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Thomas G.

Thomas G.

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Most Favorable Review

Works great!

ADATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B1G5-DRH
ADATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B1G5-DRH

Pros: Very easy to install, immediately recognized by motherboard, absolutely no problems - and pretty color!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Installed on ASRock ALIVENF6G-VSTA AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or 6150SE / nForce 430 (Depend on the version) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

12/28/2007
Most Critical Review

One stick failed after 4 months

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8004GK
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8004GK

Pros: Looks great, works well when it works. Currently very reasonably priced after rebate (I purchased when it was nearly double the current price).

Cons: One stick failed after 2 months.

Overall Review: We bought in Aug, and by Oct my dad's computer wouldn't boot. I was helping him troubleshoot long distance, and resorted to purchasing a new motherboard to resolve. When that didn't work, we got a new CPU. That didn't work, and when I came home for thanksgiving I started playing with the RAM - discovered that using alternate RAM resolved the problem. Then narrowed it down to the specific stick that is the problem. Considered sending back to manufacturer, but at the current price may as well purchase a new dual channel kit, and then have an extra stick as backup in case of any other failures. Other reviewers aren't having difficulty, so I'm hoping my issues are just one of those flukes.

works!

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

Pros: Works well, installed easily and immediately recognized by OS. I have to say though that my favorite thing about this RAM is the pretty heat spreaders!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Using MSI K9A Platinum AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD motherboard.

12/28/2007

speedy!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane Dual-Core 2.1 GHz Socket AM2 65W Processor - ADO4000DDBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane Dual-Core 2.1 GHz Socket AM2 65W Processor - ADO4000DDBOX

Pros: Very noticeable difference in speed from old single core processor. Very reasonable price.

Cons: None

12/28/2007

Overall good case

Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel  Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: It's a sleek, nice looking box - good if you prefer something a bit more austere, without the flashy gizmos. Components installed easily, two case fans were nice. I chose this case especially for the audio and usb ports on top of the case.

Cons: I didn't expect this case to be so large and heavy. It's sturdy, I'll give you that, but it's a bit too hefty for my taste.

12/28/2007

dual core woohoo!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 2.4 GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor - ADA4600CUBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 2.4 GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor - ADA4600CUBOX

Pros: Much faster than my old single core processor, there is a noticeable difference - and at the price there is little excuse not to upgrade

Cons: None

Overall Review: Installed on MSI K9NBPM2-FID

12/28/2007