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AMD Duron 1.6 Applebred Single-Core 1.6 GHz Socket A DHD1600DLV1C Processor
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Inexpensive, compatible with my old skt. A board.

Cons: Low L2, could never keep pace with even a 1 GHz Athlon.

Other Thoughts: With reference to another review, this processor DOES run at a 266MHZ FSB. The only reason that the BIOS or whatever you were using to OC it with says 133MHZ is that the FSB on an AMD chip is double-pumped, which means that a 133MHZ setting translates into a 266MHZ FSB. This goes for ALL AMD processors. Intel CPUs are quad pumped, so 200MHZ really means 800MHZ. Got it? SO, whatever you do, don't try to set the CPU at 266MHZ, because this will result in the CPU trying to run at 532MHZ, which on a socket A processor spells death unless you have a good HSF. Even then, that high a setting would still fry the ceramic substrate.

Foxconn TS001-V-A300A Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case SPI ATX 2.0 300W Power Supply S-ATA ready tool-less design
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good, solid case for the money. Actually, I got it somewhere else, but I should've gotten it here...would have saved a lot of money... Anyway, as I said before, it's a very durable case as well. I've put three different motherboards in it, two different power supplies (not counting the 300w that came with it), and it held up just fine. Easily moddable, too, thanks to heavier metal than other cases. Also, excellent airflow. Good problem free optical drive installation (no rails to mount). Stock power supply adequate for basic needs.

Cons: It's a tight fit for full-sized motherboards.

Other Thoughts: I must have gotten a slightly different version of this case... Mine had a toolless front fan mount as well.

ZALMAN CNPS7700-ALCU 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Good, but can't use it yet. 10/06/2006

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS7700-ALCU 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan

Pros: Cheap, good cooling performance (I guess, see below).

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I can't use it yet because my mobo (Foxconn 748K7AA-ERS) doesn't support mounting holes around CPU socket. That was my bad for buying the HSF for an unsupported mobo. Oh well, you live you learn.


Dan T.'s Profile

Display Name: Dan T.

Date Joined: 10/03/06

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 10/06/06
  • Last Review: 01/31/07
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