Small-Sized CPU Cooler Thermalright AXP-100 Review

Being an acknowledged leader in the segment of PC cooling systems, Thermalright never stops its improvement. The company always keeps pace with time, supplying its customers with only advanced and up-dated products. Following the latest tendencies towards the miniaturization in HTPC field, Thermalright took a decision to design a cooler for small-sized mini-ITX motherboards. As a result, all potential customers can now revel in a new compact cooler, codenamed AXP-100.



Design and Framework


CPU cooler AXP-100 features a horizontal framework, consisting of thin aluminum plates pieced by six copper heatpipes (6 mm each pipe). The whole construction is covered by a nickel surface. The heatpipes are folded smoothly and distributed across the heatsink area with 10 mm spacing; their edges are covered by ornamental caps with ‘Thermalright’ logo. Such configuration ensures utmost heat dissipation across the surface.


The implemented heatsink has got two-stage structure, …

Which DDR3 SDRAM is better for Ivy Bridge

The overclocker memory is now in the category of products for perfectionists, still the common users are pleased with usual modules DDR3-1600 or DDR3-1333 SDRAM. The issue appears related to the release of processors Ivy Bridge series, which in some aspects are similar to its predecessors, still have some distinctive features.



Ivy Bridge processors are restricted on the maximum frequency supported by the DDR3 SDRAM. This indicates the theoretical chance of these processors work with high-speed memory DDR3-3200 SDRAM. Developers of overclocker memory package perceived the change in rules with certain enthusiasm: there are DDR3-2400 modules available in stores. The gap in frequencies of «elite» and «running» versions of the memory has grown twice in size. It won’t have a noteworthy blow on the work of commonly used tasks in systems.


The memory controller in the Ivy Bridge can work both in symmetric mode, with delay, frequency and volume modules in memory channels, and …

The Gole1 Mini-PC Can Operate in the Tablet Mode

A new version of the hybrid mini-PC by the Chinese Gole company is called Gole1 Plus. It is supplied with a touch screen and can operate in a tablet mode.



This specialty is equipped with an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 CPU, 4 GB of RAM memory and a 64 GB flash drive for data storage. The 8-inch display increases the efficiency of Windows OS running during using the mini-PC as a tablet. The capacity of the battery equals to 5,000 mAh and allows to utilize the nettop disconnected.


This device possesses an HDMI port, a USB 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports, one microSD slot, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 modules. The dimensions of Gole1 Plus are the following: 19.86 × 13.6 × 2.7 cm.


In the nearest future this model will be available at the price of $200.
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