Check out this video where George Makris, Product Marketing Manager and Aaron Neal, Engineer Program Manager walk you through the Corsair Link™ hardware and the Corsair Link Dashboard software.In the video they explain the differences between the cooling kit and the cooling and lighting kit. Aaron also givesa demonstration of the Corsair Dashboard software and shows you how to adjust the cooling fan profile based on the current CPU temperature as well as the LED profile based on the current GPU temperature.
Here at Corsair we have a level of obsession for performance that sometimes worries our parents. The latest result of this singular focus is the production of a Dominator® GT 2x4GB DDR3 kit that's guaranteed to operate at 2400MHz, with latency settings of 9-11-10-30 at 1.65V. We made the announcement yesterday.
Further testing has yielded more awesome benchmark results. One frequently used test by enthusiasts is PCMark® Vantage from Futuremark®. According to Futuremark, “A PCMark score is a measure of your computer’s performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.“
Several years ago, Corsair worked with Intel® on the development of the Extreme Memory Profile (Intel XMP). These profiles are used to store overclocking information on the memory module, so your system can be overclocked to a known-stable value by adjusting a single setting in the BIOS.
We are big fans of Intel XMP, and we'd like to announce a bunch of new Intel XMP certifications for the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core™ processor family!
Interested in an SSD with amazing read/write speeds and out of this world IOPS? If so, then the new Corsair Force Series™ 3 SSDs are exactly what you are looking for.
There has been quite a bit of anticipation regarding the arrival of the newest generation of SSDs using the SandForce® SF-2281 SSD Processor. Well, the wait is over. The drives are here and the results are spectacular! The complete specifications can be found here.
Corsair Professional Series™ Gold power supplies have set a new standard for performance, quality, reliability, and energy-efficiency in consumer PSUs. One of the best features of the AX series is that it is completely modular. I will be showing you how the AX750, AX850 and AX1200 cables provided with the PSU should be connected to your power supply.
In this video, Jeff Checchi walks through upgrading a Dell Inspiron's stock power supply to an Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 PSU. While he's at it, he upgrades the onboard graphics to an NVIDIA GPU.
We chose a Dell Inspiron for this demo, but the purpose is to show that it's straightforward to replace components in just about any off-the-shelf PC.
While lots of Corsair customers have built their own PCs from the ground up, independently sourcing the case, motherboard, and every other component, Dell and other vendors still sell tons of pre-configured PCs. And, it's a safe assumption that the majority of off-the-shelf PCs like Dell Inspiron models are never upgraded by their owners (similar to the oft-repeated statement that the majority of SUV owners never take them off-road).
Unfortunately, this means that lots of off-the-shelf PCs are simply scrapped if the stock PSU fails. Or, their owners take them to a repair shop and pay more than they might need to, and possibly receive replacement components of questionable quality.
And, that's why we created this video — to show those folks that it's easier than you might think to make basic PC repairs or upgrades.
I recently did some testing with our new Hydro Series™ H60 high performance liquid CPU cooler. The H60 comes with a stock fan rated at 1700 RPM, which is designed to deliver good static pressure against the radiator without excessively high RPMs, and the accompanying noise levels. Of course, like any enthusiast I decided to test the H60's performance.
My current test system consists of an EVGA® 759 Classified motherboard, an Intel® Core™ i7 920 D0 stepping CPU, and Corsair Dominator® GT 2000C7 DDR3 memory. I did a bit of quick tweaking and managed a stable overclock of 189 x 20 on the CPU for a CPU frequency of 3.770GHz. The memory clocked in at 942MHz, 7-8-7-24 1T timings. The actual voltages under load, measured with a DMM, varied a bit from what was set in the BIOS. Measured, the CPU Vcore was 1.33v, Vdimm was 1.65v, and CPU VTT was 1.41v. The CPU did not respond well to voltage increases after this point and this was the maximum stable overclock using Prime95 over 24 hours.