AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development and Manufacturing Operations

Subject: General Tech | February 5, 2007 - 11:53 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Feb. 5, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Douglas Grose has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain at AMD.  In this role, Grose will have global responsibility for AMD's global manufacturing and process technology operations as well as overall supply chain management.  Manufacturing responsibilities include AMD-owned facilities as well as all current foundry relationships.

Source: AMD

Special Super Bowl Special Interview with Christop54

Subject: Editorial | February 4, 2007 - 07:00 PM |
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As a special surprise I bring you an interview with one of the oldest members of PCPerspective, Christop54!

1. I realize many of the mods here are in a witness protection program of some sort, but can you give us your real name?

Chris

2. Why did you join PCPer/AMDMB?

An interview with Moderator noorman

Subject: Editorial | February 4, 2007 - 10:23 AM |
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Hi there. Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Uncle Bob, a Mod here at PC Perspective. We will be running a series of articles within the forum that will be called Mod Interviews. I ask revealing, embarrassing, stupid, probing questions of Mods and hopefully you get to laugh with us at ourselves and in the process get to know some of us better. Beware, not all the Mods are as forthcoming as you may like, I do my best to uncover the truth, but haven't always hit the mark!

Now, without further delay, here is the third in a series, an interview with noorman.

UncleBob's Corner

Subject: Editorial | February 3, 2007 - 12:06 PM |
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Morning all! Well, it's the day before the last real fix for football junkies. I won't go out on any limb and guess who will win. Our Seahawks didn't make the show but I'll watch anyway! Actually I'll be at work, but we'll make sure we have time set aside to watch the greatest sports event of the year. So, grab some cold ones, some munchies and good friends and get yourself ready for a real spectacle. I ain't talking about the purported halftime activities, either, btw....personally I could do without all that!

Use our forums as your pregame show

Subject: General Tech | February 2, 2007 - 07:04 PM |
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First off, we at the PC Perspective forums want to make sure you have a safe SuperBowl weekend, so don't go getting a Trojan.

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4 recommendations for a Vista system

Subject: Systems | February 2, 2007 - 03:33 PM |
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The Tech Report has offered up 4 builds that will run Vista.  The Econobox comes in at $537.95, featuring an X2 3800, an ASUS M2NPV-VM and it's onboard 6150 and 1 GB of RAM.   If you can afford it, the $1691.92 Sweet Spot Machine with a Core 2 Duo E6600 an Asus P5B Deluxe 2 GB of RAM and eVGA's 8800 GTS will give you a nice start.  There are 2 other systems, and some alternate components, so go on and get some good advice.

More power per penny

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 2, 2007 - 02:52 PM |
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HotHardware reviews the Sapphire X1950 XTX, ATI's current flagship card, and direct competitor with the GeForce 7900 GTX.  Unfortunately, they have no card that can take on the 8800 series, but this card offers a different advantage.  It is priced about $200 below the 7900GTX, and is a better performer, especially if you decide to go for Crossfire.

Source: HotHardware

Look at the pretty pictures!

Subject: General Tech | February 2, 2007 - 12:51 PM |
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HEXUS.tv has something to show you, the new Crysis trailer, using DX10.  Compression kills, but you get the idea of just what this game will look like.  With their proprietary physics engine, you won't need an Aegia card, but as they suggest at the end of the preview, it might be a good idea to get your hands on an 8800.

Source: Hexus

Not your father's Superbowl

Subject: General Tech | February 2, 2007 - 12:19 PM |
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Join AnandTech in a look at the technology behind a little known game that will be taking place on Sunday.  Did you realize there needs to be a laser map the entire field and a programmed palette to limit the colours that can be painted on, just to project an accurate First Down line on the grass and not the players?  Many have noticed the wires that the cameras run along to bring the brilliant angles we have become used to, but did you know they ran on RTLinux?  Make sure you check out the stats behind Eyevi

Source: AnandTech

New kid with a block

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 1, 2007 - 05:44 PM |
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Xigamatek is new to cooling, and their first device on the market is a self contained watercooled heatsink.  It comes with a mix of anti-corrosive and antifreeze liquids mixed with water, and all pre-installed in the reservoir.  The waterblock/pump/reservoir comes with brackets to fit any socket size, and it makes installation a breeze.  At 55dB it is a little loud, but an interesting feature is separate power sources for the fan and the pump, so you can put a rheostat on the fan power to give you control ove

Source: Frosty Tech

Codec Talk

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2007 - 02:59 PM |
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Don't know your Ogg Vorbis from your FLAC?  Confused about what lossless compression is, and if you could even tell the difference?  Head to Big Bruin where they give you an overview of 5 of the most popular codecs, what they are and who uses them for what.  Get over there and get in the know.

