Joined on 04/28/06
Here's the Lowdown
Pros: Well balanced. Crystal clear treble, midrange, and bass. Beautiful looking speakers. Remote is well designed with great functionality. BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK AT $69.99!!!
Cons: These aren't louder than the $25 HP 2.1 13 Watt speaker system I returned. However, what those four extra satellite speakers and 27 Watts extra have given me is beautifully defined, crystal clear sound in the high-range, mid-range, and bass. The reason you will hear people review that less expensive speakers sound just as good is because they don't have the ear to tell just how muffled those inexpensive speakers really are....and just how crystal clear these Z-4 beauties sound!!!
Overall Review: 1st Impression - "Wow, these look great...satellites are bigger than I thought they would be. The beautiful glossy black will go great with the new Acer glossy 22 inch LCD I'm planning on buying from NewEgg" 2st Impression - "I thought they would be louder for 40 watts." 3nd Impression - "They are clear and sound GREAT!!!" 4rd Impression - "The bass is soooo clear and defined and powerful!!!" 5th Impression - "These sound better than my 165 watt stereo system in my new Honda Civic!!!" 6th Impression - "Actually, they are kind of LOUD for one room!!!" 7th Impression - After three days of owning...."COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH PURCHASE!!!"
Doesn't run at 3200 in HP Gaming Laptop 16-a0032dx
Pros: Works kinda
Cons: Only runs at 2667MHZ in my HP Gaming 16 Laptop which stock RAM ran at 3200MHZ
Overall Review: Time to return it for a memory that actually runs at 3200MHZ. I think you need a laptop that has overclocking options to increase the voltage from 1.2v to 1.35v to run this at 3200MHZ. I contacted crucial beforehand, gave them my laptop model number and they assured me it would be plug and play at 3200MHZ. This is incorrect and HP BIOS does not give options to change RAM speed and timings manually. Time to return this.
Best Bang for Your Buck!!!
Pros: Low Power Consumption! Excellent performance! Quiet Fan! Highly Overclockable! I have this running flawlessly on the OEM's choice of 300 Watt Power Supply. At stock clock speeds (550 Core/ 800 Memory), my system achieved 8684 on 3dMark06. At the maximum overclock achieved of 699 Core/ 1052 Memory with Nvidia Ntune (only video card overclocked), my system scored 10053 on 3dMark06!!!
Cons: May be too large or a tight fit for some cases. 9 inches long.
Overall Review: HP Pavilion Media Center m8200n. Stock Lite-On 300Watt PSU with 19amp maximum on the +12v rail. AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz(89W), 3GB Ram. Vista Premium 32 bit.
Pros: None due to the Catalyst Media Center software being junk.
Cons: It would be nice to have tech support for the product. Maybe even the product installing easily and properly would be helpful.
Overall Review: I've never came across a video game or other software that listed compatibility with a system that I havn't been able to find a patch, manual install, or other fix for...until this one. Search for reviews online at multiple sources before buying. About half the users are happy since it actually installs on there system...half are not because it will only partially install and the TV tuner (the reason we buy it) function in Catalyst Media Center will not open. System: AMD Athlon 64 3200; 256MB Nvidia 7600GT; 1.5 GB DDR; 16OGB HD; Windows XP Home SP2 with all the latest updates; and everything else it should take to make this junk work! Note to ATI: Hardware is only as good as the software/drivers that come with it...and yours suck!!!