Monthly Archives: October 2014

Voltmod and soldering basics

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All modifications at your own risk! Make sure you know what you are doing. Be aware that you will lose the warranty of your hardware. Equipment The equipmen is very important for successful voltmodding. I use an ERSA RDS-80 soldering iron station with 80 W and a maximum temperature of 450°C. Don’t be afraid of the high temperature. The higher

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Guide for Haswell-E 4GHz+ Uncore

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First of all I want to thank GIGABYTE. I had the possibility to bench at their OC Lab in Taipei, Taiwan for one week. Without their resources (CPUs and motherboars) I would not have figured this out. Thanks a lot guys especially Sofos and HiCookie! NOTE: This is all based on some reverse engineering and experimenting. I’m just reporting what

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MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review

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  The MSI Z97 XPOWER AC is based on the MSI XPOWER Z87 and comes along with new features and the new Intel Z97 chipset. Featuring 16 phases, a ton of PCIe Slots, OC-Buttons and a neat black-yellow design, this board looks like a great choice for overclockers and gamers. In this reviewI will test if the board also clocks

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Z97 MAXIMUS VII GENE

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ASUS Z97 MAXUMUS VII GENE OC-Guide This guide is an example how to overclock your CPU using an ASUS Z97 MAXIMUS VII GENE motherboard. This guide is following the instructions given in the general Intel Haswell OC-Guide. Setup: ASUS MAXIMUS VII GENE Intel Core i7-4790K 2 x 4 GB DDR3 2400 C10 Phanteks PH-TC14PC CPU cooler Sea Sonic Platinum Series 1200

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The risks of overclocking

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The risks of overclocking Basic knowledge To understand the risks of overclocking we have to take a look at the physical basics of your CPU/GPU. Processors contain millions of transistors which are made out of doped silicon. Silicon and change of Temperature Silicon is a semiconductor which means that it’s naturally not conductive. However if you add few atoms such as

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Haswell and Devils Canyon Socket 1150

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Note: Overclocking might lead to a loss of warranty and damage components. However, if you follow the instructions of this guide, you should not experience any issues. If you want to know more about the risks of overclocking, simply check out this guide.   Intel Haswell and Devils Canyon basic knowledge #1 Haswell is the 4th generation of the Intel Core

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AMD Trinity / Richland / Kaveri Socket FM2(+)

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This overclocking guide was created for the AMD Trinity generation featuring socket FM2. However, you can apply the same procedure and settings also for Richland (FM2) and Kaveri (FM2+) Note: Overclocking might lead to a loss of warranty and damage components. However, if you follow the instructions of this guide, you should not experience any issues. If you want to know

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Intel Ivy Bridge Socket 1155 OC Guide

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Note: Overclocking might lead to a loss of warranty and damage components. However, if you follow the instructions of this guide, you should not experience any issues. If you want to know more about the risks of overclocking, simply check out this guide.   Ivy Bridge basic knowledge #1 Ivy Bridge CPUs are based on the previous generation Sandy Bridge. But the

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