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Review: ASUS Rampage IV Gene @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:22A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their ROG-series ASUS traditionally aims at gamers and overclockers. Finally the manufacturer managed to target gamers with their Formula and Gene motherboards and overclockers with the Extreme models. For the Gene series motherboards it`s special that they feature an mATX formfactor and it is therefore possible to build a gaming powerhouse that is compact in size."

REVIEW: OCZ Octane 512GB @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:22A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s newest SSD is the Octane. The Octane is the first drive to feature the brand new Everest Controller by Indilinx. At 512GB capacity, this drive looks to be spacious and fast, satisfying not only the top performance that enthusiasts crave but also the capacity many are looking for in an SSD."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Cards in CrossFire
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:22A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After that we moved onto the HIS HD 7970 3GB and took the time to overclock it to see just what kind of potential was on offer from the brand new model. Today the Sapphire HD 7970 3GB showed up and it was time to see what happens when we finally put together a pair of these new cards and see what kind of performance we`re able to get out of the new models when in CrossFire. As always, before we get into the performance side of things, we`ve got to take a closer look at the box and the package before we take a closer look at the card itself. Once we`ve done that we`ll quickly cover the specifications and make sure CrossFire is working before we get into the testbed side of things and of course check out the performance."

HIS HD 7970 3GB Overclocked Video Card Review
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`re moving over to a HIS HD 7970 video card and since it follows the reference design and MSI have just released a new version of Afterburner that allows voltage adjustment on the new HD 7970, we figured it was time to see how the overclocking capabilities of the new card is. Before we cover the overclocking ability, the first thing we need to do is take a closer look at the package HIS has going on before we move in closer to the card itself. Once that`s done we`ll check out the specifications and how we went with overclocking. Then as always we get into the testbed and of course check out the performance of the card."

IBM's mainframes are the oldest line of computers
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
IBM's mainframes are the oldest line of computers, dating back to 1964 and occupy a special place as the world's first instruction set architecture. This longevity and extreme backwards compatibility are responsible for perhaps the most lucrative computer franchise. IBM's z196 is the first mainframe with an out-of-order CMOS microprocessor, and also the first with an integrated L3 cache. These two innovations are largely responsible for a 30-40% improvement in performance over the previous generation z10 servers.

Run Hidden Power Efficiency Report in Windows
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
According to most game companies, software piracy is very black and white. In this article, we analyze the pros and cons of hacking your console, and provide twelve legitimate reasons to do so. Software companies control every aspect of their hardware and software. Legally, they own it, and are just licensing it to you, so they can one day just say “we don’t want you to play this anymore”.

Type Special Characters Using Only a Keyboard
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:01A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are a few different small external hard drive solutions that are perfect for notebook and netbook users. These drives should be small enough to fit inside a laptop bag, but have enough speed and capacity under the hood to not slow you down. Western Digital’s MyPassport 1TB hard drive could be the answer you’re looking for. Not only does it offer a ton of storage, but comes in a small form factor and is equipped with USB 3.0 technology.

OCModShop's Most Read Articles of the Past Decade
     Thu, Jan 19 2012 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past ten years, OCModShop has covered many different topics. We delivered how-to articles and guides on how to perform simple mods to your PC hardware, as well as in-depth hardware reviews. We’ve also brought you reviews on the latest PC video games and walkthroughs on some of the most popular ones. Once the Xbox 360 came out, we started reviewing console hardware and games, in addition to our normal news and reviews.

