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What Happens when a CPU Heatsink is Removed!

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Do you know what happens when a CPU heatsink is removed?  Basically, your CPU that’s been designed to work with a heatsink (so it can achieve higher clock rates than without), will probably overheat and if you do it too much, it can potentially brick your CPU.

How to Under-Clock Your CPU to run without a Heatsink!

Of course, there’s ways around it, by using a software to “under-clock” your CPU.  I have used this method on my older laptops where CPU overheating is a problem.

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DIY Linux HACK – HOW TO optimize your WordPress Blog, MediaWiki, or any other high load website with Compression!

Well, we did a lot of server hacking before with some MySQL, eAccelerator, and httpd.

There’s a lot of major blogs out there I have checked using Web Page Compression Tool that are not using compression. (For one, I checked John Chow’s blog)

Try to check one of your posts instead of checking your main URL as the tool is funky with root domains. (e.g. Check https://zedomax.com/blog/2008/02/23/never-give-up-especially-your-blog-dude/ instead of http://zedomax.com)

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Zalman Reserator XT Hybrid Liquid Cooling System Review

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Zalman Reserator XT Hybrid Liquid Cooling System Review!

This is the ultimate when it comes to your CPU cooling.  Will they send us samples?

(By the way, we are working on a new hardware site called, “eric’sHardware.com”)

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Overclocking the G0 SLACR Q6600 to 4GHz

Cool…here’s some for you late night computer junkies:

1.66 volts later and a whole lot of time we managed to break that magical 4GHz mark. I don’t consider myself a hardcore overclocker but for this little achievement a pat on the back was well deserved!

We almost hit 16,500 3DMarks which is almost 500 up on the 3.8GHz run

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Some FReAKY Overclocking Chip Cooler

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Here’s a cool video of a freaky overclocking chip cooler from CES.

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DIY HACK – The simpler USB2LCD using HD44780

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Here’s a cool little USB to LCD hack!

The hardware of the LCD2USB interface consists of the Atmel AVR Mega8 CPU, a cheap and easy to obtain microcontroller with 8 KBytes flash (of which ~3k are used in this application) and 2 KBytes RAM. The processor is surrounded by few parts, mainly connectors to interface to the PC and the LCD.

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DIY – Build your own 5,000 Mhz Pentium Computer

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Here’s a cool video of building a 5,000Mhz overclocked Pentium computer using liquid nitrogen to cool the CPU…

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