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GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Does most of what it's supposed to do: works with LGA1555 CPUs, memory capacity is satisfying, enables the onboard video of the Sandy Bridge CPUs with a variety of video-out options. Doesn't allow for any meaningful overclock but that is a known characteristic of the H67 chipset. Has a whole host of connectivity options - many USB ports and expansion slots. I particularly like the 3 PCI slots since I have older hardware that I wanted to keep using (Creative Xfi for soundfont support etc)

Cons: Power issues, especially related to hibernation.

1. If the power is cut off (e.g. unplugged cord, or power switch on the back of the power supply) for any amount of time, even just a minute, after the power is restored the motherboard will not POST successfully. The first 1-2 attempts result in no video and beeps (1 long, 2 shorts). If you keep hitting the reset button it will eventually POST and function normally. This beep pattern usually means a problem with the video card, and that makes no sense.

2. It will not hibernate properly. This is with Win7 x64, which does hibernate without problems on my other machines. The GA-H67A-UD3H will go into hibernation and turn off like it should, but after about a minute it will wake up and restart every single time. There are no settings in either the power options in win7 or in the bios that tell it to wake up like this, so I assume it's just weird behavior of the motherboard. I use hibernation a lot on my machines so I'm subtracting 1 e

Other Thoughts: Apart from the power and hibernation problems it does what it's supposed to. I hope that a future bios update will fix those.

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ECS N8800GT-512MX+ GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I had been wanting for a while to get an 8800GT, and I'm very happy with the choice I made. I was a bit nervous about getting a passively cooled vidcard that also needs an aux power connector, but I read the reviews and decided to go ahead anyway. And I'm glad I did. The card runs at a cool 45°, or 51-52° when overclocked. And that's without the turbo fans (but I do have a side fan in my case that blows air almost directly on top of the card). Best stable overclock is 747 core/1075 memory (from the stock 650/950).

Cons: Uhh... it's big. Not a con really. I had no trouble fitting it, but I have a full tower case. Not really unexpected, I mean you want power and silent, you need big. No other cons I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Shoulda gotten two, but can't afford the second one yet. Maybe the price will come down a bit more while I wait.

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GeIL Value 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model GE5123200BL
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs One module went bad after 1 year 01/24/2008

This review is from: GeIL Value 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model GE5123200BL

Pros: Good value - ccheap and preforming well - while it works.

Cons: One module (blue heatspreader) purchased 3 years ago still works fine, but the second module (same model nimber but silver heatspreader) started to cause my computer to crash after 1 year, and tested with many bad locations in memtest86.

Other Thoughts: I will probably not buy this brand again.

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Display Name: Silviu T.

Date Joined: 11/29/01

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 10/24/06
  • Last Review: 03/18/11
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