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Life in the lab with Noctua's CPU coolers
— 10:51 PM on October 26, 2011

We rarely review CPU coolers here at TR, but we've spent a few months working with a trio of Noctua designs that are really quite...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Cooling

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The making of Damagebox 2011
— 10:46 PM on June 5, 2011

I'll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own primary personal computer, I've been borderline neglectful...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Sandy Bridge performance
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2011

K-Series Sandy Bridge CPUs have unlocked memory multipliers that make it easy to take advantage of faster memory modules. We explore performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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AMD's SB800-series fan speed controller exposed
— 11:00 AM on October 26, 2010

We've long bemoaned the sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed controls, but AMD's SB800-series south bridge chips have a lot to offer on that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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A quick look at Corsair's A50 and A70 CPU coolers
— 12:36 AM on October 13, 2010

Corsair has broadened its portfolio with a pair of reasonably priced CPU heatsinks. We take a quick look at what the A50 and A70...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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A short tour of Kingston's Hsinchu factory
— 12:59 AM on June 22, 2010

During our stay in Taiwan earlier this month, we hopped on a bus to Kingston's Hsinchu factory, where memory modules and SD flash cards

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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Apple's aluminum keyboard
— 9:30 PM on October 14, 2009

Can low-profile chiclet keys, sleek industrial design, and an Apple logo make a good desktop keyboard? And can such a device pry a fan...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Mac

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Corsair's H50 all-in-one CPU water cooler
— 3:50 PM on September 21, 2009

Corsair has developed a new Hydro Series H50 CPU water cooler, and we've put the factory-sealed, all-in-one unit through the wringer against some of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Battle of the elements: air vs. water CPU cooler showdown
— 3:26 PM on June 11, 2009

Water cooling is typically complicated and expensive, but you can now buy factory-sealed, all-in-one kits for little more than a high-end air cooler. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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Apple's aluminum MacBook
— 10:58 PM on November 9, 2008

Last month, I succumbed to temptation and purchased a $1,299 aluminum MacBook. As a die-hard fan of Lenovo's ThinkPad line of laptops, I didn't make...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD aims to unify SFF PCs with DTX spec
— 5:26 PM on October 22, 2007

Ever since we laid eyes on Shuttle's first cube, we've been enamored with the concept of small, quiet, yet capable PCs. AMD's proposed DTX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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Bigfoot Networks' Killer NIC
— 12:00 AM on August 8, 2007

FOR YEARS, GAMERS, enthusiasts, and even mainstream users have been getting their networking for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Corsair's Dominator memory modules
— 12:00 AM on November 17, 2006

WE DON'T COVER MEMORY much here at TR—it's largely a commodity product; performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: Memory

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A pair of water coolers compared
— 12:11 AM on April 19, 2006

FOR YEARS, WATER COOLING has been reserved for the most committed overclocking and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Exploring the performance impact of memory latency
— 12:03 AM on November 1, 2005

THESE DAYS, SEEMINGLY every major memory module manufacturer is producing fancy low-latency DIMMs....

Type: Feature article Tags: Memory

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