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* Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
* Memory Installed: 256MB GDDR2
* Interface: PCI Express x16
* Memory Interface: 64 bit
* RAMDACs: 400 MHz
* NVIDIA unified architecture with GigaThread technology
* Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
* 16x full-screen anti-aliasing
* True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting
* NVIDIA Quantum Effects physics processing technology
* One single-link DVI output supports one 1920x1200 resolution display
* NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
* HDCP capable
* OpenGL 2.1 support
* NVIDIA ForceWare Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
* NVIDIA Lumenex Engine
* Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
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#1
Is this card any good, will it give me Aero on Vista?
#2
yes it will give aero in vista.:thumbsup:
1 Like #3
kelvinni
yes it will give aero in vista.:thumbsup:


Its criminal that you need a gaming card just to get the eye candy on Windows, especially when Linux and Macs seem to do better effects with a 3rd of the power.

Anyways, seems like a bargain for people like me who don't need cutting edge stuff. Might get it to replace my 5 year old 64mb card.
#4
i have this card in my Laptop - it's a good card - just doesnt play the most recent games - but i can play Gears of War all high settins with 800x640 res, still looks v.good :)
#5
If only this was cheaper (i.e. £10) and passive :(
#6
*heat added* great deal, for £18 you cant really beat it...
missed the x1650 and x2400 pro, guess this will do...
#7
For an extra £12 they are selling this card with 512mb.

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=allproducts&searchstring=Geforce+8400GS&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0

As i know nothing about graphics cards can someone say if its worth the extra £12, will there be a noticeable difference on a machine thats not going to be used for gaming?

Kind regards
Tim
#8
belovedmonster
Its criminal that you need a gaming card just to get the eye candy on Windows, especially when Linux and Macs seem to do better effects with a 3rd of the power.

Anyways, seems like a bargain for people like me who don't need cutting edge stuff. Might get it to replace my 5 year old 64mb card.


If you have got a 5 year old card it isnt going to be pci-e. So I very much doubt you will be able to replace your old card with this one as pci-e was only released in 2004 :thumbsup:
#9
Does anybody know the sort of power these will take?

Will a 250w PSU do the job or do you need more power?
#10
Absolutely no point getting the 512MB version. You won't reach the resolutions that will make use of the additional memory.

laze
#11
Anybody any idea if this could used on a Mac G4 Quicksilver? Got one of these machines set up in another room, but the graphics card is ancient!!!
#12
Can anyone tell me if this card answers my earlier question here??


thanks :)
#13
pogologo
Does anybody know the sort of power these will take?

Will a 250w PSU do the job or do you need more power?


yes, depending on what else you have under the bonet.

I only use a max 270W under load:
2 Raptor HHDDs
another HDD, 1Tb
8800GTX @ 768Mb videp
core2 Quad proc, 2.4Ghz
4Gb DDR2 800Mhz
2 DVD drives

hope it helps
#14
#15
good find. Looks like they are out of stock now...
damn bargain hunters... :)
#16
is this compatible with Dell E520?
#17
Beware of known issues with this series of cards from Nvidia - they've done a very good job thus-far of hiding the fact they have extremely high failure rates due to a design fault. Nvidia isn't willing to take the hit of recalls as they would go under. Do your research first, and don't expect it to last 5 years.
#18
good find, thanks http://photo-shack.com/img/559cb990c9dffd8675f6bc2186971dc2.gif
#19
hmm, do you have any links or more info about this? as im thinking about building a new system soon.
#20
Stukka
Anybody any idea if this could used on a Mac G4 Quicksilver? Got one of these machines set up in another room, but the graphics card is ancient!!!


No. Not a PC and not a PCI Express capable machine.

AslaM
is this compatible with Dell E520?


Should be. Says that PC has PCI Express.
#21
taffytim205
For an extra £12 they are selling this card with 512mb.

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=allproducts&searchstring=Geforce+8400GS&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0

As i know nothing about graphics cards can someone say if its worth the extra £12, will there be a noticeable difference on a machine thats not going to be used for gaming?

Kind regards
Tim


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XFX GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI-E Graphics Card
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#22
Shamen
Beware of known issues with this series of cards from Nvidia - they've done a very good job thus-far of hiding the fact they have extremely high failure rates due to a design fault. Nvidia isn't willing to take the hit of recalls as they would go under. Do your research first, and don't expect it to last 5 years.


What's the problem??
#23
Shamen
Beware of known issues with this series of cards from Nvidia - they've done a very good job thus-far of hiding the fact they have extremely high failure rates due to a design fault. Nvidia isn't willing to take the hit of recalls as they would go under. Do your research first, and don't expect it to last 5 years.


Tbh i doubt you would want to keep a card for 5 Years as it would be very out of date by then and at £18 it isn't going to break the bank to replace it as it will be almost worthless by then anyway.
#24
bought one for my multi media PC £24 ish from scan, just checked it has 512mb ram - works great,

uses a huge passive heatsink, so not sure why it's different

power supply on my PC is only 170w
#25
in the picture it looks like you can use this as a low profile card by removing the vga cable and changing the face plate to a smaller low profile one, would that be correct?
#26
Ive ordered mine, but its now out of stock. Im in no rush though.
1 Like #27
twe
in the picture it looks like you can use this as a low profile card by removing the vga cable and changing the face plate to a smaller low profile one, would that be correct?


Yes that would be correct. Its an MSI branded card and comes with the low profile brackets it the box.

As for the failure problem does have problems with certain video/graphic instructions that cause blue screen. These are very rare now and was more of a problem when it was first released. The problem of chip failure that some people talk about is on the 8400m the mobile version and most manufactures have given extended warranty on these.
#28
taffytim205
Ive ordered mine, but its now out of stock. Im in no rush though.


If you cant wait that long and can spend a few more pounds then this from ebuyer is a much better card. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143179
#29
belovedmonster
Its criminal that you need a gaming card just to get the eye candy on Windows, especially when Linux and Macs seem to do better effects with a 3rd of the power.


This is not a gaming card, this is a basic card designed to drive multimonitor setups, blu-ray decoding and fancy window effects.

taffytim205
For an extra £12 they are selling this card with 512mb.

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=allproducts&searchstring=Geforce+8400GS&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0

As i know nothing about graphics cards can someone say if its worth the extra £12, will there be a noticeable difference on a machine thats not going to be used for gaming?

Kind regards
Tim


There'll be very little difference between the two versions even when gaming, the 512mb version is just to sound more tempting and increase profit margins.

pogologo
Does anybody know the sort of power these will take?

Will a 250w PSU do the job or do you need more power?


20-30W maximum, a 250W PSU should be fine provided you haven't added in quite a bit of other stuff since you bought the system.

Shamen
Beware of known issues with this series of cards from Nvidia - they've done a very good job thus-far of hiding the fact they have extremely high failure rates due to a design fault. Nvidia isn't willing to take the hit of recalls as they would go under. Do your research first, and don't expect it to last 5 years.


No, that's just the mobile ones. Laptop graphics cards use different chips to desktop ones. Besides, as this has got Purevideo HD it's a G98-based 8400GS so it came out after the 9-series and the rumour said the problem was fixed in the mobile 9s.
#30
thanks, will order one for my hp computer...
#31
Rubbish GC will melt under pressure.

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