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Subject: Processors | May 23, 2006 - 02:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
I have just finished up my review of the Athlon 64 FX-62 processor, the first CPU to offer the AM2 processor socket and DDR2 memory for the AMD platform.
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The performance delta between the AM2 and S939 parts of matching frequency and cache sizes is nearly indistinguishable in my testing. The move from DDR to DDR2 memory speeds was never going to bring massive of amounts of
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2006 - 05:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] went and picked up an HP Pavilion a1330n from a local reseller. Follow them through the purchase, set up, benchmarking, and the inevitable call to Tech Support.
For those who prefer to build their own, Ryan has updated the PCPer Hardware Leaderboard, don't go shopping before you read his recommendations!
Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2006 —
Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation,
today announced the signing of two WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for
Microwave Access) agreements. The first is for an investment in Orascom
Telecom WiMAX Limited, a joint venture with Orascom Telecom of Egypt,
and the second is for an investment in Worldmax, a joint venture with
Enertel Holding of the Netherlands.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2006 - 04:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tekbunker looked at the Zalman Reserator 1 and liked what they saw ... but wondered if they could improve it's looks and performance. They start first with improving heat exchange for the Reserator itself, and will continue on by trying to improve the flow.
Plus, our own Bob Dyl looks at the Cooler Master Mystique Modified Aluminum Case, a new take on the old Wave Master 2.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 22, 2006 - 04:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D have updated their most popular tool, RivaTuner. Read more about this updated tool that allows low level overclocking of almost every video card available. If you already know and love it, the download location is here.
Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Vista has hit another stumbling block, and this time it's called Symantec, as a report on CNET explains. There is no guess as to how long a delay this might cause, but it almost guarantees no Vista until 2007.
Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 03:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SEATTLE, May 22, 2006 — Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corp. today announced that the companies will collaborate to engineer and deliver flexible, pay-as-you-go PC purchasing models for consumers in emerging markets. Intel's support of Microsoft* FlexGo* technology is a key part of Intel's broad World Ahead program to help speed access to uncompromised technology and education for people in developing regions around the world.
Subject: Memory | May 22, 2006 - 03:21 PM | Ryan Shrout
Shipping immediately, the new NVIDIAÂ® SLIÂ®-Ready TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 set new performance standards for the enthusiasts
Fremont, CA (May 22, 2006) —Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced broad availability of the world's first production DDR2-1066 and DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. The new TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 are optimized for the upcoming NVIDIA nForceÂ® 590 chipset based motherboards and feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2006 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zalman provides the perfect summer outfit for your graphics cards. Check out the review at Tweaknews, and see what all the hot VGAs are wearing.
Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2006 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HardwareZone has snuck a peak at the upcoming Turion64 X2 processor, and what it will do to AMD laptops. Check out the review of this fully loaded MSI notebook.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 19, 2006 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Leecho's newest case mod at MODTHEBOX is a monster ... literally. Already with a frightening facade, and a backbone ... he adds gull-wing doors. Check out the pictures of this almost completed mod.
Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You have probably never heard of a Polish software company called CD Project, so let Think Gaming introduce them and thier newest project "The Witcher".
Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET posted the requirements for Vista, straight from Microsoft. There are the usual 2 lists, the minimum stats and then the recommended, or as they call it "Premium Ready". Read through to find out if you are ready, or if you need a component or two to get there.
Subject: Motherboards | May 18, 2006 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte's GA-G1975X G1-Turbo has a good chance of keeping your Intel chip nice and cool, thanks to a unique cooling solution around the socket. Drop by HotHardware to find out how good a job it can do in keeping your temps down.
Subject: Systems | May 18, 2006 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 18, 2006 --AMD
(NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the
announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it
intends to offer AMD Opteron™ Dual Core processor-based servers.
Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 03:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have been bitten by the X-Fi bug, keep an eye on this page on NGOHQ. They have not recieved any response to their questions yet, but they will post them if/when they do.
Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 01:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Game O' ... Gaaaa-me O' ... Game O' come and youse gunna get owned.
The Tech Zone reviews the world's first 3D mouse, designed to leave your keyboard hand free to do other things. Drop by and check out the video of this mouse in action.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A True Review points out all the ways that a strong PSU is the heart of any system. Now that every component in your PC is thirsting for more power ... a high end graphics card will drain as much power as an entire system would have 5 years ago, you need to put a lot more thought into the PSU you use.
Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has garnered a bit of experience in buying custom built PCs from numerous vendors recently. They took all that they learned from these purchases, and have put together their best tips on buying a custom build for yourself.
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