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Khaled D.

Khaled D.

Joined on 12/28/01

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent Mobo

BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Recognized everything immediately (3800+ X2, 2GB OCZ Platinum 6400 RAM, 7600GT KO video card). Audio sounded crystal clear. No problems whatsoever during first boot. Didn't need to update BIOS but went ahead anyways. Also, the Arctic Cooling 64 heatsink fits perfectly.

Cons: I read that it does not overclock well.. haven't tried yet.

Overall Review: Mobo's stock RAM voltage is 1.95V, which will need to be raised for higher rated RAM (mine is 2.1V RAM). Overall, an EXCELLENT motherboard.

Keeps processor cool

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps my CPU at 22C idle and 37C during load. The fan is very quiet and easy to install.

Cons: It's a lot bigger than it looks in the picture. Also, the fan sits over both sticks of RAM on my mobo (which doesn't really matter unless you replace memory often).

Overall Review: Who cares if its big? It keeps my processor nice and cool.

- Processors - Desktops -
- Processors - Desktops -

Comments: I hooked this AX1600 AROIA 0225 '9', still locked, up to a 8k3a+, 512 pc3200 corsair XMS memory, and a Coolermaster X-Dream fan and it is STABLE at 173FSB (1815 MHz) with TURBO memory settings... it would not do 174FSB with TURBO for me, as i got the BSOD when running Sandra 2003 =/. To sum it all up... 415 MHz above stock speed, which runs as a 2200+ for only 52 bucks! Can't beat the price.