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CPU Overclocking - ASUS K52JU

  • by Y0SHY

I want to overclock my Cpu i5-520M. The temperature never goes over 60 degrees. I found the Number of the PLL Chip. On the Chip stands: ICS RS3197AL 1032 MAL 0935305 The Problem is that I couldn't find anything about this Chip. So my question is how I can overclock it? read more

The Big VR Face-Off

Affordable next-gen VR is fast approaching, but which system's best for you? We weigh up the options. Written by Jim McCauley in partnership with NVIDIA Virtual Reality has been just around the corner that it's hard to come to terms with the fact that it's going to arrive soon, in a form that you'll actually be able to buy and that won't make you nauseous after a few minutes' immersion. Chances are that your next big hardware purchase could be your very own VR (or AR – more on that later) system, but which one should you go for? Here we take a look at the big players... read more

Kingston Hyper X Fury Black 2x8GB 1600mhz Cl10

One of the best looking sticks of 2014 received decent reviews, due to it's good budget and automatic overclocking. Normally an issue, you have to set RAM clocks within the bios, where these are automatically set in both AMD and Intel systems. Aesthetically appealing for anyone who has a black and white or solid black build.These sticks do have a poor latency than the average 1600mhz kit, coming in at default 10-10-10-30-1. CL10 is considerably low for 1600mhz, and when testing a lower latency at default clock speeds, I was only able to access 9-10-9-27-1. However when... read more

loading sound card into PCIe Slot

When loading a Creative Audigy Fx Audigy 5.1 PCIe Sound card into a PCIe Slot on a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H, do each of the 3 lugs on the bottom of the card sit inside the slot, or does the rear lug sit outside? What prompts this question is that I notice that the connectivity with the mobo comes through the other 2 lugs which obviously need to sit within the slot, and unless the back lug sits outside, the back of the card will not align with the back of the pc. I am on my 1st pc build, hence my ignorance of what is a simple issue. All advice gratefully received. read more

A collection of thoughts about graphics cards and their trends

Giant Technology Companies Ask anyone and they’ll say the main benefit of competing companies is lower prices for the public, but another benefit is the advancement of technology that competition brings. Both technology companies have a handful of games in which their cards perform better. AMD cards excel in games that utilize the Mantle API whilst GameWorks titles generally run faster on Nvidia cards. The idea is that one of the giant technology companies has taken a game and made it so their hardware gives a better experience. At least, that’s the idea. It can feel... read more

Intel Haswell CPU review - Core i7 4790K, Core i5 4690K, Core i4 4400K, and Core i3 4160K benchmarked

Test System [CPU] Intel Core i7 4790K [GPU] Gigabyte GTX 970 mini-ITX [MOB] Gigabyte Z97-D3H (F7 bios) [RAM] G. Skill Trident X 4GBx2 DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 10-12-12-31 2T [HSF] Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 GeForce 350.05 CPU's Tested The Core i5, Core i4 and Core i3 were all simulated using Core i7. Hyper Threading and active core count was configured in the BIOS. Turbo was disabled for all CPU configurations. Take note that Core i4 4400K and Core i3 4160K are just theoretical CPU's. It was just included because I am curious as to how a... read more

To built a 4k monitor gaming rig - what type of hardwares needed and what kind of problem it have.

Firstly is to introduce myself and my hardwares that make up a 4k gaming rig. My name is Sam, I am not a professional in computer hardware and my English written language was not good. I just wanted to share the hardware and some problem and difficulty on building a 4 k gaming rig or is it worth to build a 4k gaming rig now? I am running an Intel I7 4930k ivy-B extreme CPU ocing to 4610mhz. 4 x 8g Quad channel 2800mhz g skill trident x memory, actually running at only 2666mhz no further. To build a 4k monitor gaming rig the first thing come across my mind is a good... read more

What Could Have Been - The PlayStation 4 APU

I wrote a small article to take a very hard look at what we got from this current gen, and ask, is that all that was possible? This originally was an odyssey covering both consoles, but there was just too much going on so I decided to break it down into separate articles. If you feel something is missing/broken/disjointed let me know The research into the BOM / manufacturing costs of the PS4 was done by the IHS Research Firm.Quote:The bill of materials (BOM) for the PlayStation 4 amounts to $372. When the manufacturing expense is added in, the cost increases to $381.... read more

The 2014 Year In Tech

  • by Chipp

If there is one thing we can all agree on in the computer hardware industry, its that the industry moves fast. If you aren't constantly following tech blogs, reading through company roadmaps, and staying abreast of the latest acronyms and product names, it can quickly become difficult to just jump back in, read a review or two, and feel like you know whats going on. This guide is designed to help with that - I've done all the research that I needed to do to understand what all these new things are and why they're cool, and now, I've written it down to share with... read more

Editors Pick Deals - Black Friday 2014

  • by Chipp

The holiday season is a special time full of friends, family, and more buying guides and lists than you can shake a stick at - and we're adding another one of our own to the party. Our Forum Editors have shared some of the deals they are most excited about this week, and we'll continue to keep the list updated as Black Friday / Cyber Monday grow ever more near and more information about various sales becomes public. Sean Webster Our resident Storage guru has a hard time getting excited about the hardware sales these days. The week-long deals are "meh", he says - but... read more

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