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This review is from: CORSAIR 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS1GB400C3
Pros: Reasonable price when I bought them.
Cons: At the end of 2011, I bought 4 of these 1GB sticks for my TYAN (tomcat K8E S2865) MB, that has a dual core OPTERON processor. The package from NewEgg sat on my shelf for 9 months. A week ago, I opened the packaging and used these sticks for the very first time.
I am trying to build a basic file server with a software RAID. My installs kept hanging at random points. I tried Ubuntu, I tried debian, I even tried installing Windows, same outcome.
I then went into a memory testing utility in Ubuntu and one of the four sticks failed several tests. I removed that stick, retested the remaining three sticks for about a half hour and when there were no errors, I started a fresh install.
Same problem, the install would just hang after a while. I got VERY frustrated with the system because I couldn't put my finger on the problem.
Among all of the components in the system, I did not think brand new memory sticks could be the problem.
It made no difference whether I tried, "Fail-Safe Defaults" or "Optimized Defaults", install hung anyway.
On a hunch, I removed all three of the CORSAIR sticks, replaced them with other 1 GB memory I had used in the past and the install went all the way thru on the first try. Go figure.
Other Thoughts: Over the years, I have probably handled a thousand memory sticks, but this is the first time that I ran into sticks that appeared to be compatible, but failed thereafter.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Link Depot HDMI-3-HDMI 10 ft. HDMI TO HDMI A/V Cable
Pros: it works !
Cons: none.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works as advertised.
Cons: None that I am aware of.
Other Thoughts: Bought my PowerEdge 1950 from Dell about 2.5 years ago, it came with 4GB installed. Dell wanted something around $1,500 for a 8GB memory upgrade, it was too pricey so I passed on the upgrade. I recently bought two sets of these & I now have 16GB.
I may eventually add another two sets to get up to 32GB.