Joined on 03/03/02
Love it !!!
Pros: Bought it as a second monitor to extend my windows desktop. Love it! No dead Pixels. Clear and bright at least for me. Great price after the rebate.
Cons: I cant think of any.
Overall Review: This is the my 5th 17" HP monitor that I've gradually purchased in the last 3 years or so between work and home to slowly get out of CRT's. I've bought them all from Newegg. Non have had any dead pixels. I've not received my $31 rebate for this one yet (only had it a few days)... but I purchased all my other HP LCD's while rebates were being offered on them, and never had a problem receiving the rebates.
Pros: So far so good. My normal wireless router is in my basement. So we've tried several other wired extenders to look for better WiFi in our upper levers of our home. And we've had nothing but problems with many other wired extender units. This one has very quickly proven to show great signal strength and no dropping or restarts in several days so far. I think we may have found our last WiFi in home extender! Super easy to install and set up.
Cons: Cant think of any at all.
Overall Review: This little guy has instilled such confidence in me with wireless extending, that I'm purchasing another one to try to Wirelessly repeat, or bridge from the first one i bought in an effort to gain even more signal strength and range in my homes 2nd level.
Pros: Installed it in a Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR socket 775 mobo to squeeze some more life and time out of a e4300, 1800mhz and 800fsb stock. This ram works perfect for me. Played with only a few settings. The key thing was setting up the ram adjustments in the mobo manually and bumped the voltage to 1.7v. Runs at 1600mhz and 9-9-9-24 -- with complete stability over all.
Cons: Can't think of any. Doesn't seem to run hot or anything with the speeds and voltage I've achieved with it.
Overall Review: I wanted to see how the whole DDR3 thing would go with a socket 775 CPU. I'm loving it. Not really sure if it was worth it when you look at the latency's of DDR3 vs DDR2 right now. But the Gigabyte board I've got combined with this ram allowed me to OC my old e4300 from 1800mhz up to 3200mhz and I was able to get the bus to run double from stock 800 to 1600MHz. Its made for a very reasonable game box with a radeon 4850. When the e4300 was in an older board with slower memory and a slight OC to 2200 it would HyperPI at about 34 seconds, it is now in the low 19 seconds!!
Revived a e4300
Pros: I bought this Mobo just to see if I could revive and extend some use out of and older e4300 which is 1800mhz and 800fsb stock. With this board and 2gigs of G.Skill DDR3 1600 ram I was able to OC the e4300 up to 3200mhz (400 X 8) and run the ram right at what its rated at as well-1600mhz. Did this all on air with complete and total stability. Installed and runs Windows 7 with out any trouble. Prime-95 for over 8 hours, passes as many IntelBurn tests as I want. And I dropped my HyperPI time from 34 seconds to 19.50 sec.
Cons: I cant think of any at all.
Overall Review: Took some time but I squeezed some nice numbers out of the e4300. The G.Skill ram I bought also from NewEgg worked perfect, and runs right where its supposed to 9-9-9-24. Just bumped the mem voltage to 1.7 and that was it. Also installed a Radeon 4850, and this cheapy box plays Modern Warfare-2, and NFS Shift with almost all the eye candy maxed with not trouble.
Love it !!
Pros: Fan is quite, big overclocker (at least for me), seems to run pretty cool temp wise. Plays Modern Warfare-2 with all the eye candy just about maxed at 1920X1080, and plenty of my other games. Using this card with a e7400 I managed to get to 4000GHz and a 1600fsb all on air. Awesome gaming box at a reasonable cost. Using it with Windows 7 and not one problem or conflict.
Cons: None at all
Overall Review: Two of these CrossFire'd at this pricing would be pretty cool I think. Especially with how much you could overclock the primary one if your an overclocker.