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This review is from: Cooler Master ThermalFusion 400 - High Performance Thermal Compound
Pros: Brought my high load temp highest core temp from 76C to 72C. I'm using a 212 EVO cooler.
Other Thoughts: I went from a good white thermal compound to this and it did what it said, the reason my temps didn't go down more is because the i7 3G run very hot and mine is over clocked. This will spread VERY thin but don't let that worry you, just use enough to cover the top (as thin as you can) and mount your heat sink.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It worked after some playing... so here is the setup, I have 3 DVD drives that are SATA and need connectivity to the computer. When I connected the 3 DVD drives to the computer the S0 (the 1st connector) would randomly drop out the DVD drive so I decided to move the cable that was plugged into S0 on the card to the last port on the card which is S3 (the 4th connector) so now S1, S2, and S3 are in use. Once I did this setup, I've never had a problem, just don't use S0 (the 1st connector) at least for DVD drives since that's all I'm using it for.
Cons: The CN1 = 1st port = S0 is not reliable and can not be used unless you like randomly disappearing drives.
Other Thoughts: So remember that PCIe 2nd generation is 500 MB/s max (suggesting that your bus isn't busy with other things), one 6 Gb/s port has the speed potential of 750 MB/s so clearly if you had 1 super fast drive running at the full 6 Gb/s your PCIe 2nd gen bus would be slower than one full speed SATA 6 Gb/s port (channel) so same is true if you had 4 drives connected to the SATA controller board at the same time that a max of about 188 MB/s out of all of the drives at the same time could (but probably won't) be achieved.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: At factory speeds of 3.5 GHz the WEI is 8.0 but my new video card is a GTX670OC and scores an 8.1 on the WEI and I want my CPU at least that fast so I headed for my BIOS. At 3.6 GHz it was still only 8.0 on the WEI so I upped it again and this time to 3.8 GHz (which is 38 x 100 MHz) and now it scores 8.1 on the WEI which makes me very happy and I did it on stock voltages on everything! PCIe 3.0 x16, built in memory controller (I like except it’s capped at 32 GB of memory less about 1 GB of hardware addressing) and very power efficient, what more can you ask for on a value/mainstream processor?
Cons: Not really a con, I was just thinking the WEI would be a little higher at stock but I fixed it.
Other Thoughts: Memory speed test at factory speed of 1.6 GHz is a little over 20 GB/s, which is great for dual channel.READ FULL REVIEW