapphire HD5450 DDR3 1GB from Amazon.com it came on time. this card can not play l4d2 game. it become lag.. my older card sapphire DDR2 512mb play very smooth. sapphire HD5450 ddr3 1gb is down grade. DON'T BUY!!!