overclocking

Overclocked 2008 Mac Pro gets custom liquid-cooling [Video]

Overclocked 2008 Mac Pro gets custom liquid-cooling [Video]

Apple's Mac Pro is a beast of a machine, and more so when you overclock it, but the fan noise you end up with can be pretty intrusive.  The guys over at Asetek decided to see what they could do with their liquid-cooling components, taking a 2008 dual-CPU 2.8GHz Mac Pro - overclocked to 3.16GHz - with custom cooling and comparing it to a newer, stock 3.2GHz air-cooled model straight from Apple.

Video demo after the cut

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ASUS RoG Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard pictured

ASUS RoG Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard pictured

Ready for some more motherboard porn to drool over?  ASUS have just sent over the latest photos of their new Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Extreme 'board - for AMD's latest AM3 socket processors including the Phenom II X6 hexacores - that pairs the AMD 890FX chipset with dual BIOS, an onboard Lucid Hydra 200 for improved multi-GPU performance, and support for ASUS' RoG Connect with remote Bluetooth control.

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AMD Turbo CORE auto-overclocks Phenom II X6 CPUs

AMD Turbo CORE auto-overclocks Phenom II X6 CPUs

AMD's rumored plans to take on Intel Turbo Boost have been confirmed, with the company quietly acknowledging that their upcoming hexacore processors will support a dynamic clock boost technology called AMD Turbo CORE.  Like with the Intel system, the six-core AMD Phenom II CPUs will be able to overclock up to three heavily-taxed cores by up to 500MHz, while the remaining cores are left idle (saving power and reducing heat output).

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Overclocked Nokia N900 hits 1GHz

Overclocked Nokia N900 hits 1GHz

Nokia's N900 is already the device of choice for those who like to tinker with alternative software, but how about overclocking the 600MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor by 50-percent?  That's just what Maemo forum member Lehto has managed to do, releasing several new kernels that can drive the N900's core clock speed from a mild 700MHz boost to 950MHz.  In fact, he reckons he's had his N900 going even faster.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

Oh, it just gets better and better.  Hot on the already pretty sparking heels of the 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 comes the card we've perhaps really been waiting for, the ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870.  First spotted in the wild last month, the ROG MATRIX 5870 takes ATI's new Radeon HD 5870, tickles the core GPU clock speed to 894MHz and then throws in ASUS' Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) that automatically overclocks the card depending on what it's being used for.  So, ASUS reckon, you'll see an average 19-percent performance boost in FPS games set to maximum detail, or a whopping 50-percent boost to 2D graphics.

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Intel overclock-friendly Core i5-655K & i7-875K CPUs tipped

Intel overclock-friendly Core i5-655K & i7-875K CPUs tipped

We'd already heard rumors from Intel themselves that they were considering some cheaper, overclock-friendly processors for release in the not too distant future, and now those leaky Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers have spilt a few more beans.  They reckon two such CPUs are in the works, a 32nm dual-core Core i5-655K which should arrive in early June, and a 45nm quad-core Core i7-875K which will follow on in late July.

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iBUYPOWER Paladin Comes in Four Flavors, is Extremely Overclockable

iBUYPOWER Paladin Comes in Four Flavors, is Extremely Overclockable

We've got to hand it to iBUYPOWER. They know how to release the computer that just look fun to use. The Paladin series, announced today, is no difference. This is one of those products that we just want to touch. Sure, it doesn't hurt that the innards of these things make us want to actually use them. The company has officially announced the latest in their Paladin series, and these are definitely a chip off the old block.

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