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Michael D.

Michael D.

Joined on 05/30/03

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Most Favorable Review

Good, but 4 GB not recognized by current Intel mobile chipsets

CORSAIR 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model VS2GSDS667D2
CORSAIR 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model VS2GSDS667D2

Pros: 2 x 2GB sticks booted right up in Dell D520 laptop, at least as fast as 2GB Dell RAM if not faster.

Cons: Dell D520 BIOS didn't recognize full 4GB- upgraded to latest BIOS, still only recognized 3.3 GB in BIOS (not an O/S issue; laptop is set up in dual boot config into Linux). Extensive research on web discovered there is a limitation in the current Intel mobile chipsets regardless of O/S

Overall Review: 3.3GB is the max you can get, which is still better than 2GB for the large database demo running on this machine, but wish I had known- now YOU know...

Great card- lots of overhead room for overclocking

EVGA 256-A8-N507 GeForce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X CO Video Card
EVGA 256-A8-N507 GeForce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X CO Video Card

Pros: Great card - pretty fast out of the box at default clock of 430/1300MHz, easy to overclock for a good speed boost. I have mine rock stable at 487/1500 MHz with AGP o/c to 82 Mhz, getting benchmarks of about 6750 in 3DMark05 and 55FPS on the Half Life 2 Lost Coast time demo with settings maxed- all on a XP3200+ running O/C at 2.39Ghz (11x217). Looking forward to play all the newer DirectX9 games with graphics cranked up that my old 9600XT AIW just couldn't cut at anything but the lowest settings.

Cons: No software bundle, just the driver CD. Wish it was a little cheaper, but that's the price of buying within the first few months of release.

Overall Review: This card bought me another year or two of life on my A7N8X Deluxe - if you are trying to extend an AGP system, this is the card to upgrade with- it is well worth the extra few bucks over a 6800GS, read up on comparison benchmarks around the web.