overclocking

  1. JosiahBradley

    Successful flash Strix 2080Ti(s) to Matrix! Crazy fast.

    This will be my first post of many to come as I post all my new build details, but wanted to share my results so far today. I just finished building my new PC and went with Asus ROG Strix 2080 Ti(s) OC models because I knew they had the TU-102-300A die after accidentally purchasing the non-OC...
  2. C

    How to have lower vcore on AVX loads (negative offset) than on other loads?

    I have an Asus Z270-A Mainboard and an i7 7700k. I have quite a hot 7700k and so far I can maintain 4.8/4.9 at about vcore 1.27-1.29, but despite my NH-D15 cooler that has been reseated just recently, my temps get over 80 in non AVX scenarios. For AVX loads I get over 95°C (for 1.28 vcore)...
  3. FrgMstr

    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM Experiences @ [H]

    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM Experiences Corsair is adding a huge 64GB RAM kit that many enthusiast High End Desk Top users might be interested in. We take the new Dominator Platinum RGB DIMMs for a ride on both Intel X299 and AMD X399 systems and see how the clocks shake out. And of...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    ASUS Maximus XI Apex Motherboard Broken Down

    Actually Hardcore Overclocking just posted a detailed analysis of an ASUS Maximus XI Apex LGA 1151 motherboard, and overall, it looks like great board. In the YouTuber's own words, the motherboard's VRM setup is "overkill," yet it's significantly cheaper than other LGA 1151 motherboards from...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    MSI Afterburner 4.6.0 Beta Supports Automatic Pascal Overclocking

    While the stable version of MSI Afterburner already supports Nvidia's OC scanner tool, the feature only works on RTX 2000 series cards. However, the developers recently posted a new Afterburner beta that supports automatic overclocking on Pascal (GTX 1000 series) cards. The new version also adds...
  6. FrgMstr

    MSI Sea Hawk RTX 2080 Overclocking @ [H]

    MSI Sea Hawk RTX 2080 Overclocking MSI sent over its new Sea Hawk RTX 2080 card for use in a build video. This is a fair simple RTX card build that is purchased with a pre-installed All-In-One cooler. We wanted to see how well it overclocked and spent a night of gaming in order to do that and...
  7. FrgMstr

    Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Air Cooler Review @ [H]

    Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Air Cooler Review The Scythe Ninja 5 is a very big CPU heatsink with a lot of cooling fin area, so we expect a lot out of it. The Ninja 5 also comes in a push / pull configuration out of the box. It has cutaways for taller DIMMs and professes to be "ultra silent." Let's put...
  8. FrgMstr

    MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review The MSI Enthusiast Gaming lineup expands once again with two Z390 offerings for Intel’s latest 9000 series CPUs. The MEG boards offer a blend of quality, features, with power delivery, and overclocking in mind. MSI has certainly raised the bar for its...
  9. FrgMstr

    Intel Core i5-9600K Processor Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Intel Core i5-9600K Processor Overclocking Review The Intel Core i5-9600K Processor will likely hit the the sweet spot for a lot of desktop PC enthusiasts and gamers. We have a solid 6-Core count with a Turbo Boost clock of 4.6GHz coming in for right around $270. What kind of overclock will the...
  10. D

    Asrock A-tuning = unrequested automatic overclocking?

    I just rebuilt my main gaming computer with an i5-9600K + Asrock z390 Taichi Ultimate, went into the BIOS and configured XMP and the date, and then booted into the OS. I wanted to make sure my temps were stable so I started the A-tuning and burnintest (100% CPU load) and the temps looked great...
  11. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming Motherboard Review @ [H]

    ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming Motherboard Review ASUS’ budget entry into the AM4 Ryzen mini-ITX world certainly has a lot going for it. With so many great mini-ITX motherboards coming from this company, expectations for the ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming are high. This small form factor motherboard...
  12. FrgMstr

    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum All-In-One CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum All-In-One CPU Cooler Review Corsair is today releasing its "best ever" All-In-One CPU cooler that it has ever built. It has all the Hydro Series AIO features that we are used to hearing about, only now those are better or there are more of them. How can anyone argue...
  13. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Review @ [H]

    ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Review We’ve put the new ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti video card to the test, pushing the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU at 4K in twelve games default and overclocked against an MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO also default, and overclocked to find the...
  14. FrgMstr

    Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Generation CPU Review @ [H]

    Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Generation CPU Review - 8am CDT The new 9th generation Intel i9-9900K CPU is upon us! AMD has been pushing into Intel's desktop market and Intel knows it. Today Intel is pulling the curtain back on "not paid for" reviews and we are happy to be serving you one of those up...
  15. FrgMstr

    Noctua AMD Threadripper Air Cooler Roundup @ [H]

    Noctua AMD Threadripper Air Cooler Roundup We take all three Noctua air coolers built for AMD Threadripper CPUs and put these to the test on both the 2950X and 2990WX. We run the NH-U14S, NH-U12S, and NH-U9 through the paces with both Precision Boost 2 and Precision Boost Overdrive using...
  16. FrgMstr

    GIGABYTE X399 Aorus Xtreme TR4 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    GIGABYTE X399 Aorus Xtreme TR4 Motherboard Review GIGABYTE expands its Threadripper lineup with its X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard. This motherboard has a solid, professional focused feature set, and has a lot to offer. We’ve seen some amazing socket TR4 motherboards thus far so the X399 Aorus...
  17. FrgMstr

    Threadripper Air Coolers-Silver Arrow TR4 vs. Wraith Ripper @ [H]

    Threadripper Air Coolers-Silver Arrow TR4 vs. Wraith Ripper Cooling the AMD Threadripper CPUs is not to be taken for granted. We pit the Thermalright Silver Arrow TR4 against the Cooler Master Wraith Ripper using both the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X processors. We show you how both...
  18. FrgMstr

    GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition Overclocking Final @ [H]

    GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition Overclocking Final We finally got in the RTX 2080 video cards we purchased, and we have been putting those to good use. While Brent is banging out a real-world gameplay preview, I have been seeing just where our RTX 2080 Founders Edition ends up in terms of...
  19. FrgMstr

    GeForce RTX 2080 Overclocking Preview with Scanner @ [H]

    GeForce RTX 2080 Overclocking Preview with Scanner We have had very little time to play with our new GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition video cards, but we did want to see just how well this new GPU overclocked out of the box. We put NVIDIA's OC Scanner technology to work and give you our...
  20. FrgMstr

    GeForce RTX 2080 Overclocking Preview with Scanner @ [H]

    GeForce RTX 2080 Overclocking Preview with Scanner We have had very little time to play with our new GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition video cards, but we did want to see just how well this new GPU overclocked out of the box. We put NVIDIA's OC Scanner technology to work and give you our...
  21. FrgMstr

    MSI MEG X399 Creation Threadripper Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI MEG X399 Creation Threadripper Motherboard Review MSI’s MEG X399 CREATION motherboard gets put to the test like no motherboard we’ve ever reviewed to date. We beat the hell out of this motherboard on all of our test benches over the last month. We used the MEG for most all our Threadripper...
  22. Z

    $2,000 PC Build - Any good?

    ***UPDATE Please see post #12 for updated parts/questions Hello Everyone! Its been some time since I have posted here, but glad to see the forum live and strong. Putting together my 1st water cooling build and need your advice/opinion/critic. I already have a GTX 1060 and will be reusing my...
  23. FrgMstr

    Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE CPU Air Cooler Review @ [H]

    Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE CPU Air Cooler Review The Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE is a CPU air cooler that packs some very healthy stats into what is a diminutive package if space is of a concern. Its price is also diminutive at only $30. The Freezer 33 touts a thermal coating that creates...
  24. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Overclocking

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Overclocking We have spent a lot of time understanding the new Threadripper 2950X and how it overclocks. We have put it through the paces using a chiller system, water cooling, and air cooling. We show you what Precision Boost Overdrive and what Precision Boost 2...
  25. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Overclocking @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Overclocking We have spent a lot of time understanding the new Threadripper 2950X and how it overclocks. We have put it through the paces using a chiller system, water cooling, and air cooling. We show you what Precision Boost Overdrive and what Precision Boost 2...
  26. FrgMstr

    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking @ [H]

    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking We take a look at some of the new RAM available for the AMD Ryzen AM4 platform and see how well these work out when it comes to overclockability and timing tweaking. On the test bench today are the Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Alliance and...
  27. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Review @ [H]

