How To Safely Overclock and Stress Test Your CPU

Saturday, June 14, 2014 2


As most PC enthusiasts and builders have noticed today, CPU makers have made overclocking a CPU pretty easy in comparison to days past. It is no longer strictly a "geek affair"  to overclock a CPU. For the most part, the days of messing with raising the FSB(Front Side Bus) which also messes with RAM timings, chipset timings, etc are over for casual overclocking.

Today, CPU overclocking is usually as simple as raising the multiplier and testing it. AMD and Intel both offer unlocked "K Editions" (Intel) and Black Editions (AMD) that make overclocking a relatively easy process. Infact, Pretty much every AMD CPU you buy nowadays are the unlocked variety, while Intel usually charges a slightly higher cost for their unlocked versions. However, if your were already going to buy the Intel CPU, your usually better off to get the unlocked version anyways.

That being said, below I will outline "my best practices" for overclocking and stress testing CPU's that I believe to reasonable and successful. This guide will go against the grain in the stress testing department simply due to my years experiences, trial and error, etc and what I have found works best for me. I hope this guides gives you a good baseline to work from.

The Biggest Annoyance In The Elder Scrolls Online - Boss Farming

Saturday, April 19, 2014 1


We are now a few weeks into the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online. While the game has had a few bumps in the road during the initial stages (Server downtime, maintenance during peak hours, quest related bugs, and spammers), Overall,  I feel the game itself has been a resounding success as I said after the last Elder Scrolls Online Beta before official launch.

The game itself in my opinion adds a very nice solo element that has been missing from MMO's. There are a ton of quests that can be completed solo by yourself that really makes the game feel like an Elder Scrolls title.

With that being said, The biggest problem with this game is Boss Farming.

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