overclocking

Palm Pre gets 800MHz overclock [Video]

Palm Pre gets 800MHz overclock [Video]

Palm Pre not fast enough for you?  The Pre Plus doubles the webOS smartphone's RAM but leaves the processor (a 600MHz TI OMAP 3430 underclocked by Palm to 500MHz) unchanged; happily where Palm themselves seemingly fear to tread, owners themselves have no such qualms.  A couple of mod-happy Pre owners have overclocked the smartphone to 800MHz, resulting in swifter performance and, surprisingly, no significant increase in power consumption.

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Intel overclock-friendly CPUs in near future?

Intel overclock-friendly CPUs in near future?

In the ongoing processor battle between AMD and Intel, some users pick their chips based on how easy to overclock they are.  In recent years AMD have arguably held that crown, with only Intel's Extreme Edition CPUs being particularly overclock-friendly (at least officially), but according to Intel chipset marketing chief Steve Peterson that could change soon.  He's said that Intel are "considering new affordable models to introduce overclocking," likely a new Clarkdale or Lynnfield processor range.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers overclocked Radeon HD 5870 leaks

ASUS Republic of Gamers overclocked Radeon HD 5870 leaks

Details of an upcoming ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) graphics card have emerged, complete with some early photos, and it seems the company have taken an ATI Radeon HD 5870 and overclocked it.  The fettled card cranks the GPU from 850MHz to 900MHz and doubles RAM to 2GB of 4.9Gbps GDDR5 memory.  Meanwhile ASUS are apparently making it straightforward to overclock the ROG card a little more again, with up to 1080MHz possible from the GPU and 5.2Gbps from the memory.

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Sony VAIO P overclocked to 2.4GHz

Sony VAIO P overclocked to 2.4GHz

A page of CrystalMark benchmark results may not be the most interesting image to lead with, but when you're showing the overclock results of pushing Sony's VAIO P not-a-netbook from its stock 1.86GHz up to 2.3GHz, then we'll take notice.  EeeUser Forum member Cerano was responsible for the modifications, and in fact got his VAIO P cranked up to 2.4GHz (though he didn't benchmark it at that speed).

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition launches

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition launches

AMD have officially announced their latest high-end performance CPU, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition.  Running at 3.4GHz, the quad-core AM3 processor has 8MB cache and a 2.0GHz HT Link; in keeping with AMD's "Black Label" chips it's also unlocked for overclocking.  In fact, the company provides their own OverDrive software, which can load either Black Edition memory profiles, for DDR3-tuned overclock presets, or more straightforward Smart Profiles which direct app-specific processes to specific cores.

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Compal KAX15 MID with overclocking Atom Z515 CPU [Video]

Compal KAX15 MID with overclocking Atom Z515 CPU [Video]

MIDs a failure?  No no no, how could that be when this little beauty is headed to the market?  Known here as the Compal KAX15 MID, but likely to find itself a variety of alternative brands including Gigabyte and Aigo, it's based on Intel's existing Menlow platform and packs an 800MHz Atom Z515 processor, a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Video hands-on after the cut

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