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Showing Results: Most Recent Orange Pocket Notepad
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Almost perfect 05/01/2015

This review is from: Orange Pocket Notepad

Pros: I work overnight throwing freight at a big box retail store. The overstock pallets I place in the overhead need to bet tagged with SKUs, quantities and dated. Before I print out my tags I must jot down all the information necessary to be typed out later. This little orange booklet met my needs. It fits right in my work apron pocket and is the same color as the company I work for.

Cons: I've had it for a couple months and the plastic coil binding it all together has broke in a couple places. I'd like it more if the coil was metal. Anything in my apron pockets is subject to crushing since alot of lifting at work is involved. I hope to fill all of those pages before too much of the binding coil is damaged.

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M2A1600C11
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The RAM sticks look sleek. Their heat sink shroud allows you to hold them without worrying about static discharge. They can even stand on their heads while waiting to be installed. I performed a single test with Memtest86. It ran the test across all GBs with no errors. It took about an hour. I did this test 2 months after having them installed. It probably should be the first thing you do to make sure your RAM is defect free. I just had to set the XMP profile in the UEFI and away they went at their proposed speed. I have a 3570k CPU to support the native 1600MHz RAM speed. I was half thinking I wouldn't have had to set the XMP profile myself.

Cons: These have zero cons. I knew that these sticks were tall and could interfere with aftermarket heat sinks' fans. I needed to adjust the fan cage on my HSF. No biggie.

Other Thoughts: I clipped the bottom piece of the fan cage on my AC Freezer Pro 7 ver. 1 and flipped the rubber stems attaching the fan to the cage. This left just enough space between the 2nd closest slot to the CPU. I have an ASRock Extreme 4 socket 1155 motherboard. My HSF only worked with 775 boards being version 1, but the motherboard allowed the installation of 775 cooler mount. They would be slightly crooked though. I am now using a Hyper 212 EVO cooler. If I were populate all DIMM slots, there would be some pressure put into the closest module to the CPU. It might even be blocking the slot preventing this height of RAM altogether. That's okay, 16GB is sufficient for me, heck even 8GB would've been. Here is some information that I would've been interested to know from Corsair before my purchase. This is some info pulled from Hwinfo32: Number of Banks 8, Module Density 4096 Mb, Number of Ranks 2. Ranks x Module Density = 8GB is how its derived I guess for each stick. You don't hear too much about ranks. This isn't to be confused with channels. They also rate a 7.8 on the oh so very all important WEI -___-. I'm using Windows 7 Pro.

GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 1 Ball, 1 Sleeve VGA Cooler
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Incredible Temp improvement for GTX 260 01/29/2013

This review is from: GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 1 Ball, 1 Sleeve VGA Cooler

Pros: Decreased idle temperature to about 35*C, an improvement of 10*s.
Decreased load temperature to 52*C, an improvement of almost 30*s. (Playing a game 99% GPU usage)
Quieter than stock heat sink.
Came with plenty of ram, VRM heatsinks etc.

Cons: The 3M thermal tape doesn't hold the component heat sinks too well. While playing Crysis 2 today, I could hear them clank(dropping onto the GPU heat sink). Good thing one didn't fall into fan itself while on. One did as I was fishing it out while the computer was off of course. The heat sink would go flying or jam the fan doing who knows what if on. The 3M tape issue prevents me from giving this 5 eggs. Peeling the tape is a small chore, but you do get better as you go along with many iterations. It be nice if the tape had starter slits on each side to peel apart to access the adhesive.
The fan cable fits into the 4 pin header on the GPU, but the connector from the heat sink fans, is ONLY 3 wires. It doesn't work with the software configuration on the GPU nor will it work with MSI Afterburners fan settings. It will blow 100%. So I had to plug it one of the motherboards fan headers via the included adapter to adjust the speed which is fine.

Other Thoughts: I got my GTX 260 about 3 years ago. I've kept it at its factory overclock. It's the BFGRGTX260MOCDE model. We miss you BFG. What prompted me in buying an aftermarket heat sink fan was seeing how my temps didn't improve after remounting the stock heat sink. When I took it apart again, I saw that the stock heat sink wasn't making complete contact with the copper of the heat sink. The impression was only in the corner of the thermal paste. My board must be warped, I don't know if it was like this from the factory, the overdone smudge of paste couldn't tell me this when I first took it apart. I had copper shimmed it and my temps were still just below 80*C while playing games. Crysis 2 shows 99% GPU load through MSI Afterburner. So I opted to buy this cooling solution and it amazed me. I've never posted a review within a day of purchasing something, it's that good. Unfortunately, I am going to have to remove the GPU heatsink to reapply the component heat sinks that have fallen. I actually ordered thermal pads to swap out the provided tape for the heat sinks as an alternative. If I cleaned the GPU RAM better, maybe the heat sinks would hold better. I didn't use an eraser on them to clean as said in the instructions. This heat sink fan takes up 3 slot spaces. My ASrock Extreme4 1155 motherboard loses just one PCI slot since there is no slot below the PCI-e slot. The CMOS battery is there instead. The installation went fine. I studied the install documents and youtube videos before I bought this item. I am glad to see all the other models of GPU that this will fit. This is version 2 of the item and will fit some of the 600 series of Nvidia cards. This is important for me when I finally upgrade. I am a couple generations behind. I hope that the 700 series will accept this too. Thanks NewEgg. And congrats on the recent court case victory for the "shopping cart" patent infringement case brought against you and many companies. You "saved online retail"!


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Display Name: Steven M.

Date Joined: 06/17/09

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