Date Joined: 03/04/04
Pros: overclocks extremely well
Overall Review: I originally got these for my Ryzen 1800x build in 2017. I had them running at 3000 stable, but with that board and CPU I was never able to get them faster.
Since I upgraded to 3700x on a b450 board, these were able to achieve 3600 100% stable.
16-19-20-36 got them stable at 3600 and verified with HCI memtest to have zero errors.
Overall Review: worked right out of the box, just selected XMP profile 1 in BIOS and it worked.
no errors found with memtest, passed 400% pass
I haven't attempted tightening up timings, but it was easy to get it going.
Pros: good price for amount of storage you get
speed is excellent considering the price point
simple to install, easy to get up and running
Overall Review: Very satisfied with the purchase, as long as it lasts as well as previous Intel solid state devices I have had in the past.
Pros: works just fine right out of the package. No tweaking settings, adjustments etc.. Just make sure to reset bios to defaults before attempting to install these.
Single rank modules for those of you who care about that.
Cons: SK Hynix memory chips are used on these.
Overall Review: If you have been through the memory nightmares I have experience as an early Ryzen adopter, this memory is a Godsend. G.Skill sets them up with automatic profile so you can just install and they work. Bear in mind, these are not blazing fast, but they do work properly. 2400mhz is fine for most folks. Yes, 3200 or higher would be really snazzy, but it is more trouble than it is worth on these new motherboards. Once the firmware pushes come out in a few months you might get higher speeds working reliably, in the meantime, save a few bucks and throw a set of these in.
Here are the automatic timings these loaded up with.
They will run as DDR4-2400 (1200 mhz) @ 1.2 volts
Mine were SK Hynix chips , DRAM stepping 00h
@ 1200 MHz 16-16-16-39 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 55-421-313-193-6-4-7-26 (RC-RFC1-RFC2-RFC4-RRDL-RRDS-CCDL-FAW)
Pros: extremely good air cooling heatsink.
I have this on an asus crosshair V formula-z with FX8350 cpu and kingston hyperx beast 2400 ram (8gb x 2)
and it really flies. So far I have been up to a stable 4.7ghz rock stable in prime at around a max core temp of 53, Still more clocking room to go, will see where it maxes out!
Cons: extremely large, so you need to be careful this will fit in your case and clear the ram sticks (tall heatsink on ram not compatible with fan placement on heatsink)
the hyperx beast ram barely fit under the cooler, and I had to mount the fans in a pull / pull config on the other side, because my mid tower case wouldn't let me adjust the fan up any without interfering with the case door.
Overall Review: some have criticized the noise the fans make, but I have mine controlled on the motherboard with PWM and its tons quieter than the stock AMD cpu cooler.
Pros: Excellent performance, easy to use, perfect system drive for a new build.
Magician software makes it easy for you to get the most benefit of extra speed possible with SSD.
Cons: SSD is still expensive per GB, although they have come down a lot in the past few years.
Overall Review: You really owe it to yourself to use one of these as the boot drive on your next computer build. The new systems with UEFI combined with windows 8.1 make a very, very speedy running computer.
Pros: Very very good game and HD playback performance.
Games: This card is as good as it will likely ever get for AGP systems. I could be wrong, but for now this is the king of the hill, without a doubt.
Will be better when catalyst 8.3 is released.
Cons: Drivers in box do not support directx 10 which the card DOES support. For now, you need to force install the 3850 HD PCI-E drivers from catalyst 8.2, this WILL work and enables directx 10 features, along with avivo hardware decoding.
This will get you by until catalyst 8.3 suite is released and full vista directx 10 support will work by default.
Overall Review: If you are running a high end dual core system with AGP this card will not bottleneck at all. Runs superbly on AMD opteron 185 dual core setup.
Pros: Memory arrived in excellent condition, still sealed in factory packaging. Memory works nicely in Quanta 30CF based laptops. HP's pavilion dv6500 series w/ AMD tk-56 processors fall into this camp. The 30CF board uses the Nvidia 560 chipset.
Cons: 32 bit OS limitations prevent all 4 GB being utilized in windows XP or vista 32 bit version.
Overall Review: I would have rated a 5, but my laptop does not overclock at all, so I couldn't test the memory @ its rated speed of 333mhz.
This memory does work fine in my HP pavilion dv6609wm which is the AMD procesor version sold @ walmart stores nationwide. The HP website stated 2GB max, but this installed fine and the bios sees all 4GB. In windows Vista premium home 32bit, it shows 3.2GB available, which is good enough, although a 3GB kit might have been better, they only offer the 2x2GB kit for the great price of $xx.
Pros: This is it, the top of the Socket 939 model range (excepting some FX models) 2.6ghz in a socket 939 footprint will put a smile on just about any owner's face. I run it @ 2.8 ghz for day to day use, and can get her over 3 ghz if I need to for some playing around.
Cons: Price: You could easily get yourself into a low end core 2 duo system for this money, and overclock the snot out of it.
Overall Review: I really wish socket 939 didn't have to end this way. There was no valid reason to cut us off like this. It wouldn't kill AMD to release a 3 ghz dual core socket 939 chip for us to play with.
Pros: Decent overall package for the $
acceptable color/brightness/contrast when compared to others in its price class.
Takes up less room than many others.
Cons: There are definitely better monitors on the market, but they are higher $ class and not in direct competition with this one.
How much would it add to the price to give a little more adjustment capability? (height adjustment would be nice)
This is a TN panel with color dithering, can be problematic for some people. Did not bother me at all.
Overall Review: great size for it's native resolution. Many of us with less than perfect eyes can appreciate the larger screen over the 20" wides @ the same resolution. I think 22" is about perfect for 1680x1050 in windows vista....
Comments: This is a great product for entry level water cooling, and competes / outperforms the best air cooling. Easy installation and very good performance, especially when overclocking. This took my athlon 64 3000+ from stock speed of 1.8ghz, up to 2.7ghz and it runs a 100% 24/7 at only 54c.
I know some of you are saying that better water kits will cool that even better, well thats true, but this comes as a sealed
unit, so it is very simple to install, without worrying about leaks.
One thing to keep in mind with this kit, make sure your case handles the 120mm exhaust opening requirement. Also be sure to install the ram BEFORE the block/pump unit, as the hoses go over the ram slots in most board designs.
If you are longing for water cooled performance, or just to quiet your computer down, this is an excellent choice.