XP-1800+ @ XP-2800 with 1.65V
Guys at Overclockers New Zealand manage to overclock XP-1800+ to XP-2800 level (2264MHz)! The Vcore is raised to 1.65v and the CPU is cooled via a Taisol Heatpipe heatsink with 92mm fan mod.More at OCNZ
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I don't want to push the V/Core as I want to run the 92 Sunon fan @ 7V. Thus I settled on a V/Core of 1.65V. The end result? The CPU is stable @ 2264MHz which is a bit higher than AMD's XP-2800+ (2250MHz). Please ignore the voltage detected by CPU-Z, as its measuring VDD. The CPU sit at 42 degrees with a room temperature of 23.4 degrees. (detected using Epox temp probe). You've got to admit that this is pretty good value for money.
Sunbeam 80mm Blue UV CCFL Fan
When you turn on the UV CCFL, the entire fan lights up because it is made out of UV sensitive plastic. The CCFL is bright enough to light up any UV sensitive computer components inside your case. I do not have UV sensitive components, so I used a sheet of paper and a highlighter so you can get an idea of what the lighting is like.
Review Link : The Tech Lounge
Arctic Cooling RoundUP (for our German readers)
Plant man die Anschaffung einer neuen AMD-CPU, steht einem die "Bulk - Version" (nur der Prozessor) und eine "In a Box - Version" (Prozessor mit passendem Kühler) zur Auswahl. Die Preisdifferenz zwischen beiden beträgt ca. 15 Euro. Der beiliegende Kühler besteht aus einem einfachen Aluminium-Kühlkörper mit flachen und relativ lautstarkem 6 cm Lüfter. Der Hersteller Arctic-Cooling bietet leise und denn noch leistungsstarke Kühlermodelle in einer Preisspanne von nur ca. 11 - 17 Euro an. Ob diese Kühler eine sinnvolle Alternative des gleichteuren AMD - Kühlers darstellen, wollen wir veruschen auf den kommenden Seiten zu klären
Review Link : MHzPower (German)
One of the more widely used modding techniques is lighting up your computer case. There aren't many choices for showing off the inside of your case in a dark room, mainly cold cathodes, neon lights and LEDs. Each have their pros and cons. LEDs don't evenly distribute light throughout a case, and are rarely bright enough. Neons get pretty hot and don't put out as much light as cold cathodes. Cold cathodes as well as neons are bulky and not always easy to place. Now now now, don't get all sad and melancholy because of this, there is hope, in the form of Tweakmonster Lightstrips.
Review Link : The Tech Lounge
VIA EPIA M9000 review
Yes, another motherboard review. But, instead of a review of VIA’s KT400A or NVIDIA’s nForce2 platform, we look at a small board from VIA, namely the EPIA M9000. Targeted at the DIY HTPC crowd, this little board packs a wallop in this field... Here’s a snip:
“The VIA EPIA series is an incredibly cheap and versatile platform. They have opened up a large modding opportunity that many people have leapt at to create some weird and wacky designs ranging from In-car systems to making an x86 G4 Cube! The M9000 and V9000 are virtually identical, however there are a few excellent additions in the M9000 inventory that make it even more appealing, especially for the price. To name a few - FireWire, MPEG2 Decoding, 6-channel sound, DDR Support.”
Review Link : EnvyNews
Raptorcool cpu cooler from Speeze
Well it's been awhile since I reviewed something from SPeeze! We are going to have a look at the Raptorcool amd cpu cooler from Speeze tonite. We are going to see how it performs under overclocking and during normal use. So let's get going.
Review Link : R&B Mods