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Pros: Good, reliable brand in kit with heatsinks and nice-looking design.
Cons: Price per GB is not as reasonable as larger capacity memory kits. Also, contrary to one posted user review this kit does not work in older socket 775 DDR3 boards requiring double-sided modules.
Other Thoughts: I bought this kit ONLY because the review by Anonymous on 7/9/2011 at 11:21:21 pm stated it worked with Intel DP45SG motherboard. That review is wrong as I suspected. Docked one egg only for price per GB, but not the faulty reviewer.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Rates better Passmark score (3327) than Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (2988). Has extra 1MB cache compared to current Celeron CPUs. Not as costly as G34xx or Core i3 processors. A great value CPU.
Cons: Integrated memory controller of G32xx CPUs limit DDR3 1600 memory to slower 1333 speed. To get full DDR3 1600 speed requires a G34xx CPU or better. However still seems blazing fast for Windows 7 and office tasks using a Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
Other Thoughts: Stock fan is OK, but never liked the pushpin installation that seems a bit fragile. Operates well with an affordable Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD2 mainboard and 8GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 RAM.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Smallest micro-ATX board I've ever owned! Looked almost like mini ITX size. Shipped with recent F5 BIOS, works fine with Pentium G3250. Rebate processed quickly using express option (they charged $1). Many excellent features at value pricing. Very flexible configuration options.
Cons: All seemed well but found Windows 7 would not shut down with Brother MFC attached by USB. Later discovered BIOS setting for XHCI mode. Changed it from "Smart Auto" to "Enabled". Problem solved after hours of testing many adjustments and wrongly blaming the printer drivers.
Other Thoughts: Gigabyte boards with traditional Dual BIOS are easy to manage, configure, and test both BIOS. UEFI Dual BIOS is not documented, and marketed as an automatic recovery function only. Still nice to have this feature!READ FULL REVIEW