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Pros: The value is great. The design is top notch. The cost is great. The specifications are great. The potential is great.
Cons: The card is virtually useless due to the lack of software support. AMD does not deliver a good product unless you're trying to save money to do everything yourself. I had constant problems with the software in multiple operating systems -- crashes, errors, driver bugs, window manager bugs, unreadable fonts, and little to no optimization on every game title tested. When my monitor returns from sleep mode, the display turns into static fuzz until the machine is rebooted which is unacceptable to say the least.
Other Thoughts: I don't feel that AMD is capable of delivering good products anymore. It's extremely disappointing. I want them to succeed, but they don't seem to have enough software engineers to keep up with Nvidia. Consumers get taken advantage of with AMD products. I will not be another one. The card doesn't simply work as it should. It's also inconsistent when it comes to being "good enough" because the drivers are not reliable or stable. I feel that AMD should sell products AFTER those work properly, not beforehand.READ FULL REVIEW
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Pros: The only "pro" I am able to list is how efficient the software is. It doesn't take much memory to run. It scans fast. It updates fast. All of that is fine if you don't mind manually doing all of that.
Cons: The cons are what caused me to uninstalled and refund the software. Automatic updates do not work. Real-time protection also delayed its startup time on one machine, no matter what options were selected, and did not work at all on another machine. Both machines I tried this software on had similar problems which were the result in a lack of communication between routines in the software.
Sometimes, the software knew real-time protection needed to be enabled. It said it would enable itself, but instead, gave me an error message every time I started the machine which would stay there whether it turned itself on or not. A pop-up window would give warning messages on both machines about either needing to manually run the update or needing to manually enable real-time protection. No combination of options solved the problems on either machine.
Internally, the software should be written to communicate with run-time data that lets itself know whether these features are working or not. Otherwise, the features are useless, and you're stuck with 2 windows telling you 2 different things.
Other Thoughts: No, I would not recommend this to anyone. I had complaints from both people I bought it for. It's very sloppy. I would personally use it and deal with it because it doesn't bother me. The people I bought it for have no patience. I refunded it because I don't need to hear them complain.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This RAM is decent for the price!
Cons: Patriot's employees seem to be too stupid to take the extra time to set their memory and write all possible speed profiles into the XMP.
Other Thoughts: I spent 2 days manually finding all of the stable timing sets for this kit to work with the current generation of Intel's Memory Controller specifications (1.5v + or - 5%) (1.425v - 1.575v). @Patriot Memory, you lazy people really need to make this information publicly available and learn how to write multiple timing sets into your XMP!
The stock timing set is:
2133 MHz @ 11-11-11-30-2T or 11-11-11-27-2T, 1.500v (depending on your temperatures)
This timing is incredibly slow and annoying. I think it serves as more of a "happy medium" since it's being marketed as 1.5v in order to meet a middle ground.
Well, I only really tested for the 1.575v sets since I don't plan on running the RAM at JADAC profiles for 1.425v, but I can tell you that the stock JADAC timing set for 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24-2T will run fine as low as 1.35v.
The following sets are for 1.575v max, or 1.558v in the BIOS of my MSI Z77 board (it peaks at 1.575v under load tests in XTU):
2133 MHz @ 10-11-10-34-2T, 1.575v
1866 MHz @ 9-10-9-28-2T, 1.575v
1600 MHz @ 8-9-8-27-2T, 1.575v
That's as tight as I could get the timing with those frequencies, all the way down to increments of 1 causing a boot loop if I pushed it too far. I am using memory coolers, by the way. I have no idea if that helps at all, but I highly recommend memory coolers especially when you're running custom timing sets. Enjoy! ^__^