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Network drive failures, audio issues abound.
The Extreme4 definitely looks the part - we see if it delivers on those flashy looks.
Gigabyte's brilliant micro-ATX P55M-UD2 offers a bag-full of features and overclocking potential for its modest £85 asking price. Read on to see why this is one of the best motherboards ever made.
Now that motherboard BIOSes have matured for Intel's latest Clarkdale CPUs, we taken a return visit to Intel's cheap and cheerful Core i3-530, turn up the voltage and really see what it can do! Inside we've included a step-by-step guide on exactly how to overclock it on a couple of popular motherboards too.
It's teeny, it's tiny, it's DFI's MI P55-T36 mini-ITX motherboard! Performance P55 meets small form factor, and we compare the MI P55-T36 to its full size ATX brothers to see if keeps up with the big boys.
The Maximus III is a Lynnfield Republic of Gamers board with a serious legacy to live up to - Asus's Maximus II was a 10/10 product, and powered by Intel's P45 chipset, it was the ideal board for overclocking a Core 2 CPU. We see if this pimped out sequel lives up to its predecessor.
Don't want a black P55 board? Gigabyte has the answer with its desirable blue design! As a direct, but cheaper competitor to Asus' P7P55 Deluxe, we found out if Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD5 board has everything and still offers value for money.
Gigabyte squeezes in the goods into this micro-ATX P55 motherboard. It's not all that cheap but it still squeezes in CrossFire and SLI support, as well as plenty of features. We check if it trade blows with the big boys to decide whether it's worth pairing with the popular Core i5-750.
We dive through a variety of motherboards to investigate what BIOS settings are best over a range of motherboards to overclock the only Lynnfield that UK customers should buy: the Intel Core i5 750.
MSI's performance-orientated P55 motherboard is the GD65. With the looks and some of the features its bigger brother, the GD80, but a price closer to its cheaper brothers, we had a look to find out if this board is the Lynnfield board to buy.
In the run up to Lynnfield's launch, we ran a special competition with Asus. Winners had the chance to come to London, overclock Lynnfield, talk to the Asus team, and best of all, take the hardware home. Read on for our report and check out video from the day!
Our first (of many) P55 motherboard reviews starts, as ever, with Asus' Deluxe. It's expensive and bridges an awkward middle ground between Republic of Gamers and lesser featured boards, but does it still command excellent Asus quality and must have features that makes it a must buy?
An in-depth analysis of what the new Lynnfield architecture of LGA1156 Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs is, what new things it brings and where it fits in Intel's CPU line-up. Read on to see what's new, what's great, and what's not!
MSI has a ludicrous launch offer on Tuesday, with 55% off its premium Intel P55 motherboards: it's first come, first serve so get in quick!
Asus, bit-tech and Custom PC have combined their powers to host an event where you can try new Asus hardware, quiz the engineers and take the kit home at the end
Packed with features, the P55-GD80 is MSI's premium P55 motherboard and it's built to take an overclocking pounding. We take a first look at these overclocking features, the board's layout and the new tech that MSI has incorporated.
We're rocking the first look boat recently aren't we? Just hit our doorstep is not one but two MSI P55 boards we've dissected to see what's new and this time around we think MSI will give Asus and Gigabyte a run for their money.
Asus, bit-tech and Custom PC combine their powers to host an event where you can try new Asus hardware, quiz the engineers and take the kit home at the end
The combined Custom PC and bit-tech podcast returns for a third episode, and it's packed with tech and games discussion. This time we take on Chrome OS, P55, Battlefield 1943 and the Left 4 Dead 2 controversy. Plus listeners can win a copy of Zeno Clash.
We've got our hands on an early, working sample of Gigabyte's upcoming P55-based GA-P55-UD5 motherboard. It's another LGA1156 hoping to win the hearts of early Lynnfield adopters, so we've had a look at the board to see what you can expect if you opt for a new Intel and Gigabyte system in the Autumn.
Asus rushes us the first working sample of it's very first LGA1156 motherboard in the UK. We take a look, benchmark and overclock this first of its kind motherboard for the forthcoming Lynnfield Core i5 and i7 CPUs.
MSI has a new feature on its upcoming P55 boards: the V-Kit allows the end user to check the real voltages while the board is running.
We grab some shots of Asus' latest Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Maximus III Formula. It uses Intel's P55 chipset and has some interesting new features. We dig deep into its new red and black looks to see what's on the horizon.
COMPUTEX 09: EVGA is keeping up with the best of them, with a lineup of hardcore overclocking and cheap+small motherboards.
COMPUTEX 09: Foxconn has its Flaming Katana on show and reconis it can make P55s for under $100!
COMPUTEX 09: J&W's P55 board is the first we've seen that openly advertises SLI support.
We've hit the city of Taipei in Taiwan this week for a scoot around to see some of the latest and greatest to expect from this year's Computex trade show. As usual bit-tech has the exclusive first looks you will certainly want to see!
COMPUTEX 09: We get some first shots of ECS' upcoming P55 live-demo due to be shown at Computex next week.
COMPUTEX 09: We've had multiple confirmations that Intel's next generation platform will be available to buy from Sept 1st.
We've got photos straight from DFI Taiwan of one of its next generation P55 motherboards.
CeBIT 09: Biostar's next generation Intel P55 board claims the CPU will run DDR3-1333 - faster than Core i7 - but it'll also OC to 2,000MHz.
CeBIT 09: Gigabyte whipped out its latest Intel P55 motherboard for us to snap - what's this new connector?
CeBIT 09: MSI has sneakily shown off Intel's next generation P55/Core i5 platform.