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Subject: Processors | January 9, 2005 - 11:42 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALF. -- January 5, 2005 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced support for the upcoming DivX Connected Certification Program from DivXNetworks, Inc. The DivX Connected Program is a comprehensive technology initiative that connects digital media from the PC to consumer electronics products throughout the home.
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2005 - CE-ATA, the storage interface for next-generation handhelds and portable consumer electronics devices, has reached a number of milestones that underscore progress made with the specification and the industry since the initiative was launched at the Intel Developer Forum in September.
Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2005 - 11:36 AM | Joe White
Intel Corporation CEO Craig Barrett teams with Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler to sing "Walk This Way" during a demo of new music-mixing software from Cakewalk at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Cakewalk's UMIXIT software, tied to a track on Aerosmith's latest album, 'You Gotta Move,' is optimized for PCs based on the IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, and gives users the power to transform their PC into a virtual music studio.
Subject: Editorial | January 9, 2005 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Speaking of participation, I almost on the verge of opening up a vote for PCP's Reader Awards of 2004. What do you all think of the idea of having forum readers vote on subjects like the best chipest and video card of 2004?
Subject: Memory | January 8, 2005 - 04:42 PM | Mark McKee
It looks like Mushkin has come up with some great ddr2 memory. Check out a review of the Mushkin 1GB PC2-5300 (667) DDR2 Dual Pack at OCTools.
"We were able to take Mushkin's PC2-5300 up to 706MHz DDR2 at CAS 4-4-4-11 and up to 760MHz DDR2 at CAS 5-5-5-12 with the memory voltage set at 2.0v".
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 7, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Jumping into watercooling doesn't mean you'll have to buy the tubing, reservoir, pump and blocks all seperately today, there are now many complete watercooling kits available, like the Evercool Kit that Overclockers Cafe reviews. Are you ready to make the jump into water?
"The Evercool WC-202 has a lot going for it to include universal CPU application, almost universal VGA application, trim clean looks on the exposed bezel, lots of copper pipes and fins throughout and all for about $100.
Subject: Storage | January 7, 2005 - 10:01 AM | Chris Wiles
Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2005 - 09:49 AM | Chris Wiles
To start us off lets take a look at the D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router reviewed in brief at PC-Base
"The D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router is a wise choice with its no-brainer setup wizard and easily configurable features such as IP and MAC address filtering, domain and URL blocking and a robust firewall at an extremel
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 7, 2005 - 09:20 AM | Chris Wiles
|Coolermaster are probably one of the best case designers in the world. If you want crazy and whacky designs and colours, then you'll have to look elsewhere I'm afraid. Coolermaster concentrate on functionality, coupled with sleek lines and a high quality finish.|
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 5, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
120mm cooling is becoming very common, especially if you are running the newest, hottest cores. Some builders want to keep their heatsink from reaching a pound or more, and the Thermalright SI-97 that OCIA reviews may just be right up your alley, it's still built around 80 & 92mm fans, and only weighs in at 280g.
"Definitely nothing to block the airflow through the fins. The SI-97 is fairly large, but with its design, it will fit nearly all Athlon XP based motherboards.
Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2005 - 05:24 AM | Chris Wiles
|Albatron decided to stick with the current Socket 478 processors on this model. This allows existing P4 users to migrate over to the PCI-E world without having to buy a new processor.|
Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2005 - 04:07 PM | Sean Pelletier
Nearly everyone in the industry is familiar with the epic saga involving Infinium Labs suing HardOCP for this article outlining the facts behind the upcoming Phantom console. Being one of the few people in the industry who is always willing to fight for the truth (regardless of who's on the other side of the ring), Kyle appropriately gave Infinium the finger. A few months and obscene amounts of cash later, Infinium Labs has motioned to relent all of Kyle's claims.
Subject: Motherboards | January 4, 2005 - 12:00 AM | Mark McKee
It looks like DFI has done it again. DFI has made another great overclocker according to Hardcoreware.net's review of the DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard. If your looking for an intel board this is for you.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:55 PM | Chris Wiles
|For those of you, to whom the name Seasonic is new, here's a quick intro from the Seasonic USA website.|
"Seasonic USA was established in 2002 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Sonic Electronics Co. Ltd., in Taiwan, to develop retail channels and to grow Seasonic as a premier retail brand in the US and Canada.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 2, 2005 - 03:18 PM | Chris Wiles
3R Systems Poseidon WCL-03 120cu WaterCooling Kit
Quote: "Ever since I got my first water cooling kit I have been hooked on it, air cooling is just no longer an option for me. Today I will be looking at a kit that will be familiar to those of you who have been browsing around this page for awhile.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 2, 2005 - 02:51 PM | Chris Wiles
"The GeForce 6600 video card was initially released as a PCI-Express video card. Recently Nvidia released an AGP version of the 6600 for those who have not made the leap to the new bus type. Nvidia places the 6600 series in the performance category while the biggest and baddest 6800 is in the enthusiast category. Currently there are two models of the 6600 line, the regular 6600 and 6600GT which is faster than the regular 6600.
Subject: General Tech | January 2, 2005 - 02:24 PM | Chris Wiles
Here's the latest mouse/keyboard combo review, the MicrosoftÂ® Wireless Optical Desktop, Comfort Edition @ XYZ Computing
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 30, 2004 - 02:02 AM | Mark McKee
Those of you interested in laptop gaming might want to check out this review of ATI's Mobility X800. You can find the review over at Beyond3d.
"M28, fundamentally, is very similar to M18 as they are both derived from basically the same core parts. Where M18 is derived from ATI's R420 core,
M28 is derived from R423 - both of these cores are architecturally, and performance configuration wise, the same but R420 is built for AGP graphics
whilst R423 is built for PCI Express.