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Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DTSE9H/8GBZ
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Handy to have 03/21/2014

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DTSE9H/8GBZ

Pros: Tough metal casing, no cover to lose.

Cons: Can be a bit of a tight fit on some USB sockets, but that can be a boon at times.

Other Thoughts: Got this item during a sale, almost a 2for1 deal, can't be beat at that price. I have had the 16GB brother for over a year and it has given faultless performance. These are the only flash drives I trust on a key ring all the others I have put on my key ring have ended up with chips and cracks, these things are very robust.

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AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model R938G2401U1K
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast… very fast!

Cons: More an observation than a con, if you are on 2133 then upgrading to these may not see significant gains.

Other Thoughts: I installed these sticks on two different machines just to see what the effect of using this fast RAM on a fairly new desktop and then on a low-mid range gamer.

MSI 970A-G43
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz
Previous Memory Kingston HyperX 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333
ZOTAC GeForce 8400 GS
Corsair CSSD-F60GBLS SSD Boot Drive
WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB Data Drive
Windows Professional 8.1

This system scored 7.3 in Windows Experience Index for Memory.
After replacing the memory with the Radeon R9 2400 the memory score improved to 7.9, this is running the memory as 2133 which is the fastest this particular motherboard will OC to. The installation of these memory sticks was the fastest and easiest setup I have experienced with high end memory, in the past tweaking memory performance involved changing settings, rebooting, see if it will make it to windows, if it did make it windows run a couple of memory intensive operations to make sure the system was stable, if these came out ok you were good to go. This smooth progression from installation to usage very rarely happened, usually it involved reboot/change iterations which a smart user would document to keep track of the combinations of settings you had eliminated. This was made all the more tiresome by the need to reset the CMOS settings if a motherboard would refuse to post due to changed settings. Resetting CMOS meant reentering all the CMOS settings manually, these were the days before CMOS profiles and sensing failed settings and rebooting to the old settings features. Thank the FSM those days are over. Modern motherboards detect boot failure and take you back to the BIOS with the prior settings. This particular motherboard actually had AMD profiles built into the BIOS so it could detect the memory installed and automatically configure the timings required. The combination of fast memory and SSD makes this a very fast system for run of the mill tasks, the graphics card is bleugh for games though. So I took the sticks out of this system and installed them into the following setup.

ASUS A78M-A FM2+
AMD A10-7850K Quad Core FM2+
Previous Memory G.SKILL Sniper Series 2 x 4GB DDR3 2133
AMD Radeon R7 – APU based
Toshiba HDTS212XZSTA 128GB SATA III SSD Boot Drive
2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200 Drives

To be honest the improvement was minimal, there were a few FPS gains here and there but the difference between 2133 and 2400 MHz DDR3 is barely noticeable. I pulled out the 2400 and stuck in the 1333s from the other system, did a few frame checks and compared these to what I was seeing with the Radeon R9s. Now that’s where you will see the difference. Running Batman Arkham Asylum, I know it’s old but it’s one of those games I play frequently, I was seeing a gain of about 5-10 FPS going from the 1333 to the 2400 setup. With the fall in price of these 2400 kits in the last year and their increasing availability you gotta do it! Besides the minimalist design of the sticks and their heatsinks looks pretty n

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Orico PVU3-2O2I Super Speed USB3.0 2 Port and 20-Pin PCI Express Adapter Card with VL800 Controller and Low-Profile PCI Bracket
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: No issues on installation providing you download the latest drivers from the website.

Cons: No cons, worked well with my Syba front panel

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Display Name: Robbin N.

Date Joined: 01/21/04

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