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Joao S.

Joao S.

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So far, so good

JATON GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card VIDEO-498PCI-DLP
JATON GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card VIDEO-498PCI-DLP

Pros: Excellent for a PCI card. Brings some life back to computers with older motherboards. A lot quieter than the VisionTek X1300 PCI it replaced. That one had a very loud fan when in 3D mode, even on Google Earth.

Cons: One little nagging problem: I use my PC to play movies on my projector TV. I turn on the TV, and then when I try to switch to independent desktops, it doesn't have that option. Only single or clone. I must reboot the computer with the TV turned on in order to have the independent dual display option.

Overall Review: One other little thing that I don't consider negative enough to add to the cons: I wish it came with a DVI->HDMI adapter.

Most Critical Review

Noise?

Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - International Model - Body Only
Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - International Model - Body Only

Pros: Not yet. Will edit this after using the camera a few times.

Cons: Not yet Will edit this after using the camera a few times.

Overall Review: Quick question. Just received my camera from Newegg. Haven't had time to use it yet since I'm in the office and my lenses are at home. When I took the camera out of the box it feels solid. But when I shake it, it sounds like there is something lose in there. Is that normal? And no, it is not the mirror. Sounds smaller. Like a small screw or small piece of plastic or something.

11/28/2011
G-Technology G-DRIVE 0G01973 3TB USB 2.0 / 2 x IEEE 1394b / eSATA External Hard Drive
G-Technology G-DRIVE 0G01973 3TB USB 2.0 / 2 x IEEE 1394b / eSATA External Hard Drive

Pros: Good size, quiet, so far reliable.

Cons: Heat sink gets hot. If you have pets or kids, make sure to put it in a hard to reach location. The LED light is far too bright. Every time it flashes, it looks like someone is taking pictures in my room. I had to cover it with electrical tape.

EdgeStar 6 Place Setting Countertop Dishwasher - Silver
EdgeStar 6 Place Setting Countertop Dishwasher - Silver

Pros: Fast delivery, easy setup, does a good job of cleaning the dishes. Since I hate cleaning dishes, this is a great investment. No more hiding dirty dishes in the oven when guests come over ;-)

Cons: The first time you run it, make sure to stand by the machine and check to make sure the rubber seals are sitting correctly in the hose attachments. Mine started to leak once the first draining cycle started. I stopped the machine, re-adjusted the hose, and everything has been fine since.

Overall Review: Two little things I wasn't too crazy about, neither one regarding the manufacturer. 1 - Machine arrived badly dented. It works just fine, but there are some big dents on the metal top and along the edge where the top meets the back of the machine. 2 - FedEx doesn't even bother ringing the bell. They just leave the box outside the building for you to find. I stayed home and nobody rang the bell. Stepped outside to get a coffee next door, and saw my box out on the curb getting rained on. Maybe in a rural environment wouldn't be such a big deal. But you never leave anything on the sidewalks of Brooklyn that you don't want to get stolen. And I had to drag the heavy soaking wet box in by myself. I contacted FedEx about it, and they sent me the canned response that their deliveries are left in the building's mail room. It is an old brownstone townhouse, not a building with a mail room.

Going strong

CORSAIR 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model VS2GSDS667D2
CORSAIR 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model VS2GSDS667D2

Pros: Greatly improved the response of my little Asus EeePC 900HA. One year on and no problems to report.

Cons: Nothing

11/28/2011

Its all up to your CPU & BUS speed.

JATON GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card VIDEO-498PCI-DLP
JATON GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card VIDEO-498PCI-DLP

Pros: Still working fine

Cons: Video card more than maxes the speed of the PCI BUS it is attached to.

Overall Review: After using this card for a while, I realized that although it runs great, but the computer still couldn't play Blu-Ray videos. Neither the CPU nor the PCI BUS were fast enough. I ended-up upgrading to a more powerful computer.

12/31/2010