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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great speed memory without overclocking, 5 Dec. 2011
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Once installed memory defaulted to 1333mhz on my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - AM3+ motherboard running a AMD FX6100 Bulldozer cpu. I fiddled about in BIOS changing RAM frequency and multipliers and nothing would 'stick' it always defaulted to 1333 at POST with a warning message saying I can't overclock this memory. After a bit of confusion I realised that this memory is 1866 out of the box. So back in BIOS I looked for the SPID settings and after a while I found the RAM's profile in BIOS simply listed as "Profile 1". Selecting this got the RAM up to its operating speed of 1866mhz and everything is fine now. My Windows Experience Index is 7.7 for this memory bearing in mind I am running a 6 core processor at mininmum 3.3ghz and turbo charges up to 3.9ghz when only a few cores are being used.
So very pleased, memory is stable, comes in packaged pairs so I'm guessing they have been tested together. Delivery is a little long but I would buy again this memory from this seller.


Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro CPU Cooler
Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro CPU Cooler

4.0 out of 5 stars I looked at it and thought "this won't work" but it does!, 30 Nov. 2011
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I have 2 XFX Radeon 5870s in Crossfire, 1 being the XXX Black Edition and the cards are great but the heatsinks - not so much. Nice and quiet at idle but anything over 70c and WHOSH it's hoover time. So read all the reviews, watched installation video on Youtube and this seemed a good option. It arrived and I opened it too find more than ample heatsinks for what I had observed in video tutorials. Off with that plastic! Took off heatsink from XXX card. Something strange here. The metal XFX heatsink interior was similar to the Accelero, large copper plate and aluminium fins but the surprising thing was the 8 ram chips had no thermal pads attached, no grease - nothing! Cleaned up the ram chips with eraser, was easy because all they had was dust on them time to pop on the pads. Long pad has a gap to enable the heatsink pipes to pass through them, stuck another 4 to the other ram chips and that was it. I had loads more pads of varying sizes but nowhere to put them. Checked video and instructions and the voltage regulators that the smaller pads attach to are simply too high to allow the heatsink to sit on the PCB and VRs are different on the XXX card. So with just the ram chips done I proceeded with unease. The pre-applied paste, as nice as it is for them to provide it, is too much for the GPU In the process of checking how the heatsink would fit on the PCB, putting it on then taking it off, checking screw alignment then giving it a wiggle all of this simply smudging the paste everywhere so in the end I wiped it all off so as to see how the heatsink would sit on the PCB. Happy with the alignment I put a very small dab of Artic paste on the centre of the GPU and seated the heatsink on top just to make sure the copper plate and GPU made contact which they did. I applied a little more paste and screwed on the heatsink. All done I picked it up and wow the PCB felt very flimsy now with this chunk of metal only supported by 4 screws hanging off it. Still once in its slot and screwed to case it is a little more rigid. PCB and heatsink cover 3 slots so for Crossfire systems, depending on your motherboard, it's gonna be tight. Luckily my motherboard's PCIE slots are 3 slots apart so the bottom of the Accelero on the top gr. card has about 3-4mm gap between itself and the PCB of the lower gr. card. XFX cards don't have any covers over the PCB which in theory is good for airflow as the Accelero fans above would draw air over the PCB.
Quick temp. check using GPU-Z, idles at 31c, full load 61-65c, very good. GPU-Z cannot recognise fan rpm so get erratic reading up to gazzilions of rpms, AMD Catalyst control Centre recognises the card is there but all it displays is fan speed 20%, no activity and no temps. even when enabling manual fan speed to 100% it does nothing, doesn't even speed up the Accelero fans. All of the mentioned `errors' are when the Accelero gr. card is in Crossfire and is the `slave/second' card when its on its own or the `master' card then CCC reports everything.
All in all very pleased and thank God it is so quiet now. Already ordered a 2nd one.

UPDATE! Fpr some reason CCC now reports all readings for both Acceleros. Dunno why just started to. Fitted a 2nd Accelero so now have Crossfired Accelero system. Temps are great and blessed silence even when both fans at set manually to 100%. My 2nd card, XFX Radeon HD5870 was the same as the XXX version - no thermal pads fitted to ram chips.


Kingston 1600MHz DDR3 Non ECC CL9 2GB DIMM Memory Module
Kingston 1600MHz DDR3 Non ECC CL9 2GB DIMM Memory Module

5.0 out of 5 stars Its RAM...what can I say?, 22 Oct. 2011
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It works and its cheap. At this price having 16gbs is affordable. It did take a week to arrive though.


