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    How to reduce stuttering and audio distortion in Windows 10

    In Windows 10 build 1803, Microsoft made some kernel changes related to hardware timers that broke a lot of device drivers and caused high latency, stuttering and audio distortion on many systems. Microsoft claimed it was fixed on several occasions but is not completely true. Here are several...
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    Best utilities for stress testing in 2020

    New threads related to unstable overclocks and defective hardware pop up on a regular occasion. It is often asked how to stress test some component. Below you'll find my top picks after weeks of testing - updated for 2020. GPU Unigine Heaven FurMark / MSI Kombuster *GPUs tend to clock down due...
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    Sound Blaster Z / Zx / ZxR Modded Driver for Windows 10

    In Windows 10 build 1803, Microsoft made some kernel changes related to hardware timers that broke a lot of device drivers and caused high latency on many systems. Ever since then, Sound Blaster Z / Zx / ZxR series are plagued with issues such as audio stuttering, crackling, popping, and sudden...
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    Beware of XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition

    On November 26th, I bought an XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 8GB (RX-580P8DFD6) from Amazon. The card was on sale for a special price of $189. After I installed the card and plugged in the monitor (ASUS VG248QE) via DisplayPort, it started buzzing, despite the fact the PC was completely cut...
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    Intel Microcode Boot Loader

    In early 2018, security researchers discovered several security vulnerabilities affecting all processors: Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities allow speculative execution side-channel attacks (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754). While Meltdown was resolved with an OS patch...
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    Bootable Linpack Xtreme with Porteus Linux Released

    Stress testing unstable PCs from within Windows always posed a risk of corruption to the OS registry and files. But now, thanks to Linpack Xtreme for Linux and the lightweight Porteus Linux, you can stress test without those worries anymore. The bootable version of Linpack Xtreme integrated on...
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    New Linpack Stress Test Released

    Linpack Xtreme is a console front-end with the latest build of Linpack (Intel Math Kernel Library Benchmarks 2018.3.011) developed and maintained by ngohq.com. Linpack is a benchmark and the most aggressive stress testing software available today. Best used to test stability of overclocked PCs...
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