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Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996643
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Reliable, good speed, low price. Everything budget RAM from a quality manufacturer should be.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Using this in a JetWay JNF99FL-525-LF motherboard/CPU combo.

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Linksys WMP600N Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI WPA2
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Perfect for creating a Linux WAP/router! 02/26/2014

This review is from: Linksys WMP600N Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI WPA2

Pros: Automatically detected by the Linux 2.6.37.6 and 3.10.17 kernels. Works perfectly as a Wireless Access Point using hostapd with nl80211 driver and WPA2 security. Supports all 802.11n speeds with 40MHz MIMO, although to avoid interference with the neighbors I'm using 20MHz at 130Mbps. Strong 2.4GHz signal strength. Replaceable RP-SMA antennas allow you to improve your signal strength even more. Can transmit at 30dBm with driver tweak.

Cons: 5GHz signal is very poor with the included antennas. It might be better with a replacement antenna, but since very few of my devices support 5GHz, I decided to just use it in 2.4GHz mode.

Other Thoughts: I got tired of consumer-quality routers needing to be rebooted so often and having limited features, so I made a Linux router and wireless access point. It's a lot more work to configure, but once it's going, it is rock solid and blazing fast. I'm using the JetWay JNF99FL-525-LF motherboard/CPU combo, which is a dual-core Intel Atom with dual gigabit LAN.

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SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs ASM1061 Chipset Rocks 10/24/2013

This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: It's all about the chipset, and the ASMedia ASM1061 on this card is a winner. It's fast and reliable.

I bought this to improve stability; my motherboard's onboard Marvell SE9128 controller was occasionally giving me driver bluescreens.

The really pleasant surprise is that Payday 2 no longer stutters! I didn't realize how much the Marvell was holding my system back.

Cons: Only 2 ports, but that's the best you can do for full-speed SATAIII in a PCI-E x1 slot.

Other Thoughts: Not all Syba cards are good -- look at the chipset before you buy!

I'm actually using this in a PCI-E x16 slot; you don't need a longer card to use a longer slot.

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Blair S.'s Profile

Display Name: Blair S.

Date Joined: 04/29/03

  • Reviews: 35
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  • First Review: 01/21/05
  • Last Review: 02/26/14
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