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This review is from: HooToo HT-UH012 10-Port USB 3.0 HUB with 1 Smart Charging Port
Pros: I have this hub mounted vertically to the side of my desk. The orientation of the ports and the fact that they are all on one side make this a great fit. The indicator and logo lights are not bright enough to be distracting, even though the hub is located about 4" to the side of my monitor. Dedicated charging port is also a great thing to have. Build quality is very good, price is great.
Cons: I'm not really a huge fan of the fact that the HooToo logo in the middle is illuminated. However, its not bad or bright enough to warrant the easy fix of a piece of electrical tape.
Other Thoughts: Highly satisfied withe this product.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great chips, very cheap, probably work on most motherboards.
Cons: This model is not compatible w/ the ATI 780G chip set with HD 3200 graphics under Vista x64. It will run, but the video driver will constantly freeze and Vista will have to re-start it.
Other Thoughts: I tried these chips on 2 boards (Asus M3A78-EM & Gigabyte MA78GM-S2HP) - both feature the 780G chipset with on board HD 3200 graphics. Both clean installations of Vista Home Premium x64. Also tried several versions of drivers on both machines. No matter what I tried (an entire day mind you) I kept having the video driver freeze on me. With on board video turned off, I had no problems. I swapped the memory with another brand, and problem completely disappeared (no re-install of vista, drivers, or anything else)
I don't know if this is a problem in x86 versions of Vista, or if a driver update from ATI may fix this in the future, but if you put this into a 780G chipset w/ Vista x64 I guarantee you will have problems.
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2HP AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Great features for the price. 140w CPU support, HDMI, AM3 supported! Great Newegg service!
Cons: First board had a completely bad on board video chip. RMA'ed, the replacement still has issues (yes, I re-installed vista to make sure it wasn't a software problem). The driver has occasionally crashed during AERO animations- i don't know if it's another hardware issue or the driver- but I don't have time for another RMA or refund so i have to eat the loss and buy a video card for this system (thanks Gigabyte). The (replacement board's )on board video only scores a 3.5 on the Vista system performance, that's ridiculously low for a board marketed as having "worlds best on board video". I've had budget boards w/ Nvidia chips score 5.9 and don't crash on me.
Other Thoughts: Hopefully, a driver update will fix the on board video driver problems someday for the folks who already bought one. Until then, don't buy this board without a video card. I've bought a lot of Gigabyte boards, and this is the first one to disappoint me.READ FULL REVIEW