Kingston announces support of AMD AM2 with their DDR2 800 MHz ValueRAM Modules

Subject: Memory | May 23, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Kingston Technology to Support AMD Athlon(TM) 64 product family for Socket
AM2 Platforms with New DDR2 800 MHz ValueRAM Modules

Fountain Valley, CA (May 23, 2006), Kingston® Technology Company, Inc.,
the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release
of DDR2 800-MHz (PC2-6400) ValueRAM® memory modules to support select socket
AM2 desktop processors.

Source: Email

AMD AM2 Processor Launch - FX-62 Reviewed

Subject: Processors | May 23, 2006 - 02:13 AM |
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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

[H]ard|OCP takes a look at the Pavilion

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2006 - 05:05 PM |
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[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!

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel Capital Extends WiMAX Investments Worldwide

Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:54 PM |
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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.

Not all SD cards are the same

Subject: Storage | May 22, 2006 - 04:53 PM |
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BCC Hardware compares Crucial's 2GB SD flash card with ones from Soultek and Transcend.  Shouldn't your digital camera deserve the best memory you can get it?

Source: BCCHardware

Making a good cooling system better

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2006 - 04:39 PM |
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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.

Source: Tekbunker

RivaTuner 2.0 RC16 has arrived

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 22, 2006 - 04:25 PM |
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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.

Source: Guru of 3D

Vista, coming to a store near you ... eventually

Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:12 PM |
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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.

Intel, Microsoft Collaborate To Bring Pay-As-You-Go PCs To Millions Of New Users

Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 03:32 PM |
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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.

Corsair® Raises the Bar for Ultra High Performance DDR2 Memory

Subject: Memory | May 22, 2006 - 03:21 PM |
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Shipping immediately, the new NVIDIA® SLI®-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 nForce® 590 chipset based motherboards and feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).

Buy your graphics card a present

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2006 - 06:14 PM |
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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.

Source: Tweaknews

Introducing the Turion64 X2

Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2006 - 04:12 PM |
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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.

Hard work pays off in monstrous case mods

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 19, 2006 - 02:15 PM |
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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.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Lets hear from a little guy

Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 12:11 PM |
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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"

Source: Think Gaming

What to buy before next January (or so)

Subject: General Tech | May 19, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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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.

Gigabyte keeps LGA755's nice and cool

Subject: Motherboards | May 18, 2006 - 06:26 PM |
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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.

Source: HotHardware

AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision To Offer Customers Choice

Subject: Systems | May 18, 2006 - 06:01 PM |
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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.

Source: AMD

Creative's response to NGOHQ's scandalous emails

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 03:43 PM |
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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.

Source: NGOHQ

The next dimension in mousing

Subject: General Tech | May 18, 2006 - 01:47 PM |
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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.

Will you believe the PSU is important now?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2006 - 12:01 PM |
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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.