Processors

Buyer's Guide: 6 Killer Systems to Build Right Now

With the holiday season underway, our experts share parts lists for six pc builds for any budget. Whether AMD or Intel, our buyers guide has you covered. The goal of 2018 holiday buyer’s guide is to present a state of the union as to what a user should choose for processors, RAM capacity and speeds, motherboards, video cards, and power supplies. Read More

3 Step Guide to Overclock Your i7 / i5 Haswell Platform

Well, we skipped a generation on the front page, because overclocking Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge were both relatively similar, and relatively easy. The overclocking game, however, is in for a bit of a facelift with Haswell. We have an overclocking guide ready for you on day one, so grab your CPU, sit back and relax while we overclock them together! Read More

Overclocking an AMD L110-based Netbook

Here I document how I overclocked my netbook from 1.2 GHz to 1.43 GHz using a simple software program and some trial and error. Performance in both 3DMark2001SE and in SuperPi (1M) was improved, with only a modest increase in load temperatures. Read More

Downcore That CPU

In the later parts of Summer 2009, I was in an overclocking competition. Someone was talking about lowering the number of cores so that they could increase the overall speed of the CPU. This made sense, sort of.
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