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john r.

john r.

Joined on 09/24/07

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Most Favorable Review

Works in ASUS F8VA

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model 996741
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model 996741

Pros: No issues, recognized by my ASUS F8VA (discontinued) laptop.

Cons: Works. NO issues

Overall Review: ASUS websites claim my laptop will NOT accept 8gb of memory, I am proof it DOES. I run a dual booted Vista and Linux 64 bit .... 8gb made a big difference.

12/31/2012

Big bang for the buck

LaView  LV-KN988P84A4 8 Channel NVR Security System with 4x 1080P IP Cameras (No HDD Included, Sold Separately)
LaView LV-KN988P84A4 8 Channel NVR Security System with 4x 1080P IP Cameras (No HDD Included, Sold Separately)

Pros: I installed this on a clients house. Tech support DOES respond to email and call, good tech support. I think they're swamped with the uptick in new clients, so getting immediate response may not happen during holidays. 2mp cams are good for home. The infrared is like the other 2mps (30 Leds) I've had, all depends on each cam location and it's surrounding object depts. I added a Hickvision 4mp cam to this unit. Had to alter it's ip and gateway to fit the system (Default gateway for system cam is 192.168.254.1). Adjust third party cams IP and Gateway to system, may or may not need to plug power to cam and set up through router initially. Software of NVR is decent. Privacy masking, motion grid is very adjustable. 1 fan in unit, mounted in power supply. Fan noise is light. A lot lighter than my current GW system .... ugghh.

Cons: Not really anything lacking. Windows UI live view offers same size cam grid views, I'd like to see the 5 camera grid with one cam being larger than the other cams. They have that view on the NVR UI.

Overall Review: For $300 beans, this is a fantastic unit. Home security systems business is starting to become mainstream/more common. This system is one of the better buys going, for all you get with it.

So far so good

Sceptre E205W-1600 20" 1600 x 900 HD+ Resolution 75Hz 5ms 2xHDMI VGA Built-in Speakers Ultra Thin LED Backlit LCD Monitor
Sceptre E205W-1600 20" 1600 x 900 HD+ Resolution 75Hz 5ms 2xHDMI VGA Built-in Speakers Ultra Thin LED Backlit LCD Monitor

Pros: Resolution is great (1600x900) Bought from Newegg on sale at $69

Cons: No Cons at all.

Still running since 2008

ZALMAN CPU Cooler CNPS9700 NT [LGA775/FM/AM/940/939/754]
ZALMAN CPU Cooler CNPS9700 NT [LGA775/FM/AM/940/939/754]

Pros: Great fan! 7+ years running. It has had 4 different chips under it : Phenom 9850 Black Phenom II x4 940 Black Phenom II x6 1090T Black AMD FX-8350 Black

Cons: Bought mine for $50 from Newegg in 2008. Interesting price "adjustment" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118020

Overall Review: Not sure how anyone could pay this amount of money for a $50 cooler. Great fan though.

10/22/2015

GIGABYTE P35Gv2-CF1

GIGABYTE - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 8GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 128 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (P35Gv2-CF1 )
GIGABYTE - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 8GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 128 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (P35Gv2-CF1 )

Pros: Thin Two mSata slots RAID option in Bios settings Backlit Keyboard DVD burner/player 4 slots for hard drive/storage

Cons: gets a little warm, but normal everyday use it's to be expected for this hardware setup.

Overall Review: I absolutely love this laptop. I bought two Crucial CT256M550SSD3 256GB mSata's and have them in the mobo's "Raid 0"setting, in 2 arrays. I have three Operating systems running : Windows 7x64, Windows 8.1x64 on the first array, and Ubuntu Mate 15.04 x64 on the other. I use the 1tb hdd as encrypted storage partitions. I bought a matching TS1GSK64W6H 8gb memory to make a total of 16gb. The total upgrade for hardware was $277. The data transfer rate doubled with the raid setup. She's a little bit of a fingerprint magnet, but a damp rag with a little screen cleaning gel on it seems to wipe em away just fine. There's an excellent youtube review on this laptop : "GIGABYTE P35K Full Video Review & Unboxing"

F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ

Pros: This pair worked perfectly in MSI 600FX Laptop.

Cons: no cons

Overall Review: I've never had a bad G. Skill module