I popped the older version of this with 1GB of DDR3 in a Small Form Factor Dell case about a month ago. No reason for the extra 1GB that I could see as this isn't a performance card etc. and I don't plan on anything bigger than 1080P, but it would have made a small difference to have had DDR5 instead @ 1GB. Anyway, I've set that system up as a Media Center / Netflix \ Hulu Plus streamer for a relative. No complaints with it as a HTPC type card once I got some working drivers. I've just never tried any games with it. Since this is a different card than mine (both from MSI but mine was 1GB & had a different board & heatsink fan etc.)
I did have some trouble getting a driver that didn't crash Windows 7 Home Premium. It came with an MSI disc that was supposed to have an MSI updating program but it never correctly suggested any drivers for the card even when it had only basic W7 drivers installed. I tried the two most recent listed on MSI's site for it CRASH CRASH CRASH & I can't remember but I had some issue trying the newest on AMD's site, so I just ended up going with the older driver on the disc. It's given me a Blue Screen once but I had it set up to do a full memory dump & submitted it so maybe they'll work it out.
$30 AR+s/h, or am I missing something?
Well I was online here when he posted it last night, right off & it was $19.99 AR at that time. Suxs' that they bumped up $10. I was holding back on it because I was tired & noticed it had two rebates rather than one, I remember this for certain because I have a $25 Antec Visa Rebate card I was debating should I use it or not... Oh well, I snoozed & lost. I believe it was $25 AR when I bought the 1GB version it some time back, so I'm not worried something won't re-appear.
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