Joined on 08/26/07
Motherboard came in bad
Pros: Nothing couldnt even test it out
Cons: I bought this motherboard to upgrade a system. I spent about 600 dollars on parts and encountered "various" problems. Hooked this motherboard up to my old pc case and hardrive. Thought the hardrive went bad so i bought windows xp home and a 250 gb wd. Tried booting again. Nothing would come up on the screen. Thought the video card was defected so i sent that in for a replacement. After about 3 weeks of frustrations trying to figure it out, i took it to a computer store near my house. After about 4 days i got a diagnostic for 60 dollars and they found out my motherboard was bad.
Overall Review: Really hope newegg will send me a replacement.
Pros: Installation was painless. Installed in a HP Dv6700t laptop. Booted up the laptop and it instantly read all 4 GB. I can finally use the vista experience with the extra ram after upgrading from 2GB
Cons: I am a bit dissapointed because I did not see a speed increase. This is probably due to the fact that This is PC5300 and not PC6400. I updated my windows score and I still had a base score of 3.5 with a RAM score of 4.5. My system already is using about 40% of the Ram which does not make sense because before I had 2GB it would use 50% on idle.
Overall Review: This is great RAM for the price but I should have upgraded to PC6400.