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CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5C
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Pro: Appears well made; heat sinks built in; tailors itself to other memory installed; Corsair website helps to find the right memory for your computer

Technical stuff: AMD 9750 quad with 4 GB memory @ 800 MHz 6-6-6-18 timing in slots #1-2. 64 bit Vista OS which runs all 32 bit software I have thrown at it and can run old 16 bit software and DOS games with DosBox! Only a 64 bit OS can use more than about 3 GB memory. This Corsair 2GB x 2, dual channel, paired memory, with timings of 5-5-5-18, is faster memory than my original installed memory and I was concerned about the timings. The result was that all my memory runs at 667MHz but with a faster timing 5-5-5-15, so it is very close to the original memory installed but not as fast as it can be. I do not intend to over clock and will not change out the slower memory because of cost concerns.

Cons: knock off one star - personal

Other Thoughts: Have an AMD 9750 quad with 4 GB memory in slots #1-2 and wanted to go to 8GB. It is important to install compatible memory in the other slots - i.e. slots #3-4 were empty. I have 64 bit Vista which can "see" 8GB of memory. I searched through multiple sites to obtain quality memory and was not happy with the confusing results. I searched the Corsair website and they have a "memory search", where you enter your computer model and they give you matched memory that is guaranteed to work with your computer. Then it was easy to find what I needed. The result was the all my memory ran well and I can use all my 8 GB memory.
I don't mean to confuse those who are less technically inclined - the point is that all memory is not the same and to just stick any DDR2 memory into your computer will guarantee an unhappy end user. It is hard to match up the correct DDR2 memory without knowing a lot of hidden details and for most end users it is easier to just go to the memory manufacturer's website.

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CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5C
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Heat sinks; quality; works with Gateway DX4200 with AMD 9750 quad; corsair website for compatible memory searches; works with other memory timings [would not test different timings in the same paired slot - see other thoughts].

Cons: Rebate - wonder if it will ever come and easy to make a mistake with the pre-registration; UPS is a slow shipper which makes Newegg look lousy; high cost as compared to 6 months ago.

Other Thoughts: Corsair Memory is 800 with 5-5-5-18 timings - 2 GB each paired in slots 3-4. Had 2 GB 800 in slots 1-2 with 6-6-6-18 timings. Result 8 GB 667 with 5-5-5-15 timings not too bad a result. I could change out the slower RAM but with the high cost will not. I am satisfied with the result.

If my rebate comes, the ranking will change upward.
I had to ding 2 stars for all the cons.

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hec HP585DB 585W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs bargain & works 10/06/2009

This review is from: hec HP585DB 585W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included

Pros: cheap, quiet, reliable

Cons: to keep costs low - not modular, wiring thinner

Other Thoughts: A pro view of this PSU tore the guts apart. While some of the components are less expensive, it appears that where it counts, the components are quality. I agree. The metal casing and wiring is thin. Some reviewers have had bad PSU's - even with the cheapest stock PSU's from the 20 + computers I have had over years, not one has ever failed (lucky?). However , if you run your CPU 24/7/365 - I would expect failure at some point especially with all the brown outs and power surges that occur periodically. Quality control is not so good today in a lot a stuff (including so called name products)!

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Display Name: John B.

Date Joined: 03/22/03

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