MOST HEROIC FAILURE Palicomp Luminosity
As frustrated as we were bby Kabkaby Laklake processors, Palicomp – one of the Uk-based firms that builds PCS based on these components – had an answer: overclocking the i5-7600k chip to a searing 5GHZ. Eyebrows were not so much raised as singed when our tests, designed to push PCS beyond their comfort zone, sent the processor to over 100°C before it turned itself off. It worked fine when slowed down a bit, as did all the other PCS we’ve seen from Palicomp. Ah well – if we get a cold winter we can always sit round it.