    We have spent a huge amount of time over the last 10 days or so with AMD's new 2nd generation Threadripper CPUs and we have learned a lot about those. We still have a lot more to find out about these CPUs, and the ecosystem around these CPUs needs to change as well. That said, there are still...
  28. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X CPU Review @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X CPU Review AMD teased us a bit last week by showing off its new 2nd Generation Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X packaging and specifications. This week AMD lets us share all our Threadripper data we have been collecting. The 2990WX is likely a lot different...
  29. FrgMstr

    Gigabyte X399 Aorus Xtreme Unboxing

    Gigabyte X399 Aorus Xtreme Unboxing Video rendering now.
  30. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming Motherboard Review @ [H]

    ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming Motherboard Review ASUS has another mini-ITX powerhouse on its hands, and this time its for AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. The ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming promises a lot, and frankly we expect a lot from these motherboards. ASUS practically set the standard...
  31. FrgMstr

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Air Cooler Review @ [H]

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Air Cooler Review The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO heatsink and fan cooler combo has been around for about seven years and is incredibly affordable. This HSF is a go-to for many folks on a budget and others that just need cooling that is better than stock. What...
  32. FrgMstr

    GIGABYTE Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi AMD Ryzen Mobo Review @ [H]

    GIGABYTE Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi AMD Ryzen Mobo Review GIGABYTE’s flagship X470 motherboard is a gorgeous piece of hardware, packed with features and bristling with options. It fully supports AMD's Precision Boost 2 technology for new Ryzen processors. This motherboard has overclocking in mind with...
  33. FrgMstr

    PCPer Male Bag #49 Addresses New Threadripper on Your X399 Board

    Josh Walrath (@JoshDWalrath) of PCPer fame, is talking a bit about the new Threadripper CPUs coming out, and we have a bit of clarity to add to his comments. He was asked "Will the new Threadrippers require new motherboards? Will it still be X399? While we love us some Joshtekk.com (now...
  34. FrgMstr

    Gearing Up for Threadripper 2990X Cooling

    You might have noticed our excitement about AMD's Threadripper over the last year, both in terms of performance and cooling. Given that AMD will soon be rolling out its 32-Core 2990X processor, we have been getting things in line for it in terms of overclocking and cooling. We have two more...
  35. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Overclocking Review @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Overclocking Review With the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (non-X) down to as little as $255, it seems that now is the time for us to discuss exactly what the benefits, if any, there are to purchasing the 2700 rather than its more expensive big brother, the 2700X. If you consider yourself a...
  36. FrgMstr

    Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block Review @ [H]

    Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block Review Watercool and its Heatkiller series of custom water components are well known for being some of the best in the world when it comes to performance and design. We give its Heatkiller IV water block for the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti a good once...
  37. FrgMstr

    AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen 2 2700X Zen+ CPU Review @ [H]

    AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen 2 2700X Zen+ CPU Review AMD has made a huge push back into the CPU market over the last year with its Ryzen CPUs for the desktop market. The Ryzen started the Thread Wars and Intel has tried to answer. We are reviewing the 2nd generation Ryzen today. Did AMD take an already...
  38. NoxTek

    A dud 8700k? (overclocking, that is)

    I wasn't sure if I should drop this here, or in the overclocking subforum... oh well, here is as good a place as any. Anyway.... Did anyone else get an 8700k and wind up with an overclocking turd? Here I see everyone else getting 5ghz with moderate voltages (1.3 to 1.35v, sometimes lower!)...
  39. DooKey

    Third Annual ln2 Overclocking Party Sponsored by Corsair Coming in July

    The great folks at Corsair are sponsoring the third annual ln2 overclocking party in downtown Philly July 13th thru July 15th. Head on over to hwbot to sign up. There are going to be competitions, prizes, and workshops. Check out the announcement thread in our overclocking and cooling forum for...
  40. NoxTek

    (Rant) Asrock Z370M Pro4 mATX - I hate this board...

    This is mostly just a random rant.... Do you ever get a board and just feel like it hates you and you're going to hate it - almost right from the first time you power it up? I have had this Asrock Z370M Pro4 up and running for barely over a day, and I absolutely loathe it already. (For the...
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