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Chris K.

Chris K.

Joined on 12/30/08

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Enermax ETS-T40-TB CPU Cooler With T.B.SILENCE PWM Twister Bearing Fan Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1150 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+
Enermax ETS-T40-TB CPU Cooler With T.B.SILENCE PWM Twister Bearing Fan Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1150 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+

Pros: Low noise, keeps my i7-5770k at 34C at idle. Maximum is around 64C when my Haswell goes up to 3.9Ghz. The fan is easily detachable and attachable. Not hard to install.

Cons: I had to apply thermal paste between the exposed copper pipes. A thin layer in between each so that it doesn't obstruct the thermal paste spreading process when placing it onto the CPU. Also had to use a double line thermal paste method, otherwise the spread would not have been good. Exposed pipe heat-sinks are not the best.

Overall Review: Great for the price.

4 out of 4 working

Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0
Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0

Pros: Easy to use, thin enough to go under my cpu heatsink. Good price when on sale.Low Cas Latency, low voltage.

Cons: Don't like the color, but that isn't really an issue.

Overall Review: Computer didn't like it when I overclocked it to 1866 Mhz with 4x8GB on my motherboard. Easily overclocked and stable at 1800Mhz 9-9-9-24 timing and 1.35V. Used both memtest86+ and HCI memtest..

Not the greatest but pretty good

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

Pros: Works well with the 2x2 setup at 5-5-5-15 clk, 2.10V. The 4x2gb setup works but need to tweak it a little especially the voltage setting, as far as I can tell when 4 sticks are plugged in the motherboard doesn't like it if the voltage setting is too high because it will draw too much current trying to power four sticks in parallel.

Cons: 1/3 sets was defective. Of course I didn't determine that it was defective until I stress tested, and tweaked the clk timing and voltage settings on the mem several times.

Overall Review: Make sure to stress test it for hours before deciding it works well. I've had a stress test on the memory at 91% load and 100% on CPU that did not indicate a computational failure after 6 hours on one of the sets.