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TP-LINK Archer C8 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4 GHz 450 Mbps+5 GHz 1350 Mbps, 1 USB 2.0 Port & 1 USB 3.0 Port, IPv6, Guest Network
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This router replaces my aging 100Mbps router setup, and upgrades it. Now files transfer across to my NAS harddrive faster, not to mention that my mother, who now uses a Wireless-AC adapter to get on the internet with, can get online without interruptions. I'm not sure about how to use "dual-band" in Windows 10, though but if someone has any insight, let me know about it. For the first time ever, I was finally able to setup and get IPv6 internet going.

Cons: Aside from the fact I can't set up a print server and let the printer act alone as a wireless client instead, see Other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: The design aesthetic could have been improved somewhat if it can be hanged on a wall somehow.

There is also a glaring security vulnerability (according to the ShieldsUP test) that says Port 445 is "closed" but not "stealthed".

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GRSL
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The motherboard I ordered called for SODIMM memory, so I ordered a 8GB kit of DDR3L SODIMM memory rated at 1600MHz. It actually works, and it was a much more elaborate setup, as the memory just slides in and latches down into the board, rather than stand upright.

Cons: While the motherboard says it can accept 1600MHz modules, I was only able to get 1333MHz speeds out of it, even with all of the UEFI settings set on "Automatic" or "Auto-Detect." This was installed on an ASRock H81TM-ITX R2.0 with an Intel Pentium 3220T processor.

Other Thoughts: I would check whether my CPU can support 1600MHz memory speeds or greater from this point on. You know, the main reason for some of the bottlenecking is memory running lower than specifications. Especially when, in extreme cases, part of it is being used as video RAM.
The CPU uses a Socket LGA-1150, so I might plan on upgrading it again if I have to. Newegg often doesn't advertise the supported maximum DDR3 memory frequency when selling CPUs.

Intel Pentium G3220T Haswell Dual-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 1150 35W G3220T SR1CL Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great, easy, simple upgrade and install.

Cons: The built-in Intel HD graphics is very underpowered. I was upgrading my mom's computer with this and she was complaining that some of her Facebook games were running very slowly, or they would freeze and crash out on her. The least that you could have done is make this CPU hyperthreaded.

Other Thoughts: This was sold as an "OEM" processor, which means original spec as intended by the factory. If you want things like hyperthreading or turbo-boost or w/e all the other processors they have, you're going to have to spend more than just $49.99.


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Display Name: Jeffrey S.

Date Joined: 12/27/12

  • Reviews: 25
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 01/05/13
  • Last Review: 04/14/16
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