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SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model MV-3T4G3D/US
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: They work, what else can I say?

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought these at a big chain electronics store on sale with no rebate for much less than they were here (sorry Newegg). Put them in my Mid-2010 MPB that uses DDR3 1066 ram but have not had any issues after 6 weeks of constant use. Don't notice any difference in battery life. These use .15 of a watt less than normal RAM. Anyway, they do seem to work well with Apple.

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EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Money well spent. Been purchasing EVGA cards for as long as I can remember. They are headquartered a couple miles away so I sort of feel obligated, ya know? I wish everything I owned was built like one of their cards. NO question, EVGA/Nvidia is the way to go. But...I don't get why they make all these versions with different clock speeds because my "vanilla" GTX285 with the Precision Tool runs nice and cool at the MUCH more expensive "For The Win" card speeds. If you register your card you get a free copy of PC Mark Vantage. 90 Day upgrade is a nice feature that I might use to get a GTX295 or whatever else comes out in the next couple months. No problems playing the most modern games maxed out except that I suck and I keep dying.

Cons: Has not improved my dating life at all and after a month of ownership, I still live in my parent's basement.
Chicks just don't appreciate the FPS's I roll with.
Or the sheer size of my video card. At 10.5 inches, it's a monster baby!
EVGA should advertise in Vogue or whatever so women are more aware of what us guys are packing in our PC's!

Other Thoughts: Like others have stated, it makes a tiny bit of a whining noise with normal use like when browsing web pages etc. but nothing really worth mentioning. If you set the fan to max it sounds like a leafblower, but GPU's run hotter than CPU's so 80-90c is perfectly acceptable.
Not a good idea to purchase if you are on unemployment/welfare. I paid about the same for a 32mb card a few years back and thought it would last for at least a decade. I wonder how Crysis Warhead would feel about that?

Yes, it's longer than your average ATX motherboard, but in my P182 case I have enough room for a 24"+ card, so Bring It EVGA!!!

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8@3.5 - Prime 95 Stable
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
EVGA GTX 285
2x WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATAII in RAID0
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
Antec P182 case

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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Triple-Core 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Black Processor HDZ720WFGIBOX
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Update to my first review 03/19/2009

This review is from: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Triple-Core 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Black Processor HDZ720WFGIBOX

Pros: Got a simple drop-in replacement for the stock cooler, a Thermaltake Silent 939 K8. Upped the multiplier to 17x, increased the voltage .05 to 1.375, and now it is stable @3400mhz. It’s been running distributed computing for hours along with other programs at 100% CPU usage and no errors or BSOD’s. All my fans are on low and with an ambient temperature of 66F degrees in the room, it is below the 100F mark with 100% CPU usage and at idle around 69-70F.

Thank you AMD!! Thank you.

Cons: Nope

Other Thoughts: Just for fun I turned my fans on high and set it to stock speeds with Cool & Quiet on. Room temp was about 18-19c. While idling at 800mhz the temp was bouncing back between 17-18c and the northbridge was steady at 14c. Shut it down and opened the case and it was freezing in inside. Brrrrr.

Used to have an FX-60, and just thinking about it would make the core temps rise a couple degrees. This is the processor I was dreaming of back then.
This chip is ridiculously fast and cool at 3.4ghz. If you blink, you will miss Photoshop’s opening screen. By the time you click on Word or a web browser, its open. You will be a spoiled rotten brat when using any other computer, that's for sure.

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8@3.4 +.05v
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
EVGA GTX 285
2x WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATAII in RAID0
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
Antec P182 case

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Loren M.'s Profile

Display Name: Loren M.

Date Joined: 06/05/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/13/09
  • Last Review: 04/27/12
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