Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Geoffrey M.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

Foxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G + SB710 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive. Four DDR3 memory slots

Cons: Hot 880G northbridge Foxconn is/was limited to AM3--AM3+ is the AMD flagship gamer/serious PC CPU socket..

Other Thoughts: I'm not used to boards conking after DOA time at setup or infancy. Several years is OK, instead. It's the board--PS is OK--board won't respond any longer to reset or power keys after switch on and powering on.

Spend the extra $50 bucks or so and get a 990FX board--that's a heavy duty setup--with loads of heavy heatsinks and many other great features. It' s what you really want in AM3/AM3+ . That's where I'm heading next here.

First time for a Foxconn board. Foxconn is Apple's favorite fabricator--they've been putting out boards since the beginnings of consumer self-build--perhaps since 286 or 386.

Foxconn nowadays should stick solely to Apple, perhaps. I suppose that this is a faint-hearted attempt to stay in the self-build biz for them....

READ FULL REVIEW
Haier RDE350AW White 6.6 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs 220V+ outlet 10/06/2013

This review is from: Haier RDE350AW White 6.6 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer

Pros: Haier is the third largest appliance maker--worldwide. They have a large footprint other countries--especially many in the eastern hemisphere. They started out slowly in the US with chest freezers. Now, their products offered here include large appliances, LCD/LED TVs, and window A/C units.

Cons: The PRC brand still is not well known in the US--becoming more prominent, though.

Other Thoughts: I'm butting in here in disbelief!

Are you certain that the special 220V+ outlets in your homes are lacking? It's not a standard wall outlet--it's a very large and heavy-duty outlet--taking very large prongs. It should take four prongs or three--four is code for newer homes, these days. Given that you find such an outlet (generally black or dark brown)--your circuit breaker also should prove OK. Given that your 220V+ oulet is legacy 3-prong, you may need to replace the 4-prong cable on newer dryers with a 3-prong ones

READ FULL REVIEW
Foxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G + SB710 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Update: Good cooling news with burn in 05/17/2013

This review is from: Foxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G + SB710 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: See previous review below.

Memory timings: 7-9-9-24, 1600Mhz (2 x 800Mhz) at stepped-up voltage of 1.64V.
So far, two passes of memtest86+ disk, V. 4.20 Kingston HyperX--not XMS (which is Corsair).

Cons: See previous review below.

All-purpose board--not the best for OC. BIOS OK for DDR3-1600 mem to 1600 for this board.

Debian Wheezy install indicated a request for Realtek LAN "firmware." I was able to skip this step, though. Open source offers a driver which forces this LAN to run DHCP for cable internet, anyway.

For Windows install, It's a pretty good idea to have available a pre-burned driver data cd, or the product CD for a workable Window's Realtek LAN driver. Realtek's newer LAN chips have have minor driver support issues....

Other Thoughts: After running sys for three days straight and "burning in, and some further use with Debian" Wheezy," idle temps have settled to 35deg C for CPU, 34deg C for system, and 42deg C for northbridge. Northbridge still is somewhat too hot for me, but the temps are a huge improvement. I'm sticking with this Foxconn board for the Deneb for now. (According to memtest86_, it's a 965 Phenom II model--not 945....

READ FULL REVIEW

Geoffrey M.'s Profile

Display Name: Geoffrey M.

Date Joined: 03/15/04

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/13/12
  • Last Review: 10/06/13
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau