Got these 2 cards for dirt cheap (as usual for me), in good condition. The cards work, but that damn 7300GT refuses to post on the test system (an early on Radeon HD3650 AGP did the same shit on me on that test system), seems some of these AGP bridge cards just hate the damn VIA chipset or something.. The story with this new for me HD3850 is funny to me.. Since i have x3 HD3850 one HIS IceQ 3 and one Sapphire like this, but in mint condition, did not need to keep a 3 one, so i made local AD to sale it.. A guy that said his HD3850 did brake, and had to meet with me to buy my card, i told him that if his card was not yet in the garbage, to sell it to me for small price, so i can see if i can resurrect it back to life in service of some computer enthusiast such as everyone in this forum.. So he did bring his card, and i did cut a bit of the price of my HD3850 and got his card. Well the card on the picture is after cleaning, it was nasty, with fucking cigarette smoke all over the card (except under the heatsink), damn do i hate when i get parts that are all covered by that shit... But i will anyway sell that card for sure, as i collect only parts in mint/ factory condition, or at least 90% of that, or unless is something really rare and exotic, then i have no choice, till some preserved part drop from somewhere... The strange part is he said his card was crashing after some time in windows, and that he did reflow the chipset with station... But what i found was that, from the x2 DVI port one is working normal, and the second one dont display the red from the RGB spectrum.. But the card works fine in GTA vice city, 3D orb render and some 2D game.. Not sure what is messed up on that DVI port so the red is gone, will try to use 95% alcohol on it, or even WD-40 and brush.. But even if wont get fixed is whatever, the card is working i will just sell it with 30 days warranty, for lower price...
Sadly the original design of that Axle cooler was very nice, but some moron decided to trow that, and slap big ass fan.. OK but where the hell is the missing part, now i cant bring back the card to its original looks, i have fans, but i dont have that flame part... Will figure something out, like always...
nVIDIA GEforce FX5900XT Pro (Axle it appears)
nVIDIA GEforce 7300GT AGP (Galaxy)
ATi Radeon HD3850 AGP (Sapphire)
Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
W3680 4.5/ GA-x58 UD7/ R9 280x
K7 2.6/ NF7-S/ HD3850
IBM x2 P3 933/ GA-6VXD7/ Voodoo V 5.5K
Cmq P2 450/ GA-BX2000/ V2 SLI
Cmq DeskPRO 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088