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Bummer! Haswell may run hot & require delid for better cooling

This initial news from FanlessTech is quite a bummer: On LGA 1150, Intel is using thermal paste between the silicon die and the heat spreader, no soldering like Sandy Bridge and previous generations. We are seriously worried about passive cooling now. So disappointing. via FanlessTech: The Haswell disappointment. ๐Ÿ™ Looks like the word of the day is delid… as that seems to be what is necessary to really push Haswell temps down ๐Ÿ™ And here are more details: Haswell Temp

Google Pixel getting Haswell upgrade?

Now that Google I/O has come and gone with nary a hardware upgrade announced, what does Google have in store for future Chromebook hardware?ย Hopefully an update of the Pixel to support Intel’s latest chips! Here are some reports that lend credence to the idea that the Pixel, or another Chromebook, will be seeing Intel’s Haswell chips soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Can Haswell Give the Chromebook a New Lease of Life?http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/05/01/can-haswell-give-the-chromebook-a-new-lease-of-life/Iโ€™ve discussed Haswell before, and by all accounts itโ€™s going to be a

Silent mod for Intel NUC, Haswell and more

Care for a silent fanless NUC? Very doable! UPDATE: Thanks to commenter KW for letting me know about Logic Supply’s offering of Intel’s latest and greatest i5 NUC motherboard. They are also preparing a new fanless case, model ML300, for the NUC. Woot! ๐Ÿ™‚ Silent build recommendations? – Ars Technica OpenForumhttp://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1197169&p=24244795&hilit=nuc+case#p24244795I was just taking a gander over at Puget Systems and their super-silent systems. I love the promise of near silence, but the pricepoint seems pretty dang steep considering I’m

Comparisons of various laptops and PCs

Updated for 2022 Random PCs and laptops I have used in the past for work and play: Lenovo Compact 12.5″ X230 ThinkPad Laptop (new for 2022) Lenovo ThinkPad X230 16GB RAM (upgraded from 8GB) 4TB SSD (upgraded from 1TB SSD) Gateway 14.1″ Laptop Overall PassMark Rating: 2340.7 Passmark CPU Mark (multithreaded): 5825.2 (actual result 2020_11)Passmark CPU Single Thread: 2085 (actual result 2020_11) AMD Ryzen 3300U (ordered a 3200U and they shipped me a 3300U!!!) UPGRADE! 4GB 20GB DDR4 RAM (4GB

Intel NUC Windows drivers [downloads] [SOLVED]

If you have a NUC with a clean install of Windows 7 (or 8, 8.1 and Windows 10) you may have some unknown devices and devices without drivers. You can download the driver pack here: (Intel dl link) Those drivers will enable the following devices: Ethernet Controller (Intel NUC Gigabit Ethernet Controller) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1503&SUBSYS_20448086&REV_04 ALTERNATIVE DOWNLOAD: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18713/Intel-Network-Adapter-Driver-for-Windows-7- (Suggested by Greg in the comments) PCI Simple Communications Controller: (Intel Management Engine Interface) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C3A&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 SM BUS Controller: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C22&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 USB 3.0 controller: (Intel USB

Upgrade the Acer Chromebook C720 SSD

The Acer C720 is a lovely little Chromebook that currently sits near the top of the Amazon best selling laptop list ๐Ÿ™‚ Amazon Best Sellers: Best Laptop Computershttp://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Computers-Accessories-Laptop/zgbs/pc/565108/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=pixensity-20These lists, updated hourly, contain bestselling items. Here you can discover the best Laptop Computers in Amazon Best Sellers, and find the top 100 most popular Amazon Laptop Computers. More info here about the US model: Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, Haswell micro-architecture, 2GB)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FNPD1VW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FNPD1VW&linkCode=as2&tag=pixensity-20User comment: I was skeptical about Chrome OS but now I

ASUS VivoPC, the stylish NUC/Brix competitor

The small form factor (SFF) product category is really heating up! Apple pioneered the mass market consumer small computer arena with the original G4 based Mac Mini way back in 2005. Recently Intel took it a step further with their Next Unit of Computing (NUC), releasing a machine considerably smaller than the Mac Mini: 31.3 cubic inches vs. 85.5 cubic inches… yet it still packs significant computing power. This is becoming less of a niche market and much more mainstream.