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SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-256G-G25 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I get about 400MB per second in sustained transfer rate. Pretty good for the price.

Cons: none

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane Dual-Core 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Processor ADO5000DOBOX
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs It's pretty great! Could be better! 01/31/2009

This review is from: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane Dual-Core 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Processor ADO5000DOBOX

Pros: 2.6GHz speed at this price!

Cons: Smallish L2 Cache (2x512KB vs. 2x1MB in my 6000+)

Odd clock multiplier (13x) results in unfortunate consequences in RAM speed

Forces PC6400 RAM to run at 371MHz / 742MHz DDR when running FSB at stock speeds

Have to overclock FSB to 216MHz just to achieve DDR 800MHz speeds for memory

Other Thoughts: I had to choose between overclocking my motherboard's chipset or running my RAM slower. I chose to run my RAM slower, which is what I'd recommend to whoever uses this CPU, unless you have a motherboard which is capable of stable overclocking. The motherboard I installed this CPU in was a budget motherboard whose chipset was already running hot. So, rather than risk the board, I decided a 7.25% slowdown in memory was an acceptable sacrifice.

<sigh...>

I only wish AMD would leave the multiplier unlocked on ALL its processors... or maybe improve the memory bus as to where it could utilize an asynchronous clock speed for RAM based on autodetection or manual user intervention. Imagine... you'd be able to just set it to DDR800 and go...

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Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2K2/2GR
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Incredibly inexpensive; lifetime warranty.

Cons: Kinda slow; no heat spreader (gets pretty warm).

Other Thoughts: Thought I'd try it. It isn't SO bad, but it only scores a 5.6 on the Memory Operations Per Second test in the Windows Vista Experience Index, whereas my OCZ RAM (OCZ2N800SRC44GK) scores a 5.9 in the same computer.

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Nicholas S.'s Profile

Display Name: Nicholas S.

Date Joined: 04/19/03

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 01/31/09
  • Last Review: 04/28/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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