Couldn't get rated speed to work1/29/2021 6:18:09 AM

Pros: - Good price for 64GB of RAM on 2 sticks. - G.Skill usually has good quality RAM.

Cons: I started with D.O.C.P. XMP 2 rating of 3600, CL 18 but it wouldn't boot. It ended up that the best I could get was 3200.

Overall Review: The motherboard is an Asus TUF GAMING X570 PLUS WiFi with BIOS revision 2802. Couldn't get it to run with the XMP profile to work. It ended up at 3200 when it should have been 3600.

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. Hi Scott We can provide expertise if you contact us directly for assistance. Not all systems are natively capable of DDR4-3600, especially with 32GB modules. Based on your feedback it appears to be the case since DDR4-3200 works fine. Check CPU SoC Voltage, then manually set it higher to see if you can stabilize a higher DRAM Frequency. To make sure it is not a memory problem, test each module individually to see if one performs differently than the other. Also, consider updating to a newer BIOS version to see if it can work better. There are many newer versions with AGESA updates that may significantly improve compatibility. For any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you for choosing G.SKILL Quality and customer service are our top priorities. To check or report a technical problem, please visit the Official G.Skill Technical Forum: Tech Support Email: RMA Dept Email:
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Amazing image editing software value2/9/2016 3:43:35 PM

Pros: Does a lot of the same things that Photoshop does for a much lower price. The content-aware moves are amazing.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Great router/access point11/30/2015 11:52:19 AM

Pros: As a router this device is fantastic. Setting it up as an Access Point is not very well documented. I have instructions in "Other thoughts" for setting it up as an Access Point.

Cons: Lacks clear instructions on how to configure as an Access Point.

Overall Review: I could not find good information on the Internet for setting up the TP-Link Archer C9 to be used as an Access Point. The only information that I found was that you could turn off the DHCP server and it would work. That's only one of three things that needs to be done. Here is all of the info that you'll need to set up this device as an Access Point. Preliminary step: Using a laptop or other computer; connect to the Archer C9 directly using an Ethernet cable in an Ethernet/Yellow port. Log into the Archer C9 admin web site. This will default to or 1. Disable DHCP in the web admin by going to Advanced > Network > DHCP Server; and then unchecking the "Enable DHCP Server" checkbox and clicking the "Save" button. 2. Unplug the Ethernet cable from Internet/Blue port. This port must not be used when the device is set up as an Access Point. Plug an Ethernet cable from your local area network into one of the four Ethernet/Yellow ports. 3. In the web admin, click Advanced > Network > LAN. Then assign an IP address (that is part of your local area network) to the Archer C9 and click the "Save" button. The TP-Link Archer C9 will restart at some point so that it will use the IP address that was assigned in step #3.

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Works well with Logitech G430 USB7/30/2015 11:16:38 PM

Pros: Cheap & works

Cons: None

Overall Review: Could be a con, takes a while to get delivered.

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Very Nice11/21/2014 9:38:48 PM

Pros: Looks very nice. My wife will enjoy this for Christmas.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Solid Server OS1/14/2014 12:42:42 PM

Pros: Solid server OS. The change from Windows 7 interface to Windows 8.1. Could be a pro/con depending on your preference. The improvements to the OS are worth dealing with the change for me. I use Hyper-V and it has been improved.

Cons: None really. Having to buy CALs separately.

Overall Review: If you buy a standard desktop motherboard to use with Windows Server 2012, there is the possibility that the integrated Ethernet NIC may not be supported.*&DownloadType=Drivers NOTE: The following devices do not have driver or software support for Windows Server 2012: - Intel® Ethernet Connection I217-V - Intel® Ethernet Connection I218-V - Intel® 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection - Intel® 82567V Gigabit Network Connection - Intel® 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection - Intel® 82579V Gigabit Network Connection Many desktop boards use the i217-V NIC. Broadcom and Realtek seem to have support from Windows Server 2012.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
not OEM9/19/2012 9:12:24 AM

Pros: Delivered on time.

Cons: The headphones arrived in a plastic bag. One of the orange headphone covers was missing. The cables were all ratted up. It looks like this unit is either refurbished or more likely used/returned. The wire is CUT! This set of headphones will not work.

Overall Review: This will likely be the last time I order from a 'partner'. I've always gotten good service/products from

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Working well 1 year later3/26/2011 9:06:06 PM

Pros: Very good server for the price. I'm using the ICH10R for RAID 5 with Windows Server 2008 R2. I have FOUR (Samsung HD103SJ) 1TB drives in RAID 5. Yes, it does work! The limitation is that the boot drive must be smaller than 2TB. I set mine up to have a 200GB boot drive and the rest (2.65TB) as another volume.

