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Delidding your Intel Haswell CPU

08/25/2014 - 09:43

Introduction [inline:files/review/2014-08-17/02-cpu-in-vise-block-positioning-profile.jpg] Since the introduction of the Haswell line of CPUs, the Internet has been aflame with how hot the CPUs run. Speculation ran rampant on the cause with theories...

Putting it all back together

08/17/2014 - 22:49

Reconstruction Once the processor has been delidded, you have two options for running the processor in your system: Use the CPU with naked die, requiring use of some type of spacer to protect the die from being crushed Replace the heat spreader on the...

The Vise Method: Step by Step

08/17/2014 - 22:48

Tools Required To remove the heat spreader from the CPU PCB, you will need a few tools that are common to most home work benches or can be easily obtained from your local Lowe's or Home Depot store. a rubber mallet a wooden 2 x 4 cut to a 6 inch...

ASUS Z97-WS Motherboard Review

07/14/2014 - 13:05

Introduction [inline:files/review/2014-06-24/02-board.jpg] Courtesy of ASUS The ASUS Z97-WS motherboard is the latest release for the workstation board line with several evolutionary changes over its predecessor to take advantage of the Intel Z97 chipset...

XSPC Raystorm D5 Photon RX480 V3 WaterCooling Kit Review

07/07/2014 - 09:38

Introduction [inline:files/review/2014-06-07/02-rx480-photon-kit-fullsize.jpg] XSPC Raystorm D5 Photon RX480 V3 WaterCooling Kit Courtesy of XSPC XSPC is well known in the water cooling community for their high performance, yet affordable cooling product...

MSI Z97 XPower Motherboard Review

07/01/2014 - 13:37

Introduction [inline:files/review/2014-06-15/02-board.jpg] Courtesy of MSI The MSI Z97 XPower motherboard is the flagship board in their Overclocking Series line of motherboards, optimized over the previous version XPower board to take advantage of the...

Overclocking and Conclusion

06/28/2014 - 15:56

Overclocking

Benchmark Testing

06/28/2014 - 14:59

Synthetic Benchmark Testing SiSoft Sandra 2012 [inline:files/review/2014-06-28/01-sandra-cpu.png] [inline:files/review/2014-06-28/02-sandra-mem.png] The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine how well the system's CPU and memory...

Integrated Device Testing

06/28/2014 - 14:32

Audio Subsystem Testing Audio Playback Testing Using a selection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music tracks and Windows Media Player, the audio subsystem playback performance was tested for playback accuracy and fidelity. Playback using the audio test...

Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

06/28/2014 - 13:28

[inline:files/review/2014-06-28/sys-pic.jpg] To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the board was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the motherboard under review as well as a different...