ASRock Q1900M Mainboard with Intel J1900 Celeron Processor Review

Today, we test another awesome power saving motherboard in the low-budget price segment here at, which could find a place in a small media player PC, NAS or office PC. Let us see how fast the approx. 60 EUR inexpensive ASRock Q1900M Bay Trail-D Micro-ATX motherboard with integrated Intel Celeron J1900 APU is and if it is as good as an AMD Socket AM1 Kabini or some other PC systems.

Mainboard manufacturer and BIOS upgrades

ABIT Computer – ABIT Computer Germany – ABIT Computer BIOS Downloads Albatron – Albatron Germany – Albatron BIOS Downloads AOpen – AOpen Germany – AOpen BIOS Downloads AsRock – AsRock Germany – AsRock BIOS Downloads ASUS – ASUS Germany – ASUS BIOS Downloads Biostar – Biostar Germany – Biostar BIOS Downloads Chaintech – Chaintech Germany – Chaintech BIOS Downloads DFI – DFI Germany – DFI BIOS Downloads ECS Elitegroup – ECS Elitegroup Germany – ECS Elitegroup BIOS Downloads ENMIC (NMC) … Continue reading Mainboard manufacturer and BIOS upgrades

ASRock AM2NF3-VSTA AMD Athlon 64 Socket AM2 Mainboard with AGP Review

No, there’s no failure in the product description or headline, because the AM2NF3-VSTA from ASRock is really an AMD Socket AM2 motherboard with AGP 8x Slot Surely, some will be surprised about this combination and the nForce3 250 chipset, but it is nevertheless an interesting and an enormously inexpensive combination. Because this motherboard is useful for those, who bought a fast AGP video card for the previous system and would like to update the PC to a current AMD Socket … Continue reading ASRock AM2NF3-VSTA AMD Athlon 64 Socket AM2 Mainboard with AGP Review

SOLTEK SL-75FRN2-RL mainboard test with great overclocking options.

Today I would like to present a completely special nForce2 chipset based mainboard. The SOLTEK SL-75FRN2-RL compared to more than 20 tested mainboards is a real tough competitor and clearly reaches the top past all mainboards tested in overclocking. With changeable VDD, VDIMM, Vcore, multiplier, FSB, AGP bus and many other options the SL-75FRN2-RL offers as standard. Before I continue, I would like to let the readers know that the SOLTEK SL-75FRN2-RL won the Overclocking Dream Award 12/2003.

Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 Rev. 3 Review

Just in time for today’s launch of the new Arctic CPU water cooler, we took a close look at the 420mm AIO at! But not only the large radiator with three 140mm fans is new, also the mounting for AMD systems has been revised. What has been improved in detail on the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 Rev. 3 water cooler and of course a performance check including overclocking is presented in the following review.

Icy Dock MB840M2P-B ToughArmor Review

Icy Dock has just released another new product from the ToughArmor series, which we are already testing on Just recently we had a look at the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB839SP-B PCIe card for use with 2.5-inch SATA drives and now there is an interesting solution with the Icy Dock MB840M2P-B PCIe slot card to install an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD in a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot. We have tested this extraordinary PCIe card with removable M.2 NVMe frame extensively … Continue reading Icy Dock MB840M2P-B ToughArmor Review

Intel Xeon W-1290 Review

To make sure it won’t be boring until the next Intel Rocket Lake generation, we looked at an alternative to the numerously tested Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 on today. We are talking about the Intel Xeon W-1290 processor, which is almost the professional counterpart to an Intel Core i9-10900. As platform we have chosen the brand new ASRock W480 Creator LGA1200 high-end motherboard with W480 chipset. If the Intel Xeon can convince and if it is even … Continue reading Intel Xeon W-1290 Review

Arctic Freezer 7 X Review

Today we test on the new Arctic Freezer 7 X cooler, which is very compact and designed for AMD as well as for current Intel sockets. Of course you can’t expect miracles from a 92mm fan on such a small heatsink and although it is multi-compatible, there may be space problems on some motherboards. How we solved this on the brand new Intel LGA1200 ASRock Steel Legend motherboards and if the extremely affordable Freezer 7 X cooler from Arctic … Continue reading Arctic Freezer 7 X Review

Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.2 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

Now with Intel Z490, H470, B460 LGA1200 motherboards, AMD Ryzen X570, B550, B450 Socket AM4 motherboards, AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 Socket TR4 motherboards as well as many more motherboards and many new coolers! Since 1999 we have been testing coolers and motherboards on and check which CPU cooler can be used for which motherboard. With the interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.2 you can find out with a few clicks by trying the desired CPU cooler virtually on the … Continue reading Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.2 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

devolo Magic 2 WiFi next Multiroom Kit Review

Today we are testing the Magic 2 WiFi next Multiroom Kit, a very special powerline set from devolo. Surely everyone has had bad WLAN reception at some location in their apartment, house, basement or garden and has been looking for a simple solution to improve their WLAN performance. Often WLAN repeaters are used, but they usually halve the WLAN bandwidth. In the following devolo Magic 2 WiFi next review on, we will show you how this works more elegantly … Continue reading devolo Magic 2 WiFi next Multiroom Kit Review

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X TDP OC Guide

Some time has passed since the release of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X including our detailed AMD CPU review. In the meantime, AMD has released several AGESA updates and the minor issues have been resolved. Today we have again looked at the exact differences to the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and will test whether the extra cost is worth it and if you can get the performance of a 3800X out of the 3700X with a few simple tweaks.

ASRock H470 Steel Legend Motherboard Review

After the previous ASRock B460 Steel Legend review we are testing today on the current ASRock H470 Steel Legend motherboard for Intel LGA1200 processors. How the H470 motherboard performed in comparison to its counterpart with Intel B460 chipset and if you can better overclock an Intel Core i5-10500 CPU with it, we show in the following review.