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3 Step Overclocking Guide – Clarkdale (Miahallen)

April 22, 2013 in CPU, Featured, Gaming, Guides, Intel, Motherboards & Chipsets, Overclocking, PC

Introduction

So many users are searching around the net these days looking for advice on how to overclock their new systems but don’t know where to start. To help everyone out, I decided a how-to guide was in order. Searching around forums can be confusing and intimidating. There are so many people willing to give advice, but who can you trust? It’s hard to know, and I’ve seen many users sent on wild goose chases because they are following advice that doesn’t solve or even address their specific problem. I’ve also seen too much trial and error overclocking, unless you get lucky it tends to be far too time consuming a frustrating. What I’ve attempted to do is create a very simple three step guide for overclocking Clarkdale based CPUs. If you want to continue searching out other opinions, please consider each suggestion with caution. Some will undoubtedly be great, some will not.

3 Step Overclocking Guide – Sandy Bridge (Miahallen)

April 22, 2013 in CPU, Intel, Overclocking, PC

Introduction

Many users are searching around the net these days looking for advice on how to overclock their new systems, but aren’t sure where to start. To help everyone out, I decided a how-to guide was in order. Searching around forums can be confusing and intimidating. There are so many people willing to give advice, but who can you trust? It’s hard to know, and I have seen many users sent on wild goose chases because they follow advice that doesn’t solve or even address their specific problem. I have also seen too much trial and error overclocking, and unless you get lucky, it tends to be far too time consuming and frustrating. What I have attempted to do is create a very simple three step guide for overclocking Sandy Bridge based CPUs. If you want to continue searching out other opinions, please consider each suggestion with caution. Some will undoubtedly be great, while some will not.

***Note*** We are still planning to create a BIOS terminology cross-reference chart (like in the other guides), but I need your help! Thanks, and happy overclocking! ***

 

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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 [review]

April 7, 2013 in Cooling, CPU, Intel, Overclocking, PC, Review

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When one hears “be quiet!”; one thinks of an imperative – absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable: It is imperative that we keep the noise down. When considering the German vernacular; there is no real work around to this, it will be quiet. It is akin to yelling at a noisy case fan to cease and desist all annoying and unnecessary audible emissions! It is not a matter of becoming silent it is a matter of toning it down, at all costs, and keeping it quiet (Making little or no noise).

From the Be quiet! site:

ABOUT US: be quiet! is a premium brand manufacturer of power supplies and cooling solutions for your desktop PC.

The Number 1 for power supplies in Germany: be quiet! products are convincing which is proved by reaching and defending the market leadership in PSU business in Germany since 2006 *. This is validated and accompanied by numerous awards for both power supplies and cooling solutions.

Repeated winner – Manufacturer of the year: be quiet! is awarded for six times in a row as manufacturer of the year in the power supply category by the readers of the well-know German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware. Another first and second rank in the categories “fans” and “cooler” for two consecutive times underline the high acceptance of our products.

Exceptionally quiet operation: be quiet! sticks to its name: More than ten years experience in the field of noise reduction and silence make be quiet! products probably the most silent one on the market. Undoubted fans have a large impact of the noise levels of be quiet! products. Due we are using our specially developed SilentWings fans in nearly all of our range. They are equipped with various noise reducing features. Thanks to these we ensure a really silent operation – our products reach the best balance between cooling performance and a virtually inaudible operation.

Packaging, contents and specifications
A closer look at design
Installation
Performance
Conclusion

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be quiet! ShadowRock Topflow review

March 27, 2013 in Cooling, CPU, Intel, Overclocking, PC, Review

When one hears “be quiet!”; one thinks of an imperative – absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable: It is imperative that we keep the noise down. When considering the German vernacular; there is no real work around to this, it will be quiet. It is akin to yelling at a noisy case fan to cease and desist all annoying and unnecessary audible emissions! It is not a matter of becoming silent it is a matter of toning it down, at all costs, and keeping it quiet (Making little or no noise).

Packaging, contents and specifications
A closer look at design
Installation
Performance
Conclusion

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[Review] Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler

March 19, 2013 in Cooling, Overclocking, PC

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We are presenting the Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler for your scrutiny. This review was published recently at TechReaction but recent changes may not give the expected review maturity time which would be a dis-service to the manufacturer.

Enjoy!

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