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Futuremark 3DMark Review

3DMark is the ultimate cross-platform benchmarking solution and the first to allow you to test DirectX 9, 10 and 11 level hardware using a single tool.
February 13th, 2013

CPU & Chipset Lapping Guide

Every metal surface on every heatsink that I have ever seen has a lot of little imperfections in them. It simply isn't possible for the manufacturers to produce perfectly flat bottomed heatsinks. They are good enough for you to use but by doing something called lapping you can usually lower your temps a few degrees. Any real mod freak will want to lap the heatsink on your northbridge as well as the one on your CPU. Today we will be lapping our Northbridge heatsink but you can use the same principles on your CPU and heatsink.
April 30th, 2002

Optical Drive Tweak Guide

Many of you have 40+ speed cd drives or 10+ speed DVD drives and don’t even think about tweaking them out because you figure that is fast enough. Well guess what. It COULD be faster. We’re going to show you exactly what you have to do. We’ll start you out with the basics.
April 23rd, 2002

How to Maximize your FSB

We frequently get asked things like how can I get the maximum FSB speed possible from my system? Here we will try and fill in at least the basics on what you need to be familiar with in order to achieve your max FSB. I'll try and cover as much as I possibly can without being too technical.
March 27th, 2002
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