Hardware

Intel Pentium G3258 – An enthusiasts dream

In recent years the Intel Pentium line has not offered anything new or exciting. These processors have been living in the shadow of there bigger brothers, the I series however, one model aims to brake out of the shadow and go forward into it’s own journey… The Intel Pentium G3258. On the surface the Pentium G3258 may seem like another …

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What is overclocking?

If you enjoy computers and like to read up on the latest hardware then chances are you have came across the term overclocking. But what exactly does overclocking mean? Overclocking is when you alter the speed setting of a component to run at a faster speed that what the manufacturer intended. Most commonly people refer to the CPU when talking …

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Northbridge and Southbridge

Both the Northbridge and Southbridge are important processors which handle communication between components. These processors are commonly found on the motherboard however, recent processors from Intel and AMD are likely to have the Northbridge integrated on the CPU (Central Processing Unit) rather than the motherboard to reduce the overall cost. This article will give a quick overview of the functions …

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Should you choose a laptop or desktop?

When buying a new computer a common question is: should I get a laptop or a desktop? There is no simple answer since it’s different for everyone depending on your expectations and requirements. Before we start talking about the positives and negatives of both devices it’s important to know the difference between the two. A laptop is a portable computer which …

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