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Gary P.

Gary P.

Joined on 12/13/08

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Most Favorable Review

good customer service

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL

Pros: Manufacturer Response: . Dear Customer We are sorry to hear you are having problem configuring the memory. Please make sure to set DRAM Frequency DDR3-1600, DRAM Timings tCL 9 - tRCD 9 - tRP 9 - tRAS 24, DRAM Voltage 1.50V. Once that is complete, the system should operate smoothly at its rated specifications. If you continue to have a problem, contact our technical support department directly and they will be glad to assist you. Thank you GSKILL SUPPORT Quality and customer service are our top priorities. Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com G.Skill Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum/

Cons: none

Overall Review: If you are using a MSI MOBO you should try to adjust FSB/DRAM Ratio in the Cell menu as these settings above are set automatically. If you are using a black edition CPU and adjust the Multiplier instead of the FSB freq you should use a FSB/ Dram ratio of 1:4 that will set your ram speed to 1600.

11/24/2010
Most Critical Review

1600??

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL

Pros: Its ram and 4 gb. Ram is ram really.

Cons: Once you overclock your system however would be nice to see your ram do something, With the old 2 gig sticks I had the ram speed would fluctuate. Ram speed stays at 1333 no mater what I do in the BIos Settings.

Overall Review: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T MSI 870A-G54 ATI Radion 5830

11/11/2010

Hybrid :)

Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Solid State Hybrid Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Solid State Hybrid Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This has 64MB of Cache, 8GB of Flash memory, and it is 4TB

Cons: It takes some time to see the added benefits, also in order to use with windows it must be initialized as a GPT partition and the system’s base firmware interface must use the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and not BIOS. -This has nothing to do with Seagate, this has everything to do with Microsoft. Linux detects this automatically for me too.

Overall Review: I could not get this drive to be a full 4TB with my Asus VI Formula with Z87 Chipset, however I had no problems what so ever with my Gigabyte GA-Z77XUD5H. When I went to install W7 it automatically detected the 4T hard drive and automatically formatted disk with GPT format. If your having issues with this hard drive saying formatted size 1.8 TB then your Tech Knowledge may be a 1 or 2 dot, not 3 or above.

Dominator

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M2A1600C9
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M2A1600C9

Pros: The color matches my case build, while very trivial its nice not to have blue and orange components. Its ram it holds information in limbo until I use it...

Cons: Those LED lights are not as annoying as everyone claims. Lights are on everything these days, and since these are great for overclocking, the motherboard I have that is also great for overclocking actualy has brighter lights...

Overall Review: I just upgraded from the Vengeance 4GB X4 to a 2 x8. Basically it was the only set that was on the QVL from my ASUS MOBO, and unfortunately I read review after review about how not to get these because the Vengeance are the same thing.... Well first thing I noticed was the ineradicable weight difference. While the performance is really = to the vengeance, I think these are going to over clock much better and stay a little cooler than the Vengeance. I look forward to placing the vengeance back in with the old i5 3570k system, and know that this will be the last time I purchase the vengeance. I will be buying a second set to bring the system up to 32GB. Asus Maximus VI Formula i7 4770K EVGA GTX 770 Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB

Awesome Product

GARMIN GPS Navigation with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates
GARMIN GPS Navigation with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates

Pros: Updates easily and can be done up to 4 times in a year. The screen is large and the speed turns red when you exceed posted speed limit. The menu is different from older GPS, but its very easy to learn how to use.

Cons: Fingerprints on screen are difficult to remove, and screen is difficult to see at extreme angles so the passenger can not see easily. (could also be seen as a Pro)

Overall Review: The voice has come a long way yet I still turn it off. I would recommend this to others.

x16x16 PCI-e 3.0

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming G1.Sniper 3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming G1.Sniper 3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 provides the safe operation at higher temps and offers additional protection from condensation or humidity. This also allows for better stability and better overclocking. The Intel LGA 1155 socket has only 16 lanes available for PCI-e unless this board has additional on-board lanes available the other 16x socket is for show, or just offers a second GPU placement option. However you can not fault Gigabyte for Intel's decision to offer only 16 PCI-e lanes, however because of this Micro ATX motherboard design is sufficient when dealing with LGA 1155. There is nothing wrong with x8x8 This is even more so true when compared with AMD with x8x8x. Less importantly this has 5 fan headers, last board I bought only had 1 for the CPU.

Cons: None