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Ralph W.

Ralph W.

Joined on 04/08/04

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Most Favorable Review
Intel BOXDG965RYCK LGA 775 Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel BOXDG965RYCK LGA 775 Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good board no memory problems with 1.8 volt mem. Video works well.

Cons: Had heat problems with north bridge being very close to video card. card up to 76c with stock cooling. added a zalman cooler to card and processor and runs cool now.

Overall Review: Built 2 computers with this mb and have had no issues but no manual and heat problem. There is good manufacturer support online.

11/28/2006
Most Critical Review

OOPS

Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD

Pros: I'm not sure there are any.

Cons: Trying to set up a network to go and find drivers for MB, security, and having to sit and see a computer that would be ranked a 10 on XP ranked a 4.9 on this slow moving toad of a program. 2 gig of memory is not enough to satisfy the 50 or so programs loaded at startup. After several failures Auto Update did find a sound driver that would work that could actually be installed!

Overall Review: If vista looks for a fix for your problem and finds one and you click on download it asks if you really want to do that? It's an ok program that I participated in beta testing and the RC1 program for Ultima but I have found no new advances that are advantagous for myself.

Sweet

EVGA GeForce FX 5500 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 256-A8-N313-LX
EVGA GeForce FX 5500 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 256-A8-N313-LX

Pros: Nice cards. have bought 3 so far

Cons: Transistors are close to mount rail and or lock for PCI slot.

Overall Review: Broke one and newegg sent a replacement. Great service cause newegg rocks.

1.8 volts

Patriot 1GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model PSD21G8002
Patriot 1GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model PSD21G8002

Pros: Great price and works with Intel MB's others have had trouble with.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Purchased about 8 gigs of this stuff and no problems.

Biostar

BIOSTAR GEFORCE 6100-M9 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
BIOSTAR GEFORCE 6100-M9 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Great micro board

Cons: Had a old copy of vista home premium laying around and tried it with this board. Required down loading all drivers from web.

Overall Review: Matched with a old 2.2 AMD dual core with 1 meg cache along with a coule of gigs of memory and wow it works. CPU and mem keeps rating at a 4.9

great card

XFX GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support EXTREME Video Card PVT71PUDP3
XFX GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support EXTREME Video Card PVT71PUDP3

Pros: when matched with a nvidia based motherboard the support is amazing compared to ati. great gaming card for the best bang for the buck.

Cons: 2 different fan control programs depending on if nvidia mb apps are loaded. Could not control fan without this support.

Overall Review: been using with cfs 3 and out performs my x850xt slightly and can actually control fan speed without a 3rd party fan control.