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Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks comes to the rescue with a handy guide on surviving horror action games. This is a perfect guide for those who can dance through Quake or Halo, but stall out in a game where health and ammo can be severely limited.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
US Intelligence agencies have a new tool, their own top-secret version of Wikipedia. Allowing 16 agencies to share information between each other, this could be a major help to investigators. CNet has some more information on this project, which should be more reliable than it's open submission cousin.
Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2006 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (November 1, 2006) —CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMS™, XMS PRO™, XMS XPERT™ and the newly released XMS DOMINATOR™ line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair's position as the world's largest performance module maker, and the 8th largest DRAM module manufacturer, according to iSuppli.
Subject: Memory | November 1, 2006 - 10:03 AM | Ryan Shrout
How's this for being able to show off to your friends? "What, you have gold-freaking-plated memory???" All you have to do to win is write a short piece on why you love Corsair, maximum of 200 words. Come on, that's like third grade level! You can do this!
Fremont, CA (November 1, 2006) —CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units.
Subject: Processors | October 31, 2006 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer furthers the facts and FUD that surround the pending Quadfather from AMD, including the possibility of having 4 video cards, presumably running in SLI, as opposed to the ASUS P5W64 board recently reviewed by X-bit Labs. Head over to see what they've discovered, but you will have to wait a while before you find out if they are right.
"AMD asked Nvidia to create a chipset for its Quadfather launch.
Here is the answer to a big question which has bothered many of our readers.
Subject: Mobile | October 31, 2006 - 04:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews the ASUS G2P Gaming Notebook. Very stylish looking, in black and red, with some structural improvements designed around gamers needs on the outside, the inside hides an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2GHz) and an ATI Radeon X1700 512MB.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Stats reviews MSI's NX7950GX2-T2D1GE, which is 2 single GPUs on full cards with one PCI-Express 16x connector. That means if you can get 2 of them, you can have a Quad-GPU setup. Follow the link to find out what one of these can do.
"The GeForce 7950GX2 is nVIDIA's flagship graphics card du jour, and the first true dual core, dual slot PCI Express videocard from the boys
in Santa Carla.
Subject: General Tech | October 31, 2006 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a brand new threat that can disable your Windows Firewall with a malformed packet. It attacks using ICS, which means you will likely loose your internet connection as well as the firewall. Slashdot has links to more information.
Subject: Motherboards | October 30, 2006 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS P5W64 WS Professional is a very unique board, based around the i975X, which means it could support Crossfire. The board itself seems designed for a different use, as it seems the 8 monitor trick is being used a selling feature more than some kind of 4 card Crossfire, although it does leave space for a PCI-Express PPU. The overclocking potential was not huge, at least not from the perspective of the tests X-bit Labs performed.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 30, 2006 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ has updated their power supply line with the EvoStream series, including newer features like 600W total power and four +12V rails, perfect for newer systems, while retaining the modular design that made them popular in the past. OC3D has a new review posted that covers all the bases of the OCZ EvoStream 600.
Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Best Buy's online music store is similar to iTunes in some ways, but it hasn't received the notice that Apple's site has. The SanDisk Sansa e280R may change that, as it is to be the iPod for Best Buy's music site. Drop by I4U to find out more about Best Buy's site, and their MP3 player.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the brand new X1650 Pro, from ATI/AMD. It is supposed to be priced under $100, although the only models for sale seem to be higher than that. Read on to find out if it can compete with nVIDIA's budget GPU.
We also have a review at the top of the page, so you can see the tests Ryan put it through.
Subject: General Tech | October 30, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclock3d has posted a bunch of captures from an AMD slide show. They cover their plans on uniting the GPU and CPU, as well as more info on Torrenza.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced an innovative
graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire™ technology, the ATI
RadeonÂ® X1650 XT. With its incredible image quality features and superb
performance, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT delivers enthusiast-class technology at an
impressive price point.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When you pick up OEM processors, you don't even get the option to use a stock cooler, and have to wade through all the 3rd party choices, which is something our members know about. It matters even more when you are overclocking a Conroe, or just consulting the Overclocking Bible. You also want to make sure that the case you use has good airfl
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 27, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FrostyTech reviews the Antazone ASC1000 Copper heatsink, a very attractive looking cooler, and it even performs fairly well without deafening bystanders. The copper coating makes it a good choice for modders who want people looking under the hood of their PC.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Asustek just broke their record for profit, according to this story on DigiTimes. The vast majority of the sales were motherboards, as you might suspect, but they have plans to expand their laptop line as well, to make sure they can stay on top.
Subject: Motherboards | October 27, 2006 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] has always been a fan of ABIT, and now that ABIT has returned as Universal abit, they put the new Core 2 Duo AB9 Pro motherboard. Find out if it can live up to their old standards.
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 12:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Regardless of the initial reaction to Steam, the online game distribution/download service from Valve, it is definitely growing. Newest is Take-Two interactive, and there have been many game publishers that have joined recently. Ars Technica takes a look at Steam's success.