Joined on 10/28/05
Not too bad
Pros: Pros: Is able to run at its' rated speed of DDR500 @ 8-4-4-3 timings. I've had it up to 532fsb and it works fine, but ensure the timings are stock. Can use 7-3-3-3 and 8-3-3-3 as long as it's below 240fsb.
Cons: Cons: Cannot hit much higher than 266fsb, but shouldn't really be a con since it IS DDR500 we are talking about, not DDR550. Loose timings are another downfall, but so are all other timings of DDR500 ram you find!
Overall Review: Other Thoughts: Debating whether I should have gotten the G-Skill 2 gb pair, but these Corsair's are doing good so far. If you want tight timings, these are definately not for you. If you want high density ram with a solid brand name and warranty, buy these.
Don't waste your $$
Pros: Good to test patience of the user. Validates whether you are in a 'zen' state.
Cons: Shipping was slow... when Newegg says free 3-7 day shipping, they mean it. 6 days from Cali to Id is unacceptable! Router comes without instructions unless you use the CD for a user manual, etc. Plugged in and the pwr and wps LED's blink constantly. Nothing I do fixes. Tried hard resetting and unresponsive. Set my network settings per the included (CD) and still no go. Good thing I kept my old D-link
Overall Review: Should've waited and got a different router I was looking at, but was impatient since it was out of stock. Spose I learned my lesson. I would expect Newegg or Rosewill to ship a different router (overnight) at their expense. Rosewill, do you even believe in Quality Control? I've worked in the CMS industry for almost 20 years and a simple action such as powering this unit on would've caught it at the manufacturing shop... SHAME ON YOU!
What can I say???
Pros: Can't really say anything that already hasn't been said. I ended up with a 0904 chip, and it DOES unlock the extra core with the Biostar TA790GX XE motherboard. Sitting here 100% stable @ 3.5ghz 1.45vcore 33c idle. I love this processor!
Cons: Doesn't cuddle with me, and looks terrible with a wig on.
Overall Review: Looks like AMD is getting back in the game against the boys in blue. Unfortunately it doesn't matter to me what the boys in blue have to offer since I haven't used a processor of theirs since the PIII 700mhz days. Have used AMD exclusively since and don't plan on changing my ways. If you want a workhorse for cheap, this is the proc for you!
Pros: I previously had the Biostar TA780G MicroATX board until it finally gave out on me (possibly due to tinkering). Either way, I decided to move to the 790GX platform rather than replace my 780G motherboard so I had been eyeballing either this Biostar board, or the DFI microATX board. Unfortunately I didn't feel like messing with the plethora of BIOS options I heard about with the DFI along with only 1 PCI slot for additional peripherials. This Biostar board fit my bill to the T.... 2 PCI slots, 1 PCI-e slot, and 790GX goodness. Received the board and the best motherboard quality was yet to be found. I DID NOT HAVE TO RELOAD ANYTHING WITH A MOBO SWAP!!!! WOW! Now that's a sweet feature! This fact alone has made me love this board... that fact coupled with ACC unlocking my extra core and I'm 100% stable @ 3.5ghz 1.45vcore 33c idle. Don't Hate Cause You Are Running The Blue Team!
Cons: No cons except I wish the price was a little less. Price point should be around $70 like the other 2 Biostar Micro ATX boards were. Shipping was free, but took 4 days to reach me. Ordered on Sunday morn, received on Thursday evening.
Overall Review: I'm still tinkering with my build, so more might be able to be done. Case: Coolermaster Elite 340 Mobo: Biostar TA790GX XE Proc: AMD Phenom II X3 720 RAM: (4) 2GB Mushkin PC6400 (8GB total) HD: (2) WD 640GB (1)Hitachi 400GB Ext.(1)WD 160GB Ext. Video: Asus 4850 512MB Sound: Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS Optical: (2) Lite-on 22X DVD Burners Cooling: Zalman 9700cu, Zalman VF1000, (2) Noctua 120mm, all ran off of Nexus fan controller
Pros: Pros = Free Shipping, great sound which is equal to or better than the Monitor 60's, all black finish (including the feet). I have had these for around a month or so and quite frankly are the best speakers I've owned. Replaced the front soundstage on my RM6750's and they sound beautiful. Much more midrange and more defined highs/voices. Bass is punchy and solid, but not boomy. The 8" sub with the RM6750's compliments extremely well, so bottom end is taken care of nicely on my system. I'd recommend around 40 hours of 'break-in' time, but even straight out of the box they sound great.
Cons: Cons= Hmmm, no cons for this stellar product. It's Polk Audio, what negative thing COULD be said?
Overall Review: I'd wait for another Newegg deal where they drop the price to $119-$129 ea. Deals seem to go on these speakers all the time, just be patient. However, who knows how many more of these are in stock, so be aware. Read the reviews, and take into consideration that we are not lying here folks! These are great speakers for the price!
LDBFE 0633 Stepping
Pros: I received the stepping you see in the title. Ordered on Friday 12/26 received today 12/30. Unboxed and replaced my Opty 148 CACJE. Gave it 1.4v and clocked to 2.5 out of the gate. Inched it up to 2.6, then 2.7... but it gets warm. Sitting now at 2.6ghz with 1.375v... Yea, I'm happy. No reformat required for me as well. I'm still toying, but mainly wanted to post a review so you folks knew the range of steppings that are here.
Cons: Only con is the fact of the 512kx2 in cache, but I knew that going in and quite frankly, I cannot notice a difference. I am still benching and making comparisions, but thus far I am extremely pleased!
Overall Review: X2 procs do hold their own. If you want a cheap upgrade to dual-core, this is a solid choice. The 10x multi will help ensure a good chance in increasing your clockspeed from the 2.0 per core stock settings.