Cool-Looking—and Running—Laptops Get Performance Boost from Intel Core2 Duo Processors

Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 03:16 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006
Laptops around the world are getting a make-over as systems based on
Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology are now shipping with Intel®
Core™2 Duo mobile processors inside, Intel Corporation announced today.

The best power costs a little more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 28, 2006 - 01:41 PM |
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3dGameMan reviews PC Power & Cooling's answer to Crossfire and SLI systems, the Silencer 750W.  With more than enough power to keep your cards going, and a very high efficiency, you do get your $400+ worth.

Source: 3dGameMan

Introducing Intel's new low power mobile chips

Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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HotHardware has the goods on Intel's new Core 2 Duo Merom.  They have all the bells and whistles you expect, like unified 4MB L2 cache, just running at a lower voltage and heat.  If you have any questions left after reading their review, Ryan's is bound to answer them.

Source: HotHardware

Let's hope they stay lazy and pick the easy targets

Subject: General Tech | August 28, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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There hasn't been a virus that attacks anything but the OS since the Chernobyl worm, almost a decade ago.  According to this story at the Inquirer, there's a proof of concept virus that could directly target AMD processors.  It seems Symantec is busy this past month, first targeting Microsoft and Vista's insecurities, and now AMD.

Source: The Inquirer

Watching TV with a little depth to it

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 05:36 PM |
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The 3-D TVs are coming ... red & blue glasses required.  Philips' WOWvx is here, and with the help of a little processing power, each pixel can generate up to 9 angles.  Wired News is more than happy to tell you about it, what it looks like, and Philips' plans for the near future.

Source: Wired News

The future of hard drives is volitile

Subject: Storage | August 25, 2006 - 02:38 PM |
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CNET looks at the future of harddrives, and how data density can continue to increase.  As the article points out, the current method of storing data, after a certain density, could become volitile at room temperature, to say nothing of the temperatures seen in some overclocked systems.  The next few years should be interesting for the R&D departments of major storage manufacturers.

"To increase the areal density, which is the amount of data a single platte

9 waterblocks, what's hot, what's not

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 02:06 PM |
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sgOverclockers has gathered quite a collection of waterblocks, and today they gather 9 of them to contrast the best and worst in their designs.

27 Games for the PS3, whenever it gets around to being sold

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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A console is only as good as the games that can be played on it, no matter what the technology behind it can do.  Sony is making sure that gamers have some choices for their upcoming platform.  Head to CNET to look at the choices being offered.

"Sony said Wednesday that it would offer 27 playable games for its PlayStation 3 at the Tokyo Game

Show next month, a sign of progress in critical software development ahead of the November launch of

the latest

Think North American broadband is fast, eh?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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The fastest residential internet commonly sits at about 2.5Mbs in North America.  There are faster ones availbale, but the cost increase is usually much higher than the speed increase.  Slashdot looks at Broadband around the world, and while they all have certain differences, I still want my 100Mbs download speed!

Source: Slashdot

Cooler Master Case Mod Contest 2006 Officially launched!!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2006 - 11:26 AM |
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New to the Case Modding scene? Or are you an Expert who
wants to show your case to the world? No matter what level you're at,
we've got the perfect contest for you. Come join the 2006 Cooler Master
Annual Worldwide Case Mod Contest
.

World's greatest mouse?

Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 05:46 PM |
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Extremetech tests Logitech's claim of releasing the World's Greatest Mouse, the MX.  Are things like a wheel that can scroll line by line, or be set to free wheel and SmartShift technology the best thing since the 2nd button, or just another way to do waht most mice of today already do?

Source: Extremetech

Zalman's GPU cooler gets along with almost everyone

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2006 - 02:26 PM |
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OCC reviews Zalmans's newest VGA cooler, a set of RAM heatsinks and a large copper fin style heatsink.  It is compatible with almost every nVidia and ATI card on the market, is fairly quiet and keeps your card nice and cool.

Blame it on the chipset

Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 01:25 PM |
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The problems with Creative's X-Fi cards are no longer being blamed on DDR Dual Channel setups.  From what NGOHQ found out, Creative is now pointing the finger specifically on long PCI hold-offs that are supposedly unique to nForce4 boards.

Source: NGOHQ

ASUS makes a triple play with Core 2

Subject: Motherboards | August 24, 2006 - 11:46 AM |
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The Tech Report contrasts three Core 2 motherboards from ASUS.  The P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP Edition (Intel 965), P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe (nForce4 SLIX16) and P5W DH Deluxe (Intel 975X) are all present.  They all have differences, one of the biggest for gamers being that the Intel965 board doesn't support SLI or CrossFire, though it does have WiFi, the nVIDIA board supports SLI, and the 975X supports CrossFire.

Folding on a console

Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2006 - 11:32 AM |
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BOINC is assimilating more and more devices to increase it's power.  As The Inquirer talks about here, the Cure@PS3 project will allow people to Fold on their PS3.  There is also a project in the works to allow you to run Folding on ATI GPUs.

Source: The Inquirer

A pair of Sony Core Duo Laptops

Subject: Mobile | August 23, 2006 - 05:36 PM |
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X-bit Labs looks at Sony's update to their S series, two models bearing the moniker SZ.  Sporting various features, like Stamina mode, which disables the Go 7400, and runs the laptop off of the integrated Intel video, and a button to reduce CPU speed while it is running.

Source: X-Bit Labs

PCPer Forums: Come for the advice and stay for the members!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 23, 2006 - 03:21 PM |
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When faced with a "Message of Doom" like, boot.ini failed to load, don't panic come to the PC Perspective Forums, and get your PC up and running again.  Mjölnir gives some great tips on what to try when faced with that exact message.  If you are frustrated with something you saw on the news, get it off your chest at The Lightning Round, open 24 hours a day.  You can aways visit the Trading Post either to sell off some of your equipment

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GIGABYTE Presents Radeon X1950XTX Civilization IV Edition: World's First GDDR4 Graphic Accelerator

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 02:17 PM |
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August 23, 2006
— GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY
Co., LTD. (GIGABYTE), a leading manufacturer of VGA
cards, today revealed the world's fastest 3D graphics card, the
GV-RX195X512VB-RH.

A remake of an old classic

Subject: General Tech | August 23, 2006 - 02:06 PM |
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Thanks to Strategy Informer, there is a link to the full remake of King's Quest 3.  Everything is new again in this remake, graphics have been updated, a new music score and no more typing.

"Infamous Adventures is proud to present a Remake of Roberta William's classic 1986 hit, King's Quest

III. This is version 2.0."

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