Joined on 09/20/16
Get an aftermarket cooler, will run @ 4.2ghz full load all day.
Pros: - Pulls double it's TDP with PL unlocked - Very 'smooth' in games, IE: high single core performance matched with fast memory = yay
Cons: - Could be cheaper - Need an aftermarket cooler to really use this to its full potential, adding cost to a budget chip
Overall Review: I'm running this in an NZXT H1 with the stock 140MM AIO. Even with that it will jump to mid 60's doing a quick stress test as with PL removed this thing is pulling 125 to almost 150 watts (not complaining as this means it runs at it's max clock indefinitely). Do your research. If you're only running a 3060 to 3070ti, this will NOT bottleneck your gaming experience, especially if you're running 1440P. If you can get a good sale price on a higher tier chip, fine, otherwise this is great if you're mostly gaming and not doing productivity that heavily relies on CPU.
Low lifespan rating, but good performance.
Cons: Lifespan is like 2/3 that of comparable drives according to tech reviewers. Didn't even think that was an issue until I already had it installed, but whatever.
Overall Review: Standard M.2, was on sale so grabbed this one versus others. Would have probably went a different direction if I'd known about the lifespan rating, but big picture I'll never touch that number of writes so probably a non-issue.
Works in Nitro 5 w/ 4600H
Pros: * Fast as hell. * Seems to be the same model (both made by Micron) as the OEM stick in the AN515-44 Nitro 5.
Cons: * I was dumb and didn't go for 2x16gb to futureproof.
Overall Review: Works flawlessly with the OEM 8gb stick that came in my laptop. I've been gaming/stress testing for a week with no issues related to memory. And when I say stress testing, I mean running 2 system stress testing exe's at the same time while gaming. Also, related, ran memtest, as well as the built in Acer memory test, all clear. Make sure you check your latency and voltage before buying. This one is CL22 latency, which matched mine. Voltage also matched.