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  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 'Venice' Overclocking

    3 June 2005, 00:00

    If you've already got a decent S939 motherboard on your hands it would be almost criminal not to try an Athlon 64 3000+ E3-stepping CPU. Sure, it's not hugely fast ...

  • AMD's Athlon FX - CPU Scaling to 3GHz and 250MHz dHTT

    24 February 2005, 00:00

    Please take this article in the spirit that it's intended. I just overclocked some stuff using a chiller, I didn't steal new SKUs from AMD. A nice mainboard, some good ...

  • Asetek's VapoChill XE-II

    9 February 2005, 00:00

    By decoupling the cooling hardware from your PSU as its power source, recharging and retuning the compressor for improved cooling performance and using the ChillControl and mounting hardware that the ...

  • Gigabyte 3D Cooler Ultra GT

    8 February 2005, 00:00

    Say the name Gigabyte, and chances are the first thing to pop into your head will be 'motherboards', or maybe 'video cards', the key area of the company's business. However, ...

  • Cooler Master Aquagate ALC-U01

    28 January 2005, 00:00

    Overall, the Aquagate has a lot going for it. Although perhaps not the most exceptional water cooling kit from a performance point of view, it nevertheless performs admirably. Add to ...

  • Cooler Master Dual Storm

    24 November 2004, 00:00

    Although Cooler Master these days produce everything from cases to power supplies, their name belies the origins of their business - Cooling solutions. Today we'll be taking a brief look ...

  • Koolance Exos-Al

    30 September 2004, 00:00

    Minor quibbles aside, Koolance has shown that it manufacturers some of the finest external watercooling kits currently available. Excellence in ease of use and cooling performance is enough for the ...

  • Vantec HDCS

    27 September 2004, 00:00

    In my eyes I believe the Vantec Vortex is the best hard drive cooling solution on the market today. It does a great job and gives peace of mind that ...

  • Armari's InertX PF5080

    6 September 2004, 00:00

    Ultimately, save for seriously chilling a coolant to sub-zero temperatures using another refrigerant system or a cascade, there seems little point in buying InertX unless you\'re desperate for peace of ...

  • Asetek WaterChill Antarctica KT03A-L30

    2 August 2004, 00:00

    All my issues with the KT12 were blown away with the KT03A. Better relative performance, no more tubing hassles and better packaging all combine to sort out the WaterChill experience. ...

  • Coolermaster KHC-V81-U1 Hyper-6

    12 July 2004, 00:00

    It's a gutsy product to release but it's simply too heavy and too badly attached to recommend unless your case sits flat. It needs a revision in terms of fitment, ...

  • Asetek VapoChill LightSpeed [AC]

    30 June 2004, 00:00

    The brilliant mounting mechanism, peerless cooling performance (now unmatched since the Mach II GT is no more) and stylish enclosure allow Asetek to raise the commercial phase-change CPU cooling bar.

  • Zalman Reserator 1

    1 June 2004, 00:00

    It all depends on what you want. Do you want to overclock? Look elsewhere. Do you mind a wee bit of fan noise? Look elsewhere. Do you want is-my-PC-even-switched-on silence? ...

  • nForce3 250 Chipset Overclocking

    20 April 2004, 00:00

    There is no doubt in our minds that the AMD Athlon 64 will take a great leap forward in overclocking circles with the launch of the nForce3 250 chipset. At ...

  • Asetek WaterChill KT12-L20

    10 February 2004, 00:00

    Undoubtedly better than air cooling but not without its problems, the Asetek WaterChill KT12-L20 comes recommended if you have no fear of stiff pipes, or are willing to change them ...

  • Coolermaster Cool Drive 3

    14 November 2003, 00:00

    The Cool Drive 3 is certainly a hard drive cooler to consider if you are concerned about the temperature of your hard disk drive. This is by far one of ...

