Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Bluetooth Problem Workaround

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is an excellent machine just like its predecessor. Unfortunately just like the first generation Yoga it has an annoying flaw in wireless connectivity that is yet to be fixed. First generation Yoga convertibles had a tendency to drop WiFi connetions or have poor conniption quality. Eventually it seems to be […]

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro SSD Benchmark

Since I’m into running benchmarks on different SSDs, here’s another benchmark. This one is for the integrated SSD in Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro that was recently released. It actually packs quite a punch. Linear read/write: 501/254 megabytes per second 512K read/write: 425/522 megabytes per second 4K read/write: 24/64 MB/s 4K QD32 read/write: 341/246 MB/s

Accelero Xtreme 7970 Review (Crossfire), and an attempt at Noctua VGA cooling

So the night has passed and the glue has cured on the second Radeon HD 7970 and I got about to installing it. As I suspected, it was a very tight fit. I had to install the lower card first and then the other after it. If I ever need to take cards out it […]

Accelero Xtreme 7970 Installation Success

So the thermal glue has cured and I took the modified HIS 7970 with Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 7970¬†cooler for a test drive. So far I like the results. The video card is completely quiet when idle and under full load and barely noticeable when fan is manually set to 100%. Since I only have […]

Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire Comparison by Noise and Temperature

Radeon 7970 is nice in terms of performance but it comes at a price in terms of fan noise. These videocards consume a lot of power (8+6 pin 12V connectors) and emit a lot of heat when under full load. Small fast turning fans are noisy. Reference design calls for one 80mm radial fan like […]

OCZ Colossus vs Intel 320 Series SSD comparison

I guess that you can call me and SSD geek. More than a dozen drives have been though my system so I decided it is time to publish some stats that I’ve accumulated over time: Here’s my latest build: 2 x Intel 320 Series 600GB drives in RAID0 (Intel P55 motherboard controller). Although this is […]

SSD RAID-0 review – my personal experience

I’ve been playing around with SSD drives in raid configuration for almost 2 years now and would like to share my experience that will hopefully save somebody some time and money. All RAID configurations described here were based on Intel RAID controller built-in to P55-based motherboards. I’ve built my first SSD RAID-0 rig when Windows […]