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This review is from: ASRock G41C-GS LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Allows reuse of a good 775 socket CPU from a dead PC, with POSSIBILITY of running faster DDR3 RAM.
Cons: Do not buy UNTIL you are certain that selected RAM will work. DDR2 ("expensive" and slower) seems to work fine. However, DDR3 usually fails (incompatible). For example:
Worked - Crucial (Item=N82E16820148149) PC3-8500
Failed - G.Skill (Item=N82E16820231307) PC3-8500
Failed - Kingston (Item=N82E16820239310) PC3-10600
Note: I just happened to have several memory sticks lying around the house.....
Other Thoughts: Why is it that some DDR3 is incompatible? CAS Latency? Number of RAM chips on DIMM? FYI - when DDR3 memory was compatible, the motherboard recognized it automatically (but it wasn't DDR3-1333).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Fantastic expansion capabilities for price (RAM and expansion cards).
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works perfectly under KNOPPIX/Linux. Inexpensive.
Cons: The included CD-ROM drivers for Win98 didn't work. Then again, Win98 couldn't even recognize a "Fast" Ethernet PCI card either.
Other Thoughts: I bought this card so I wouldn't have to put up with a weak 2001 motherboard video.READ FULL REVIEW