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Shaun Q.

Shaun Q.

Joined on 05/31/06

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Most Favorable Review

Love this card!

SYBA SD-SA2PEX-2IR PCI Express SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card
SYBA SD-SA2PEX-2IR PCI Express SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: As a sys admin, I couldn't be happier with this card. The flash the bios for the raid or regular ide function is a bit strange, but I actually like it a lot. Performance is stellar.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: Go to the silicon image website and use the bios and drivers for the SiI 3132 for this card.

Most Critical Review

Set Volts to 2.8 -- Good

Wintec AMPO 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model 3AMD1400-1GB1-R
Wintec AMPO 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model 3AMD1400-1GB1-R

Pros: Cheap, Slim

Cons: It was an absolute nightmare until I read dozens of reviews and found the voltage settings. (Note: These voltage settings were NOT on the manuf page or on the newegg page unfortunately)...

Overall Review: 2.8V or higher... otherwise it will cause random, frequent blue screens (Win2000 at least)

11/21/2006

Overheats easily

D-Link AirPlus DWL-G630 G High Speed 2.4GHz 802.11g Wireless Cardbus Adapter
D-Link AirPlus DWL-G630 G High Speed 2.4GHz 802.11g Wireless Cardbus Adapter

Pros: When it isn't overheating it has great range and great speed.

Cons: Overheats very easily when downloading for 10 minutes or so. Drops the connection about once every 30 seconds when it is overheating.

Overall Review: Perhaps it's a laptop air movement issue? (Dell Inspiron 8100).

Probably the best LCD ever

Hanns-G JW-199DPB 19" WXGA 1440 x 900 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
Hanns-G JW-199DPB 19" WXGA 1440 x 900 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Incredible picture. Cheap price. Solid Construction

Cons: None

Ignore the clock speed... it means nothing anymore!

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 1.86 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6300
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 1.86 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6300

Pros: Absolutely amazing... Clock speed used to mean everything to me (even after the processor numbering and equivalent schemes came out,) but this processor blows the clock speed issues away.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Use with the Intel 965 Chipset based Motherboards, speed is amazing.

11/24/2006

Built a whole cluster with these

Intel BOXDG965SSCK LGA 775 Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel BOXDG965SSCK LGA 775 Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Highly stable (get the latest bios updates first though), fast as can be

Cons: Virtually no overclocking options... but I don't overclock anyway, so this is great.

Overall Review: Built a small cluster (16) of these with the Core2Duo E6600 processor. Saw 20-30% speed increase over our previous cluster of Pentium D 3.4Ghz (945) machines. Can't recommend this chipset and CPU line more.

11/24/2006