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Steven G.

Steven G.

Joined on 06/02/04

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Most Favorable Review

For the price, $10, much nicer than the stock AMD Ryzen Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper T2 Compact CPU Cooler  Dual Looped, CDC Heatpipes, 92mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper T2 Compact CPU Cooler Dual Looped, CDC Heatpipes, 92mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: Feels well made considering the price. I bought this because the stock cooler from AMD whined constantly. Much quieter than the stock cooler. When it does become noisier during CPU intensive tasks the sound is more muffled and at a lower pitch than the stock cooler.

Cons: I prefer a thermal paste eye dropper style squeeze tube versus the ketchup packet of thermal paste that this shipped with.

Overall Review: The AMD stock cooler for my AM4 Ryzen 2400G mounts via screws onto the motherboard directly without any brackets. For a few minutes I thought this cooler had been mislabeled as AM4 compatible by Newegg until I looked in my motherboard box and found the brackets needed to attach this cooler to the motherboard. It attaches more like an AM3 or FM2.

Card just works

XFX GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card GT240XYAFC
XFX GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card GT240XYAFC

Pros: Plugged card in, booted, installed drivers from Nvidia and done. Nvidia overclocking recommendations for 3D were 608/1118 and this only brings the CPU to around 44C. The lower power mode and quiet fan make this card a good choice for someone who is not interested in the latest games.

Cons: None so far. I had a noob moment by not downloading the drivers before installing the card.

Overall Review: Rebate is being processed, included game was playable through WINE. WebGL demos work fine with it - the reason I bought the card - my IGP choked on every WebGL demo or tutorial I tried. The NVIDIA X Server Settings panel sliders for overclocking are a little jumpy when trying to set it to a specific digit - but that is not XFX's fault.

Much better than my old SB5120

MOTOROLA SB6120 Cable Modem SURFboard eXtreme 160Mbps in DOCSIS mode and 195Mbps in EuroDOCSIS mode Ethernet Port DOCSIS 3.0
MOTOROLA SB6120 Cable Modem SURFboard eXtreme 160Mbps in DOCSIS mode and 195Mbps in EuroDOCSIS mode Ethernet Port DOCSIS 3.0

Pros: Bonded channel on downloads, speeds increased without me having to buy a higher level of service. Has been on for over a month straight now.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Comcast upped their monthly modem rental fee to the point where I wanted to do something about it. This unit just needs to last 12 months and it will have paid back the investment and however long it lasts is all gravy after that. Works great with my DD-WRT Wireless Router.

So good I bought more

ADATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B2G5-DRH
ADATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B2G5-DRH

Pros: Ran Memtest86+ overnight and managed 3 complete passes on the 8GB of this RAM I now own. Works great. Solidly constructed with securely fastened heat spreaders.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: With the rebate, this takes a good deal and makes it brilliant!

Works for me

Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM Black IDE Model DVR-115DBK
Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM Black IDE Model DVR-115DBK

Pros: I plugged it in and it worked. Burns quickly and relatively quietly. Much quieter than my old Lite-On during playback.

Cons: It is OEM, you will need your own audio and IDE cables.

Overall Review: Bought it to go with my new Biostar TA770 motherboard. Tried it out first with my old Gigabyte K8NS-939 motherboard. Just works with both Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10.

Good price but not cheap

ADATA PD2 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PD2-1G0
ADATA PD2 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PD2-1G0

Pros: Price, quality, functionality.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Wrote a Freedos bootdisk image to it with the Award flasher and new bios for my Biostar TA770 motherboard. Set USB-ZIP as the 1st boot device and flashed the bios. Very nice little floppy disk replacement.