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Kaybles 6ft HDMIDVI-6BK 6 ft. HDMI to DVI Cable with Gold Plated Connector M-M 6 feet - OEM
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Seems like a decent enough cable. HDMI on one end, DVI-D on the other. Gold-plated.

Cons: Unlike a previous review, I was disappointed to find out that these cables do not pass audio.

I have a 32" LCD TV, connected to a M-P HDMI splitter with three inputs. One input is HDMI from my Foxconn NanoPC AT-5570. I get audio. Another is a desktop with a HD4850 video card, using ATI's special DVI-to-HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable. I get audio.
With this cable plugged into the DVI-I port of another desktop with a HD4850, and the HDMI end plugged into the switcher, I don't get audio. In fact, I got a message from the ATI drivers that a DVI-to-HDMI cable / adapter was in use, and to connect an alternate audio source to the display. Bummer.

Other Thoughts: Are there any DVI-to-HDMI cables that are KNOWN to carry audio for ATI HD4800-series cards?

ASRock A780GMH/128M AM3/AM2+ AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Still soldiering on 03/29/2014

This review is from: ASRock A780GMH/128M AM3/AM2+ AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Pretty decent features. Purchased in 2009 for a friend's computer. Was running some X2 chip, but was upgraded with an Athlon II X4 AM3 CPU a few years back, and Win7 64-bit. Has stood the test of time. Not overclocked.

Cons: Something about "Hardware Acceleration" in Flash Player wasn't working (glitchy blocks in videos from YouTube and, and so had to be disabled. Not a huge loss as the quad-core CPU had enough grunt to decode videos, but the rig will probably never be able to play Blu-Ray silky smoothly.

Sound now occasionally cuts out. Unsure if software or hardware problem.

Other Thoughts: At the time, this seemed like a solid purchase, and it has held up pretty well. However, it only has solid caps for the CPU power delivery section, and electrolytics everywhere else, and I think that they may be starting to go.

If I were buying today, in 2014, I would not get any board that didn't have ALL solid caps. My Gigabyte P35-DS3R board (with all solid caps) was purchased in 2007, two of them, and both are still going strong overclocked, running 100% 24/7.

Rosewill RNX-N150PCe, Wireless N150 Wi-Fi Adapter, IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates, PCIe 2.0 Interface, WPS supported
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works fine, once you track down the right drivers over the internet.

Cons: The current crop of units being sold are Rev 2.0 PCB, with a slightly different box. The older cards were AR9285 cards, which would install in Windows 7 without installing drivers.

These Rev 2.0 cards are an AR9485, which requires drivers to work in Win7. (May install without drivers in Win8/8.1? Haven't tried it.)
The drivers on the little included mini-CD weren't signed, which means that they won't work in Win7 64-bit, unless you use a boot hotkey to disable driver signing enforcement EVERY TIME YOU BOOT. Unacceptable.

And if you have a wired internet connection already, installing this Rev 2.0 card and telling Win7 to search for drivers over the internet fails with no drivers found.

But thankfully, go to , they have updated Win7 64-bit drivers there. Once proper drivers are installed, the card works just fine.

Oh yes, before going to , I tried going to , and they did have newer drivers, but those drivers were only for Windows 8. They would not install on Win7 64-bit.

Other Thoughts: This used to be my go-to cheap PCI-E wireless card for builds. The fact that it USED TO be plug-n-play with Windows 7 and not need a driver was nice. Now it's kinda of a PITA to get these installed. Boo on Rosewill for not including Signed Win7 64-bit drivers on the CD.


Lawrence S.'s Profile

Display Name: Lawrence S.

Date Joined: 05/31/07

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 06/17/08
  • Last Review: 06/11/14
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