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Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel is pushing the Extensible Firmware Interface, which is intended to replace BIOS as the most basic component in a working motherboard. The Register has more information on their plans.
As well, Ryan has finished his review of the Abit A8N 32X, so check out this SLI nForce4 board.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 24, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PCStats has put together their latest guide on the most common ways that people kill computers. If you are under the illusion that your PC is invulnerable, you really should give this a read.
Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2006 - 06:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks introduces you to the OtterBox, a case for iPod Nanos that does more than just protect it from scratches, it makes it waterproof. It also happens to be transparent, so you can show off any modifications you might have added.
"They're small, they scratch, they're fragile, they're the iPod nanos! OtterBox has created a
solution to keeping these expensive little digital lifestyle accessories safe and sound, even
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Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 05:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are trying to silence a PC, there is little point in buying 120mm case fans and a silent CPU heatsink, if you don't silence the video card as well. Drop by SPCR for a look at fanless video cards from ASUS and AOpen.
As a bonus, PCPer interviews Regeneration, the creator of the ULI SLI patch.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2006 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pro-clockers looks at a large, silent cooler from ASUS, the Silent Square. With the large heatpipes, it bears a resemblance to an engine block and it does perform well.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 21, 2006 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced was caught and interrogated by Ars Technica. Drop by to see what secrets were revelead about the newest in this long running series.
Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2006 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to a link on MAKE:Blog, a rat neuron was able to ping a computer chip. Cyborg bodies and brain implants would seem to be one step closer!
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 10:10 AM | Jonathan Hung
Over the past few days I conducted an email interview with Regeneration. He's the man responsible for modifying the ULI "SLI Driver" (properly known as the PowerExpress utility) to run on chipsets not SLI-certified like VIA K8T890 and Intel 975X.
Subject: Motherboards | April 20, 2006 - 06:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech reviews newest BIOS for the infamous A8R32-MVP. Many people have had many issues with this board, and ASUS has been working with ATI to solve all the probelms. Check out what to expect when updating your BIOS to 0404.
Subject: General Tech | April 20, 2006 - 02:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Razer Pro|Solutions set is a mouse and mousepad with all the quality and features you expect from their gaming mice, but with a paintjob that makes it almost indistinguishable from a normal mouse. Read the review at ExtremeMhz, then get one for your office desk.
Subject: Systems | April 20, 2006 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bjorn3D reviews the VisionTek Xtasy Theater 550 Pro MCE Edition, a video capture card and tuner with an impressive name. Check out the features you can get with this $100 card.
Subject: Memory | April 20, 2006 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS has some very impressive OCZ modules, DDR2 PC2-8000 Platinum XTC Extreme. It is a 2 Gigabyte kit, in 2 1GB DIMM's and it is clocked at 1 Gigahertz. If you have a system that will run them, it is hard to find anything that will beat the speed.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 20, 2006 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced first-quarter revenue of $8.9 billion, operating income of $1.7 billion, net income of $1.3 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 23 cents. Excluding the effects of share-based compensation, the company posted operating income of $2.1 billion, net income of $1.6 billion and EPS of 27 cents.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 20, 2006 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ready for some serious action? Buy a GeForce™ 7600 GT graphic card between April 17, 2006 and May 7, 2006 and you'll qualify to get Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ absolutely FREE*! XFX's blistering fast GeForce™ 7600 GT card helps bring the best of the best to vibrant life, making the most of the amazing textures, lighting and particle effects and state-of-the-art-physics that are embedded in this latest of the Ghost Recon series.
Subject: Mobile | April 19, 2006 - 07:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fujitsu announced their new 2.2 lb notebook, the Q2010, and CNET was there. Check out what this tiny laptop can do, and meet some of it's slightly larger brothers.
Subject: Storage | April 19, 2006 - 07:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Maybe 400 or 500GB hard drives sound big now, but it wasn't too long ago that a 4GB harddrive was huge. Drop by Tech Spot to see the newest storage drives from Seagate and Western Digital.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2006 - 07:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking for the best of the best, check out ExtremeTech's review of 3 top 7800GTX models.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 19, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooler Master scores again with the Stacker 830, a full sized aluminium tower. TweakTown takes you through all the features of this high quality case today.
If you like the case, but think it could use some improvements, Bob Dyl will take you through the steps of some small modifications to the CM Stacker 830.
Subject: General Tech | April 19, 2006 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by The Inquirer to find out how AMD has managed to get Fab 30 to produce a lot more wafers than originally expected, in a very creative way. Hope we will see price cuts on some of the chips.
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