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Subject: Storage | August 22, 2006 - 01:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Nothing gets your heart racing like a hard drive dying, when the latest backup you did was ... you didn't do a back up?!?
ExtremeTech reviews 3 programs designed to help you get your files back, if the horrible happens.
Subject: Processors | August 22, 2006 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quad core is coming, and [H] has the slides to prove it. There is much that is new in these chips, apart from the 4x4 we know about. Built on 65nm SOI technology, an L3 cache shared between all 4 cores and a clock for each core. There is a lot more information, so head on over.
Subject: General Tech | August 22, 2006 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft wants to get coders in to help get Firefox and Thunderbird working on Vista. As in actually inviting them into their offices, and helping them work with the new Vista kernel and API.
Subject: Motherboards | August 21, 2006 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP has everything you could possibly want in a motherboard, if you are not planning on buying 2 video cards. From the layout of the board, to the onboard features, [H]ard|OCP can't really find anything wrong with it. Head over to check out this overclocking friendly board.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2006 - 03:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The upcoming TV Tuner card from ATI is based on the brand new Theatre 650 Pro processor has quite a few new features. From supporting SECAM and Digital TV to a 12 bit video decoder, and a lot more. Drop by HotHardware to see what they thought of the reference model they were sent.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 21, 2006 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit labs has a managed to get a preview of CoolerMasters new Hyper 7, an aluminium heatsink with a 120mm fan and 3 copper heatpipes. It is compatible with newer LGA775 processors, as well as both s939 and AM-2, though there are some limitations to the way it can be set up on the AMD platforms.
Subject: Motherboards | August 21, 2006 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (August 21, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that their new BFG nForceÂ® 590 SLI™ motherboard will be available in October at leading retailers and e-tailers.
Subject: Memory | August 21, 2006 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair's newest EPP XMS modules, the Twin2X 2048-8500C5, have heat spreaders that are fairly skinny, allowing for installation in motherboards with little free space. With a little over volting, Overclockers Online managed to push the RAM beyond the 1GHz range; Corsair has designed some speedy chips.
Subject: General Tech | August 21, 2006 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown reviews a wireless router from ASUS, that does a lot more than just connect your network. For instance, it comes with a 160 Gb IDE harddrive inside, which can be setup up in a RAID if you so wish. Read the full reivew to find out how much more it can do for you.
Subject: Editorial | August 21, 2006 - 12:59 AM | Ryan Shrout
The past several weeks have been very hectic around the Shrout household. Besides the normal work-related time constraints, such as Quad SLI technology review and the much anticipated Asus Crosshair motherboard review, some personal issues crept up that demanded my attention.
My 10-and-a-half year old golden retriever, Casey, was suddenly ill and required emergency surgery in order to remove something from her intestines that would have been fatal within the next 48 hours (
Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 04:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft's iPod killer, Zune, still has to make an appearance in the plastic, but some have seen at least the interface. Head to Slashdot for a look at the Zune, and what to expect.
Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2006 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a 17" display, and over 8lbs, the Alienware Aurora m9700 isn't exactly as mobile as most laptops. However as Legion PC Gamers proves, it's raison d'etre is pure gaming power. It's default setup is one Go 7900GS, it is SLI capable, as well as having RAID as an option. If you need a laptop that can play the latest games at max resolutions, and price is no problem, then take a look at this hot little number.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2006 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Apart from the Pro running at 500MHz GPU/800MHz RAM, and the XT at 578MHz GPU/1.38GHz RAM, they are the same card. The XT does tend to be more expensive, and faster, but HotHardware wants to know which is the better bang for your buck. Handy hint, they are available in both PCIe and AGP.
Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hexus has links to the newly announced F.E.A.R. multi-player addon. Even better, it is a free download!
Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Ultimate Troubleshooter undergoes some scrutiny from The Moditory. With some of the functionality of msconfig, and HijackThis, plus registry info and more, this program puts most of the maintenance you do to your system in one easy interface. Of course, the programs you use now are probably FOSS, while TuT will cost you about $30, plus yearly subscription fees.
Subject: Motherboards | August 18, 2006 - 11:18 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
August 16 th , 2006 — Today Universal abit launched their much anticipated AW9D and AW9D-MAX motherboards based on the Intel 975X chipset. There has been much anticipation in the industry for this series and as far as looks go, these boards are built to please. The benchmarking has been exceptional in typical abit style and our tweakability and overclocking features have exceeded even our own expectations:
Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2006 - 11:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 18th August 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc.,
leading supplier of high definition PC silicon for the gaming market,
together with VIA Chrome Ambassadors the girlz 0f destruction, today
announced an exciting new contest: "Get the Girls into the Game," with
the winning girl spending a weekend at the Home of Chrome in Sweden
with a friend, learning how to play PC games like a professional while
visiting beautiful Stockholm.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 17, 2006 - 05:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ultra Products 1200W UPS is pretty impressive as a backup. It will give most systems about an hour of power, which should be long enough to save whatever it was you were working on when the power went down. Add to that coverage up to $125,000 for equipment damaged by electrical surges that make it past the UPS, and you can see why Legit Reviews considers this a very good investment.
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2006 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D takes a long hard look at three Core 2 Duo processors, the E6600, E6700 and X6800. Benchmarking is only part of the review, they also look at how Intel managed to make such a huge jump from the Pentium 4 architecture they have been using.
Subject: Displays | August 17, 2006 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BFR reviews the Samsung SyncMaster 244T 24" WUXGA LCD. In addition to the DVI and analog inputs you would expect, it also accepts component, CVSB, and S-Video. Even more uncommon, this display can do Picture In Picture, and Picture Beside Picture.