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Jeffrey S.

Jeffrey S.

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Inexpensive, stable

Crucial 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Desktop Memory Model CT4K8G4DFD8213
Crucial 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Desktop Memory Model CT4K8G4DFD8213

Pros: I purchased these on another website, but I wanted to share my review of these memory modules here on Newegg. I purchased the 32GB (4x8GB) kit and installed it in my ASRock x99 WS motherboard. I had to flash the bios on the motherboard to the newest version in order for all four of the RAM sticks to be recognized. To get the motherboard to boot initially, I pulled all of the sticks out except for the first one in the first memory slot. I was then able to flash the BIOS to the most recent version. After doing this, the RAM loaded up fine and is running stable. I plan to buy another 32GB kit down the road when the prices drop a bit.

Cons: None.

Most Critical Review

Too slow to use.

Seagate Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 (HN-M101MBB/EX2) 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 (HN-M101MBB/EX2) 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Size. 1TB (931 after NTFS formatting) holds a lot of data. The drive is also quiet. This drive shipped with my Lenovo Y510P laptop. I hoped it would work well enough. See below...

Cons: SLOW. Too slow to use, unless you have the patience of a saint to wait for Windows and applications to load. Loading Premiere Pro CC on this drive took over 2 minutes. The 5400RPM and 8MB cache are brutal. I had to buy a new 250GB SSD to replace this as my boot drive.

Fast, stable, awesome!

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) 262-Pin DDR5 SO-DIMM DDR5 4800 (PC4 38400) Laptop Memory Model CMSX32GX5M2A4800C40
CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) 262-Pin DDR5 SO-DIMM DDR5 4800 (PC4 38400) Laptop Memory Model CMSX32GX5M2A4800C40

Pros: - Work great in my 2022 gaming laptop! - Easy installation...pulled out the stock modules and replaced them with this new 2 x 16GB kit - My PC is running stable and fast in games, 3D content creation, video editing, etc - Corsair is a brand I trust, as I've bought many components from them for custom PC builds in the past without any issues.

Cons: - None

Overall Review: - Recommended if you want to upgrade a 2022+ laptop with DDR5 RAM.

10/12/2022

Works great!

devolo Magic 2 WiFi next Starter Kit
devolo Magic 2 WiFi next Starter Kit

Pros: - Super fast and easy setup via clearly written directions in manual - Rock solid LAN connection from the router on the first floor of my house to the PC workstation in the basement - Twice as fast LAN speeds as my older powerline networking kit - Awesome that the Wifi module can transmit a wireless signal and also includes two LAN ports - Very handy that both the Wifi and LAN modules have AC connectors on them for plugging in power strips or other powered devices. - I'm not using the Wifi functionality, so it was really convenient that I could simply press the "Wifi" button for 3 seconds to disable the SSID completely, only leaving the LAN component functional

Cons: - The only minor quibble is that the modules themselves are a bit bulky, and may be hard to arrange next to other devices/cords plugged into adjacent wall outlets

Overall Review: - Really enjoying this new module and the 2x+ speed boost it provides over my older powerline LAN kit. The old kit maxed out at around 30 Mb/sec throughput, and this new one gets pretty close to 70 Mb/sec! This is very important, as I work in my basement and need fast ethernet speeds to upload and download files - As I did not really need a boost/extension to my Wifi network at home, I did not test out the Wifi capabilities of this set, so I can't speak to the speeds on that front. I am very glad that the unit does include Wifi broadcasting though, as again, my old kit did not include this ((only had LAN functionality). I may need to use this in the future - Recommended!

Works great, looks good, keeps my CPU cool

PALLAS 120 RGB, a Low profile cooler with 12013 RGB PWM fan, is designed for most desktops, especially for HTPC's and narrow enclosures. 6*6mm Heat-pipe, total height 68mm, compatible with modern CPUs
PALLAS 120 RGB, a Low profile cooler with 12013 RGB PWM fan, is designed for most desktops, especially for HTPC's and narrow enclosures. 6*6mm Heat-pipe, total height 68mm, compatible with modern CPUs

Pros: - Low profile is great for cases that don't have a lot of headroom - Keeps my CPU nice and cool. I am running an i7 5960X at stock speeds. - RGB lighting is a nice touch. Not necessary, but adds a some fun to my rig.

Overall Review: This seems like a good cooling solution for the price (currently on sale). I'm not an hard-core overclocker or anything, so I'm not pushing my CPU past the factory settings. Does the job!

Slim, powerful, awesome!

ASUS ZenBook 14, Intel Core Whiskey Lake i7-8565U, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, Ultra Thin and Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14" FHD UX431FA-ES74
ASUS ZenBook 14, Intel Core Whiskey Lake i7-8565U, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, Ultra Thin and Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14" FHD UX431FA-ES74

Pros: - Extremely thin and light form factor, very attractive design. - Super-sharp full HD screen with excellent color, brightness, and contrast. The display is advertised at 100% SRGB, and I can tell you, it looks very nice (coming from someone who does game design, animation, and video editing for a living). - The laptop turns on and shuts down very fast, usually within 3-5 seconds. This may seem like a silly thing to point out, but I appreciate not losing any time during powering up and down. - The keyboard is responsive and comfortable to use. I also like the multiple levels of key backlighting. - A few initial reviewers complained about the track pad. I've had no such issues, and find that it is nice to use. I also really like the fingerprint reader, which is embedded into the upper right corner of the trackpad. It is responsive and logs me into the machine quickly. - The harman kardon speakers sound pretty darn good! I listened some some music and played a few PC games over them, and they had nice stereo separation and a clear sound. Not bad at all for such a small, compact laptop. - I appreciate the inclusion of a full size HDMI connector! This makes connecting to external monitors, projectors, and other displays much easier (and cheaper) that having to use a USB-C to HDMI adapter, which many newer, smaller laptops require. - Inclusion of a multi in/out 1/8" connector is much appreciated. I really like how there is only one connection, and when you plug in your device (headphones, headset, mic, etc), a windows pops up asking you what you plugged in. Pretty sweet! Audio over headphones sounds great. - Bluetooth connection to my Bose Quiet Comfort 35 headphones was fast and easy. Audio sounded great. - Web browsing, MS Office, Google docs, and other general tasks are very fast. - Adobe software ran quite well for design and video editing tasks. - The laptop runs very quiet and does not seem to get hot, even while gaming. - I downloaded Steam and ran several games, and was impressed with the overall performance of the integrated Intel GPU. "Hollow Knight," "Inside," and "Broforce" all ran at maxed out settings, 1080p resolution without a hitch. I tested out "Bioshock" with full graphics settings on, and had to drop the resolution down a few notches to get a sooth frame rate. - The included power supply and mouse are small and light, which make packing them into a small laptop carrying case convenient. - I appreciated the inclusion of a fabric carrying case - nice touch!

Cons: - Wish there was room for one more USB 3.0 port, as well as a Ethernet adapter, but I understand these smaller machines do not have room for them typically. - The power adapter connection on the left side seems a bit wiggly. Don't think this is a huge deal, but the one on my small Lenovo Thinkpad has a much more tightly fitting connection and doesn't move around as much.