Here at VR-Zone we continuously strive to provide you with the highest quality and most accurate product reviews. Thoroughly and accurately testing a power supply is a complicated matter, not only because the testing has to be done in a controlled environment and with full control over the power load but also because laboratory grade
Intel Sandy Bridge-E Overclocking – Safe Voltage Ranges, Quad Channel Kits, Thermal Solutions and LN2 Temperatures
With the release of Sandy Bridge-E today, budding overclockers will once again need to familiarize themselves with a new architecture and platform – starting with official safe operating voltages to run the chips, Quad Channel XMP 1.3 memory kits, bundled air/water thermal solutions for the new LGA 2011 socket and optimum LN2 temperatures clocking potential.
At VR-Zone, we continuously strive to provide you with product reviews of the highest quality. To enable us to test the thermal performance of computer casings in a consistent and repeatable manner, we have designed and built the Integrated Casing Torture Test. This test platform simulates the heat load produced by actual systems and allows
The recently released Nvidia GTX 560 comes in various forms. Different brands offer different clockspeed, coolers and also memory size. How do you decide which one to get?
When shopping for an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), almost everyone would have noticed that they are either rated in VA's only or in both VA's and Watt's. This is not so with the vast majority of household equipment, including the very power supply unit (PSU) of the computer itself which comes rated in Watts only.
Technology enthusiasts and experts know that the presence of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can be vital to the longevity of their technology equipment, especially when they are powered by unstable and / or badly maintained power grids; however most people are unaware of the advantages that owning a UPS can have. But the real
Even though power supply units are the most critical part of almost every electronic device, being a component absolutely vital to their operation, they rarely are given the attention they deserve. Almost no technology equipment can operate without them since electronic devices cannot operate using the utility grid AC voltage, which also varies in level
Through daily experience with common household equipment, many people should have noticed the terms AC and DC voltage and / or current; for example on a car battery which outputs 12V DC voltage or a household lighting lamp which needs 230V AC voltage. Yet only very few people can actually realize even that there are
At VR-Zone.com, we continuously strive to provide you with the highest quality and most accurate product reviews. Thoroughly and accurately testing a power supply is a complicated matter, not only because the testing has to be done in a controlled environment and with full control over the power load but also because laboratory grade instruments
At VR-Zone.com, we continuously strive to provide you with the highest quality and most accurate product reviews. You can certainly test a cooler by installing it on a CPU or a GPU, yet this is not a very professional method for various reasons. The differences between the processors, the rather inaccurate motherboard readings and the
Our original AMD Radeon HD 6970 voltage modification guide verified, now updated to encompass all C200 PCB types. We show you how you can gain complete voltage control!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and while there’s no snow in sunny-and-occasional-rainy Singapore, many of us still celebrate Christmas here. If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping for your beloved yet (you know who you are), here are twenty products, both hardware and consumer products, we at VR-Zone.com have come up with that we think
It has been a week since the launch of the AMD Radeon HD 6870, and none of the usual software tools seem to be able to deliver overclockers the mystic strength of complete voltage control. Do we still wait? We don’t think so.
We show you how to wring the last bit of memory bandwidth out of your spanking new AMD Radeon HD 6870 for next-to-nothing. Enough said.
Earlier this year, we heard that OCZ Technology Group Inc. was concentrating on Solid State Drive (SSD) storage solutions. With a new SSD manufacturing facility, an all-new proprietary High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) interface, and a plethora of SSD products under their belt, even the most seasoned hardware enthusiast can get confused sometimes. OCZ makes it
Notice that the GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 becomes a better CPU overclocking platform when Load Line Calibration is disabled? We investigate why, and show you how to maximise your overclocks with a simple modification, or two.
While power supplies do not affect the speed of your system, it is the component that more often than not, determines system stability. Futhermore, more powerful power supplies are not necessarily always better. How to choose the right power supply for your needs then? Read on to find out.
Thinking of upgrading that trusty workhorse of yours? Or looking for a new budget build? VR-Zone.com compares the Intel Core i3 processor with Intel HD Graphics (Clarkdale) and the Intel H55 Express (Ibex Peak) chipset against the previous generation Intel Core 2 platform.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 might not be the coolest running graphics accelerator around, but that doesn’t stop overclockers from attempting voltage modifications on it. Guide inside.
Christmas is just round the corner, how about rewarding yourself this holiday season with a Windows 7 preloaded gaming rig?