Source: Big Bruin

DFI's new CrossFire Xpress 3200 LANParty board

Subject: Motherboards | February 1, 2007 - 02:35 PM |
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nVIDIA seems to be taking the world of chipsets by storm, with only Intel's newer chipsets for Core 2 competing.  There is another player trying to make it's name though, and is mostly due to scarcity that it hasn't.  The RD600 chipset supports Crossfire, and as X-bit Labs discovers, it likes overclocking just fine.  Head on over for the full review of the DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G.

Source: X-Bit Labs

A BSOD for your Smart Phone

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2007 - 12:34 PM |
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CNET reports on a flaw that can cause smart phones running Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 to crash.  The good news is that this vulnerability was discover by researchers at Trend Micro, it was not discovered in the wild.

Early adoption blues

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2007 - 12:13 PM |
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So you ran out and spent $1800 on a pair of overclocked 8800GTX's and then bought a copy of Vista Ultimate Edition.  Now you are sitting in front of the computer foaming at the mouth because they won't play nicely together.  As Ryan has pointed out and linked to, the 100.59 drivers add ... beta support anyways, but ...

Source: [H]ard|OCP

New VIA Hyperion Pro drivers for Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Subject: Chipsets | February 1, 2007 - 11:53 AM |
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INF V2.80A (updated from 2.60A)
AGP V4.60A (same as the previous package)
V-RAID V5.40A and RAID Tools v5.40 (Updated from 5.30C)
PATA/SATA IDE Driver V1.60A (Updated from 1.40A which did not support Vista)

VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are suitable for ANY VIA chipset - but they are
particularly recommended for KT4## series, P4X4## series and newer, for
example:

Source: VIA Arena

Give your EPIA mods some publicity and maybe win a prize

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 1, 2007 - 11:47 AM |
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VIA Arena has a contest just starting and gallery of the entrants so far.  From Bender the robot to an XP retail box to a gingerbread house, these EPIA based mods are fantastic.  If you have a modded something, based on an EPIA board, or know someone who has, get your submissions in.  If not, keep an eye on the contest, you are going to see some outstanding work.

Source: VIA Arena

NVIDIA Updates Vista Drivers with 100.59

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 1, 2007 - 11:17 AM |
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Late last night NVIDIA released an updated version of their GeForce 8800 Vista drivers, up to 100.59.  This version adds SLI support, but ONLY for GeForce 8-series cards. 

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UncleBob's Corner - An interview with Moderator liquidsoul

Subject: Editorial | January 31, 2007 - 07:18 PM |
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Hi there! Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Uncle Bob, a Mod here at PC Perspective. We will be running a series of articles within the forum that will be called Mod Interviews. I ask revealing, embarrassing, stupid, probing questions of Mods and hopefully you get to laugh with us at ourselves and in the process get to know some of us better. Beware, not all the Mods are as forthcoming as you may like, I do my best to uncover the truth, but haven't always hit the mark!

Now, without further delay, here is the second interview with liquidsoul!

UncleBob's Corner

Subject: Editorial | January 31, 2007 - 06:32 PM |
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Afternoon to ya all! It's Wednesday afternoon and we already have another interview to pass on. I tell ya, I never knew these Mods were gonna be so anxious to tell you a little about themselves. It seems that the first Moderator Interview with Electric Bill was indeed well received, and why not. He\'s a like able fella! Go figure, huh?

High performace HTPC

Subject: Systems | January 31, 2007 - 05:46 PM |
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NZXT usually focuses on cases for high end gaming systems, with lots of room for components and cooling.  Today, TECHGAGE reviews the Duet, a HTPC enclosure.  They have stuck with what they though, this case has two 80mm fans included, space for 2 120mm at either end and another 80mm fan in a duct, so overheating should not be a problem.  Read on to take a look at this fashionable case, and what TECHGAGE managed to get into it.

Source: TECHGAGE