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Joseph M.

Joseph M.

Joined on 11/22/07

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Most Favorable Review

extra monitor without sacraficing performace

eVGA 100-U2-UV16-A1 UV Plus USB VGA Adapter
eVGA 100-U2-UV16-A1 UV Plus USB VGA Adapter

Pros: Alows me to have dual monitors without having to take my 9800gx2 out of multi-gpu mode and also alows me to turn off the extra monitor alot faster than if I was using the nvidia control panel. Also its backed by evga and I am a fan of there products and support.

Cons: The quick retract/extend usb cord seems fragile and could be longer. . . also im not a big fan of the drivers that came on the included disk , I had to go to the evga site and get the latest drivers in order to get it working on vista ultimate 64. Also im not a fan of it adding another little icon on my taskbar without the option to hide. All Minor anoyances I associate with almost any pc product nowadays

Overall Review: Does exactly what I wanted it to do. Also your better off getting the latest drivers off of evga.com first instead of using the ones included on the disk. Total setup time was less than 5 min anyways.

12/17/2008
Most Critical Review

works well when it works

D-Link DGL-4500 Gigabit Gaming Router 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz Selectable Dual Band Xtreme N
D-Link DGL-4500 Gigabit Gaming Router 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz Selectable Dual Band Xtreme N

Pros: The transfer rate of the N signal is amazing was getting 270mbps on a nearby comp (one room over about 30ft away)

Cons: After reading so many reviews and seeing all the adds, quote from the D-Link "Xtreme N family delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than an 802.11g wireless network" I decided to upgrade from my antique MR814 B signal to this router and 2 DWA-160 usb adapters. To my astonishment I was Unable to match OR exceeded the connection Range of my old B signal with this supposedly superior router! I tried every single output on every single channel, upgraded firmware, adjusted antenna position, and router position and was Still unable to get better RANGE than my old B signal. Surely this was a hardware issue so I contacted DLink's customer support waited 15min was told 2 call back, called back talked to a tech lev 2 person. . and was told that the router was functioning normally!!. . called back again waited another 15min re-told my problem to Bruce<--(liked him better) Bruce talked to his supervisor and recommended I return/replace the item. What a headache.

Overall Review: Only broadcasts on one freq at a time not 2.5 and 5mhz simultaneously, Need to get the DIR-855 if you want to do that. (its pricey btw)

12/13/2008