New AOC monitor: A display on a rally car cockpit

Several unusual monitors have already been published under the AOC brand, which were characterized mainly by an eccentric stand. However, the recently announced PD27 again raises the bar of unconventionality. The supporting structure is inspired by the cage of a race car. And to make sense as a whole in the context of the target group, the monitor has a refresh rate of up to 240 Hz. While the price is, well … judge for yourselves. Read more “New AOC monitor: A display on a rally car cockpit” »

AMD X570 cooler: Will 4 heatsinks beat a VRAM fan?

The hated fans in the AMD X570 chipset cooler would rather be turned into a proper heatsink by many users. In reality, however, it is not as easy as it may seem. Why don’t manufacturers do it on their own? We tested different speed modes with a fan and compared them with a pure heatsink and also one supplemented by small passive coolers with needles. Read more “AMD X570 cooler: Will 4 heatsinks beat a VRAM fan?” »

Liquid metal in a laptop may not always reduce heating (test)

Replacing inefficient thermal paste with liquid metal is very popular in high-performance laptops. And it is no longer exclusively an enthusiastic modification. In this way, for example Asus in ROG G703 improved its cooling. However, accelerating the heat dissipation from the dies may be unhelpful in some circumstances. No matter how strange and weird it may sound so far, it has a rational justification. See what may surprise you. Read more “Liquid metal in a laptop may not always reduce heating (test)” »

RaidSonic has an SSD cooler with extreme 25-watt TDP

Icy Box IB-M2HSF-702, compared to competition, is specific in terms of size but also a fan. Users often have prejudice towards active cooling in non-traditional spots inside a PC case. Especially in cases where it is believed that it is possible to design at least as efficient a passive cooler or that a higher cooling performance is still not on point. This SSD cooler will not avoid doubtful looks either. Read more “RaidSonic has an SSD cooler with extreme 25-watt TDP” »

Iceberg Thermal is a new manufacturer of cooling components

While many companies are fighting today’s pitfalls and struggling to survive, an experienced team of developers is launching a new brand into the world that is going to deal with computer cooling. Under the Iceberg Thermal banner, a wide portfolio of ready-to-sell processor coolers and fans is now available. And the good thing is that all Iceberg Thermal designs offer some invention. Read more “Iceberg Thermal is a new manufacturer of cooling components” »

Report: How it works in an Asus service center

Do you know what is most often replaced on graphics cards and motherboards during the repair process? Really, try to guess before you begin reading this article. Visiting an Asus repair shop revealed a lot of attractive information you can’t be deprived of. In addition to responding to annoying questions, you’ll learn ways in which hardware failures are routinely detected and fixed. Read more “Report: How it works in an Asus service center” »

All motherboards with AMD A520 in one place. Prices included

You’ve already read the details about the A520 chipset in a separate article. The new cheap AMD motherboards lag behind B450 in some respects, in others they have the upper hand. Support for Zen 3 processors promises longer moral life, and this platform also offers pairing with APU Renoir. Modern connectivity with HDMI 2.1 is a standard here which is not a matter of course even with the B550. Can you find your favorite? Read more “All motherboards with AMD A520 in one place. Prices included” »

The goddess of thermal pastes has a name: Noctua NT-H2

The initial skepticism about the NT-H2 subsided very quickly. We have exposed this thermal paste to various tests and it gives excellent results across the whole spectrum of them. The original NT-H1, which Noctua will continue to offer as a cheaper option, served well as a reference point for comparison. The new NT-H2 already belongs to the high-end as it should. See for yourselves in a detailed review. Read more “The goddess of thermal pastes has a name: Noctua NT-H2” »

Should you remove an SSD sticker before mounting a heatsink?

Here are some questions that everyone who wants to tune their computer to the last detail deals with: Does it make any sense to remove a sticker from a powerful M.2 SSD format? Is it worth the effort and, if something goes wrong, the breach of warranty? How much will the heating be reduced? As a part of detailed tests, we also replaced the original stickers for ones of commonly available materials (paper, plastic foil, aluminum…) just out of curiosity. Read more “Should you remove an SSD sticker before mounting a heatsink?” »

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