Skip to: | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Home > 
Ronald P.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

ENERMAX Aurora Black 104 Normal Keys USB Mini Keyboard
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs key failed at 11 months 04/27/2008

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.

ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs great board, no problems, thumbs up 03/31/2007

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.

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

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.


Ronald P.'s Profile

Display Name: Ronald P.

Date Joined: 11/24/03

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 03/22/07
  • Last Review: 04/27/08
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CA Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.