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Alan L.

Alan L.

Joined on 11/12/04

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Most Favorable Review

Works, keeps CPU cool even in compact case

ARCTIC COOLING Super Silent 4 Pro M 80mm CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
ARCTIC COOLING Super Silent 4 Pro M 80mm CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Comments: Strangely enough, one of the support legs was busted in mine too, but I had to saw that off to get it to fit in a compact case (11-129-146), so it didn't matter. The aluminum base was slightly scratched, but fortunately not where the CPU touches. I use a P4 2.4GHz 800FSB HT. Under full CPU load in the Antac Aria casing, max temp was 52F with the medium setting (fan at 2500rpm). Things are pretty tight in there, and the cable routing is hardly optimized, so I guess this fan works pretty well. I too used Arctic Silver thermal compound. Don't get it on too thick, a thin layer will do.

11/20/2004

Works with nVidia 3D in OpenGL

PNY Quadro 5000 VCQ5000-PB 2.5GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
PNY Quadro 5000 VCQ5000-PB 2.5GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

Pros: Supports quad buffer stereo using nVidia 3D emitter and glasses. Supports Quadro specific GL extensions. Great performance

Cons: Price. Since nVidia dominates the high-end market, this isn't likely to go down.

Overall Review: We got it primarily to support a 3D stereo application written in OpenGL that had to run using 3D vision. It cost less and was faster than rewriting the app in DirectX.

10/19/2010

Excellent

IronKey Personal 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - FIPS Hardware-based encryption Model D2-S200-S08-2FIPS
IronKey Personal 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - FIPS Hardware-based encryption Model D2-S200-S08-2FIPS

Pros: Physically hardened. Went through a complete high-temp wash/dry cycle and the only thing lost was surface dirt. *Fully compatible* with Win 7. Works with Linux.

Cons: Cost.

Overall Review: The previous reviewer either had a misconfigured Win 7 platform, or doesn't know how to use it. I had no problems getting it to run with Win 7.

Excellent!

SOYO SY-P4RC350 Socket 478 ATI 9100IGP (RS300) Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
SOYO SY-P4RC350 Socket 478 ATI 9100IGP (RS300) Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Comments: $xx for an 800Mhz FSB board with S-video, LAN and 6ch audio. Great for a HTPC. This is an underappreciated gem. I got 2 of them. Better get them before they're goine.