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Jorge R.

Jorge R.

Joined on 06/27/05

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ABIT AB9 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
ABIT AB9 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Nice features, nice audio and passive cooling is great.

Cons: Had to update bios, otherwise it would post one time, then I would have to reset the bios. IDE and Floppy connectors couldnt be in a worse place...

Overall Review: Dont forget to select "load optimized settings" from the bios, and when installing windows xp, press F6 at the beginning to install the sata drivers from the floppy.

12/31/2006

Great performance and features for the price!

Lenovo Flex 4 1580 80VE000PUS Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7200U (2.30 GHz) 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD AMD Radeon R7 M460 2GB 15.6" Touchscreen 1920 x 1080 2-in-1 Laptop Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Lenovo Flex 4 1580 80VE000PUS Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7200U (2.30 GHz) 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD AMD Radeon R7 M460 2GB 15.6" Touchscreen 1920 x 1080 2-in-1 Laptop Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

Pros: - Dedicated graphics for mid-range gaming. - Fingerprint reader is a nice touch and very useful. - Really great performance for the price - I never thought I would use a touchscreen and 2-in-1 as much... I keep finding myself placing the laptop in different "modes" that were never possible with a regular laptop.

Cons: - Trackpad is a bit iffy, sometimes you need to press hard for it to register. - I wasn't aware that this laptop switches between integrated graphics and the Radeon GPU, depending on the intensity of the application, the problem is that some games still run on the integrated GPU even though the laptop is plugged into the power, I was really disappointed with the performance at first until I noticed the problem. This can be fixed by going to the AMD control panel and manually setting the game or application to "high performance", this will force the game to use the dedicated GPU.

Overall Review: This is my first Lenovo laptop and i'm liking it a lot, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a non-expensive laptop for applications like Photoshop/Illustrator and mid-range gaming. It is quite fast due to it's SSD. My only wish right now if knowing if an additional hard drive can be installed alongside the SSD.

11/21/2016

GA-P35-DS3L

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard

Pros: Solid board, Got it to replace my dead AB9 and I couldn't be happier, it booted right up, and I feel my system is a little quicker. Layout is perfect too.

Cons: No IEEE controller.

Overall Review: Has a parallel port? My 3 previous motherboard didn't have one, I was surprised this one did.

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

Pros: Worked great the first time I turned on my computer, Im using it on a Abit AB9 and a E6300, It detected the DDR2800 speed right away.

Cons: Not for overclocking

Overall Review: Good price and good memory, but if you are planning on overclocking then I would look somewhere else.

12/31/2006

nice

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - Athlon 64 X2 Manchester Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADA3800BVBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - Athlon 64 X2 Manchester Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADA3800BVBOX

Pros: Very...VERY fast

Cons: had a hard time installing the heatsink...it was much more harder than my previous non X2 athlon 64...