Cons: none really

Overall Review: There is an internal slot for putting in an additional adapter. I originally wanted to get a hardware RAID card instead of using the ICH10R. Once I found out that the ICH10R would support 4 drives, I opted to stick with the ICH10R. One reason was that the RAID card I was looking at had an optional backup battery pack. According to the reviews for the RAID card, that backup battery pack was a necessity. The problem was that I couldn't be certain that the battery backup would fit inside the case. I ended up putting another network card in that slot for virtual servers. So far the ICH10R is working. I know it isn't the best RAID solution, but it works for what I need. I'm using Hyper-V 2008 R2 to host two virtual servers.

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Good drives3/21/2011 11:18:11 PM

Pros: I've bought about a dozen of these drives. I run them through a burn-in test before I use them in production environments and they usually pass. I have had better luck with these 1TB drives than others. They work in RAID 5 systems.

Cons: none really.

Overall Review: In regards to the comment a few down from this one. The Samsung web site does not have any reference to this hard drive because Samsung has a different web site for their internal hard drives. It is written on the label on the hard drive:

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Great for what it is1/28/2011 1:26:06 PM

Pros: IMO, this card is probably one of the best GT 430s out there. You can't fault its performance for an entry level fermi solution. It is small and comes with the smaller bracket for mounting in smaller platforms. It still looks nice. 1GB of RAM. DirectX 11 support. No extra power cables needed. I give it 5 eggs for being a great card for its class.

Cons: None really.

Overall Review: OK, now for real expectations. This is an entry level Fermi. It supports DirectX 11 but it is slow compared to other Fermi based cards. If you can get by with DirectX 10, the 9600 based cards are about 25% to 30% faster. If you can get by with DirectX 10.1, the GT 240 based cards are approximately 25% faster. Don't expect that this card can perform as well as a higher model Fermi card. I'm planning to get a GTX 460 1GB card to replace this one. If you work with media/editing/gaming, you'll probably want to head that direction too.

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Quiet & fast7/26/2010 2:48:33 PM

Pros: Model: DGS-1016D H/W Ver: D1 According to the docs, this version uses 13.4 watts of power at maximum. On the cover of the box it says "Up to 80% Power Savings". There is no fan in this unit, it has large vents on the sides. Makes no sound at all. This is my second D-Link greenethernet switch. I'm gradually becoming a D-Link greenethernet fan as my LinkSys switches become very loud when their fans go bad.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: You wouldn't want to put the switch right up next to a wall as it may block the vents on the sides.

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get nvidia drivers from nvidia10/26/2009 10:05:48 PM

Pros: read other thoughts

Cons: read other thoughts

Overall Review: This is for 'Go higher' and others. Get drivers from for cards that use nvidia chips, don't waste your time on drivers from the companies who make the cards. This also applies to cards based on ati chips. Go to and get drivers from there.

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Vista 64-bit drivers now available5/18/2007 9:53:47 AM

Pros: HP just released drivers for the HP Color LaserJet 2600n for Vista 64-bit. There are two driver sets, one for port and one for USB (aka plug and play). Visit the HP web site to download them. I just set up the port drivers on a Vista Business 64-bit PC and it works pretty good so far.

Cons: Not looking forward to buying replacement toner.

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Lightscribe with Nero 7 works4/11/2007 3:02:57 PM

Pros: Very quiet and fast drive. Not a pro or con, but LightScribe can take up to 20 minutes to burn the image to the disc.

Cons: Didn't work with Nero 7 right out of the bag. But the solution is listed in other thoughts.

Overall Review: This is what I did to get this drive to work with Nero 7 CoverDesigner LightScribe. 1. Go to and download the latest firmware (1.10 at this time). 2. Go to and download the LightScribe System Software and maybe the Contrast Utility. 3. Reboot your computer so it is a clean system and run the firmware update from Asus. Note: on my computer it always said that it failed, but it seems to have succeeded. 4. Reboot your computer to get Windows to recognize that the drive firmware has changed. 5. Install the LightScribe System Software. The drive should now be recognized as a LightScribe drive.

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BIOS update warning9/11/2005 6:39:33 PM

Comments: This is an AWESOME board. The memory I/O is faster than my i865PE based board. However, I did run into a problem that others should be aware of. I had installed 2 drives in a mirrored array. The board came with BIOS revision 1005 and 1008 is available. I usually update the BIOS when I first build a computer but this time I had waited until after I had Windows XP installed. After running the BIOS update, the Array was *disabled* in the BIOS. When the computer rebooted, I didn't go into the BIOS and re-enable it. It booted up and had two drives. After rebooting again and re-enabling the array it was corrupted and I couldn't get it to resync. I don't think that this would be a problem with striped arrays as it wouldn't even boot and perhaps if I had re-enabled it before booting up XP I may have avoided the problem. So, be careful if you update the BIOS or do it before you install an OS. Also, either I'm doing something wrong or there are files missing when you create an F6 driver disk for Windows 2003 Server.

