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Subject: Motherboards | June 22, 2006 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by AnandTech for a look at 2 AM-2 boards, both using the nForce 590 chipset. They can help you decide between the feature rich Foxconn, or the well laid out Gigabyte offerings.
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2006 - 02:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LEIXLIP, Ireland, June 22, 2006 — Extending its leadership in chip making technology, Intel Corporation today opened an advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in Leixlip, Ireland.
Subject: Storage | June 22, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech managed to find a real, live Blu-ray DVD burner, the Pioneer BDR-101A. Drop by and find out just how long it takes to burn 25GBs onto a DVD, and if you feel like paying the ~$1,000 to get one for yourself.
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Windows XP has a lot of services the run by default, many with names you may not recognize, or understand what they do. While disabling svchost is not the best of ideas, maybe you don't need UPnP running in the background. Drop by PC Stats, they've just published a guide on understanding and tweaking the services WinXP runs.
Subject: Systems | June 21, 2006 - 06:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Foxconn's Winfast 6150K8MD Micro-ATX Motherboard, based around nVidia's 6150 chipset will let you build a powerful s939 HTPC system. With 7.1 sound onboard, as well as 4 SATA ports, you will be able to store and play a lot of media. Drop by TweakTown for the full review.
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2006 - 06:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 21, 2006 — Intel Corporation President and CEO Paul Otellini today announced that Intel will increase efforts in Turkey to drive greater technology accessibility, Internet connectivity and enhanced education to advance knowledge and skill development, job growth and quality of life.
Through its World Ahead Program, Intel, together with several local technology companies, will make available a new type of low-cost, fully featured desktop PC to first-time computer users, and the company will significantly increase its work with educators to improve teaching and le
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2006 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PALO Alto, Calif., June 21, 2006 — Intel
Corporation and VMware*, Inc. announced the launch of the Intel-VMware
Virtualize ASAP*, a global program to further accelerate IT customer
deployment of applications in virtual environments using VMware
Infrastructure on IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor-based platforms. The program
also strengthens the collaboration between Intel and VMware around
optimizing Intel platform support for virtualization.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2006 - 03:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 7300GT DDR3 from Galaxy won't be breaking any 3DMark records, but it is incredibly feature rich for a $100 VGA card. Get to Guru of 3D, and read the indepth look at this well designed mid-level card.
Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Digital Trends looks at a new music service called Gremlin and the MP3 player that goes with it. By using WI-Fi, you aren't tied to a PC to change the music on the player, by paying the monthly subscription fee, you can connect to their database of songs from anywhere the player can get a wireless signal.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2006 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ThinkComputers has taken pictures of the 8 winners of the Case Contest from the Bring Your Own Computer portion of that huge LAN Party. See what they brought that stood out among all the entries.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 21, 2006 - 12:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET reports that ZoneAlarm users are having dating difficulties with Eudora, and some McAfee users are unable to install the program. The fix was released yesterday, so drop by ZoneAlarm to have your difficulties removed.
Subject: Systems | June 20, 2006 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP revisited eMachines website, this time to order the new T6528. For an extra $50, they've moved from a Sempron to a full fledged A64 3500+. Check out the full review, which even covers trouble they had with a hard drive.
As well, Ryan has updated the Hardware Leaderboard, to include the new AM-2 chips, as well as the nVidia 7950GX2.
Subject: Mobile | June 20, 2006 - 03:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP purchased a Dell XPS M170, which was promptly discontinued. Check out the review, and pay close attention to the specs, as their XPS line was updated, but not completely revised.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 20, 2006 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NGOHQ has spotted Sapphire's X1800GTO2 on the market. While they have yet to test it out, it is likely that at least some can be transformed into a X850XT PE with a BIOS tweak.
Subject: Processors | June 20, 2006 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP found some X2s clocked a little lower than the ones they have been benchmarking recently, in the hopes of getting some overclocking done. After reaching 2.7 GHz, an increase of 1/2 a GHz, at a 340 MHz processor bus, and the RAM humming along at 1088MHz, they concluded that yes, there is some potential there.
Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Imagine having someone give you an experimental chip, and telling you to overclock it as far as it will go, no matter what it takes. The chip runs at 350GHz, but by reducing the temperature to 8 degrees above absolute zero, it was run at 500GHz. Drop by CNET for more info.
Subject: Storage | June 19, 2006 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by PC Mechanic to get an overview of the Serial ATA interface. Everything from how it differs from it's predecessor, PATA, and why case modders are so in love with it.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 19, 2006 - 04:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
By copying the design for the s939 CNPS9500LED, Zalman's heatsink for AM-2 systems is bound to impress. Drop by Pro-clockers to see how well the cooling power transferred.
Subject: Memory | June 19, 2006 - 02:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Patriot 2Gb kit, runs at PC-5300, but can Overclockers Online easily pushed it to run at 475Mhz by loosening the timings to 5-6-6-18. If you are looking for some value priced DDR-2, this might be perfect for you.
... and if you haven't read Jon's Corsair XMS2 8500 DDR2 Memory Review, then get to it!
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