The show was phenomenal

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 11:44 AM |
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Hot Hardware made it to the AMD Consumer Electronics Event in NYC.  One of the best parts of their experience was getting to see a Phenom in action ...

Source: HotHardware

Numonyx(TM) is New Name for Pending STMicroelectronics and Intel Flash Memory Compan

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 06:47 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. and GENEVA, July 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics and Francisco Partners unveiled today the company name of "Numonyx" for the pending independent semiconductor company announced on May 22.

Business ponder trimming the fat from IT

Subject: Systems | July 19, 2007 - 06:19 PM |
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Imagine walking into the IT department and finding the place immaculately clean and everyone working there thin as a blade ... or maybe not.

Source: AnandTech

AMD Reports Second Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 05:52 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - July 19, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. AMD reported second quarter 2007 revenue of $1.378 billion, an operating loss of $457 million, and a net loss of $600 million, or $1.09 per share.

Source: AMD

Trying for a 1:1 ratio with the new 1333MHz FSB CPUs?

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 03:18 PM |
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Legit Reviews is offering their services to help you in your quest.  Four PC3-11000 DIMM's were lined up and tested, and overclocked as far as they could go.  The timings varied between the manufacturers, which became the major factor in the testing.

Source: Extremetech

OCZ Technology Group Releases the World's First Production 1800MHz DDR3 Solution

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 02:12 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif - July 19, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, the worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the next step to achieving maximum performance on the latest PC platforms with the launch of the World's first production PC3-14400 DDR3 modules. These OCZ kits are meant to set industry performance standards as well as accelerate the development of next-generation enthusiast platforms.

Make 'em hear you boot up from a block away

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 19, 2007 - 01:24 PM |
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Madshrimps has gone to great extremes to find the best cooling solution possible for a 7900GT, by testing 8 different VGA coolers.  The top cooler can't just be the best performer for this test though, they are looking for a cooler that gets the job done without hitting 73.7dB!  Unless you want to scare small animals and children just to get a few more frames per second, you had best take Madshrimps advice.

Source: Madshrimps

The case almost does it for you

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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Gigabyte is really getting into the case and cooling business, this time combining watercooling and stylish case design in the 3D Mercury.  Not only does this case have five 120mm fans, it has watercooling built right in.  Contained in the case is a pump, radiator and reservoir set, as well as a CPU waterblock, and an optional pair for GPUs.  Guru3D has some great shots of this sharp looking case in their review

Source: Guru of 3D

A working vacation

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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Novel tried holding a Hack Week, and Ars Technica spoke with Novell's chief open-source
strategy officer, Nat Friedmam about it
.  It involves Novel employees temporarily abandoning their current projects in favour of a free form week of writing open source software.  Letting a bunch of programmers creativity loose was intended not only as stress relief, but also a chance to let the programmers work on projects that they would otherwise have difficulty justifying to their bosses.

Source: Ars Technica

The mysterious world of hard disks

Subject: Storage | July 18, 2007 - 05:08 PM |
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TechARP has compiled a list of the most common hard disk misconceptions and myths into one big article, and paired them with the facts.  If you have someone in your life who believes that to mount a HDD vertically, you have to reformat the HDD vertically to ensure proper spreading of magic dust and to fully repair any bad sectors caused by sudden power failures ... please send them there.

Source: Tech ARP

Fighting hard for last place

Subject: Processors | July 18, 2007 - 02:34 PM |
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AMD and Intel seem to currently be in a race to see who can use the least amount of power, especially when it comes to servers.  Instead of measuring who is the fastest, or the most powerful, AnandTech's review focuses on the power consumption of Intel and AMD's low power chips, when performing an identical task.  Whether you are looking to lower your power costs, or even just trying to figure out what TDP means to you, this article will help you along your way.

Source: AnandTech

81 percent is 12 Volt

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2007 - 01:53 PM |
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The Seasonic 500W S12II PSU may sound a little underpowered, until you look at some of the stats, like the fact that 408W is available to the two 12V rails at 34A.  [H]ard|OCP put it on their torture bench, and was quite impressed at this PSUs ability to live up to all the claims Seasonic made.   It even went through a whole hour of the 100% power tests and stayed at 45C.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Interview with Former Mod IAmGhostDog

Subject: Editorial | July 18, 2007 - 12:38 PM |
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I have the extreme pleasure in posting an interview with a former Mod who has been a real asset to our community..IAmGhostDog..or as you may come to know him, Jeff. He has a wealth of culinary skills he is apt to share, as well as a huge collection of music. I am so pleased he agreed to share something of himself to us all, thanks!

Hi there.

CARMACK!!!

Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2007 - 12:06 PM |
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The next Quakecon may be filled with a lot of new people who've never been there before ... console players.  Id Software has decided to switch their focus.  Now they won't be focusing on PC Games, but instead on consoles, to the point where every PC will have gamepads/controllers attached for testing, not the keyboard & mouse combo that defines PC gaming.  Nor will they be pushing the limits of graphics cards anymore.

Source: The Inquirer

Death of a PC

Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2007 - 11:52 AM |
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Many will have heard of the German that not only managed to get his revenge on a computer, but got away with it too!  If you haven't, drop by [H]ard|OCP.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Sounding out the new OSes

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 05:16 PM |
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Professional audiophiles have had little say in the benchmarking suites we see during reviews, even when a sound card is under review.  D.A.W. Bench aims to fix that, offering a way to compare audio quality and performance across multiple OSes.  The Inquirer can give you an earful on this topic, if you let them.

Source: The Inquirer

OCZ Technology Announces Enhanced Bandwidth High Performance 1600MHz DDR3 Modules

Subject: Memory | July 17, 2007 - 02:46 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 17, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announces two new 1600MHz parts including the world's first enhanced bandwidth high speed DDR3. The newest additions to the OCZ DDR3 family offer enthusiasts performance they can really sink their teeth into and feature blazing fast speeds of 1600MHz and the incredibly fast latencies of 7-7-7 and 7-6-6 on ASUS motherboards.

EVGA Scavenger Hunt 2007

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 02:39 PM |
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  • You need to scavenge the EVGA website for a special EVGA Scavenger Hunt Gold Ribbon icon that you will need to locate (10) ten times on various pages throughout the EVGA website. When you find this icon on a page all you need to do is simply click on it and a small page will popup, it will ask you (2) two questions one about EVGA and one about one of our partners that donated prizes. You will need to enter your name and email address and our system will track the rest for you. You will need to answer the questions correctly to be eligible to win.
Source: EVGA

Healthcare Experts Debate Solutions for Chronic Disease Management and the Aging

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 02:37 PM |
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2007 - At a summit hosted by Intel Corporation today, a group of healthcare experts and decision-makers debated solutions to improve care for people with chronic disease and to ease the strain that it and the growing aging population place on individuals and families, the nation and on the healthcare system and providers.

Participants challenged each other to improve the quality and integration of patient care, including the role technology can play in reducing the costs for health institutions and insurance providers.

One G33 Express mobo, hold the IDE

Subject: Motherboards | July 17, 2007 - 02:24 PM |
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The ECS G33T-M2 has an onboard Intel GMA 3100 graphics chipset, a Gigabit NIC and 7.1 HD Azalia, as well as 1 PCI Express x16, a PCI Express x1 slot a pair of PCI slots and 4 SATA slots.  What it doesn't have is any IDE channels.  It also supports 1333MHz FSB and DDR2.  Read on to find out what PC Stats thought of this all inclusive entry level motherboard.

Source: PCStats