Date Joined: 09/04/03
Pros: Very small system. DVI output and good general purpose cpu power. Power efficient system. With 21.5in monitor power draw of 51 watts. Includes a new mouse and keyboard.
Although used these had very little to no dust inside. Very clean overall.
Cons: Both systems required new CMOS battery. Bios was A1 on both, upgraded to A16, no big deal.
One has a hard starting cpu fan so every cold boot, after system has been off overnight, must hit F1 to continue then fan starts turning (verified).
I will replace the bad cpu fan soon.
Overall Review: Overall pretty satisfied with these. Wish I bought more than 2.
Pros: This totally transformed my Dell Studio 17. It is obvious that the current bottleneck in most systems is storage access time. I was hesitant to spend so much on a 128GB drive, but the difference is so dramatic it should be the FIRST thing you upgrade.
Cons: Price......that's it.
Overall Review: I bought the WD drive because it has built in TRIM and doesn't require OS support.
Pros: Extremely FAST! I upgraded from a X2 4200+ that would not overclock at all. This cpu goes like mad. I have it clocked at 2.75GHz at stock volts! Running 2 instances of FAH it still remains under 45c. I have it running in a Shuttle SN95GV3.
Cons: Socket 939 is dead!
What a shame AMD killed it. If they released some of these new faster cpu's for socket 939 I bet they would see some sales.
Overall Review: I am glad I bought it before Newegg raised the price!