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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

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Processors

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,

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Processors

LGA Processor Heat Spreader Removal

In our endless attempts to squeeze out the last MHz from our processors, some of us have resorted to removing the integrated heat spreaders on our processors in a bid to improve thermal efficiency, to garner that 2-3 degrees, and trade it for that final 10MHz. The LGA socket processors

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Motherboards

ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Simple Pencil Mods

The ASUS P5W DH Deluxe is definitely a motherboard targeted at the enthusiasts. It looks good, performs well and offers quite a fair bit of overclocking features. Like a free-lance artist roaming the streets, I took my drawing pencil, this time round to the P5W DH. (more…)

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Overclocking

Intel 975XBX, A Pencil & a Better Overclock!

The Intel 975XBX Board has risen in popularity in the past few months, not just among the mainstream users but also among the enthusiast and overclockers. As a motherboard targeted at the mainstream consumers however, it is quite limited in the voltage options offered in the BIOS, particularly the Memory

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Overclocking

ASUS M2N32 SLI Pencil Voltage Mods

The ASUS M2N32 SLI AM2 Motherboard supports up to 1.6v CPU core voltage and 2.5v Memory voltage. For those who crave for more, here are some simple pencil voltage modifications you can do. Take Note that warranty is void when you modify the voltages! (more…)

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Graphics Cards

XpertVision 7600GT Sonic Voltage Mods

The XpertVision 7600GT Sonic we reviewed just a short while ago is one of the most unique 7600GT in ther market, not just because of it's higher than reference clock speeds, but more so because it is one of the very few 7600GT not based on a reference PCB design.

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Graphics Cards

7900GT: Unlocking the Beast Within

The 7900GT launched just about a month ago seems to be eyed by a lot of enthusiasts holding a mid-range budget. For these group of gamers and 3D lovers, squeezing every bit of performance and image quality out of their hardware seems to be a growing trend. We unlocked the

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Motherboards

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Voltage Mod Guide

The GIGABYTE GA-G1975X displays good overclocking potential but is greatly limited by CPU core voltage issues. The CPU voltage drops a lot under load, and this greatly impacts the overclocking on this board. Fear not though, we have tried to perfect this board with a simple core voltage modification. (more…)

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Motherboards

ASUS A8R32 MVP Voltage Mods

We reviewed the recently launched ASUS A8R32 MVP based on the new RD580 chipset just recently. It is a great platform to overclock on, but for extreme overclocking conditions, some simple hardware modifications may help you break that personal-best record of yours... (more…)

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Graphics Cards

NVIDIA 7800 GS AGP Voltage Mods

We reviewed the relatively new NVIDIA 7800GS AGP a short while ago. It is definitely a very overclockable card by just bumping the speeds up using software means. However, seasoned users may want to unlock the overclocking potential of this card further with hard mods to enable more voltage and

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Motherboards

ASUS A8R MVP Voltage Mod

The ASUS A8R MVP is a great performing board with very high HTT overclocking capability. However, it is somewhat limited by its voltage options offered in its BIOS. For those who are looking for higher voltages on this board, we have the answer for you... (more…)

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