Our new Corsair® Vengeance™ DDR3 memory was specifically designed with overclockers in mind. Vengeance memory combines value, low voltage, overclockability, and a new heat spreader design. To see just how far the new kits can overclock, I chose two high density 1600MHz, Cas 9 kits to test on dual and triple-channel systems. In order to test their stability, I used a combination of HyperPi 32m and Memtest86 to push the Vengence memory to it’s limits. Since the Vengeance kits are rated at 1.5 volts, I tested the modules for overclockability at 1.65 volts as well. We’ll see if the higher 1.65 voltage will help the memory overclock further.
I spoke with Matt Bidinger of Overclockers.com today and he told me about their 1st Annual Benching Team Party 2010 overclocking event. The inaugural overclocking event will be held in Tyler Texas this weekend from November 19th through November 21st, and yes they plan on it lasting for 48 hours. At least twelve of the leading OC'ers affiliated with Overclockers.com and various OC'ing teams will be in attendance. There will be plenty of motherboards, CPUs, and GPUs to torture. As well as 720 liters of liquid nitrogen, LN2 pots aplenty, and some live webcasts of the action.
Round two of the ASUS® ROG Experience Overclocking contest was held during Blizzcon 2010 at Anaheim Convention Center. Two teams battled it out on October 22nd and 23rd during Blizzcon at the ASUS booth. Along with the overclocking contest, all of the attendees were able to attend an overclocking workshop on the other side of the booth.
In our effort to properly assist our customers in selecting a Corsair power supply unit, or PSU, the most frequently asked questions by far deal with how and why to make certain selections. Let’s face it, computer enthusiasts are definitely an educated and inquisitive crowd so the old “because I said so” type answer we got from Dad as a kid just doesn’t cut it. Of course, we’d love to sell everyone on the planet an AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply, but that’s also not the correct approach.
As keen PC modders and builders ourselves, my team and I at Corsair noticed a few years ago that most affordable power supplies on the market suffer from severe technical short comings. They were usually rated for “peak-power” instead of for continuous power output, and they were designed around crude, inefficient multiple power-rail architectures. This meant that they usually ran too hot, didn’t meet their promised specifications, and if each rail was not correctly loaded you would risk hitting overload conditions at well below the rated power. The result of our frustration was the development of the original Corsair ATX Power Supply range first launched in 2008, which set the Corsair PSU performance benchmark that survives to this day. Now, with the Builder Series™ range of power supplies, Corsair brings our award winning level of build quality, reliability, and performance down to easily affordable price points.