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Bill K.

Bill K.

Joined on 05/13/01

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Most Favorable Review

Nice Memory

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2933 (PC4 23400) AMD Optimized Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2Z2933C16
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2933 (PC4 23400) AMD Optimized Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2Z2933C16

Pros: Very nice memory, installed and working flawlessly. Would buy again.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Used this Corsare 16GB memory with my ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard and AMD RYZEN 5 2600 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2600BBAFBOX Desktop Processor. A very smooth working combination for a low price. Night and day speed difference from my 10 year old computer.

Most Critical Review

Worked for three hours

ASUS A88XM-A FM2+ AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS A88XM-A FM2+ AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Good price, video on board, 4 memory slots, USB 3, SATA 6Gb/s and UEFI BIOS. All very nice for a workstation build.

Cons: After installation I loaded win 7 OS and left the computer turned on. After three hours I checked on the new build and found no video on the monitor. The power LED was lit on the board and CPU fan was running. After extensive troubleshooting I found the board was dead, The CPU was cold, no POST and no beeps, Visual inspections of the board showed no apparent bad solder joints. This board has been returned to newegg.

Overall Review: Over the past 30 years I have many self built computers under my belt. This is the first motherboard that was a dud in the first three hours. I think the production quality of motherboards is getting worse. At one time considered ASUS to be a high quality manufacture, I have my doubts now.

11/24/2015

Good Backup Drive

SAMSUNG G3 Station 1TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive HX-DU010EC
SAMSUNG G3 Station 1TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive HX-DU010EC

Pros: Good price for a 1TB external drive. Unit operates with very little heat. Very little sound operating. Good throughput speed. Fast backup of a system drive. I have had good luck with Samsung drives.

Cons: No on-off switch. Poor written instructions. Nothing about the software that is on the drive.

Overall Review: Drive comes formatted with fat32. I reformatted to ntfs in order to store larger files than 4 gig. After formating I ran a scan for bad sectors and found none. I didn't keep the software that came on the drive because I use the drive image backup utility built into Win7.

Good low cost 24"monitor

SAMSUNG 2494SW 24" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor
SAMSUNG 2494SW 24" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor

Pros: Very good price for a 24" monitor. No dead pixels. Very good color, no adjustment needed. Razor sharp picture. Contrast ratio amazing, very bright. Videos very good. Static pictures very clear. Text sharp and readable over all the screen.

Cons: OSD buttons are capacitance touch switches, hard to find if you are turning on the monitor in a dark room, no tactile feedback. Paper instructions very poor. Was not clear about the master power switch on back of monitor. If you are replacing a dead monitor there is no way to read instructions on CD. None of the above worth reducing the 5 egg rating.

Overall Review: Had monitor for about 4 months, working great! Black Friday Special, free shipping and low price. Thinking about getting another one.

Nice Lo-cost Scanner

Visioneer OneTouch 7400 1200 x 1200dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Interface Photo Scanner
Visioneer OneTouch 7400 1200 x 1200dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Interface Photo Scanner

Pros: 1. Works good 2. Lo-cost 3. Easy to use, one touch copy button

Cons: Software install a little vague and led to some confusion. Not the greatest quality but as good or better than my old copy machine was producing.

Overall Review: Ended up I only really needed to install the drivers and the one touch application. Very easy for people in a small office to operate. Replaced a very old copy machine, one less machine to keep going. The scanner just sits on top of a computer case, less desk space is needed.

Works on Win7!

Rosewill RNX-56AG Agere 56Kbps PCI Bus (Plug & Play) Internal V.92 PCI Data/Fax/TAM modem Windows 8 Compatible
Rosewill RNX-56AG Agere 56Kbps PCI Bus (Plug & Play) Internal V.92 PCI Data/Fax/TAM modem Windows 8 Compatible

Pros: 1. Drivers work with Win7 2. Easy install. 3. Works great for faxing. 4. low cost.

Cons: None