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This review is from: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible
Pros: -If you want to choose air cooling, it's either this or the Ther*******t U***a-120, and this is cheaper. so WIN
-Fan is attached with rubber pegs to eliminate vibration
-Fan is easy to remove and upgrade if necessary.
-Cool to the touch even with my e8400 oc'd from 3.0 to 4.0. THAT IS WHY I BOUGHT THIS
Cons: -Possibly insufficient instructions (more on that in "other thoughts")
-If you prefer more cfm at the cost of noise, maybe you wish xigmatek chose a beefier fan, i dunno.
Other Thoughts: Judging from the other reviews, it seems common for people to:
-Install it wrong (more on that below)
-Assume it fits in their current setup without taking measurements and then find it doesn't fit (whose fault is that?)
- Get all fussy about the pegs (that's lga775 for ya, so choose a different socket type or deal with it)
-Not know how to set their cpu fan throttle
Installation will be unsuccessful if the following are steps are not followed:
-MAKE SURE ALL THREE HEAT PIPES CROSS THE CPU DIE. Dual-core Intels, for example, have the die running lengthwise such that installing the heatsink the wrong way results in only one heatpipe actually being on the chip.
-Make sure the fan is blowing air across the fins of the heatsink, not blowing it away.
-Make sure the heatsink/fan are oriented along with the flow direction of your case fans.
Pros: - MICRON D9s!!! AWESOME!
- These puppies have been stable for a while at 1112Mhz, stock voltage. I'm sure I could get more if I needed it.
- DDR3 speed for DDR2 price
- Seriously, D9s OC like crazy.
Cons: - Compared to other DDR2 this is pretty expensive
- All the negative reviews on here have convinced me that these are going to burst into flames at any moment.
Other Thoughts: I bought this along with an e8400 and I wanted to go with d9 memory so that I could just start overclocking like hell and not have to worry about my memory holding me back. And this memory delivered, 100%. (my e8400 is at 4.0 no problem w00t) If this stuff holds up for another month, I'm buying another 2 gigs!!
At this point, seeing as I haven't been running it for more than two weeks, I'm only giving it a hesitant 4/5 stars until I'm sure it'll hold up.
Pros: -It's just about as cheap as you can get an 8GB SDHC card right now.
-Tripled the storage space on my lovely new Eee PC 4G! Worked right away with no problems.
-slightly faster than most 8GB USB thumb drives of the same price, besides being smaller.
Cons: -It says class 6 on the label but I benched it at a maximum transfer of 4.27 MB/s (29.13x) read/write which makes it a solid Class 4 card but not Class 6 by any means. I could be wrong, so post a reply if you can actually get 6MB/s out of this card.
Other Thoughts: -if you don't need HC, you can get a lower capacity with greater speed for the same price.READ FULL REVIEW