Date Joined: 12/30/04
Pros: Flexible powerhouse! Lots of ram expand-ability. Xeon options.
The Vendor dose an excellent job of packing these!
Cons: Bios is very sensitive to trying to activate UEFI bios settings with non UEFI video cards (it just so happens that these pc's come with NON UEFI video cards. Any modern video card will fix that. (cheep Gforce 710)
These use Server RAM! ECC
Overall Review: Know what you are getting into when you buy one of these!
Pros: M2 and ssd options, durable, can be used with a docking station
Cons: you can only use an M2 or an ssd drive. They both use the same location. :( The probook 450 G3 series will let you use both but does not have a docking station option.
Pros: It comes with an extra power supply which I find handy for using my old dell soundbar under a non dell monitor.
This bar seems a little better built than some of the other Dell bars I have bought in the past.
Cons: It is still just a sound bar. You turn it up too high and you get distortion.
Overall Review: It is perfect in the office where you need to here your voicemail messages but are not planing to listen to a rock concert ;)
Pros: It is simple to install. It is FAST!!!!
Cons: Hard to know which pc's will allow you to boot from this.
Overall Review: Even if your pc can not boot from this device, it makes a super fast second drive. It is even recognized in my old HP Elite 7900 and 8000 using the 4x slot. If you use the 16x slot it is even faster! I used a Samsung 960 evo for testing.
Pros: It is New and not a refurb!!!
Manufactured this year.
Pros: Has a startup shortcut to let you dump a bunch of unrelated files into a single PDF! (which is the only reason I bought it)
Cons: The main product looks intimating the first time you open it.
If you take the time to read through the help files and not expect "instant gratification" the first time you use it, you will learn to love it.
Pros: it's short and does hi refresh rates and can piggy back multiple monitors together.
Cons: When using to connect 2 dell 24 inch monitors, it works but is a very close fit.
Pros: Super adjustable stand, the best Dell has ever sold! Great picture and no dead pics. My customers are mostly using these as dual monitor setups.
Overall Review: Even the packing material is recyclable! No more Styrofoam!
Pros: Very clean install for using dual Display port monitors. The NVidia software is great!
Cons: Kind of high price for the performance it offers.
Overall Review: I replaced a NVidia gt430 for this card to take advantage of the dual display port feature. The GT430 is actually a faster card according to the "windows experience index"!!
Pros: Small and silent. Not a lot to say about it other than 0 problems with it installing windows 7 pro. No software needed to run it.
Overall Review: Bought this for a Intel micro-sized pc "DC3217IYE". It was the only SSD on the compatibly list that Newegg sold. I normally buy Samsung SSD's but they were not on the list.
Pros: Small case. Good as just a basic desktop.
Cons: Gets very hot inside and mother board caps usually blow their tops with in 3 or 4 years of being new. They can be rather loud due to the front fan when the machine is under heavy load.
Overall Review: I have owned about a dozen of these since they were brand new, so this is not a critic of this (refurbished product) unless the motherboard caps have not been replaced. They work well with Geforce 510 video cards due to the week power supply. They are rather picky about what ram you put in them. I have never gotten them to reconise more than 4 Gigs at a time. Specs say it can take 8 Gigs. When they were new the bios had an option to turn on AHCI which would be great for using SSD's in them, but over time Lenovo decided to remove the function through "bios updates".
Pros: It dose not add to the bios boot time.
Cons: It runs at sata1 speed on older motherboards! Such as Intel ICH7 chip set. But with an Intel "H61" chip set it will run at sata2 speed. There is NO sata3 speed to be had with this controller.
Overall Review: It does have it's place. My best example is using it in a new Dell Vostro 260. Dell crippled the sata controller so it will only deliver about 200 MB through put with Samsung ssd. By adding this card I get just over 300 MB and ahci. Brings my windows performance index from 7.3 to 7.9 for Windows 7 64 bit.
Pros: Cheap!!! Generic parts! The 2 gigs of ram are only using 1 slot! Got on sale for $360.00
Very easy to upgrade.
A "Dell" branded windows 7 install disk!!!!
Cons: No AHCI mode in the bios, unheard of for an H61 chipset!!!!
