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This review is from: SMC LG-ERICSSON SMCGS8 Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps Unmanaged 8 Ports Compact Switches
Pros: Worked for a while, good price
Cons: Died after almost 4 years, ran hot.
Other Thoughts: Device worked for a pretty good while, almost 4 years, but shouldn't have died even after that. Did have a bit of flakiness throughout its life and needed a few "reboots." Did run hot though it's whole life but it lived in a cool basement and that probably kept it alive that long. After its death a few days ago I noticed the power requirement stamped into the device where the cable attaches. Says 9V/1A. Power adapter DC output is 12V/1A. Could be why it ran hot and died after a while....
Wouldn't buy one again even if I got another 4 years out of it.
Pros: Silent design that cools just as good as designs with loud fans. Overclocks well, currently at 760 core, 2260 mem and doesn't even get warm. Added a silent 80mm fan for good measure though...not sure if it's really needed.
Cons: It doesn't clear the snow off my driveway.
Other Thoughts: For the price you can't go wrong.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80557E4500
Pros: Unreal overclocker. Keeps cool enough and stable with stock cooler at 3.44 GHz(344 FSB w/ 10x multi, +.1v). Will need better HSF to push it further. Running with MSI P6N SLI board.
Cons: um...it won't clock to 80 GHz??!?!?
Other Thoughts: Considering the price and overclocking potential, you can't beat this CPU.READ FULL REVIEW