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Jun 28
2010

AMD Phenom II based CPU Overclocking Lesson 6 is Online!

Posted by Admin2 in site news , Overclocking , CPU

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In this lesson we show how to overclock the CPU Northbridge and HT Link.  

Lesson 06 - CPU Northbridge and HT Link Overclocking

The CPU NB controls the on-board memory controller and is very important to overclock if you have 1600MHz memory.  Overclocking the HT Link frequency can give you better performance in memory intensive programs.

Up Next: Lesson 7 - Memory Overclocking 

Jun 16
2010

We've updated all of the Suggested Parts Lists

Posted by Admin2 in site news

Admin2

You can find the main page of the parts lists here 

It was mostly price changes with a few parts that needed to be replaced, either because a new better part had come out, or the model was discontinued.

Jun 15
2010

AMD Phenom II based CPU Overclocking Lesson 5 is Online!

Posted by Admin2 in site news , Overclocking , CPU

Admin2

This is the video lesson where the big performance improvement comes into play.  This lesson shows how to overclock both Black Edition and Non-Black Edition AMD CPUs.

AMD Phenom II Based CPU Overclocking Video Lesson 5

We got our AMD Phenon II 955 Black Edition CPU to 3.855GHz.  Can your AMD CPU go faster?  

Up Next

Lesson 6 -  Finding your CPU's maximum CPU Northbridge and HT Link Frequency 

Jun 11
2010

AMD Phenom II based CPU Overclocking Lesson 4 is Online!

Posted by Admin2 in site news , Overclocking , CPU

Admin2

In lesson 4 we show how to find your motherboard maximum stable reference clock speed.  The reference clock in a key tool we will use later in the series to overclock the other components.

AMD Phenom II Based CPU Overclocking Video Lesson 4

The video also shows how to remove a stock AMD CPU cooler and replace it with a 3rd party cooler.  Specifically the video shows installing an Arctic Cooler Freezer 64 Pro.

Coming Up Next

Lesson 5 - Overclocking the CPU to 3.8GHz

Jun 08
2010

AMD Phenom II based CPU Overclocking Lesson 3 is Online!

Posted by Admin2 in site news , Overclocking , CPU

Admin2

Lesson 3 gets into the meat of overclocking, the BIOS settings.  We cover every overclocking related setting, what they do and how they relate to each other.

AMD Phenom II Based CPU Overclocking Video Lesson 3

This will be the last free video in the series.  The rest of the videos will be available to members of the site only. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions by ,emailing us, or calling 866-508-1113.

May 31
2010

AMD Phenom II based CPU Overclocking Lesson 2 is Online!

Posted by Admin2 in site news , Overclocking , CPU

Admin2

We've locked down our tool set for AMD overclocking video lessons.  Lesson 2 is mostly about the tools and how to use them.  It's not exciting stuff, that comes later, but it is necessary to cover. 

AMD Phenom II Based CPU Overclocking Video Lesson 2

Coming Soon:
Lesson 3, Overclocking related settings in the BIOS.
Lesson 4, Finding your system maximum Reference Clock
Lesson 5,  Overclocking the CPU to 3.8GHz and beyond
Much more... 

May 14
2010

AMD Phenom II based CPU Overclocking Lesson 1 is Online!

Posted by Admin2 in site news , Overclocking , CPU

Admin2

We've been hard at work learning all we can about AMD Phenom II based CPU overclocking.  I've spent weeks getting to know all the ins and outs, writing and re-writing the script for the lessons and we're now ready to put it all on videos.  The process works for all Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs.

AMD Phenom II Based CPU Overclocking Video Lesson 1

This is an introduction lessons very similar to the one from the Intel Core i5 and i7 lessons.  In fact we re-used a lot of the same titles. 

Let me know what you think, by commenting below, emailing us, or calling 866-508-1113.

We're going to start shooting Lesson 2 tomorrow.  

May 04
2010

Nvidia Geforce GTX 480 and 470 Reviews

Posted by Admin2 in video cards , Hardware

Admin2

Nvidia's latest GPU came on the market in the last few weeks.  The GTX 480 is currently the fastest and most expensive single GPU card available.  The GTX 470 is comparable to ATI's top performance single GPU card the Radeon 5870 in both price and performance.  

Anandtech.com has a extensive review of both the GTX 480 and 470 

Guru3d.com has lots of pictures, DX 11 info and some solid benchmark results

Hothardware.com has a less extensive review but much easier to read

Lets hope ATI has something waiting to combat the GTX 480.  We'll see how long Nvidia can hold the top spot.   

Apr 27
2010

AMD Phenom II X6, 6 core CPU Review

Posted by Admin2 in Hardware , CPU

Admin2

 AMD has released two, 6 core CPUs.  The 1090T runs at 3.2GHz and the 1055T runs at 2.8GHz. They are selling for $310 and $210 respectively.

 LegitReviews.com has a good review of the 1090T

 The 3.2GHz model has about the same performance as Intel's 4 core 930 CPU running at 2.8GHz for the same price.  

The 3.2GHz 1090T is also a good overclocker.   LegitReviews was able to get it to 4.2GHz on air cooling. Of course if you overclock the Intel 930 CPU up to 4 or 4.2 GHz as many of them are capable of the Intel 930 would still come out on top for the same price, but AMD does has a fine CPU here. 

You can find our Intel Core i5 and i7 CPU overclocking videos here.

We will have our AMD Phenom II based CPU overclocking videos online by the end of May. 

Apr 23
2010

The 2010 DVDs arrived late last night and will ship today.

Posted by Admin2 in site news

Admin2

I watched the DVD late last night and made sure the menus all work as expected.  The DVDs are ready and will go out today.

Update 5PM

All of the DVDs that were pre-order are in the mail and on their way. 

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