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VIA SATA controller issue8/25/2005 4:33:57 AM

Comments: I ran into a problem with this drive and a VIA based motherboard. After doing some google searches I found out that the WD800JD is a hybrid drive that has some SATA-II features. This causes the drive to be undetectable on the motherboard. The solution to getting this drive to work is to put a jumper on pins 5 & 6 on the drive. This forces the drive to be a SATA-150 drive. Note: the pins are from right to left. 7531 8642 You can also search for WD knowledge base for support issue #1337 and get the same information. This problem occurs with WD800JD SATA drives and these VIA SATA controllers: VT8237, VT8237R, VT6420, and VT6421L. I like the drive, but lost about 90 minutes doing the install because of the VIA SATA chipset problem. If this review gets posted, I hope it saves someone else some time...

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WD800JD Issue8/25/2005 4:27:01 AM

Comments: I ran into a problem with this board and a WD800JD (SATA) hard drive. After doing some google searches I found out that the WD800JD is a hybrid drive that has some SATA-II features. This causes the drive to be undetectable on this motherboard. The solution to getting this drive to work is to put a jumper on pins 5 & 6 on the drive. This forces the drive to be a SATA-150 drive. Note: the pins are from right to left. 7531 8642 You can also search for WD support issue #1337 and probably get the same information. This problem occurs with WD800JD SATA drives and these VIA SATA controllers: VT8237, VT8237R, VT6420, and VT6421L. Now that it is detected, hopefully I can get this system set up!

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Good cheap headphones8/15/2004 4:06:28 PM

Comments: I just got a set of these head phones and they work pretty good. The cord is approximately 5.5 feet in length. My only complaint is that the volume control is approximately in the middle of the cord. It has a clip on it for attaching to your shirt (I would assume). However, it is located too far away from the head phones. My preference would have been approx. 1.5 feet from the head phones so it could attach without a huge excess of cord between my shirt and the phones. The volume control works well and the sound is good.

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Great thumb track ball2/12/2004 12:36:03 PM

Comments: I've used this brand of mouse for at least 3 years now and I still like it. It is really good for FPS games that require quick movement. You can spin the ball with your thumb to do quick 180 or 360's. Not all MS Track balls are the same, though. A friend of mine bought this same device because he got tired of picking up the mouse & moving it in FPS games. His trackball has a ball that turns about 4 times harder than mine. I told him to take it back to the store because it must have been defective. If the ball spins really hard when it is brand new it will not get better. My friend is still suffering with that bad track ball. Also, we did try to push the ball bearings further into the trackball to 'loosen' up the ball and it didn't work much better.

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Unexpected model7/9/2003 2:07:29 PM

Comments: I ordered this RAM because I have the following model in my server: CT3264Z335.16T The description of the product only includes CT3264Z335 but the picture is for the CT3264Z335.16T. So, I ordered it. I got a CT3264Z335.8T2 module when the package arrived just 2.5 business days after I ordered it (this is awesome!). doesn't seem to make a distinction between the difference, but the 8T2 has memory chips on only one side of the module and the 16T has chips on both sides. I put them together in an ASUS P4PE and everything appears to be working. So, I'm not too concerned about the difference for now. I've never had problems with crucial RAM and I probably have over 10GB of RAM from crucial in my servers.

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Good low-end GeForce4 MX440 card1/24/2003 2:23:52 PM

Comments: When running an EPoX EP-8K5A2 with an AMD Athlon XP 1600+ this board got 5,958 3DMarks using 3DMark2001se. When purchasing a GeForce4 MX based video card you really have to research the RAM bandwidth rate to find the good cards. This card claims that it is 8.2 GB/sec on the box. The 3DMark score on this card is approximately 3 times better than the GeForce4 MX440 that I purchased before. My previous GeForce4 MX440 was an SDR (you want DDR) board that had approximately 2.7GB/sec memory bandwidth. Sometimes has the memory bandwidth listed but if not you can always click on the product link to figure it out. makes it so easy, I don't know why you'd want to shop anywhere else. I was hoping to get this stuff on Monday but got it on the Friday before. Gotta love newegg's shipping dept...

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Changed rating1/19/2002 1:39:33 PM

Comments: <a href='' target=_blank></a><br><br>I've changed my rating to be higher. Make sure that you visit the ThermalTake web site for instructions on installing this HSF. For Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Plus! MoBo owners, make sure that the yellow lead is connected to CPUFAN1. That is the connector that monitors the existence/performance of the CPU fan. If you do not plug the yellow lead into this connector, you will have to press the Insert key on boot up to get past the FOC setting.

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1/19/2002 1:30:13 PM

Comments: ThermalTake separated the power from the monitoring for the system board connectors. If you have a board that checks for a fan on boot up, it may not run. Example: Soyo SY-K7V Dragon+ will not recognize the fan because there are separate leads. It will beep once, then a long beep, and then shut down. In order to get past this problem, hold down the Insert key while booting up the Dragon board. Once it boots up, go into the BIOS setup and disable FOC. At that point the system will work as normal. Someone else mentioned more info on the ThermalTake web site. I'm heading there next.

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