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Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 01:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DRM might be holding back a lot of the online music providers, but not necessarily for the reason that first comes to mind. Ars Technica looks at the question of using DRM that makes the music unplayable on an iPod. Since 3 of every 4 MP3 players is an iPod, that can have a big impact.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 24, 2006 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
G-gnome, a member at bit-tech, has assembled an amazing case mod that you have to check out. He has described almost all of the steps he has taken to build this case, and he seems to be having a blast doing it.
Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 12:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech is at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, listening to what is coming up in the world of Windows. See what the second half of 2006 has in store.
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 04:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bjorn3D takes a look at the nVIDIA nForce MCP 590 series. With 4 different takes on these AM-2 boards, there should be something to interest everyone.
"The NVIDIA nForceÂ® 500 family of MCPs support dual-core AMDÂ® Socket AM2 processors and are available
in four different versions:
NVIDIA nForceÂ® 590 SLI MCP for hard-core, do it yourselfer (DIY) enthusiasts
NVIDIA nForceÂ® 570 SLI MCP for the performance, dual GPU segment
Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2006 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BANGALORE, India, May 23, 2006 — Paul Otellini,
in his first visit to India as president and chief executive officer of
Intel Corporation, today described the pivotal role India plays in
Intel's World Ahead
Program, which seeks to accelerate access to uncompromised technology
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 23, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2006 — Intel today disclosed record breaking1
results on 20 key dual-processor (DP) server and workstation
Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2006 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Red & Blackness Mods looks at a $30 registry cleaner called Uniblue Registry Booster. Find out if it does it's job, and how it stacks up to the competition.
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 23 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced top-to-bottom chipset solutions supporting the transition to socket AM2 by AMD (NYSE: AMD).
To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD's transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory.
Subject: Memory | May 23, 2006 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (May 23, 2006) —CorsairÂ® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today unveiled the world's first DDR2-800 2GB kit rated at true low latency of CL3. The latest addition to the award-winning XMS™ family of products, TWIN2X2048-6400C3 delivers unparalleled memory performance at 800MHz and supports the industry's lowest latencies of 3-4-3-9 in this speed grade.
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MARKHAM, CANADA - May 23, 2006 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY,
NASDAQ:ATYT) is bringing its technology leadership to a new generation of
AMD PC users with the introduction of the CrossFireT Xpress 3200 chipset and
the ATI RadeonR Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, all compatible with socket
AM2. The CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the top-performing enthusiast chipset
available today and the Radeon Xpress 1100 prepares users for Windows VistaT
with ATI's fastest integrated graphics ever.
Subject: Memory | May 23, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CAâ€”May 22, 2006â€”OCZ
Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to announce the
design and development of a unique line SLI™-Ready memory modules with
Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), which will provide today's
enthusiasts with memory solutions that exceed the performance
capabilities of all other previous offerings.
Subject: Memory | May 23, 2006 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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), KingstonÂ® Technology Company, Inc.,
the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release
of DDR2 800-MHz (PC2-6400) ValueRAMÂ® memory modules to support select socket
AM2 desktop processors.
Subject: Processors | May 23, 2006 - 02:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2006 - 05:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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!
Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2006 - 04:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 22, 2006 - 04:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2006 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.