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Matthew N.

Matthew N.

Joined on 08/18/06

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CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5

Pros: Crazy fast I can easily push this thing to 1150 and fantastic timings. EPP helps to overclock your CPU.

Cons: None really memory specific, price is a little high. Could get 4GB of slower ram at the same price.

Overall Review: Makesure your CPU has a FSB of 1066 or you will have a bottle neck at 800.

D-Link Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) Wireless N300, SmartBeam Coverage, Gigabit, USB SharePort
D-Link Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) Wireless N300, SmartBeam Coverage, Gigabit, USB SharePort

Pros: Worked like it was supposed too, not quite plug and play, a tiny bit of setup but super easy. Sleak, nice design, hides in the background nicely. Strong signal in and out of my apartment.

Cons: Bit of a stretch but it is light, like the wight of the cable going off the edge of the bookshelf almost pulls it over.

Overall Review: For me, the key was having a wired ports. Xbox and PC are wired. I prefer the wired options, but the wireless is nice when I'm at home and on my phone instead of the PC. I do wish the case was a little sturdier, the one it replaced was 10+ yo but had a nice metal case, this feels like it is completely plastic.

Might have been good, had it worked

G.SKILL Value 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU1-1GBNT
G.SKILL Value 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU1-1GBNT

Pros: Nice packaging. Easy to return.

Cons: Not Compatible with dell dimension 4550.

Overall Review: I bought two of these and installed them in my dell dimension 4550. I read an article saying it was compatible, but it definitely wasn't. The machine recognized them but gave an error code. Had they worked though, it would have really improved the machine since these sticks have the maximum speed and size the motherboard can handle. But, alas, not compatible.

12/16/2009

Good for old machines

Kingston ValueRAM 512MB DDR 333 (PC 2700) Desktop Memory Model KVR333X64C25/512
Kingston ValueRAM 512MB DDR 333 (PC 2700) Desktop Memory Model KVR333X64C25/512

Pros: I purchased two of these for a dell dimension 4550 computer to replace factory installed memory of 256MB. Recognized it right away and made a huge difference in boot times and programs run a lot faster now. This old machine was next to useless, but now it has a new lease on life.

Cons: None really, its not optimal for my machine, but at this price I couldn't really pass it up.

12/16/2009
MAGELLAN 2.3" Handheld GPS
MAGELLAN 2.3" Handheld GPS

Pros: It works great and has lots of features. Speed, distance, direction all of the basics you would expect and is very accurate. Quick signal acquisition when outside, aslong as there is nothing blocking(ie large trees) Long life with AAs.

Cons: No detailed maps, several times it shows me driving off the highway even though was still on it. Map detail is minimal.

Overall Review: Great to hike with, however I would get map software in order to fully enjoy it.

EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: This card is amazing I quadroupled my 3dMark06 score by going from dual SLI 7600 GS to a single 8800 GTS. This card is a major improvement to any PC. It easily holds its own. It also supports additional power supply connector. It is 6 pin, but there is a 4 pin converter included so no worries.

Cons: This thing is huge. On my 680i it goes all the way to my 3rd memory stick. Not to mention it takes two slots. It also runs hot. 130F almost 20F above my old cards. Be weary this card is massive and hot. Slightly larger than a Ti89 calculator.

Overall Review: Big power supply, bigger case and good cooling, if you want two get bigger everything, not to mention you will probably not be able to fit anything else in your other slots.