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AMD Sempron 140 Sargas Single-Core 2.7 GHz Socket AM3 45W SDX140HBGQBOX Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Best possible price/performance 07/13/2010

This review is from: AMD Sempron 140 Sargas Single-Core 2.7 GHz Socket AM3 45W SDX140HBGQBOX Processor

Pros: -Cheap
-Run Windows 7 64 bit without a hiccup
-Overclocks well
-I hear a lot a lucky people unlocked the 2nd core(I wasn't lucky)
-Comes with a heatsink
-Supports both ddr2 and ddr3 1066
-Runs very cool
-Uses low power

Cons: -You aren't guaranteed a 2nd core
-Bottlenecks my SSD :)
-Bottlenecks my $35 graphics card (hd 4350) when playing COD 4 modern warfare

Other Thoughts: I just can't unlock the second core! No matter what, I can't even get into the BIOS. What a bummer, it stinks badly playing Call of Duty 4 on a single core. Overclocking it to 3.75 Ghz helped a little though. I bought this because I really wanted to get a whole new build, but didn't have enough money. So I bought this for around $33 and a graphics card for around $35 until I can get the phenom II 965 ($180) and hd 5850 ($300). I can still play cod 4 at 800X600 resolution at 60+ fps, but that's the highest I can go. I get about 5-10 fps at my monitors native resolution (1920X1080) It's ok though, I almost have enough money saved up for the phenom II and after that I can start mowing lawns for my graphics. If all you do is surf the web, watch movies, and run security software, this is all you need. I might, however suggest an upgrade the the athlon II, which is like $20 more but two cores is worth it, because Windows 7 can use two cores and almost everything today can as well.

Hauppauge WinTV (HVR-1265) Hybrid TV Tuner w/ Video Recorder PCI-E x 1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Just wasn't what I wanted. 07/13/2010

This review is from: Hauppauge WinTV (HVR-1265) Hybrid TV Tuner w/ Video Recorder PCI-E x 1

Pros: -Worked very well with Windows 7 media center

Cons: -Included software is slow channel changing, low quality, and very unstable for me. It also displayed a static bar at the top of a lot of channels.
-DID NOT WORK WITH SAGETV!!! This is what I wanted it for!! I don't want to use Widnows 7 media Center because I have to record in .WTV format etc etc. SageTV just couldn't recognize my analog cable! It did tune to QAM channels though.
-Uses software instead of hardware encoding

Other Thoughts: I ended up returning this and bought the Hauppauge 2250, which works much better with SageTV, except for QAM channels which I don't care about really. Don't buy this if you want to use SageTV. I thought that I saw it under their supported list, but it's not supported for analog. The 2250 works with SageTV, but QAM did not work right off the bat. It still doesn't but I haven't tried more than 2 minutes, unlike the 4-5 hours I spent with this 1250 trying to get analog to work. But, this works great and tunes to all QAM and Analog channels in Windows 7!

ADATA Gaming Series 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-1G
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -looks cool
-very cheap price
-should overclock well
-100% reliable so far

Cons: Meh

Other Thoughts: Really, I have this running at 1066 due to my Sempron 140 processor. So, I haven't gotten the chance to overclock or even use it at it's stock speed. I plan on upgrading to phenom II 965, but that only has a 1333 memory controller, right? Anyway, that will give me a lot of headroom for overclocking, which will be useless if I get a black edition phenom II. But hey, this is the same price or cheaper than 1333 ddr3. Recommended


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Display Name: Luke L.

Date Joined: 02/10/10

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  • First Review: 07/13/10
  • Last Review: 07/13/10
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