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Deborah M.

Deborah M.

Joined on 03/27/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great Video Card

PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX5770 1GBD5-H
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX5770 1GBD5-H

Pros: Upgrade from NVidia GS 8400 -- Windows Experience Index went from 3.1 to 7.4 for both graphics measurements. Downloaded most current drivers from ATI and installed flawlessly. I'm not much of a gamer but the ones I do have are noticeably improved in graphics -- turned on AA to 4x and AF. Has DVI, VGA and HDMI which is what I wanted.

Cons: No so far.

Overall Review: I wanted VGA to be able to connect to my KVM -- a lot of cards are dropping VGA.

Most Critical Review

RIP

Patriot Signature Series 16GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Flash Card Wtih SD Adapter Model PSF16GMCSDHC43P
Patriot Signature Series 16GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Flash Card Wtih SD Adapter Model PSF16GMCSDHC43P

Pros: Worked for 2 mos.

Cons: Worked for 2 mos. Bought Sandisk for same price as replacement.

Fixed my issue

MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N550GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC
MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N550GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC

Pros: Fixed my issue with new system build. This card replaces an Radeon 5770 in my new system (3570K, Asus Z77 MB, 16GB Gskills RAM, HyperX SSD - Win7). ATI driver caused BSOD on boot up -- troubleshoot the hell out of it to no avail. ATI card worked fine on old AMD X4 955 system and new system only suffered BSOD on boot but would operate OK once in Windows OS. But BSOD was not acceptable on new sysem. I had to change NB PCIe to Gen. 1 (auto no video) using hdmi connection of Asus 23 lcd panel. Got rebate of $30 so less than $100 and benchmarks are comparable with 5770. Happy now.

Cons: Card is big. Had to change setting in UEFI for it to display properly.

Overall Review: Not sure why ATI card would not work without erroring on atikmpag.sys followed instructions for clean install -- disabled onboard video and lots of other "advice" -- no problems with Nvidia card -- I order 2 others (which were RMA back) --worth the price for the lack of errors alone.

Coolio!

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: Cooool and quiet! Watch youtube video on install an had no problems with 1155. It is huge but I expected and measured before purchase.

Cons: included instructions were not clear

Overall Review: do your research and you won't be disappoined.

12/18/2012

Light, attractive, works

TOSHIBA 640GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive HDDR640E04XK Black
TOSHIBA 640GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive HDDR640E04XK Black

Pros: Lightweight, attractive and works with my 64-bit Windows 7 PC. Before this I bought 500GB HP Simplesave for $20 less and couldn't get it work or even be accessible on my Windows 7 64-bit PC. It worked with 32-bit Windows 7 and Windows XP fine. Couldn't even format. I returned and bought this one and am happy with it so far.

Cons: Usual short cable but seems the standard.

Overall Review: This was recommended to me and I would recommend it to others.

12/27/2010

Good solid board

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Good price with AM3, HDMI, 5 SATA ports and onboard RAID. Installed Phemon II 955 BE. It booted immediately and was a pleasure to assemble. I like added features like Express Gateway. I highly recommend but do your homework. Read reviews on Newegg and learn from the mistakes of others.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Upgraded my system from AMD X2 4200+. I have ATI Radeon 5770 and 4GB of G.Skills memory. I originally planned to go Core i5 or i7 but glad I saved bucks and stayed with AMD.