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Thermaltake CL-F011-PL12BL-A 120mm Pure Series Quiet High Airflow Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Good Replacement in ITX Case 05/04/2014

This review is from: Thermaltake CL-F011-PL12BL-A 120mm Pure Series Quiet High Airflow Case Fan

Pros: 1.) Quiet as advertised
2.) Sufficient packaging, easy to get out of box and into computer.
3.) Long power cord

Cons: None really

ADATA Premier Series 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Laptop Memory Model AD3S1333W8G9-2
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works fine in a 2011 Mac Mini Server (Intel i7-2635QM). Swapped the 4GB of Apple installed SoDIMMs with this and I've not had any issues. Done a number of video re-encoding which runs for hours with lots of memory access, no crashes or video issues. I've noticed that with 16GB installed the shared video memory reported in "System Information" now shows 512MB instead of 384MB.

Cons: When I first installed, I noticed one of the banks of RAM reported much higher temps. The temps are higher than running with 4GB. However, this is understandable, because of the increased number of memory chips on the SoDIMM board. The higher density of each chip and finally the fact one RAM module sits between the other module and the motherboard whereas the 2nd RAM module has better ventilation.

Other Thoughts: I was going to get the Corsair Vengeance modules for my Mac Mini Server, but these were on sale. I also have a pair of ADATA SoDIMMs in my Dell Laptop and I've had no trouble with them.

AVerMedia H826-AK AVerTV Hybrid Volar Max - TV Tuner Kit for Windows
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Save the headaches... 06/16/2011

This review is from: AVerMedia H826-AK AVerTV Hybrid Volar Max - TV Tuner Kit for Windows

Pros: Finds analog stations just fine. Windows 7 finds the device just fine and installs a workable driver within minutes. Windows 7 Media Center detects the tuner.

Cons: Terrible ClearQAM detection. I was able to only get 5 of the 30 ClearQAM stations available from my cable provider. Of the 5 none of them was a major network. I used the same feed into my TV and all 30 stations were detected, decoded and displayed without problem.

PLUS, This unit can not use AVerMedia's own software application for tuning or troubleshooting. It only works with Media Center for Windows. It tried adding the missing channels in MCE settings and the tuner could not find the station.

This USB tuner stick is of no use unless I can DVR programs from the major networks in HD.

Other Thoughts: I've got 2 other computer tuner cards PCI and PCI-e based and I know how to get ClearQAM stations to work and work with MCE. But this tuner was going on a HTPC that doesn't have any available internal card slots and so I needed to use a USB tuner stick. This was my first try with an AVerMedia product and I was disappointed with the units performance and the total lack of hardware support from the company's own software product.


Kenneth Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Kenneth Z.

Date Joined: 08/03/02

  • Reviews: 21
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  • First Review: 06/03/07
  • Last Review: 05/04/14
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