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Rosewill RCW-300 8
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs You guys don't know what a good cable/connector is, 12/10/2012

This review is from: Rosewill RCW-300 8" Power Splitter Multi-Color Cable

Pros: None.

Cons: because this one is not!

These cables have to have the worst connectors and pins on them, ever.

There is a lot of slop in the location of the male pins making it hard to line up. Even connection two of these same cables together is almost impossible without pushing one of the pins through. Even finessing them until the pins line up into the mating connector, the pin barbs have a tendency to bend.

Other Thoughts: I have other, older splitters, and newer SATA power adapters that fit fine together and into the power supply connectors. However, these are the first 4 pin splitters over 24 years that won't at least connect with themselves, let alone various other power supplies and connectors.

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CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ64GX3M8A1866C9
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks great. Good timings for speed. High capacity. Win mem checkers show each individual stick is good and runs at stated speeds/timings if you back off the turbo setting to normal - hence one egg off.

Cons: Motherboard shows 65M+ but windows memory diagnostics shows there is a problem when all 64M is installed. Each stick checks good individually. So, there is a limitation with either the motherboard, X79-UP4, or an issue with Windows 7 pro SP1 64 bit addressing this specific motherboard/memory configuration.

Other Thoughts: For now since 4 sticks run great together, I'll stick with 32M, as even that is overkill. I'll upgrade another machine with the other 4 sticks.

I deviated from the mfg memory compatibility list on this one, so I take the blame and why I still give it 4.

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GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2PT LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Good board for legacy parts 12/02/2012

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2PT LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: DDR 3 compatibility, legacy ATA port, 2 PCI slots, LAN, etc. for use as a replacement for an old mobo.

Cons: No specific cons relating to the function or features of the board. See Other Thoughts below.

Other Thoughts: While not a con, it was the only socket 775 board that would accept the processor I had from a board that just failed. I needed a board that wouldn't cost a lot to use for the legacy equipment we keep to have access to old backup tapes.

I switched out all the components to this new board and slipstreamed some service packs prior to install, but used some DDR3 that was left over from a previous upgrade on another PC to fill these two slots for 8GB (Kingstn 1333).

Since this was just a replacement to use legacy equipment, performance is at the bottom of the list. It works, accepts all the cards I had in the previous board, installs with Windows XP, and all the hardware on the board works. The old SCSI card and Quantum DLT tape drive works.

While the board that failed was a Gigabyte, it was a different model (with an 845G chipset) that was pushing 7 years in service and wasn't brand new when I put it in service, I still trust their boards and continue to build 1 per year with their products.

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Display Name: Michael S.

Date Joined: 01/10/04

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  • First Review: 07/07/07
  • Last Review: 12/10/12
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