Date Joined: 09/24/04
Pros: Good budget card. Much better video performance than the integrated video on an i845 chipset. Can play WOW with much better results. I read somewhere that this video chip was aimed towards upgrading from integrated video (mainly intel).
Cons: Mine came with a DVI-D (digital only) port and VGA port. Look up DVI on wikipedia for more info. Cannot use a DVI-to-VGA adapter to get two VGA ports on this card. I didn't notice this before I bought it, oh well.
Overall Review: Use this kit for the low profile bracket (newegg sells it)
Made by XFX, but still works.
Pros: I've had this switch for about a year and a half. It has worked great the entire time. Noticable improvement over a 100Mb network, especially with a local file server. Have been able to reach 60% to 70% of the network capacity (~70MB/s) with a single file transfer, but at that point the computers/hard drive are the limiting factors.
Cons: Maybe shoulda got a switch with more jacks, but this was a great buy! Hasn't failed yet after 1.5 years of use. I'll expect the power adapter to go first, might be a good idea to keep a spare on hand.
Doesn't come with any cool features like Traffic shaper, web management and such. Just a great basic switch.
Overall Review: Outstanding Product for what it is designed for.
Comments: Bought this board after sifting through seemingly hundreds of others, Glad I did! I love the bundled software 'core center' it automatically underclocks the processor( to 1 GHz instead of 2 GHz) when in mild use. CPU cools down to about 32 C.
Paired it with Corsair Value <font>s</font>elect PC3200 512MB CL2.5, Oc'd it to 225 MHz although only shortly. Only had one problem when installing CPU<font>-</font>-the metal backplate to anchor the fan/heatsink broke. The guide with the screw threads pulled out of one sides. But a quick trip to the hardware store for longer screw/nut and all was good.
BTY there is a slight CPU temp reporting problem. Sandra reports it slightly differt ~2 C