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Pros: This RAM is very quick! It looks nice, 8GB for $50 at 1866MHz, not a bad price.
Cons: I wish I could have opened this RAM up to its FULL potential...
Other Thoughts: Using this on an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Board with AMD FX4100 (non oc'd)
At first when I got this stick, my computer wouldn't s top crashing. Java, Adobe, Chrome -- very RAM intensive programs were having trouble. I noticed the problem was centered around the computer having to communicate hardware through software (i.e, if I turned the WiFi card off, the BSOD's would appear a lot less frequent).
Anywho, I kept getting blue screens and it was frustrating. I went to do a Memtest and received 2.3 million errors..
I thought for sure it was the RAM, and I had an RMA issued, but after doing some tests, and manually setting my MOBO down to 1333MHz, it ran stable. I tried everything from changing NB voltages +.05
Well, I finally got into using my computer a lot more and wanted to attempt to fix it one more time, and ended up on ASRock's wesbite. I went through their compatibility lists and it only has one 8GB stick listed as compatible, and that's made by Corsair.
So make sure that you check your motherboard's manufacturer page, it will save you a lot of headache!
My guess is that companies are doing anything they can just to advertise their product can support DDDR 1866 and not really caring about how few options they give their customers.
Also, another note, if this is your first time buying RAM that you manually have to tell your motherboard to OC, make sure that you change timings and the rate when you bump up the timings. Hope this helps.
Pros: Amazing value, fast download/upload speeds. Can download at 2 MB/s if the speed source can keep up. No difference between this and wired. Very good adapter.
Cons: Might get in the way of other perphrial ports if you plan on installing this in the back of your computer. If you are a simpleton like me, and only use half of your USB ports, then this should be no problem, however, the adapter is a little wide and might make it hard to plug in other devices next to it. Luckily Encore offers a smaller option if you forsee this being a problem.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Rolled steel edges, clean design, fan is quiet and effective (there is only one included), simple, extremely roomy, very airy as well, bottom PSU mounted, the power light is not obnoxious (it maintains a very nice bluish/siliver-ish) look to it. Very good wire tucking abilities as well.
Cons: Steel was a little thin, but nothing too serious, for only $30, I think it is just right honestly. I have finger print smudges on my front when it came, but they're barely noticeable.
The front panel connector cords are ALL black, so it is a little hard determine which one is the positive and which one is ground, negative. See other thoughts.
Also, if you are a person that feels the need to have every aspect of your computer illuminated with LED's and what have you, then this case might leak a lot of light, if that's what you want then good, but if not, then I would stay away from buying any illuminated cooling elements, as this case is what I like to call very, "porous," and has a lot of tiny holes throughout the design to help with ventilation.
Other Thoughts: If you are having trouble determining which cords are positive and which one are negative, look at the connectors. The side with the little triangle is the POSITIVE side. It looks a little like this -- Δ
Hope that helps!
Display Name: Robert L.
Date Joined: 04/14/09
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