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Socket Pin Burnout Returns to Haunt LGA1155?

@ 2011/01/17 read/post comments(0)
Last year, credible reports of a design defect with LGA1156 sockets made by a certain component manufacturer in particular, made headlines. Reviewers found that extreme overclocking using increase voltages, in test cases, caused certain pins of the socket to burn… Go To Full Article

Zalman CNPS8000A – A Simple Top-Down Cooler

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Today we have a quick look at a top-down cooler from Zalman, a 4 heatpipe design with an integrated fan known as the CNPS8000A. While I will hold to our HSF testing methodology as best I can, I will only… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte P67A-UD5 Motherboard

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Although P67A-UD5 isn't the highest-end product in the series, we believe it's the most reasonable high-end solution. Those who need the most will surely prefer P67A-UD7 with its full-speed PCIe x16 slots, additional controllers and steep price. Regular users will… Go To Full Article

Fun Facts: Intel's Sandy Bridge Processors

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Around this time last year we ran a story with some fun facts about Intel's then debutant 32nm manufacturing technology. For example, we learned that a 32nm transistor can switch on and off over 300 billion times in one second,… Go To Full Article

MSI GeForce GTX 580 1536 MB Video Cards in SLI

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I was always a bit bummed that I never got to test the GTX 480 in SLI. We only ever had one reference card come through our doors and after that we saw MSI, Galaxy and GIGABYTE release models that… Go To Full Article

Evercool Intros Ever Green Fan 12 Plus

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Evercool rolled out the Ever Green Fan 12 Plus. This 140 mm spinner that can fit into 120 mm fan-mount holes, jumps into the "green" bandwagon by being made of eco-friendly materials, and using technologies that reduce power-draw and noise.… Go To Full Article

FSP Group unveils the Aurum series 80Plus Gold power supplies

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The FSP Group is coming out with a new line of power supplies which bears the name Aurum and can brag with an 80Plus Gold certification and an efficiency of 90%. The Aurum family includes 400W, 500W, 600W and 700W… Go To Full Article

A quick look at chipset PCI Express performance

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In addition to support for Sandy Bridge CPUs, Intel's latest P67 Express core-logic chipset brings with it two major improvements over the old P55: a couple of 6Gbps Serial ATA ports and full-speed PCI Express 2.0 lanes throughout. Those features… Go To Full Article

NZXT HALE90 750W Power Supply Review

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NZXT are better known for their chassis design but they have also been expanding their power supply range, targeting a broad and demanding enthusiast audience in the process. Today we are reviewing our first power supply from the company, the… Go To Full Article

Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case

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There's something about a handsome brushed aluminum case that everyone admires. The Lian Li PC-B25S mid-tower case has that aluminum panache, and a whole lot of features to go along with it. Does it have the cool and quiet performance… Go To Full Article

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