RAM that Tesla could fall in love with

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 07:01 PM |
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OCZ's PC-3200 Gold Voltage eXtreme was built to be overvolted, in fact it loves it.  Read the full review at Adrian's Rojak Pot to see if these DIMM's are the holy grail for overclockers.

"Overclockers love playing with voltages, clock speeds and timings to get the maximum out of their

memory modules. The OCZ PC-3200 Gold Voltage eXtreme modules allow them to do just that with its

incredible overclockability and affinity for high voltages.

Source: Tech ARP

ULi's M1697, ATI chipset for the A64/x2

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 04:30 PM |
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Anandtech got a hold of a ULi M1697 reference board, and they give us a peek into the new upcoming chipset.  If you are torn between the NForce4 and ATI chipsets, see if this can put you on one side or the other.

"As VIA and SiS seem to be declining in the chipset arena, ULi continues an aggressive push to capture a larger share of the chipset market.

Source: AnandTech

AMD Submits Site Development Plan for New Austin Campus

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 11:47 AM |
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Dec. 13, 2005 - Austin, Texas - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today submitted its site development plan to the City of Austin for a new campus to be built on 58 acres AMD has agreed to purchase in Southwest Austin. The new campus, known by the project name "AMD Lone Star," will bring together local non-manufacturing operations currently spread across multiple locations in Austin. Spansion(tm), the Flash memory venture of AMD and Fujitsu Limited, will build upon AMD's established roots in East Austin by continuing local manufacturing operations at Fab 25 on East Ben White Boulevard.

Source: AMD

Put some Christmas cheer into your Case Mod

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 12, 2005 - 03:59 PM |
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CaseModGod has a review of AC Ryan's UV Acryl Panel, a highly UV reactive see through panel of Acrylic to add to just about anything.  The bad news is that you should have an acrylic cutting tool, or else you just end up with an oversized side panel, but the good news is that with a tool, you can cut the sheet into any shape.  So get some red and green, and get your PC into the Christmas spirit.

"Straight from the box the first thing I could notice was that in a room with standard lighting

the edges really pick

Source: CaseModGod

Cooling on a tight budget

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 8, 2005 - 06:59 PM |
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If you are having some problems with overheating, but don't want to spend $50 on a new 2 pound block of copper that might or might not fit in yiour case, consider Spire Cooling Solutions' KestrelKingV.  As Techware Labs discovers, it won't unseat any of the current kings of cooling, but it certainly beats the stock heatsink your processor came with.

"In the next few days we will look at a few coolers for the socket 939 platform of motherboards.

One size fits all

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 7, 2005 - 02:57 PM |
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Thanks to the bright people of Swiftech, anyone can use their new Apogee CPU waterblocks.  Head over to SystemCooling to see just how many different CPU's you can fit the new Apogee onto.

"SystemCooling.com is proud to bring you our exclusive review of Swiftech's latest universal CPU

waterblock — the Apogee. Along with the Apogee release, Swiftech has also reconfigured their

entire lineup of CPU liquid cooling kits.

Intel Announces Chip Technology Breakthrough Using New Materials

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 7, 2005 - 12:53 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced development of a new, ultra-fast, yet very low power prototype transistor using new materials that could form the basis of its microprocessors and other logic products beginning in the second half of the next decade.


Intel and QinetiQ researchers have jointly demonstrated an enhancement-mode transistor using indium antimonide (chemical symbol: InSb) to conduct electrical current.

Source: 3DCenter

X1600 previews mobilize around the web

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2005 - 01:01 PM |
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ATI Mobility's Radeon X1600 is making it's debut appearance on the web today.  If you are looking at a high performance gaming laptop, this may be the card you want inside.  Start off at Legit Reviews, and carry on through the reviews, just don't forget to peek at Ryan's look, found here.


"On the ASUS A7G Notebook running an Intel 760 (2.0GHz), 1GB DDR2 memory, and the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 PCIe card we were able to hit an amazing 3797 3DMarks.

Innovative Intel Volunteer Program Supports Schools In Eight Countries

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 6, 2005 - 12:51 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2005 — The Intel Volunteer Matching Grant Program, which has served Intel communities in the United States since 1995, is being launched in China, Costa Rica, India, Ireland and Malaysia after successful international pilots in the Philippines and Israel last year.


The Intel Volunteer Matching Grant Program has raised almost $10 million for schools over the past 10 years.

AMD OPENS KOREA TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 03:00 PM |
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Seoul - Dec.
Source: AMD

Spire tries to tame Prescott's heat

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 02:59 PM |
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Any LGA-775 processor does a great impression of a hotplate, and air-cooling them can be a challenge.  Hi-tech Reviews examines Spires latest, the SP507B7-U DiamondCool.  See if it can beat the heat.

"Spire has introduced a heatsink specifically for the LGA 775 motherboard that essentially should

be a very fine cooler since it makes use of two of the most popular cooling techniques.

Intel Establishes $250 Million India Venture Fund

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 01:46 PM |
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NEW DELHI, Dec. 5, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$250 million venture capital fund to help stimulate technological innovation in India and drive continued growth of the country's Information Technology (IT) industry.


'The pace of technology innovation is accelerating,' said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett.

Intel And STMicroelectronics Announce Common Memory Subsystem To Lower Costs For Cell Phone Makers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 01:45 PM |
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GENEVA and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2005 — STMicroelectronics and Intel Corporation today announced a common flash memory subsystem to lower development costs for handset OEMs and enable them to get to market faster with feature-rich phones. In an effort to simplify handset memory design, the two companies will provide hardware- and software-compatible memory products based on common specifications.

Stick the Eiffel Tower under your desk

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 2, 2005 - 03:37 PM |
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Think Computer reviews a case from a manufacturer you may have never run into before, Asys.  The Asys Freedom Tower Series (CK-1022-5) Eiffel Tower impressed them in just about every way they could think to test it, so check it out.

'Today for review I have something I think is very cool, and has now become my favorite case of

all time. Asys is a new sponsor to ThinkComputers, this is our first review for them.

Intel Board Promotes Four To Senior Vice President, Elects Four Others As Corporate Officers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 04:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced its board of directors has promoted four people to serve as senior vice presidents and elected four others as corporate officers. The company also named new chief marketing and technology officers.

A Crossfire board you can buy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 04:13 PM |
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The Tech Report has gotten their hands on the first available Crossfire board, the DFI LANParty UT RDX200 CD-DR.  Not all the benchmarks use Radeon's in a Crossfire setup, so you can see the boards performance against nVidia chipsets, but they do use it when they are comparing to SLI.


Then head back for Ryan's review of the ASUS A8R-MVP Crossfire board, hopefully available in stores soon.


"The first CrossFire board to become available in N

Watercooling, your way to overclocking fame

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 12:16 PM |
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OCMODSHOP grabbed a Danger Den DD12V-D4 Water Cooling Pump and put it to the test.  It's a very compact pump, with a good amount of cooling power, but just how loud does it make your system?

"The amount of noise from a pump is somewhat of a subjective factor but noise can make a pump intolerable regardless of the pump's performance.

Source: OCMODSHOP

More Holiday System Guides

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 30, 2005 - 05:08 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has a guide on how to setup a nice system for Christmas, without totally destroying your food budget for next year.  TechReport has also given it a shot over here, and as always, Ryan's recommendations can be found on the PCPerspective Hardware Leaderboard.

"For full systems, we scoured Newegg.com with budgets of $1200 and $2000 and looked at good buys for both AMD and Intel.

Source: [H]ard|OCP