Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 PCIe motherboard Review

Today again a nice AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 Motherboard is tested on ocinside.de whereby it starts now after the past 11 AGP Reviews with the PCI express motherboards. The Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 motherboard offers owing to the nForce4-4X chipset an inexpensive all-round board with three pci slots and one PCIe 16x video card slot. Further details to the good equipment, the overclocking features, the performance and other important characteristics are shown in this motherboard Review.

Albatron K8X800 Pro (AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754) motherboard Review

The Albatron K8X800 pro has at present a price of approx. of 70 euro (02/2005) and is thereby appropriate in the good centre of the 754 Mainboards. However the equipment and the overclock features aren’t in the centre zone, because large variety at different voltage adjustments are found neither on one of the reviewed SocketA Mainboards, nor on the so far tested Socket 754 Mainboards.

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.

EPoX EP-8NPA SLI AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754 PCIe SLI motherboard Review

The EPoX EP-8NPA SLI Motherboard is the first Socket 754 board in the test, which has the nForce4 SLI chipset like current Socket 939 boards and can be equipped with two PCIe 16x video cards. Altogether this SLI board gives the Socket 754 a completely new meaning and an ample scope for new AMD PC system combinations. All further details of the overclocking result, equipment and performance of SLI vs. Non SLI in comparison are in the current EPoX S754 … Continue reading EPoX EP-8NPA SLI AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754 PCIe SLI motherboard Review

Asetek WaterChill Xternal Water Cooling Review

There are many water cooling systems for the PC and Mac on the market, whereby the choice isn’t really easy. The company Asetek offers beside the well-known VapoChill Compressor cooling units (see ocinside.de Test section) since a few years in addition also water cooling units with the name WaterChill. But new is the concept, that the radiator with pump unit, water reservoir, and fans are embedded in one complete cooling unit, which is managed with a special USB control panel … Continue reading Asetek WaterChill Xternal Water Cooling Review

ASRock Motherboard Preview August 2006

ASRock Motherboard Preview August 2006 The newest ASRock Motherboards The introduction to the ASRock product presentation … Also in this year the company ASRock invited again to the current product presentation on 30.08.06 and presented a couple of interesting AMD and Intel Motherboards. The presentation was in the above shown hotel “van the Valk” in Cuijk (Netherland). On the following pages the new AM2NF6G-VSTA, ALiveNF4G-DVI, 939Dual-VSTA, ALiveSATA2-GLAN and AM2NF3-VSTA ASRock AMD Motherboards are presented, which were partially also Live demonstrated. … Continue reading ASRock Motherboard Preview August 2006

Sunbeamtech Silent Storm / Silent Twister Case Review

Build a complete PC without any screws ? Nearly, because a few screws are still needed, but thanks to several tool-less mechanisms all drives up to the hard disks, as well as the expansion cards can be installed without any screws. After the recently published test report of the Sunbeamtech Tuniq 2 case, there’s now the current Mid-Tower from Sunbeamtech reviewed on ocinside.de This inexpensive case appeared with the name Silent Storm and got the name Silent Twister within Europe. … Continue reading Sunbeamtech Silent Storm / Silent Twister Case Review

The handling of the interactive AMD Pin-Mod guide

The handling of the new interactive AMD Pin-Mod guide … Very important, if you’ve already an option to change the multi in your BIOS, you HAVE TO change this multiplier to “Autodetect” !!! (unless you just like to use the unlock function in the Pin-Mod guide) The same applies to the Vcore, please also leave the Vcore settings of your BIOS (if existing) at Default respectively at Autodetect if you like to change the Vcore with the Pin-Mod guide.And please … Continue reading The handling of the interactive AMD Pin-Mod guide

Interactive resistor to get the color codes for resistors within seconds

If you also don’t like boring color tables to find out the colors for your requested resistor, you can type in the desired resistor value, multiplier and tolerance to get them within seconds. Furthermore I’ve now also added a direct color choice, where it’s now possible to get the correct resistor value over the arrows of each color. This way you’re able to use the old resistors out of your drawer instead of buying new ones 😉 The new color … Continue reading Interactive resistor to get the color codes for resistors within seconds

Interactive tape it guide – Increase the Vcore of Intel Slot 1 CPU

Slot 1 Tape it guide – An easy way to change Intel Slot 1 CPU Vcore. The interactive sites will never end and another site will come very soon. But today i’ve published the new interactive tape it guidefor Intel Slot 1 CPU veteran. Everyone who own a piece of adhesive tape or nail varnish could increase the core voltage in a few minutes. It’s also possible to cut the pins but i wouldn’t recommend it. Just relax and watch … Continue reading Interactive tape it guide – Increase the Vcore of Intel Slot 1 CPU

ABIT KR7 and KG7 (RAID, Lite) VCORE MOD

It’s very easy to increase the Vcore of Abit KR7 and KG7 (Lite, Raid) by soldering just one resistor to the right point to allow your CPU much higher frequency. Of course it’s necessary to be very careful if you’re soldering something on your mainboard in order not to kill your board. And of course your warranty void if you solder anything on your mainboard ! Therefore i recommend a good grounding and a soldering station with seperate grounding ! … Continue reading ABIT KR7 and KG7 (RAID, Lite) VCORE MOD