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Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some congratulations are in order for our 2 new forum mods, Scruff35 in our BOINC forum and Harryc os modding in our LINUX forum. Drop by and cheer them on, and look for their interviews with UncleBob on the front page. As well, a certain simian member has convinced our Wise admin to make it possible to embed video on the forums.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Mar. 9, 2007 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:
AMD) and Cameron Sinclair, winner of last year's TED Prize and founder
of Architecture for Humanity, today announced the first ever Open
Architecture Prize at the annual TED Conference. The $250,000 Open
Architecture Prize is the largest prize in the field of architecture and
is designed to be a multi-year program that will draw competition from
design teams around the world.
Each year, a winning design will be selected from a field of low-cost,
sustainable design projects and built in a selected community.
Subject: Storage | March 9, 2007 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone expounds on the benefits of Blu-Ray and why it is here to stay. It isn't just a look at how quickly the encryption was broken, and the extra usage that gave people, but also the use it is put to. Most consumers don't want to think about buying an external hard drive to do their backups on, they burn it to CD or DVD. With the growing size of every file and the growing number of files the average user has, Blu-Ray may be the perfect answer.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 9, 2007 - 02:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Anand compares 2 of Dell's monitors the 2407WFP and the 3007WFP. The 2407 is a 24" monitor, 1920x1200, with a 6ms grey to grey response time and many different inputs, VGA, Composite, DVI with HDCP, Component and S-Video. The 300WFP is a 30", 2560x1600, with an 11m response time and DVI-D Dual-Link (with HDCP) and can handle Single-Link DVI as well.
Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2007 - 01:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech is hanging out at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. They've collected all that they have seen and heard onto this page, covering keynote addresses, vendor presentations and pictures. Check out what's coming up in the world of play.
"Our ace tech analysts are at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco snooping up all the tasty morsels, product
releases, and hot news stories."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 9, 2007 - 12:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patch Tuesday just won't be the same this month, there are going to be no critical security updates. Sure there will be a Malicious Software tool update, and 2 other non-security updates, but it just won;t be the same. The Inquirer's obscure reference in reaction to the news is here.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 8, 2007 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One 25cm intake fan, one 25cm fan on the side panel and an optional 12cm exhaust on the back ... who needs watercooling! The Xclio A380 case is up for review on Big Bruin, and with both of the big fans rated at 150.49CFM and 32.1dB this case is pretty well set up.
Subject: Memory | March 8, 2007 - 03:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs reviews the Acer Aspire 9300, a Turion X2 based machine coupled with Nvidia nForce Go 430 MCP and Nvidia GeForce Go 6100 chipset plus an onboard 7600 Go SE. It is not going to keep up with an Alienware machine, but the combined battery life, and the price/performance ratio might just tempt quite a few people.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2007 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ZEROtherm GX815 Gamer Edition GPU Cooler took BCCHardware by surprise. It is meant to fit most nVIDIA (not 8800s) and ATI cards , in this test it was attached to a X1900GT. When tested against the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 it performed much better, a full 4 degrees better at full load. Keep your eyes open though, the only drawback is that
Subject: Motherboards | March 8, 2007 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP really likes the ASUS Commando, calling it "probably the best laid out motherboard I've seen to date". They leer at it's big RAM slots, handling up to 8GB and leaving space for a big graphics card to slip in as well. They found the heatpipe setup got warm, but they didn't burn themselves playing with it. Head over to check out this fully loaded board, but keep an eye o
Subject: General Tech | March 8, 2007 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you haven't really heard anything about IPv6, the new improved TCP/IP protocol, apart from the fact that it exists and Vista can use it, Ars Technica can help you out. The reason for the switch is due to the growth of things with IP addresses, it's not just computers anymore; fridges, phones and coffeemakers all want them too. According to the article, the total addresses possible number 4,294,967,296 with over 500,000,000 unusable, there are 3,700,000,000 usable addresses. About 2,400,000,000 are in use right n
OK, by now you know the drill:
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 7, 2007 - 11:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
At GDC this week, NVIDIA unveiled a major update to their suite of developers tools. Having built developer tools for over five years now, and investing millions of dollars into the program according to NVIDIA themselves, these tools allow game developers to work faster and more efficiently, getting us games faster. With DX10 gaining in popularity, slowly but surely, the need for more advanced tools is increasing.
And because using their tools helps to sell NVIDIA graphics cards, all of these developer tools are FREE. NVIDIA took some time t
Subject: Processors | March 7, 2007 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware has published their "Seriously Easy E6400 Overclocking Guide". All it takes is a E6400 and a P5N-E SLI, and you can get overclocking. They offer 2 ways even, one that lets you leave the memory alone and a second that shows you how to pump up the memory as well. It just doesn't get any easier without getting someone else to do it for you.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 7, 2007 - 05:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As the name implies OZC's Flex XLC Watercooled memory is quite flexible. The heatsinks on them are able to function as waterblocks to theoretically give you more room to overclock, but are also quite happy to cool passively without any water at all. As HotHardware discovered, the cooling does dramatically change the temperature, but not the maximum speed. It is very likely that the cooler temps achieved by watercooling would significantly increase the lifetime of the DIMMs, so it is not a meaningless feat
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 7, 2007 - 02:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lian Li is a recognizable name when you are talking about cases, but not so much when talking power supplies. Their new 600W HPC PSU has an 84% efficiency rating, 3 12V rails with a total of 440W and amperage ranging from 14 to 23. It's neatest trick is it's ability to hook into a second power supply, and have both function simultaneously off the same power button. Get more info and a look at this PSU over at SPCR.
Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2007 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone had a chance to see the new Sony Walkmans that are to be released soon. The NW-A800 series comes in 3 flavours; 2, 4 and 8 GB, with a sleek design and 2.0-inch LCD. The NW-E010 series comes with the same 3 varieties, but sacrifices the LCD for it's tiny size. This little player is 3.3" by 0.9" by 0.6" and weighs about one ounce (29g).
Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2007 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Get your fix from Uclue, a new service by the researchers involved in what once was Google Answers. One of the first questions they answered is how Uclue will differ from Google Answers. It is currently in beta, so it is hard to get a perfect grasp of what the service will do. This article on Ars Technica may help you to figure out what it is all about.
Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2007 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- March 7, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its strategy to enable visually stunning and immersive games and multimedia content optimized for handheld devices powered by AMD's next-generation graphics technologies.
Subject: Systems | March 6, 2007 - 05:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeMhz has published the Extreme HTPC Guide. They did quite a thorough guide, covering 3 pages of hardware choices that focus on telling you what options are out there, and which you might want, as opposed to giving you a choice of one or two cards. The software section continues along the same vein, offering an overview of the software available, and the options, letting you decide what you need. Drop by to see a great guide on building your dream HTPC from scratch.