wel, rather than returning the fx5200 card, I installed it in my moms dell dimension 4300 so that I can at least play some of my games that didnt work on my current p3 dell
. Anyways, the grafix weren't terrible, and when I played the suffering: ties that bind, I couldn't get very close to maxing out the grafix setting. Even at a high setting, it was laggy (good thing Im buying a different vid card). So, I wanted to get the most out of this card that I could, so I pushed it; I pushed it a bit to far though
. I overclocked it from 250/400 to 303/498(I even tested the overclock with RivaTuner before I played anything), and well, with only heatsink, it overheated (fairly quick too I might add). after a few unexpected reboots and a cooldown, it works fine now. I probably wont overclock it again, but overall, its not a bad card. If you could get some way to cool it down very nicely, and overclock it (its extremely easy to overclock) to a decent speed, its a good very low budget card.
Aside that, I'm still looking at some video cards, and I Think im going to go with a ASUS geforce 6600 here
. If anyone has used this card before, some feedback would be much appreciated
any feedback other than that video card is also welcomed
btw, one review on newegg talked about how much better that card was than the fx5200 I installed in my moms dell