In our Haswell-E coverage we did some basic 24/7 type overclocking suitable for the system under the desk, and there will be users with custom loops willing to go a bit further. Overclocking beyond this requires a level of skill and exotic coolants not intended for the average user, akin to what drag cars are to normal runabouts. We have previously reported on overclocking events where the world’s best battle it out to see who can get the best results – to see who can do that quarter mile the fastest. With the launch of the new Haswell-E platform, each of the companies invested in overclocking performance products got their best in-house teams for day one results. Both ASUS and G.Skill are two of...
Extreme overclocking using LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen) to get the best scores possible has had a recent infusion of interest from PC component vendors. In the past there were...6 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2014
The topic of SO-DIMM memory is an interesting one. As it currently stands, almost all laptops with interchangeable memory slots have SO-DIMM slots, as well as a few...12 by Ian Cutress on 4/22/2014
One of the many issues presented with a SO-DIMM capable system, whether laptop or desktop, is one of performance. In our recent Haswell memory scaling article using regular...10 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2014
When Swiftech offered to provide us with the materials to build a full custom loop, we couldn't resist.108 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2013
‘How much does memory speed matter?’ is a question often asked when dealing with mainstream processor lines. Depending on the platform, the answers might very well be different...89 by Ian Cutress on 9/26/2013
Next in our line of memory reviews is a kit I have actually had at my work desk for a while. In the land of overclockers, synthetics are...28 by Ian Cutress on 10/28/2012
Memory reviews are, in my opinion, actually quite hard to do. There are plenty of memory kits available that are nice and cheap, and the easy way to...113 by Ian Cutress on 10/18/2012