Origin EON17-S Gaming Notebooks Ship Overclocked Up to 4.5GHz with…

On the hunt for a slick and streamlined monster machine of a laptop? Consider Origin's EON17-S gaming notebook. If its 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 2GB Nvidia GTX 485M GPU, and 32GB dual-channel RAM doesn't grab you, maybe its 2nd generation Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5/i7 processors will. And if even that doesn't do… » 4/26/11 2:00am 4/26/11 2:00am

Motorola Droid X and Droid 2 Overclocked from 1GHz to Whopping 2GHz

Seriously, that's got to hurt. Two forum-posters calling themselves Team DeFuse are claiming they successfully managed to overclock both the Droid 2 and Droid X, taking them from a decent 1.0GHz to spectacular 2.0GHz. We'd be concerned for their safety, if we hadn't seen they survived the task at least long enough to… » 10/22/10 12:47pm 10/22/10 12:47pm

Thermaltake's Xpressar PC Case Uses Actual Fridge Compressor For Cooling

Onwards and upwards in the overclockers' heatsink game: The crazed coolant doctors at Thermaltake » 9/22/08 11:00am 9/22/08 11:00am are now shipping what they're claiming is the first case to feature a DC-inverter micro refrigeration system onboard, which goes beyond conventional liquid-cooled setups by using the same type of…

Mac Pro Overclocking Tool By ZDNet Boosts Cheapo Model to Whoa Mama…

ZDNet's come up with a software-based app to overclock processors on the Intel 5000 and 5400 chipsets, which (as of right now) is the Mac Pro and Xserve. Apparently ZDNet Clock is so good, the cheapest 2.8GHz Mac Pro outperforms the 3.2MHz Mac Pro, saving you $1600. You'll have to fiddle with the slider to get it… » 6/30/08 7:00pm 6/30/08 7:00pm

XO OLPC Overclocked: Now it Means Business (Kind of)

Think that the OLPC's 433 MHz Geode LX 700 CPU is just too wimpy? Well, now you can toughen up it a bit and give it some processor bite by overclocking that mother. A post on OPLC News Hacks forum shows exactly how to do it: it boils down to some simple code to type into the open firmware prompt of an unlocked… » 3/27/08 7:07am 3/27/08 7:07am

MSI GX-600 Overclocks with the Push of a Button

If you can't wait around long enough for Intel's new mobile gaming chips, check out MSI's GX-600. The Core 2 Duo-based laptop has a "turbo" button, that when pushed automatically overclocks the system by 20%. Push it again and you're back to default. Aside from that, the 15.4-inch notebook has some other tricks up… » 6/06/07 12:00pm 6/06/07 12:00pm

Overclocking Core 2 Duo: Revving Up an Extra Giga-Hurt, Painlessly

Those who tinker with sophisticated cooling technology can often overclock processors to extraordinary speeds, but the guys at TechSpot took a more practical approach. Using a rock-bottom-priced ($180) E6300 Core 2 Duo processor and a few simple parts, they raised its clock speed from 1.86GHz up to 3.03GHz without… » 8/31/06 10:17am 8/31/06 10:17am

Scythe XCLIO A380: PC Case or Jet Engine?

This is one wild-looking PC case from Scythe Corp. in Japan, the XCLIO A380 ATX with an LED-lit 10-inch fan up front that looks like a jet engine. Don't be scared away by that fan's imposing size, though—at its lowest speed the thing and its side-mounted twin put out just under 28dBA of sound. Crank them up to 1000rpm… » 8/03/06 12:48pm 8/03/06 12:48pm