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Team 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 Laptop Memory Model TSD316G1600C11DC-E
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs No prob in Alienware m17x R3 11/26/2012

This review is from: Team 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 Laptop Memory Model TSD316G1600C11DC-E

Pros: Price, the least costly DDR3 1600 mem at the time I bought. It's CAS11 but I checked factory memory and it was CAS11 also. No problems so far with anything, can't tell any difference in performance of apps other then now I have 20GB instead of just 8GB. The laptop came with 4 - 2GB sticks. Comes with factory profiles that show a little headroom for OC but I don't plan to OC.

Cons: Not cheaper or tighter CAS settings would have been nice.

Other Thoughts: I don't care about super expensive low latency modules because all tests I have ever seen when overclocking memory never yields more than a few seconds off any given synthetic tests which mean nothing for real world performance. You are better spending on faster CPU or GPU then faster mem. which is why I bought the fastest CPU and GPU available for my m17x.

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THRUSTMASTER RGT FFB CLUTCH
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Defective 06/03/2011

This review is from: THRUSTMASTER RGT FFB CLUTCH

Pros: The wheel has good feel and FFB is strong but only on some games with correct driver installed (from disk date 2009). The clamp holds pretty good so far and hasn't moved as some report but I have solid desk.

Cons: The drivers are minimal and technical or web support is practically non-existent. The driver settings as well as windows calibration without the driver indicate that only the brake input and wheel controls are progressive, meaning it slides up and down in up and down values or left to right. the gas pedal acceleration function is either on or off, no progression. So you either have full gas or none. Not that noticeable with some cars with low power but with high power autos throttle control is disastrous. The pedal pod slides around, this is true and the paddle shifters are creaky and cheap flimsy plastic not inspiring confidence they will last.

Other Thoughts: I am sending this back. I will give Thrustmaster another chance but I do not have high hopes judging by their website they do not want to be contacted.

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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1500 Notebook Express Card 1195 ExpressCard/54 Interface
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works as advertised. I use it in conjunction with an Alienware M15x R1 laptop that has 9800GTX video option and Windows 7 Enterprise Windows Media. It works fantastically with Windows Media no drivers and channel quality is good overall.

Cons: The major problem is the card gets way to hot on its own and sits close to the video card which is warm as is. This drives the thermal temp of the video card to around 70C causing the fan to kick up to prevent damage making it noisy. Without the card the GPU video stays around 63 and fan speed is normal. The card creates much heat even when not being used and undoubtably is also drawing lots of power through the Express bus. It also has trouble tuning some over the air channels and sticks out to far from the laptop in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: Does the job but could possible burn out or destroy your other components if you do not keep an eye on it.

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Display Name: Paul A.

Date Joined: 04/28/03

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 04/08/07
  • Last Review: 11/26/12
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