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Tom's - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digi (...) eXtreme Outer Vision Ultimate Sandy Bridge OC Guide + P67A-UD7 Performance Review Step #2 Step up the multiplier one by one until the system fails to boot. If this happens, clear CMOS. Many boards have auto recovery that works perfectly in this manner, such as this P67A-UD7. I was able to step up frequency until 4.9 GHz. At 4.8 GHz VID was 1.375v. Now if none of this is working or even if it is, let’s move on to Voltages. Above you can see Gflops performance increase drastically at 5.2 GHz, I used subzero air from Mother Nature to cool down the Heat Sink.

I7 - 2600K / I5 - 2500K Overclocking Guide Disclaimer: To begin, I would like to say that overclocking(OC) is not something to take lightly. While it can be greatly helpful to OC your machine to better performance, any attempt to OC a machine can result in a multitude of things: voidance of warranty, decreased life of you hardware, and possible destruction of your hardware, etc. With that being said, please read and understand all the intricacies of your hardware to ensure you have full knowledge of what it is capable of and set a goal you want to reach on STABLE clocks only. I, BestOfMedia, and TomsHardware are in no shape or form responsible to loss of hardware, decreased life, or voidance of warranty. Goal/Objective: The objective of this thread is to show you how to OC a machine to STABLE clocks for increased performance. For my setup, the following equipment was used: Introduction: With those listed, let’s get started. Next, you are going to want to update the BIOS of your motherboard to the latest version. Glossary of terms:

How To - ASUS P67 Motherboard overclocking with SB Quote: My 2500K with the real retail stock cooler started hitting high temps way below 4.6GHz I was just wondering, was fan speed on auto or did you force fan speed to 70% minimum as they did ? and that's with Gelid GC-Extreme thermal compound Good choice, in the top 5 I still don't believe that's the real stock retail cooler. I'm inclined to think you're right ... even the THG review published on February 1st more than 3 weeks after SB was released shows the Intel tower cooler. Using the stock retail cooler when overclocking is not a smart decision, period. Your statement impliess that pushing a 2600k to 3.5 Ghz (3.9 w/ Turbo) has a measurable downside? 1. 2600k on stock cooler at 4.3 Ghz and temp of 70C 2. 2600k on best cooler made at 4.6 Ghz and temp of 71C It's not the cooler that matters, it's the temperature the CPU runs at. TechReaction said it better than me:

How To Build an Awesome $500 Windows Home Server How many gigabytes of movies, music, and photos do you have on your local hard disks, external drives, and random USB keys? We're willing to bet a lot. We'd also wager that the vast majority of this media never gets accessed--what a waste. The Performance Test: AMD vs Intel When we started building our home server, we knew we wanted a price around $500, but we weren't sure what CPU architecture to use. Kill A Watt meter. Windows File Transfer Test Using Windows default file browser to transfer our test files, we saw a fairly clear performance victory from the AMD machine in every test other than the large file download. FTP Test Our FTP test showed different results. Power Power turned out to be the big differentiating factor on our Home Servers. The Complete Parts List *All prices are from Amazon, as of May 25. Setting Up Windows Home Server Once you've build your server, it's time to get Windows Home Server installed. Install from a USB key Add and manage clients Set Up Remote Access Air Video

Use an OTA Tuner to Turn Your PC into a TV and DVR | PCWorld Recently I've heard from a number of users who are looking for a way to cut that pricey cable-TV cord, but don't want to give up on watching and recording their favorite network shows. Turns out there's an easy and very affordable solution, one that eliminates cable (cable-TV, anyway) service entirely and frees you from monthly fees. It's called Windows 7. This may come as a surprise, but Windows packs a very powerful TiVo-like DVR system called Windows Media Center. When paired with an inexpensive TV tuner and a decent antenna, it lets you watch and record broadcast television--in high-def! The PC part is up to you. You'll also need a reasonably large hard drive with a decent chunk of free space. Before we talk tuners, make sure you live in an area that gets decent over-the-air (OTA) reception of local channels. Your antenna will screw into the tuner, which in turn will plug into one of your PC's USB ports. So, what kind of tuner should you get?

Apps Turn Your Computer Into a Powerful DVR | PCWorld You don't need to buy a TiVo to experience the bliss of a digital video recorder. Any PC with the right hardware can handle the chore--the key is to use the right software. I tested shipping versions of SnapStream's Beyond TV 4.2 ($70) and SageTV Media Center 5.0 ($80), and found both apps full-featured and easy to use. System requirements for the two are similar: a PC with a TV-tuner card and at least 15GB (for Beyond TV) or 20GB (for Sage) of hard-drive space for recording programs. Once installed, both apps let me easily watch, record, pause, and rewind live TV via bright and clear full-screen windows. The differences between the two programs are in the details. Both applications download your cable provider's program guide, including specific information on each episode. Both apps store and catalog recorded programs for easy playback, as well. Beyond TV and SageTV Media Center are both powerful DVR programs, but SageTV's extra flexibility is more than worth its slightly higher cost.

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