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Pros: Very satisfied with this memory - rated at CL-10 timing and 1.35 volts. HP/Compaq PC specs CL-11 at 1600 speed and 1.35 V for my laptop (see below). Because my integrated graphics uses the same system memory, I wanted the fastest available for display performance (that would work) and the availability of a CL-8 timing in modules from other manufacturer was not recommended.
Pareema, from China, was not responsive to an email seeking prior recommendations but then NewEgg was offering this memory module at the best price (and I looked around) and 10% additional promo made this choice irresistible. Delivery was fast so NewEgg stocks it here (not direct delivery on a slow boat from China)!
In my laptop now, Win8 makes full use of this additional memory by automatically apportioning a ram cache with any unused space assuring no lag operation of my applications.
The operating system utilization of the extra system memory from the Pareema 8Gb So-Dimm performs with flexible speed to act like an SSD (small, but 10x faster than an SSD) but even faster because it is in system memory! Surfing the web or other applications typically use only 1.5 Gb and Win8 reserves 5.5 Gb for the ram cache. Opening more programs, the operating system automatically adjusts without fail - I can watch it in the task manager (as I have been curious before and after the installation of the Pareema) window with focus on the memory utilization.
I am very satisfied and now my laptop is optimum with the fastest most efficient memory and operating system from Microsoft working in concert to seamlessly orchestrate anything I can compute in my light and mobile platform.
My system is a HP - Compaq Pavilion
TouchSmart 11-e015nr. Excellent results in my 11.5" laptop that employs AMD's 1.4Ghz turbo speed A6-1450 CPU running Win8.1 Home using responsive touchscreen and with more performance integrated graphics than Intel based offerings when I got it in the fall of 2013.
My max available memory in this system is 8 Gb in one module slot available, so I am retiring the 4 Gb So-Dimm it came with. With battery operation it runs at 1.0 Ghz, and 1.4 Ghz on ac power. The lower clock speeds have not produced any stuttering video streaming nor affected the convenience and utility of this 4 core cpu memory combo. I surf the web and use office type applications with this laptop as I am not a gamer. YouTube HD video streams over wireless with less than 20% cpu utilization.
Cons: No Cons. Lifetime guarantee is the norm like the competing brands.
I already increased my hard drive capacity to a 750 Gb 7200 rpm drive (forgoing the SSD because Win8 already boots so fast).
Other Thoughts: Go Ahead. Especially if you have Windows 8. Any extra memory is re-purposed for performance automatically!
I chose to go this route first instead of spending the extra for a SSD when I replaced the 5200 rpm 320 Gb HDD that came with my laptop.
Pros: Nice system with 4 GB of DDR3 memory and E8400 CPU on the Intel Q45 chipset with integrated video 4500. No HDMI but otherwise comparable to new desktops now selling for north of $350. Lenovo/IBM made the simplest system hardware design in the business with solid cooling and power supply capability.
Integrated video sufficient for online use and business use, not for gaming. However, with a better video card this system is very capable of older games on HD large screens.
Came with a writable optical drive (CDRW/DVDRW) where many refurbs have only a read only drive. Has slots for expansion with half height PCI and PCIe cards.
Cons: Any refurb risks hard drive failure after a 4+ year leaseback. I used my own Win7 64 home premium system disks from Microsoft to install the operating system using the provided product code refurb license sticker on the case. Validated fine. Unfortunately, the disks are no longer downloadable from the internet for refurb licensed computers. I used my own 1 TB hard drive for the install - got a Seagate for 1/3 the system cost (but this component is the most vulnerable item to possibly suffer age related failure and my decision in preemptive replacement was well worth the cost and frustration if the provided HD was high in hours or prone to fail as the most mechanically vulnerable component)
Other Thoughts: These systems used Intel's most successful cpu and chipsets of the later core duo lineage (45 nM process - 775 socket type and in this system using the faster memory of early DDR3 type too (upgrade not mentioned in the specs).
With the hard drive change-out, this system can be trouble free and last another 5 years or longer in use every day.
Later technology in newer desktop systems is little better. Replacements like the power-supply (second most likely component to suffer with age) is available in great numbers as can be found easily for very reasonable cost online.
Go to the Lenovo support website to get all the drivers you need to handle any of the available operating systems (if you have another op license you are not using anymore). Very complete support there if you have a little experience, are willing to look inside and/or DIY.
AHCI support in the bios allows you to select and use very large (>2 TB) hard drives such as for an HTPC. Also, the system is very quiet in operation. There are not any extra bays for additional drives available in this SFF case though, making choice of a very large one necessary if you want to store a library of videos.
Best value I have found (of recent availability) in refurbs out there now!
This review is from: Rosewill RLFL-14003 - Cree XP-G R5 Heavy-Duty LED Aluminum Flashlight - 550 Lumen
Pros: Incredible light. Bright - yet under control. Bought this for security use in showing real estate where power inside buildings is off. Heavy duty aluminum is anodized for minimum surface damage in use. Waterproof o-rings at front and rear threaded junction. Threads lubed with clear jelly. Strong with firm spring on cells keeps them in place and in contact at all times for reliable light.
Machined multiple "collar" design to prevent rolling off a table. Grey/silver finish shows minimal color difference of aluminum and surface so less or no scratches show as readily like a black finished competitor does. Nice lanyard gives secure wrist backup and confidence in use if you lose the grip- doesn't let it fall to the ground. Yet lanyard has a sliding adjustment of spring clamp to allow full and swift hand motion to the switch and to grip while you use it in one hand with easy balance. Incredible brightness for long distance "reach" at night - outside or on the water. Turn down by one or two half presses on the button allows for use indoors without blinding me. I would not want to confront me or try to stare into this flashlight. Blindingly bright on the highest initial setting. Also would not want to be struck by the business end of this thing in a struggle.
Cons: No beam focus. Not a con because the flash-head doubles as a club in "security mode" where a fragile or sliding light adjuster would be more vulnerable to damage to the light or loss of use by refocus necessity. Also not a con because the beam has a uniform "brighter" center area and less bright but uniform outer area of the beam surrounding the center focus. Using the three level brightness allows easy viewing in the dark without over bright washout - outer zone uniform and less bright - yet not too dim. Actually, I use the two brightness zones "instantly" by just pointing off center at my target. Not easy to direct beam if you or a friend are not holding it though. Not really a "work light" then, and not ideal for a one person job like changing a tire at night. Also, the two flashing modes are entertaining, but of less daily utility - luckily you never select them nor have them in the way in selecting the desired lower beam settings (med then low) by "half" presses on the power button. My "half" presses sometimes are too hard and instead of turning down brightness, I accidentally turn the flashlight off. Then, just press it hard again and try to "half"f press with less enthusiasm! (note: it takes 3 or four half presses to get to the sos flasher or the fast flasher)
Other Thoughts: Machined with thickest aluminum where it is needed, around the ends and reinforcing at the threaded junctions. RUGGED. No rotating head to slide out of focus at the wrong moment. Use care of the threads when opening the light and restart the thread while carefully aligning the parts and in good light if you can. Also, make sure the o-ring is still in place and use a little petroleum jelly if necessary for lube and seal.
Beam control (button controls three level of brightness and off center target keeps the glare of the super bright center area under control without fumbling with a rotating head) is able to fully advantage the super bright power of this light.
D-cell alkaline is ideal power source. Others with two cells are not "tactical" and with four cells are too heavy and slow in maneuvering. Three are just the right "heft". Don't leave batteries to corrode in long term storage. Built to last a lifetime with little care except the risk of corrosion by the battery.
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