What is Dell doing!?!?! The hard drive speed is the bottleneck in this system. Will only do 7.4 on the windows hard drive peformance scale with a SSD attached. My Asus boards with the same chipset will do 7.7
Overall Review: I bought 5 of these. The first thing I did to them was put 8 Gigs of ram in and a Samsung SSD, which only added about $110 to $135 to the cost but greatly speeded up the machines.
Pros: it was cheep.
Cons: Watching 1080P video from youtube looked like I was watching a 3D movie without the glasses! If I lower the resolution it gets better but not by much. Also I was hopeing to reduce the CPU load when watching video, but the card makes no difference from the built in OLD Intel chipset video.
Overall Review: Computer is a Dell Opti GX280 with a 3.4 gig HT processor and 1 gig of ram. Running Win XP and latest NVIDIA driver.
Pros: They look nice and are loud!
Cons: Kind of muddy sounding for something this large. Take up a lot of space on the desktop.
Overall Review: Much larger than the picture makes you think they are.
Pros: It's cheep!
Cons: This runs way to hot, even at idle. Had to add another case fan to make sure it will not overheat the whole pc.
Overall Review: Spend the extra money and get the Asus ENGT430. Even with a fan it runs close to silent and stays cool to the touch!
Pros: This thing does not get Hot!!
Amazing HD video playback ability!
Cons: Takes up 2 slots
Overall Review: Using on old P4 3.0 Gig processor with hyper threading I am still able to YouTube 1080P full-screen videos with very little to no stuttering!
Pros: Cool and quite!
Cons: Large heat sync! (but that is why it is cool)
Overall Review: Needed this to replace 2 systems with ATI video cards. ATI seems to no longer care about those of us who still use XP. There latest drivers cause random blue screens of death.
Pros: It's cheep (with rebate)
Cons: Avarage temp of about 136 F just idleing!
It's not silent if you have to add a fan to keep it cool!
Overall Review: Windows score actually dropped using the latest AMD driver instead of the microsoft ones. 3.7 and 5.7
Pros: Great low power video card for small Lenovo desktop PC's.
Due to it's weight, it cost's less than $4 to send it back in for the RMA. ***That's a pro???***
Cons: Fan did not last a year!
Overall Review: The fan on the NewEgg picture is not the one that has gone bad. Early model's had a black heatsync and fan. Unfortunately Gigabyte has chosen to replace a bad fan design with the same bad fan for us lucky early shoppers instead of the new silver heatsync and fan.
Pros: Works great in Lenovo T61 laptop
Cons: It wasn't free :)
Overall Review: can mix with factory stick of ram if you want. I went with 2 matching and put the other stick in another laptop.
Pros: Very nice layout. Onboard video works great! Perfect if you NEVER plan on installing more than 4 Gigs of memory (in the white slots)!!
Cons: Will NOT work stabily with more than 2 sticks of memory installed-4 Gig. total!
Overall Review: I bought 3 of these as a combo deal with Gskill F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK memory and the Core I5 661 processor. All 3 pass memtest and Win7 memtest with 2 sticks installed but fail with 4 installed. Memory timing and voltage were set properly (then underclocked) no difference! This memory is on the Gigabyte compatibility list!!!! Have the newest bios update (7). Using 2 Antech 650W power supplies and 1 Coler Master 500W supply. All 24 pins are connected and the 4 pin!!!
What now Tech Support? I think I have covered all your pat answers! Need answers now or it is all going back RMA
Pros: Even speeds up an old Dell Optiplex GX270!
Overall Review: Best you can get for a older system.
Pros: I now own 5 of these. (Must like them). They all run XP perfectly, both 32 & 64 Bit ver. Vista works fine on them. The AMD Cool n' Quiet works perfectly on these! Get latest ver.
Cons: 64 bit Ubuntu's video driver makes it an unusable os for this board (with the built in video). 32 bit ver. is fine.
Overall Review: Sure you get what you pay for, but with these boards maybe you get just a little bit more.
Pros: It's cheap!
Cons: I think I have found out what causes the lockups and stripes across the screen people are having. You have to disable "Cool n Quiet". Then all lockups go away! This is bogus!
Overall Review: For me most of the lockups happen while viewing flash files with IE7.
I first had this happen on Biostar's own website in tw. How ironic.