Date Joined: 04/26/06
Pros: Although the Intel D510mo is very picky about memory, this memory works great in it.
Pros: Makes an outstanding router with pfsense loaded onto it. The processor was honestly a bit faster then I was expecting for it being an intel atom.
It also makes a great, affordable computer for relatives or friends who do don't do anything processor heavy (surf the web, general office work, etc)
Cons: Would have been nice to have a serial port on the back io panel. Although it still has headers for one if its absolutely required.
Overall Review: When updating the bios, you have to update it to v400 before you can update it to the latest version (which is v506 at the time of writing)
I read the other reviews stating that this board is picky about memory. So I simply found a review stating what memory they used in a working setup and bought that. I've not had any problems with the memory personally.
Pros: Works fine on my Intel D510mo, no real problems with it.
Cons: Only works when sata is set to AHCI (as opposed to IDE emulation) for my motherboard, not a big problem as I usually run AHCI anyways.
Overall Review: If you want to keep this inside your case you may want to shield the circuit board with something nonconductive (like electrical tape) so it won't accidentally ground anything out on your case chassis.
Pros: You can use it to hold up your pants.
Cons: The connectors are amazingly stiff, I had to use a pair of pliers to remove them from the switch.
The cable seldom stayed connected, and when it did it refused to go any faster then 10mbit/s. I figured it might have been a bug with auto-negotiation and tried forcing gigabit, which only caused the cable to stop working all together until i set it back to auto-negotion.
Overall Review: Don't buy this if you expect anything stable, or faster then 10mbit/s
Pros: I bought this for my EVGA Geforce 9600 GT. Technically it wasn't supported according to the manual but it fit fine using the fourth set of holes. This cooler dropped my idle/peak temperature from 54C/90C to 38C/52C.
The ram sinks, and thermal grease are a bit cheap, but they work just fine for me. Just follow the instructions and make sure you clean off ALL of the old thermal grease, or they won't stick.
Cons: Uses a standard 3-pin fan plug. Doesn't come with a splitter/adapter.
Don't plan on putting anything in your closest two pci slots. This thing is huge.
Overall Review: This cooler is very much worth the price in my opinion, but unless you're overclocking you can probably get by with the cheaper zalman coolers.