The 3870K is certainly a nice addition to the Llano lineup
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 6:14P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 3870K is certainly a nice addition to the Llano lineup. Unlocking the GPU multiplier allows, at least in some graphics applications, a healthy boost in performance but the gains heavily depend on the specific application. In a way, the lack of performance increase is an interesting testimonial to the efficiency of platform integration AMD has achieved with Llano, in that the bottlenecks are so evenly distributed that boosting the performance of a single component doesn’t impact overall performance too much. Instead, at least both the memory and the GPU need to be ramped up in order to achieve any significant improvement. Tuning of other parameters like NClk becomes pretty much a moot point because it is dependent on the memClk already and any further boost in frequency will go largely unnoticed. What was concerning about the “K-factor” was the more or less complete ignorance of the Gigabyte BIOS with respect to what makes sense and what settings are essentially just eye-candy without any functional relevance. The only light in this muck is the fact that in the latest revision the NClk setting has been abandoned – which makes perfectly sense in view of the dependencies and the fact that NClk frequency trailing of the memClk is mandatory and cannot be overridden to a lower NClk. Along these lines, it would also be nice to have a default BIOS setting that allows Dual Graphics without wading through all pages of the award BIOS to find the relevant setting hidden at the bottom of the Advanced BIOS Settings. The take-home message is that any platform can only be as good as its implementation by the industry partners and it looks as if there is a lot of work left to be done.

Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 5:54P | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A typical Windows BSOD message is divided into four parts, and actually does display some helpful clues as to what caused its appearance. Reading a BSOD is not an everyday task, but if we take a moment to dissect it, you'll see it can help us to resolve the conflict which is stopping Windows from operating correctly."

2012 CES: ioSafe @ OCIA.net
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 5:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?ioSafe invited us to the tennis pavilion at the Las Vegas Country Club to demonstrate their new Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive. Playing on the Thunderbolt theme, ioSafe set up the most convincing demo I have witnessed in the four years that I have attended CES.?"

2012 CES: Zotac @ OCIA.net
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 5:39P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?We stopped by the Mirage to visit with Zotac, a company known for their small form factor motherboards, graphics cards and all-in-one Zboxes. Our marketing specialist Cherry first showed us Zotac`s latest ITX solutions including the A75-ITX WiFi with the AMD A75 chipset and Radeon HD 6000 graphics. The H67ITX-D-E, sporting an Intel H67 chipset and GeForce GT 520 graphics, will be on sale in mid February for $149.99 while the D2700-ITU WiFi Supreme (just launched at CES) with its Intel Atom 2.13GHz dual-core processor will be available around the same time for $180.?"

A Futurelooks News Flash - CES 2012 HD Video Coverage - Part Two
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 5:39P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks has a few more segments produced from CES 2012 in Full 1080p HD :) CES 2012 ? ASUS Show Off New ROG X79 Boards, A Monster Workstation Board and WiFi Innovations for the Home (Video) ASUS gets bigger every year and the number of things they have to show off at each show grows. They almost need their own show it?s so crazy. However, we did find a few new things that computer lovers like yourselves will want to key in on from gaming and overclocking, to professional workstations, and in the home. We had a chat with JJ Guerrero, who you may know from the NewEgg YouTube Channel and the company?s own channel, and asked him to show us his newest and best of the bunch."

A8-3870K vs. Core i3-2105 CPU Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 5:39P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD released recently its highest-end CPU with integrated video, the A8-3870K Black Edition, which comes with its clock multiplier unlocked, giving you an extra overclocking option. In this review, we will compare it to the A8-3850 and to its main competitors from Intel: the Core i3-2105 and Core i3-2100."

Alienware Launch the X51 - Small Form Factor PC
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 5:39P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Later today Alienware will announce the X51 Desktop PC, a small form factor system which contains full sized desktop components. Here at Hardware Heaven we have all of the details on the system so let`s take a look at what it offers..."

ECS H67H2-M Black Edition Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jan 18 2012 | 4:32P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"On the review bench today PCSTATS tests the ECS H67H2-M Black Edition microATX motherboard, built on the Intel H67 B3-stepping chipset and supporting socket LGA1155 Intel 2nd Generation Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series 32nm Sandy Bridge processors. The Intel H67 chipset makes it possible to output HD video content via HDMI or Display Port to a big screen HDTV, or hook up dual LCD displays over Analog VGA and DVI monitor connections."


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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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