The Antec NSK2480 is… well… an Antec. Nice and quiet, cools well, but I did run into a few issues.
Usually, more voltage helps fight against stability problems. When hitting stability problems on the Maximus GENE-Z, I found that UNDER-volting was the solution.
I spent some time trying to see whether a BIOS offset voltage or manual voltage allowed the best undervolting results on Sandy Bridge.
Contrary to what I’d read elsewhere, faster RAM speed was providing faster iGPU performance on my Sandy Bridge processor.
It’s always tough to find a mid-range laptop with a mid-range dedicated GPU at a low cost. But the Samsung Q460 fit the bill. Here’s a closer look.
CM’s Storm Scout is one of the few full-sized cases that have handy carry handles. Instead of a gaming-focus, I look at filtration and methods of minimizing the dust that enters this beast.
I jailbroke my AppleTV 2, installed Plex, and documented the procedure.
My D-Link DIR-825 came with a heatsink that looks like… well… not a heatsink. How it cost over $100 is beyond me.
Yet another Antec review – this time, the 300.
It may as well have been a no-name PSU to be honest….
I got one of the most cost-effective 6-core setups you can put together, did some overclocking, and watched the heat.
My failed attempts at pin modding the P5KPL-CM motherboards.
Pushing the i3 540 past 4Ghz!
I wasn’t sure what hard drive would be in my Time Capsule (purchased in Canada). Pulling it apart, it turns out it’s the WD Caviar Green – not bad!
Apple’s “Magic Mouse” works fine in Mac OS X. On Windows through BootCamp though… that’s another matter.
The in-win BL-631 is a fairly small case, with a packed interior. I go over an installation and mention the quirks and qualms I ran into.
Who would have thought a motherboard wouldn’t sleep because of a default jumper setting?
Getting the Samsung ML-1210 driver to work well with Windows 7 wasn’t straightforward. Fortunately, the trick to get it working is easy.
The northbridge on the X58 PRO-E is notorious for getting hot. I walk through the process of pulling the heatsinks and applying new paste to bring those temps down.
I look at the Sonata III with a comparison against the old piano-finish variant.