Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rant: I r failzorz

I totally forgot about my Blog, oh my, what a failzzzzzzzzzz. I got sucked up doing "real world" stuff, you know, it's called "work and responsibility". Bugger, I want to do stuff and share and brag and show off and do my hobby, and yet, those mundane and trivial tasks always take up my time.

Sorry to my readers, I can't promise I'll be better in posting, but I'll see what I can do. I'll target at least 2x post per week, but not zero. Of course, the more the merrier...

Gosh, I r sux

Friday, February 19, 2010

Brag: Intel® Xeon® Processor W3520 overclocked to 4GHz

I am just too itchy to get myself rolling back to the picture again. You know, my Blog, I'm trying to make it active. And what's the best way to get your Blog active? Well, post your hobbies and things that you like.

And this time around, I pushed an Intel® Xeon® Processor to a blazing fast 4GHz processor! I love how this processor overclock so easily, considering my board isn't the best overclocking board out there. Well, I almost gave up when I can't even bring Host Frequency a wee bit pass 160Mhz but nevertheless, I found what's holding me back and zoom, 4GHz is achieved!

I'll probably try and post a benchmark as well as my OC experience, but don't hold your breath for that. The keyword here is "try" =). Fanboy out!

Misc: Breaking 4GHz with Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor

I played around with this process for some time and overclocked it a bit. I had a lot of fun and interesting experience pushing this processor to 4GHz. I would have posted a review, but there are a lot of reviews about this processor already so I never made one. Besides, almost every enthusiasts, except those AMDroids, will be very familiar of how this processor performs.

If I got some time, I'll post some benchmark results and some settings I used to achieve this overclock. I did encounter a few hiccups along the way, but nothing mind boggling or out of the ordinary.

So how's your 920's overclock experience? If you have anything to share or ask, just hit the comments section!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Misc: Visitor Map Add-on

Revolver Maps offered free site visitor mapping services and I find it pretty cool. You can see it as a map at the upper right with "pinging" circles. You can get one for your site too.

Let me know what you think of it. It is loading properly for you? Does it slow you down? Any error? You wanna get one too?

If ya have feedback, don't hesitate to hit the comments.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Brag: Gulftown Stock Fan is so awesomesauce!

I forgot to post a picture of the stock fan that came with my "Gulfy". It's quite a looker I might say. It sports a copper core, heat pipes, and blu-lit fan.

It has manual speed control (hi, lo) and has a retention frame commonly found on after market coolers. The fan has an Intel logo on top, and the heat pipes are nicely "embossed" compared to other heatpipe cooler where heatpipe ends are just "protruding".

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Brag: Intel Gulftown CPU-Z is up and validated

As I used to say back in the "old days", the Dark Force is strong, alive, and kicking. Oh dear, I need to find where I stashed all my decent RAM. Oh yeah, the motherboard is a workstation board.

I'll tinker around and see if there's some tweaking options for this board. If there is, I'll probably overclock it a little. Hmmm, I need to "steal" someone else's video card too, probably a decent GTS 250. But sorry, I can't show any benchmark whatsoever. And oh, you can click on the image of CPU-Z to get to the validation thingie.

If you want to see Task Manager, temperature, voltage, and other CPU details, click this link (not a virus, I assure you)!

And oh, if you're saying how come its frequency is so low, well I uploaded another CPU-Z validation here!

Sorry for this incoherent mubling disguised as a post trying to pass it like a readable blog entry, till next, FanBoy out!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Brag: Intel Gulftown Processor sighted at...FanBoyReview!

Ok, what's the cooooooooolest Valentines gift you have received yesterday (post it in the comments)? Ok, "physical" contact isn't included, I meant gift as in "tangible" thing. Mine is, umm, to say it modestly, is a CPU! Yeah, a CPU. It is, none other than, a six-core (yes six core), 3.33Ghz, 12MB L3 Cache! Read on to see more pix of processor on a Jollibee napkin, yeah, it's on a napkin! (Note, I know the markings is blurred, it's just so you check out the rest of brag and go read it more...)

Ok, first I will post the obligatory "Intel" processor box. Ok, it's not really obligatory and I just made that up, but I think it's kinda cool to say something like that, don't you agree? Anyway, if you're the type of person who always get processors before they are launched, you'd be pretty familiar of this kind of box. Of course, if you get more than one, you usually get a "tray" of CPUs...

And here's the shot of the processor in all its glory (I tend to say "All it's glory" because my vocabulary is limited, bleh). As is usual of me, I erased some of the CPU markings so as to, umm, let's just say, "cover my tracks". This is in case my cover is blown, and so I won't have any one nibbing at my heels trying to track me down. (I know, markings are still blurred, but wait till you get to the Jollibee part)!

Oh geeeeeez, it's the innards of the CPU. Well, you get the point, I got to show off the underside trying to make it sound cool!

And last but not the least, here's the "Jollibee" shot. Its marking says Q4EG so go Google it to check out teh interwebz for infoz...

p.s. I'll post CPU-Z screenshot and validation tomorrow. Fanboy out!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Brag: My very own Intel® X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive

OH-EHM-GHEE! It's my very own Intel-branded ES-ES-DEE (SSD) aka Solid State Drive. I mean come on, I have always drooled on having this baby.

Performance freaks shouldn't settle for anything less. An SSD is just the uber awesome part of a PC that really needs a major uplift. Hey, you have smokin' processor, superb memory, jaw-droppin' motherboard and you have a SATA "Hard" Drive....oops, wait up, "Hard" Drive is the slowest part of those components the best ever complement for this system is none other than: AN SSD.

Ohh, the, dull...

Opened, taking a peek (*hands shiverring*)

Oh look, it comes with a sticker and a manual!!!

So sexy *puppy eyes*


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Misc: Site Clean Up

I noticed that some of my scripts doesn't make sense anymore and mostly pointing to dead links which cause long load times. I finally got the time to clean up those that slows the site. Hopefully, it should speed up the whole Blog site.

Next is, thanks to those visits, seems like I still have some visitors out there, no matter how random *yay*. Those visitors make me post more and become more active. Bah, besides, Facebook is being a pain anyway, with all the long loading times and unable to login...

Guess that will be all for now, FanBoy out...

Friday, February 05, 2010

Misc: Going back to roots...

Work has always been very heavy, stressful, and hectic the whole year of last year. I can barely take a break, whew. I feel like I need to take a rest every week, which shouldn't be the case.

I figure, I need to find a break, R&R. Going to mall and buying gadget crossed my mind, but then again, I don't have the luxury to just go out and get stuff which I like. Still, I told myself, even just a DVD movie would be good enough, but heck, can't find anything that pique my interest.

So since I practice "personal discretionary spending", I decided to just play with hardware like I always used to. Come to think of it, this is the very reason I took my course, and apply for work at my company: COMPUTER!!!!!!!! Goin' back to my "roots" is always fun!

I rummage thru the lab equipment, and found one that I always have been interested with, Intel® Desktop Board D201GLY. I know, it's pretty old (well, relatively old), and lo and behold, I find it cute that this board still sport legacy devices: IDE/PATA, serial port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse and other nifty stuff...

I install an OS, trusty old Windows XP, and had fun with it. I will share in my future post about my experience with this board. For now, FanBoy out, I need to pee and grab some snacks...(phew, I didn't expect this post to be a mouthful)