All posts tagged "Guides"

  • AMD Mainstream PC Buying Guide

    We were not quite done when we published our AMD-ASUS Enthusiast Buying Guide. Here, we have our Mainstream Buying Guide, which targets the light gamer, and even the entertainment freak.

  • AMD Enthusiast Gaming PC Buying Guide

    Ever had that not-enough-dough feeling when shopping around for that enthusiast-level gaming rig of yours? Perhaps we can help you with our recommendations from the dark side in this special AMD-ASUS featured enthusiast-class DIY guide.

  • Increasing Voltages & Extreme OC HD 4890 Using RivaTuner

    In this guide, we will teach you how to use the Rivatuner to further increase voltages for the HD 4890 allowing you to reach speeds that can’t be achieved on normal circumstances. As such, we could achieve 1GHz on air and 1.13GHz on LN2. Read more to see how we do it.

  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Performance Review

    F.E.A.R. is once again upon us. But just how powerful a system will you need to extract the most scares from F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin?

  • Q1 2009 Gaming Rig Buying Guide

    Looking to build a new gaming system? Look no further than VR-Zone’s Gaming Rig Buying Guide!

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 VGPU Modifications

    240 Shader Pixels ain’t no shadin’ till you’ve bumped them all the way up. Overclocking allows you to do just that. In case you need a little boost with this new toy, here’s some help.

  • Preliminary Voltage Modifications: NVIDIA 9800GX2 Voltage Modifications

    The NVIDIA 9800GX2 has just hit the shelves and at VR-Zone, we work out the Voltage Modifications before anything else. Here’s a little preliminary modifications for those who are flying the soldering iron, and SLIcing up some double patties.

  • Jugs o’ Clocks: Powercolor ATi HD3870 X2

    “When does 670 + 670 = 680?” When ATi slaps two RV670 together that is! Twice the graphical ability on a single slot. Sounds cool? Not till you overclock it, like a true-blue VR-Zone reader. Now includes a new memory voltage modification, as well as el-cheapo tricks to maximise performance.

  • XFX 8800GTS Alpha Dog Overclocking Adventure

    The NVIDIA G92 has been causing a stir in the overclocking community. Notable is the well executed process change. We look at how the average enthusiast gets to squeeze their dollar with some elbow grease.

  • A1 Revising your Motherboards for Kentsfield

    About two weeks ago, EVGA announced that their NVIDIA 680i SLI Motherboards have gone into the Revision A1 state, an updated revision with improved overclocking for the Quad Core Kentsfield Users. I was lucky enough to receive a A1 revision and checked out what is it that is actually changed..

  • 8800GTS 320MB Pencil Voltage Mods

    8800GTS 320MB, one of the cheapest Direct X 10 capable cards around, fresh from oven. You want more overclocking headroom? A bit more voltage may help would you think? Ok then let’s go.

  • Stripping The GeForce 8800 Heatspreader

    We’ve all seen the G80 cores dressed over with their decent Heat-Spreaders. Now see them naked and sexy!

  • Overclocking the EVGA 8800GTX ACS3

    What do you do when you have a pair of EVGA 8800GTX ACS3 Edition? Do some High Def Gaming with all eye candy smooth as silk? Or would you prefer to play with some overclocking and churn out some mad frame rates?? All you want here… Cooling, Voltage Mods, the works!

  • X1900GT Rev 2 Voltage Mods

    Alright so you want to voltage modify your X1900GT Rev2, with that new cooler, changed PCB? No software voltage adjustments? No worries, here’s some simple mods for you, all the way up to 1.85v!

  • ASUS P5W64 WS Pro Simple Pencil Mods

    The ASUS P5W64 WS Pro is not just a hot choice for a workstation PC, like what it is marketed as with a “Wall Street” Boot-up picture, but also a top toy board among the overclocking enthusiasts. Out of the box, it comes with a good offering in terms of nitty-gritty voltage control. However, should

  • BIOS Transplant 101

    Ok, so we heard the Intel C19 Board from DFI has been cancelled while we have just finished our preview of it, based on a beta BIOS. I liked the board in comparison to the rest of the C19 boards, but the raw BIOS is headache for me. While it was too hard to resist

  • Extreme Overclocking ATi X1950XTX

    Alright, so we have put the X1950XTX under the cold Cascade cooling. Hot? Yes, hotter than X1900XTX. Issues? Yes Software Bugs… Core hit high speed? Yes, 927MHz Core benchmark stable!

  • Pin Mod LGA CPUs for Voltage Boost

    After our “pin-mod” Core 2 Duo guide to boost voltages on these LGA CPUs for limiting motherboards, we had some requests for guides on the previous generation of LGA CPUs. So here is our “pin-mod” guide for all Pentium-based LGA CPUs, from the Pentium 4s to the Pentium/Celeron Ds and Pentium Extreme Editions. As usual,

  • ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Pencil Voltage Mods

    ASUS P5N32 SLI SE Deluxe is basically identical to its predecessor, the P5N32 SLI Deluxe, which are both based on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI x 16 chipset. It just switched out a CPU voltage regulator for one supporting VRD 11 to run the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processors. And also did away with the

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Voltage Boost

    The Core 2 Duos bring the joy back for the Intel Overclockers with their easy to handle heat and ample of overclock head-room. However, the overclocking capacity depends as much on the motherboards paired with them. Some of the enthusiasts on a tight budget are stuck with a limiting motherboard, particularly in the voltage department.