HTPC Howto – Beginners guide how to build a home cinema computer. Step by step HTPC guide to build a Home Theater PC … For the recently published Silverstone La Scala SST LC02B HTPC enclosure review, it is now time for a HTPC guide, which explains step by step how to build a living room PC. This beginners guide shows how easy it can be to build a PC for the living room. If you have a few hardware components, … Continue reading HTPC Howto guide to build a home cinema computer
G.Skill offers with the 4GB PC2-8800 a new High-End DDR2 memory kit, which promises high performance also with a standard DDR2 voltage of 1.8V-1.9V. The memory kit contains two 2GB modules with DDR2-1100 speed at CL5. In this review we will test the performance of the inexpensive 4GB DDR2 kit with CL4 and compare them to several other DDR2 memory modules. Thanks for the support … Many thanks for the support with the F2-8800CL5D-4GBPI F2 4GB PC2 8800 / DDR2 … Continue reading G.Skill 4GB Kit DDR2-1100/PC2-8800 F2-8800CL5D-4GBPI Memory Review
ASRock left the low-budget market and have entered the high-end market with the K10N750SLI-WiFi Socket AM2+ motherboard. The price of this board is noticeably higher than their usual prices. Of course, not without a reason, because this new ASRock board offers the fast nForce 750a SLI chipset, extensive overclocking settings and excellent equipment in a newly designed cardboard box. The packing is, of course, not the most important thing, but ASRock likes to deviate a little bit from their green … Continue reading ASRock K10N750SLI-WiFi AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard Review
Sure, for most of us DDR2-800 RAM is nothing special anymore, but the new Crucial Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red PC2-6400 memory modules are worth a second look. The current DDR2 4GB kit consists of 2x 2GB PC2-6400 CL4 memory modules and they are a visual treat. This Ballistix Tracer Red edition offers not just more memory for the PC, but thanks to several integrated SMD light emitting diodes it lights up the PC in a bright red. Let us test … Continue reading Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red DDR2-800/PC2-6400 4GB Kit BL2KIT25664AR804 Memory Review
Recently ocinside.de reviewed the ASRock A780FullDisplayPort motherboard with AMD 780G chipset and today the new ASRock K10N78FullHD-hSLI socket AM2+ Micro ATX motherboard was tested, which is based on a nVidia GeForce 8200 chipset. Both mainboards have an integrated graphics processor and costs approximately the same. This review will clarify if both motherboards are comparable and if the K10N78FullHD-hSLI R3.0 board can be well overclocked and/or underclocked.
The ASRock A780FullDisplayPort Socket AM2+ Micro ATX motherboard is based on the AMD 780G chipset and offers especially fantastic connection options for the graphics output. VGA, DVI-D, HDMI and also the latest DisplayPort graphics output is possible with this brand-new ASRock board. The review will show, if this reasonably priced board is suitable for a HTPC living room PC and if it can be overclocked for High-End PCs and underclocked for low power consumption PCs.
The ASRock ALiveNF5SLI-1394 Socket AM2 motherboard is based on the nForce 560 SLI chipset, which is better known as nVidia NF4SLI or NF500SLI. This ASRock motherboard with SLI technology and AMD Phenom CPU support is available for a little bit more than 50 Euro. The following overclocking review will show, if ASRock succeeded once again in creating an attractive board for AMD processors and if this board offers nice overclocking features.
The CeBIT Hannover was in this year 2008 one day shorter than the years before, but it remains nevertheless one of the most important computer exhibitions worldwide. And ocinside.de published once again a comprehensive CeBIT report, which has more than 100 pictures of the latest PC hardware. This 11 pages long CeBIT 2008 report has the main focus on current motherboards, heatsinks, enclosure and of course much more interesting stuff. It is only available in German language, but I’m sure … Continue reading CeBIT 2008 Coverage
AMD Athlon64 X2 4000+ Socket AM2 CPU overclocking. Here are some AMD Athlon64 X2 4000+ Socket AM2 CPU overclocking results. AMD Athlon64 X2 4000+ Socket AM2 CPU overclocking review. Fast processors are due to the very low prices at the top of most PC enthusiasts’ shopping lists. But which one should you buy and what CPU overclocking result can you expect? ocinside.de ordered 3 x AMD Athlon64 X2 4000+ socket AM2 CPUs and overclocked these very inexpensive CPUs. Without betraying … Continue reading AMD Athlon64 X2 4000+ Socket AM2 CPU overclocking
USB Power cable connection for LC displays self-made Succeeding the different solder instructions I would like to describe with the following little instruction how to use rather simple the 5 V power supply of an USB connection. Sense of the USB power supply … I received a lot of questions about how to move the power supply of LC displays to the outer part of the case. Here you have two possibilities: 1.) you could lead a 4-cable-plug of the … Continue reading Solder your own USB power connector cable for LC-Displays
The ASRock ALiveDual-eSATA2 Socket AM2 motherboard is an exceptional board with AMD Phenom processor support. Well, Phenom support isn’t unusual these days, but which current board offers an AGP port? ASRock once again comes up with something special, because they make it possible for customers to upgrade their older systems more smoothly with less money. Thanks to the nVidia M1695 and nForce3 250 chipset combination, this board is able to manage an AGP 8x video card or a PCI Express … Continue reading ASRock ALiveDual-eSATA2 AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard with AGP and PCIe Reviewed
OCZ offers optimized memory modules for different application ranges for years. It does not only concern the memory module overclocking with sophisticated RAM heatsinks, but also an optimal adjustment of the RAM to the respective system. For example the reviewed OCZ PC2-8500 nVidia SLI-Ready Edition 2GB kit is optimized for current nVidia motherboards. This SLI ready PC2-8500 memory was tested on a motherboard with ULi M1697 chipset and also on a motherboard with nVidia nForce 590 SLI chipset (SLI-Ready support). … Continue reading OCZ 2GB kit PC2-8500/DDR2-1066 OCZ2N1066SR2GK nVidia SLI-Ready Edition Memory Review