“Socket burn” is back with Sandy Bridge

TechReaction: I received two motherboards from Gigabyte recently for testing, one P67A-UD4 and one P67A-UD7. Upon arrival, I did a thorough visual inspection, and found the UD4 had obvious signs of “socket burn”….a phenomenon discovered last year with the LAG1156 socket area. After notifying my contact with Gigabyte about the issue 8 days ago, I’ve yet to get any word back. Hopefully this issue is not widespread.

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Apple Hackintosh: Moving to Intel Sandy Bridge

BenchmarkReviews.com: Benchmark Reviews has previously detailed our experience in creating an Apple Macintosh into Hackintosh: a computer built of PC components, running Apple's OS X operating system and applications. Apple doesn't make this easy to do, since they'd prefer you to buy a real Macintosh, but years of work by the enthusiast community has resulted in a support system of software, guides, and online forums that provide enough information for the dedicated Hackintosher to succeed. In this article I'll describe my experience moving my Hackintosh from its X58 hardware to a new Intel Sandy Bridge platform.

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i3 vs i5 vs i7 Sandy Bridge Comparison

Lan OC: Intel started 2011 off with the official introduction to their highly anticipated Sandy Bridge processors. We had the chance to take a look at their mid-range i5-2500k and we loved it. The i5-2500k isn’t perfect for everyone, that’s why Intel has introduced a range of processors. Today we will be taking a look at their i3-2100 and i7-2600 to see how they stand in the grand scheme of things. While we do, we will retest the i5-2500k and put the three head to head to find out what the extra money gets you.


Intel Ivy Bridge Dual-Core Put Through Clock-to-Clock Benches Against Sandy Bridge

Taiwanese PC enthusiast Coolaler has a new Ivy Bridge LGA1155 dual-core engineering sample to play with, and wasted no time in putting it through some tests.

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