DIGIFLEX 5 Port 10/100 Ethernet Network Switch LAN Hub RJ45
DIGIFLEX 5 Port 10/100 Ethernet Network Switch LAN Hub RJ45

5.0 out of 5 stars Bang On!, 13 Sept. 2011
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I was suffering connection dropouts on 2nd PC which was wireless, so bought this little box of tricks and its perfect. Currently have 2 PCs, 1 x Win 7 and 1 x XP hooked up to it in 1 bedroom which connects to my router through the ceiling and into another room. I am using a 20mb fibre optic connection and I get 18-20mb connection on both PCs (not at peak times though).
Don't buy a cable splitter!!! (see my other review) you can't connect 2 PCs to 1 cable.
Great, its just BANG ON!


7M CAT5E RJ45 Ethernet Network Cable - FULL COPPER
7M CAT5E RJ45 Ethernet Network Cable - FULL COPPER
Offered by Aquarius Computers
Price: £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good enough, 5 Sept. 2011
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In my time 'fiddling' with PCs I have used many network cables some good, some good enough and some terrible. This cable falls into the middle category. It seems depending on the length of cable you buy the quality will vary. Short cables 1-2m and super long 30m always seem to be very good quality. The 5-15m cables are the flimsiest. before buying this I bought a 10m cable from here and it was terrible (see my other reviews). This cable is better but not top notch quality. It is a little flimsy but not in the worst catergory. I tried to pin my previous cable to the wall which effectively crushed it, with this cable I took no chances and laid it under the carpet edges. It works - that is about it.


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable to use with 2 PCs, 25 Aug. 2011
As already said you CAN'T use this to connect 2 PCs to 1 network cable. Your router assigns a different IP address for each cable connected to it. What this splitter does is effectively try to assign 2 different IP adresses to 1 cable. Your router won't have none of that so both PCs will not connect.
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Gembird 10m CAT5e Molded Strain Relief Patch Cord Cable with 50 Micron Plugs
Gembird 10m CAT5e Molded Strain Relief Patch Cord Cable with 50 Micron Plugs
Offered by ETechland
Price: £1.75

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very flimsy, not suitable for clipping to walls, 24 Aug. 2011
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This cable is dirt cheap and it shows. When mine arrived I swapped-out my existing cat5 cable to test this one before pinning it to walls. It worked fine so I continued to clip it to the walls. I have to go around 2 wall corners and a chimney breast so 6 turns in all. While I was pinning the cable at every turn and corner the cable would buckle. I was very careful when pinning because even the slighest 'overhit' with a hammer and the cable would squash flat. Needless to say when connected...nothing. This cable will work fine if its never bent, twisted or trod on - effectively in a straight line which I doubt anybody has a house without walls and corners.
Cheap, flimsy, waste of time.


TRIXES Wireless Internet USB Adaptor WiFi Dongle 150Mbps For Windows 7 / XP / Vista
TRIXES Wireless Internet USB Adaptor WiFi Dongle 150Mbps For Windows 7 / XP / Vista
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No stars for this., 18 Aug. 2011
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Bought this to replace a 3 year old 54mbs dongle which could detect 4 networks in my area but only managed a 12mbs connection. This new dongle is 150mbs but it failed to find a single network. Ok it did find my network...once for 5 deconds then dropped the connection. With all the rave reviews for this I'm sure it works well when the router isn't far away. In my case my router is about 4 metres away but signal has to pass through 2 brick walls and this dongle isn't up to it. Back to using my old dongle then.


LG GH22NS 22x SATA DVDRW Drive - Bare Black
LG GH22NS 22x SATA DVDRW Drive - Bare Black

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, like a disposable razor, 24 Jun. 2011
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I remember years ago when a DVD writer was a dream to have in your PC. Now 'ten-a-penny' It works fine, it's black...nice matches my case, if it breaks I'll buy another, just like my razor.


WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
Offered by Extreme_Supplies
Price: £30.99

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled by the specs, 8 Jun. 2011
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Bought 2 of these drives as an upgrade to my existing SATA II drives. Really wasn't worth the extra few quid. I have all the support needed for these drives, a motherboard that supports SATA III. I am a system builder so I know what I am doing. Speed increase is not noticeable. Windows 7 Index score still rates the drives as 5.9, same as SATA II drives. I bought them because I needed extra capacity and that is all they are. Considered SSDs but can't get the capacity I need and they are still way too expensive. Don't expect an increase in speed over a SATA II drive because so far I haven't noticed anything.
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