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Greg C.

Greg C.

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Most Favorable Review
AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 - Athlon 64 Single-Core 2.4 GHz Socket AM2 45W Processor - ADH1620DHBOX
AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 - Athlon 64 Single-Core 2.4 GHz Socket AM2 45W Processor - ADH1620DHBOX

Pros: Bought it with OC in mind. After a few hours fiddling, it's at 3.3ghz with only the stock cooler and a slight voltage bump to 1.3v. A guy on the extremesystems.org forum has one running at 3.8 with moderate V and good cooling.

Cons: No complaints yet!

12/25/2007
Most Critical Review

Includes a FREE CD, chock full of CR*P drivers!

GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This may well be a golly-gee wonderful board. If I can get it up and running, I'll let you all know how it goes.

Cons: WFT is wrong with these MB manufacturers? Why is it so hard to include functional drivers?? I seldom bother with the CD, but thought I'd give it a try. It appeared to install the NV chipset drivers OK, I've got ethernet - I think. But after running the stupid app several times (rebooting as I go), I still don't have proper USB drivers suppoet, and still don't have ANY freaking sound. The Realtek CR*P installs, but can't seem to find the CR*P hardware. It's enabled in bios, I swear! It looks like I'll need to rollback, download discrete drivers from each vendor, and re-load the %^% things one at a time. Hey, if I waste a whole day fiddle-farting with it, maybe this worthless pile of p.o.o. will work? I'm running generic WXP/SP2, with NO add-on hardware. It shouldn't be hard....

Overall Review: Why, Gigabyte? WHY is it sooo FREAKING difficult to do this 'driver' thing right?????? Throw me a bone!! I've done this before, plenty of times, and this is the worst Charlie-Foxtrot I've yet encountered.

12/23/2007

Works great, mild OC right out of the box.

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 991770
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 991770

Pros: Specs are conservative. Mine are running at 1390 and CAS 8 at the stock 1.5v, and may go faster - I haven't had time to experiment. Mushkin honored their warranty of 2x2GB 'Silverline' DIMMs I purchased back in 2010. (One had developed likely solder cracks.) Bought two of these 4GB to keep me going during the RMA.

Cons: None so far.

12/20/2015

Works as advertised.

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AC667
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AC667

Pros: Passed overnight Memtest run on my Compaq NC6xxx series laptop. No issues at all.

Cons: None

12/28/2010

Solid stuff.

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996947
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996947

Pros: Respectable latencies. Rock solid at rated speeds and timings - overnight Memtest runs are flawless. Good value.

Cons: Not much frequency headroom. At ~1.64V, my system produces sporadic Memtest errors as the memory frequency approaches DDR3 1650. I haven't really goosed the voltage, so can't comment on ultimate OC potential.

Overall Review: Running on an MSI 870A-G54. CPU is an unlocked Ph2-555-X2. I'm not much for blind brand loyalty, but have to say that I've never had any issues with Mushkin RAM modules.

11/16/2010

So far, so good.

PowerColor Radeon HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX3850 512MD3-PH
PowerColor Radeon HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX3850 512MD3-PH

Pros: Runs cool. Cooler makes mild 'whoosh' sounds but is the quietest fan item in my computer. No driver issues. OC to 745 / 1030 out of the box. A mild voltmod should get the core running in the mid 800's.

Cons: I've had no issues of any sort with this card. 3870 prices have fallen a little quicker than I predicted. Might have waited a few weeks and gotten one instead of the 3850.

Overall Review: Good value.