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This review is from: ENERMAX Aurora Black 104 Normal Keys USB Mini Keyboard
Pros: Heavy, low-profile feels like "quality".
They promptly supplied an RMA.
Cons: A key failed at 11 months under light home use so
that it's hard to believe the spec "10 million plus keystroke lifetime". After no action and no communication for a month, I learned they were out-of-stock of the KB002U.
Other Thoughts: The KB002U model is no longer on the Enermax website.
The newegg link is stale.
It appears to be replaced by the KB007U which is what Enermax gave as a replacement under the 1 year warranty.
This review is from: ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: It was very nice for a change to have all the required drivers on the installation disk (especially since this was for Vista Ultimate 32). I also like the fanless NB/SB cooling. When it comes time to inherit my son's
PCI-Express x16 graphics card, there's a place to use it. The ability to populate to 3GB economically was also a plus (Some other 690G boards have only 2 DIMMs.)
Cons: The only con is that the asus support website has been having problems lately--not that I needed to fix anything, but I was just curious if there were any problems (none posted) or updates (none posted).
Other Thoughts: 1. I have no problem playing DVDs through the on-board graphics under Vista Ultimate (I was pleased & surprised that it included a DVD codec); if anyone is having problem with that maybe software is the problem. When Blu-Ray drives
become economical this board may well become an HTPC.
2. Regarding memory timing:
I think it is true that you cannot adjust the cycle-count latencies, but you can adjust the frequencies (without it automatically changing the cycle-counts). At first I had DDR2-800 installed & it automatically set the freq to 867! I ended up with DDR2-677 ECC-unreg & I manually set it to DDR2-800 with no problems in MEMTEST86+ or installation/running.
Pros: The first pair of memories (same manufacturer product number) I
installed in mid-Jan 07 had no
problems & tested fine.
Cons: The second pair of memories (March 2007) fails memtest86+ with bit error at fixed location in one DIMM that also caused OS installation to fail. This was at nominal voltage & frequency, not overclocked. I also cut the frequency in half to 400MHz & upped the voltage in several combinations, but had the same failure. I swapped the good & bad DIMM in their sockets and the problem followed the DIMM. I do not believe that this pair was actually tested as the data sheet claims and as I paid for.
Other Thoughts: You should know about the downloadable memory test memtest86+ (rev 1.70) and run on
new installs & when debugging hw.
In my experience, you should only buy this memory if you're willing to take a 1/2 chance that you'll have to pay restocking+shipping+your time for the privilege of trying them. Be suspicious when there's a big rebate. Returned for refund not replacement; buying ECC instead.
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