Have you ever seen a setting called Trc in your motherboard’s advanced memory settings page? Today Legit Reviews looks at this parameter and what it means to system performance. By lowering the Trc value from 35 to 15 on a kit of Corsair PC2-10000C5 modules we were able to improve performance across the board. How much you ask? Read on to find out!
Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the new and improved water block from Swiftech, the Apogee GT. Continuing the line of high performing yet extremely affordable water blocks Swiftech claims the Apogee GT is the top block for keeping your Intel Kentsfield processor cool. Intel’s latest QX6700 quad core processors are said to benefit the most from the revised structure and we find out if this is true.
PC Power & Cooling has long been known for high-end quality power supplies that perform well and have the cost to prove it. Today we have a look at their Silencer 750 Power Supply to see if it is able to handle today’s high-end equipment. With the single 12V rail design that can handle 60A, this power supply might just have what it takes to be in your system!
Now that LR has installed Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit we can dive deeper into the new features of Vista. The ReadyBoost feature is only found in Windows Vista and allows you to use a USB key as virtual memory in order to enhance performance. This can improve small random I/O for people who lack the expansion slots, money, and or technical expertise to add additional RAM.
Our Forum readers have been raving about this Bluetooth headset so Legit Reviews decided to take this baby for a spin. See why we found that the EVOQ by Qstik is one of the best Bluetooth headsets on the market. Maybe it’s because Qstik has an in-house engineering team or maybe it’s the fact that this Bluetooth headset is the best that we have laid our hands on. Read on to get the low down on the EVOQ!
Everyone wants to see Vista information and today Legit Reviews completes our installation of Windows Vista Ultimate on one of our personal machines that is running a RAID Array. Follow through as we have over 19 pictures that will walk you through installation of the 32-bit version of Vista Ultimate! This is a must read for anyone that is thinking of installing Windows Vista.
Intel has recently demonstrated high-k + metal gate transistor breakthroughs on 45nm microprocessors and while Legit Reviews didn’t get to see it in person we have been in contact with Intel following the developments that took place this week in California. If you’re interested in Intel’s 45nm Penryn family of processors and what the future holds for Intel this is a must read!
Highly regarded as some of the best gaming devices on the market, Razer has released a new version of their popular Diamondback Mouse – this time in killer Acid Green. Is it worth an upgrade? With an optical engine powered by Razer Precision and 1600 DPI it just might be if your current mouse isn’t any better. Read onto find out if your mouse is in need of an update!
The Kingston K-PEX 100 portable media player gives you the ability to make sure that your favorite music videos, recorded TV shows, photos, music or FM radio show is with you all the time. With a 2″ brilliant TFT color LCD screen and a high speed USB 2.0 connection for drag-and-drop file moving could the K-PEX be your own personal theater? Read on to find out!
Logitech has been one of the first names you think about when you look for a solid keyboard and mouse combination. Today, we look at their latest offering to immediately satisfy Vista users who want to go cordless. Will their latest effort be worth it for those still deciding on Vista? Read on to find out what LR thinks of this Logitech combo!
Legit Reviews recently looked at the top AMD QuadFX platform running FX-74 processors and was left wondering what a pair of FX-70 processors could do for less money. We got in the ‘budget’ QuadFX processors and did what any end user would do once they got them – overclock them to the max. We turned these 2.6GHz processors into 3.1GHz beasts, but was it enough for them to catch up to the Intel QX6700?
Today Legit Reviews looks at the XFX 8800 GTX ‘XXX’ edition, which is an overclocked 8800 GTX that comes with clock frequencies of 630MHz on the GPU and 2.0GHz memory. The reference design provided by Nvidia runs on a 575 MHz GPU and 1.8 MHz memory clock. We compare the XFX 8800 GTX to 18 other PCIe video cards and see how it performs against our other test cards.
The next must-have computer accessory is here. The CoolIT USB Beverage Chiller is said to keep your beverage chilled thanks to a TEC cooler that is built inside. Just seconds after plugging the chiller into your computer’s USB port, the coldplate chills to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the perfect temperature for keeping your beverage chilled. Legit Reviews puts the CoolIT USB Beverage Chiller to the test and makes sure it works.
Asus has long been a major player in the motherboard market in every segment you can think of. Their name has long been a favorite with the enthusiast crowd. Can they continue the trend with this motherboard? Can the ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard compete with the top 680i SLI boards that are out? ASUS claims that the P5N-E SLI has the best cost versus performance ratio of all dual VGA motherboards on the market. Read on and find out if they are right!
Day three at CES included meetings with numerous companies and LR brings you some great coverage from the likes of Antec, Zalman, FSP Group and ECS Elitegroup. LR starts with Antec’s 1200W P190 computer case, Zalman’s 3D LCD, FSP’s small 1000W PSU and the latest in hardware from ECS. Read on to see what these companies are up to!