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Bryan J.

Bryan J.

Joined on 08/04/11

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Most Favorable Review

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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: great features, very stable, ultra durable!, fast....great looks too dual bios

Cons: the layout of the pcie 16 slots is a little odd but no big deal

Overall Review: I hvae a amd x4 955 in this board just until the new zambezi is out and i am very impressed. It took literally no time at all to get it overclocked to 4Ghz. All i had to do was increase the multiplier and the voltage a small amount and i was there and it is stable. Have run prime 95 for 18 hours without a problem and IntelBurn ran smoothly as well! Lot of people are making a big deal that it still uses BIOS and not a UEFI but i personally like the simplicity of the BIOS myself and even if i didnt I wouldnt see it as a con to the product....

Most Critical Review

Couldnt get it to post

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

Pros: Nice feature set. Nice build quality

Cons: could not get it to POST

Overall Review: I couldnt get this board to POST at all to save my life. The boards led status notifications said it was a problem with the ram. I tried clearing the CMOS, changing the ram from Kingston Genisis DDR3 to some from corsair. No success. I changed the sockets they were in, tried only using one stick....NOTHING. I finally gave up and looked on the asusrog.com forum and saw that there were others having the same problem so I am sending it back.

first diamond paste used

Biostar TC-DIAMOND Nano Diamond Thermal Compound
Biostar TC-DIAMOND Nano Diamond Thermal Compound

Pros: It seemed to set really fast. My temperatures are staying around where they should

Cons: none so far but i dont have the greates knowledge of thermal paste

Overall Review: I am very happy with this thermal paste and they give you a full tube...not just a small amount like so many other companies do. I am happy with this product but I am not sure how it compares to the competition

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: great job at cooling!

Cons: little hard to get on for the AM3 socket. Cut my fingers a few times trying to get it in there with the fins...

paired with amd 955

HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX
HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX

Pros: great build quality! Very solid, fast, couldnt be happier

Cons: heat spreader may get a little hotter than others but i havent noticed any problems at all.

Overall Review: works out great will buy again soon for father-in-laws computer