Reviews and Problems with Zotac GeForce GT430 ZONE EDITION
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Nice card. Terrible rebate.
Mark U., Newegg
21 August 2012
Summary: Newegg is #1. No question about it.
Pros: The card works great for what it is - a low end graphics adapter. The heatsink is massive, so it might last longer than my last passively-cooled Zotac card, which ,after about a year and a half, blew 7 capacitors.
Cons: The heatsink is so big that it will keep you from using the slot that's next to it on the motherboard. The Rebate took nearly 5 MONTHS to get to me (4 months, 3 weeks). People who count on the rebates to come back in a timely manner should be aware of this.
Cons: Card works for what it is - take a look at the performance charts on nvidia site. Buy something else. Don't count on getting your rebate check. I, like many others wound up paying full price for this - unless they get around to sending the check next year.
Summary: I installed this into a Windows 7 PC and booted. W7 loaded drivers and set up the dual monitor for me. Plug and play! Running two 20" monitors for a business computer. I couldn't tell you how it works for games but for enlarging the desktop for multi tasking, it's great. No problems at all.
Pros: Fanless (quiet). Inexpensive. Windows 7 compatible.
Random freezing, but their phone service is awesome!
Nicholas K., Newegg
27 April 2012
Summary: Online RMA was declined which immediately threw me into a rage. Called their 800 number and was immediately speaking with an American rep. Friendly and helpful, he said it was declined because the purchase was within the 30 day window. Suggested I send it back to Newegg.
Pros: This is an update to my other review. Haven't found how to edit my original... Fanless, silent and it's pretty to look at. If I ever get a working one, I'm sure it will be nice. No separate PCI-E power jack is nice...keeps things clean inside the case. Their phone support is pretty awesome. No ho...
Cons: Random freezing when I installed this video card. Anywhere from a couple hours to several hours and the computer would lock up. Several times per day. Isolated it to the video card after swapping out hard drives (still freezing), fresh installs of XP (still freezing) and, finally, the video card ...
Pros: One of the rare 0dB solutions in a higher-end (at the time) video card. Needed it for a silent PC I'm constantly working on.
Cons: Has gotten too hot to touch (on the fins even!) just idling around and browsing the web. Had a sound card in the bay next to it. Upon removing that, things seem much cooler, but still. I would have rather had a GIANT heatsink than this one. I was experiencing random freeze-ups requiring a full po...
Summary: Picked this card up for $40 after MIR. I was really shocked at how FAST their MIR turnaround is. I mailed in the rebate on 3/27 and got the rebate check on 4/6!!! That is a little over a week! Compared to other companies, I'm STILL waiting on some MIR's from CHRISTMAS!
Pros: It's passive so there's no noisy fan. Great for a HTPC. Don't even bother with the included driver disk, just download the latest drivers from the nvidia website.
Cons: As others have said it's kind of bulky, but that's the price you pay for fanless. It's not the fastest out there, but for $40 I can't complain.
Summary: No need to use the istilation disc. Simply run WinZip, it finds the latest drivers on-line and install it.
Pros: Great price, very quick, easy to install, quiet, runs fairly cool, absolutely no problems.
Cons: Very large (it's a monster) takes up two slots. When I went to install the disc that came with the product, I got a message saying that the driver was outdated; my old driver was newer than the one that came with the product.
Faulty instructions, has malware, hard to install, runs hot, doesn't work
Philip G., Newegg
21 March 2012
Summary: I have Windows XP SP 3 on an ASRock AMD motherboard, 12G RAM, circa 2008. (Yes, I know XP only uses 4G.) All Windows updates installed except Windows Search 4.0.
Pros: Card is quiet.
Cons: Instructions say insert CD and run Launch.exe. There is no Launch.exe, only ZToolBar.exe. I found this same complaint on a review of the Zotac GT240 from 2009. ZToolBar.exe installs into your browser, tracks your actions. You must buy anti-malware to remove it. You must search the CD for the exec...
Summary: Product came stuck on the inside of the static free bag, also white powdery and sticky residue was found on the videos circuit board. this was very displeasing to me that such a name (ZOTAC) video card came so mishandled.
Pros: I bought this for a powerful (i7/etc) game development machine. It's silent, well-built, and compact. When just using the desktop, with two big monitors, it's merely warm to the touch, even without case airflow. It's plenty fast for normal gaming. This is my favorite graphics card in a decade. I ...