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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How To Overclock Phenom II to 4.9GHz

Computer HardWare.As you know, Hardware organized it's Overdrive overclocking finals in Paris over the weekend, bringing in teams from all over the world. The competitors benched and tweaked Intel's new Core i7 platform and achieved some significant scores and frequencies. But along side Core i7, wealso had the opportunity to overclock AMD"s new Phenom II. You read that right--the next AMD processor that's expected to launch in January '09.4,957 MHz. Computer HardWare.

Computer HardWare.Although AMD says nearly 6 GHz is achievable on the new Phenom II, we were not able to attain that frequency. However, with the helpof Jmax, we managed to reach 4,957 MHz. Remember however, that the 940 Phenom X4 BE II, is running at 3 GHz natively. We ran the processor on a Gigabyte motherboard based on AMD 790GX with DDR2 utilizing a cooling system with liquid nitrogen. At this point, based on what AMD tells us, the processor may have a higher potential, but it has an issue of locking at temperatures below -70 °C. To verify that the processor was stable at 4.9 GHz, we conducted some tests and it completed a SuperPi 1M run in 17,769 sec. Computer HardWare.

The XFX X58i Motherboard

Computer HardWare. It is not clear if the new motherboard uses the Nvidia nForce 200 SLI processor, which would provide the motherboard with three x16 PCI-E slots, but in the likely case that it does not, one or more of the three PCI-E slots used for SLI would be limited to x8. The XFX X58i would not be the first motherboard to provide 3-way SLI in the PCI-E configuration of x16 + x8 + x8, however. Computer HardWare.

The XFX X58i motherboard also features silent heat pipes, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, a dual BIOS, a rear panel Clear CMOS button and premium 8-channel HD audio. The motherboard has support for up to 12 GB of DDR3-1333 MHz memory and includes six SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports, twelve USB 2.0 ports and two e-SATA ports. While we wait for USB 3.0 to hopefully come out next year, some flash drive manufactures, unhappy with USB 2.0 speeds it would seem, have begun shifting to e-SATA, so it is nice to see two e-SATA ports included. Computer HardWare.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor [Preview And Information]

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor. Computer Hardware.

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