  • Kamakaze CPU Cooler

    20 October 2003, 00:00

    What the Kamakaze lacks in looks it makes up for in performance. The standard product provides for most needs and is excellent as a high performance cooler and excels as ...

  • Vantec Nexus Fan Controller

    12 October 2003, 00:00

    These controllers are by far the best fan controllers I have seen. It\'s an innovative idea by including 2 cold cathode tubes within the kit, to provide a 2 in ...

  • VapoChill XE [Socket 478 P4]

    8 October 2003, 00:00

    For those looking to get the most out of a Pentium 4 processor, especially up in the giddy heights of 4GHz operation with a 3.0, 3.2 or 3.2 Extreme Edition, ...

  • AMD XP2500+ Barton 'AQXEA'

    1 September 2003, 00:00

    Bottom line - if you're prepared to delve into the art of overclocking, you'll be considerably rewarded with an investment in these £70 wonders.

  • Asetek VapoChill XE

    23 August 2003, 00:00

    I'm addicted to phase change now, Asetek will have to prise this unit from my cold, dead, R404a chilled hands. The performance and new ChillControl make VapoChill'ing an attractive proposition ...

  • Corsair Hydrocool 200 Watercooling

    6 August 2003, 00:00

    How would we summarise our Hydrocool 200 findings ?. We'd say that it's an excellent platform from which to start your watercooling adventure. Decent component selection and integration takes most ...

  • Zalman CNPS7000-Cu Cooler

    10 June 2003, 00:00

    What attributes should a decent heatsink and fan combination have ?. It should cool well. It should be able to cool well with reasonable voltage load. It should have the ...

  • Zalman ZM80A-HP Silent VGA Cooler

    28 May 2003, 00:00

    The Zalman ZM80A-HP cooler achieves its aims of cooling even the fastest of current GPUs passively. The clever engineering, large dissipation area, and excellent heatpipe ensures that we can run ...

  • Asetek WaterChill KT03-L20

    1 May 2003, 00:00

    Performance-wise, the Asetek WaterChill didn't disappoint. Even when the radiator's fan was set to 7v via the control system, the performance exhibited toppled that of a premier air-cooling solution. Asetek ...

  • AMD XP1700 JIUHB Testing

    3 April 2003, 00:00

    Are the JIUHB XP1700s the new AXIAs ? (remember them ?). No, they're probably just little bit better in terms of overclockability. We managed a default voltage overclock of close ...

  • CoolerMaster XDream HAC-V81 & HSC-V83

    24 March 2003, 00:00

    Kudos to Cooler Master for producing high-quality heatsinks at a very affordable price. Sure, there are better coolers out there, but you'd find it difficult to find a better one ...

  • Vantec Nexus Fan Controller - NXP-201-SL

    6 February 2003, 00:00

    Over the years Vantec have released some stomping products. They mainly produce cooling devices from system coolers to thermal control systems.

  • Swiftech QuietPower FS020

    4 November 2002, 00:00

    I used to run a self assembled watercooling system and while it was a lot of fun to setup and run, I have to say I enjoyed the simplicity of ...

  • VapoChill Premium Edition

    24 September 2002, 00:00

    I really do feel that Asetek have made a concerted attempt to bring refrigerant-based cooling into the mainstream with this new VapoChill design. Once appealing to hardcore enthusiasts only, the ...

  • Swiftech MCX4000

    10 September 2002, 00:00

    Is it better than the MCX478? If you are only cooling a P4 then yes, it will eventually get better than the MCX478 at the very top end. But if ...

  • Vapochill Premium Edition [Preview]

    9 September 2002, 00:00

    Those of us who like to push our equipment to the absolute limit will sometimes go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that we have the highest CPU MHz possible. After ...

  • The Need for Speed: 3GHz and counting

    17 August 2002, 00:00

    I've found it somewhat eye-opening to see just how well the present Northwood P4 will scale. Those that lamented the release of the P4, one with a low work-per-cycle ethos, ...