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Zerna K.

Zerna K.

Joined on 10/15/02

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect with Vista 64 bit

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996557
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996557

Pros: Great price EPP SPD 4-3-3-10 2T @ 2.2V

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: I bought this RAM to run in my new C2D 2.4GHz system with Vista 64 bit. Vista installed onto my 150GB Raptor in 25 minutes with absolutely no problems. My system is currently running at 3.5GHz (Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 board) with the RAM running fine at 875MHz (FSB 438, 8x multiplier). Have not tried to push the RAM further, and frankly I think this is fantastic RAM for the price. I was originally going to buy the Mushkin kit with the tighter default timings, but I'm glad I didn't. This is the same RAM AFAIK, but around $200 cheaper! =)

Most Critical Review

Drive died in ten months

Seagate BarraCuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Worked ok for ten months

Cons: Died without warning, no clicking, no errors, PC crashed with a BSOD, then the drive was not detectable in the BIOS, Windows or anywhere else. Showed up as a 4GB drive with a different part number in another PC. I've lost everything I had on it and am furious!

12/27/2011

Follow-up review...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600

Pros: Cost, speed when overclocked

Cons: Not as good as it used to be for overclocking. Needs higher volts to OC

Overall Review: After buying one E6600 last week and getting it to overclock to 3.5 GHz with the stock Intel cooler, I bought another one. This new chip can only make it up to 3.3 GHz on stock air cooling with vCore increased to 1.5, so perhaps the newer E6600s don't oc quite as well as the older ones. Here are the details: SSpec: SL9ZL FPO/Batch: L704A945 Pack Date: 04.04.07 Made in Malaysia

Decent case

Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Pros: Nice case Comes with 500W Antec PSU Rear 120mm fan has a speed controller. Well made

Cons: Front 120mm fan sits BEHIND hard drives instead of in front of them. Only two screws in the box were long enough to screw-in a hard drive while retaining the rubber drive mounts. They should have given at least a dozen.

Overall Review: I've just made a new system with this case. It's a decent case, good value for a mid-range system. Couple of minor annoyances, but nothing major.

Stonking drive!

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAST!

Cons: Expensive for the space Small

Overall Review: This is the perfect Windows Vista boot drive! =)

Overclocks like a dream! =)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600

Pros: Low price Brilliant overclocking Very, very fast when overclocked

Cons: No SSE4

Overall Review: I've been reading that the newer E6600s don't OC as well as the older ones did, so I was a bit nervous when I ordered this chip, because I intended to overclock it hard. I'm glad the chip I got is a good one. It's currently doing 3.4GHz (425 FSB, 8x Multiplier) on a Gigabyte GA965P-DS3 with 2x2GB Mushkin DDR2-800. It is stable at 3.5GHz, but I'm still using stock cooling, while I wait for my Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, so I've clocked in down to 3.4GHz to keep the volts in check and temps low. Here are my part details: Stepping SL9ZL FPO / Batch L701C326 Pack Date 20 March 2007 Made in Malaysia