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This review is from: NEC Display MultiSync EA244WMi-BK Black 24” Widescreen IPS Panel, LED Backlight LCD Monitor 6ms 350cd/m2, DisplayPort, USB hub, Height Adjust, Pivot, Tilt & Swivel, Speakers, 3 Year Warranty
Pros: - Well calibrated - all shades of gray are visible - from black level 1 (where 0 is full black) to white level 254 (where full white is 255)
- Color fidelity seems good, but more accurate measurements need to be done. As mentioned, seems well stock calibrated.
- No back-light leaking from any of the sides/angles - i.e. on a fully black screen there is a uniform distribution of the "black" across the screen.
- The screen is matte but with light coating.
- On a fully white screen, the white seems to be uniform - i.e. no visible darkening in the corners. The consistency of the white on a fully white screen seem good. The screen does not becoming pinkish, bluish or yellowish in different parts - something I have observed with other IPS panels.
- No visible ghosting with FPS games.
- No detectable response latency (at least from my point of view as a casual FPS player).
Cons: - There is one dead pixel - shows red color on white background and is black on black background. Overall not noticeable and no big deal for me. These things happen with panels.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a nice screen, with nicely adjusting base.
With all modern 27" monitors with 2560 x 1440 res, the 24" monitor with 1920 x 1080 seems a little bit small res. Wish for 4k res in the same form factor.
Pros: Runs great at 900MHz (4-4-4-12 @2.2V) on Gigabyte DS3 with Alendale 6400 CPU. As mentioned elsewhere, these sticks use Elpida chips which are great for OCing but not so great as Micron D9 based memory sticks. For the price this is a great bargain.
Other Thoughts: This memory runs default at 1.8V which is according to DDR2 spec and this is a plus if you put them on motherboards that stick to this spec (e.g. Gigabyte DS3 with early BIOSes required exactly this). The 1.8V guarantees wide motherboard compatibility. Another thing - it might be cheaper to get memory like this and buy a bit more expensive CPUs with higher dividers than buy expensive memory + cheaper CPU. This is exactly the case with Alendale 6400 and 6300. Not to mention the related higher requirements on motherboards to achieve much higher FSBsREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Foxconn NF4UK8AA-8EKRS 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Stable budget board that overclocks reasonably well with the newest BIOS (BIOS has to be flashed separately). I didn't have any problems installing and running Venice 3200+ @ 2.4GHz stock cooling. The board allows for 20 pin PSU power connectors even though it is designed for PSUs with 24 pin power connectors.
Cons: The motherboard chipset's location falls right under the PCI-E card.
Other Thoughts: Make sure to set jumper JP1 in the right position when you flash the BIOS either from a floppy or from the provided Windows based BIOS updater application. This will save you some trouble.READ FULL REVIEW