Air cooling is still in style & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2004 - 11:34 AM |
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Bit News has posted a good old fashioned heatsink round-up.  Also, ExtremeMhz and OverClockersClub look at the Thermalright XP-120, and there is more ... cooling solutions for your VGA, chipsets and an air conditioner to boot.

"AMD's socket A may be one of the oldest sockets that's still selling, but it is alive and kicking; Sempron processors are flying out of the shops.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Collaborates With Nokia, Symbian...

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2004 - 10:47 PM |
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SYMBIAN EXPO, London, Oct. 5, 2004 - Intel Corporation, Nokia Corporation and Symbian Ltd. announced today a collaboration to bring smartphones based on the Nokia Series 60 Platform to market using Intel technology as part of Intel's recent membership in the Nokia Series 60 Product Creation Community. Also, Intel and Symbian have agreed to invest in the joint development of a reference platform to enable a new class of 3G devices based on Symbian OS™ and Intel® XScale® Technology.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Cooperates With Japanese PC, CE And Content Industries

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2004 - 10:43 PM |
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TOKYO, Oct. 5, 2004 - Intel Corporation called for the importance of industry-wide cooperation based on industry specification-based technology, including content copyright protection, in order to promote the use of premium content to create a new digital home market segment to provide products and services that meet the needs of consumers.

Albatron Mars PX915G Pro.

Subject: Motherboards | October 4, 2004 - 10:33 PM |
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Let's look at some Intel and Amd motherboard reviews from across the web, starting with Albatron Mars PX915G Pro.


Source: PCStats

AMD Updates Third Quarter Outlook

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:43 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 4, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that net income for the third quarter ended September 26, 2004 is anticipated to increase from the $32 million reported in the second quarter of 2004 despite slightly lower sales. The company's prior guidance for the third quarter was for sales to be up moderately from second quarter sales of $1.262 billion.

Source: AMD

Difficulties Writing 64-Bit Code? Intel Introduces Suite Of Tools, Expertise To Help

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:40 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new software tools to help developers design, analyze and optimize applications running on Intel-based platforms supporting Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T). Intel already offers similar products for its Intel® Itanium® 2 processor family.

Cases that change their outfits & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 4, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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If home decorating is your thing, or maybe i';s the "thing" of someone close to you, and you are getting grief over your PC case not matching the window treatments.  Well, Overclockercafe looks at a case from Aspire that let's you change the colour scheme of the case in 5 minutes.  If that doesn't interest you, look down to see if any of the other reviews catch your eye

"Aspire realizes that you don't always want to look at the same old colors over and over so they have devised a way for you to have some variety in your case.

All Quiet on the Water Front & a little more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 1, 2004 - 11:39 AM |
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Not to much action in the watercooling world this week, but the three I got I give to you.  Including GruntvillE reviewing at a very good performer, the Alphacool NexXxos XP block.

"The Alphacool NexXxos XP block turned in a very impressive performance and really compares well against the top US designed blocks that I put it up against.

Source: GruntvillE

Intel's Global Ad Campaign Highlights The Technology Within

Subject: Processors | September 30, 2004 - 06:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2004 - Intel Corporation began a worldwide advertising campaign today to promote the Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology brand and its benefits as the essential technology ingredient for mobile wireless computing. The campaign consists of television, print, online and outdoor elements as well as promotions, including product placements on popular TV programming.

Futuremark Release 3DMark05

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2004 - 01:25 PM |
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Futuremark today released the latest installment in their benchmark suite,

Air Cooling Bazaare & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2004 - 12:24 PM |
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If it moves air to cool your PC, chances are that at least one of these reviews will cover that area.  Start it all off with and odd looking dual fan from Coolermaster, put through it's paces by ExtremeMhz.

'Recently, many enthusiast manufacturers have been starting to shift away from the standard 80mm fan design. This has resulted in several very odd looking setups, and today we get to take a look at Cooler Master's entry — the Dual Storm.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Doom III 1.1 Patch out...

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2004 - 07:46 PM |
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Doom III players rejoice, the awaited 1.1 patch is released.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


STABILITY
- Fixed desktop crash when loading a QuickSave made when during influence in EPD Lab in Alphalabs 1
- Fixed game freezing if in-game MP menu is opened just after a change map vote
Passes and just before the map changes.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Boosts Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Family

Subject: Processors | September 28, 2004 - 05:17 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 548 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology1 for the portability market segment. This processor is designed for larger-sized notebook PCs, also known as "desktop replacements," that typically feature large screens, full-size keyboards and multiple drives. Notebooks based on the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor 548 supporting HT Technology allow users to take advantage of multithreaded and processor-intensive multimedia applications in a portable form factor.

Cases Made For Watercooling, Fan Controllers & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2004 - 12:10 PM |
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Thermaltake has designed a case specifically made to accomodate external radiators, and Overclocker Cafe takes a look at it.  If that's not enough, further down we have 2 multifunction panels, and some thumb screws that are a little more artistic than normal.

"If you look closely you will see multiple 3/8' indentations, ten to be exact in several places. These can be punched out so that 3/8' OD hosing can be run through there to reach an external radiator or reservoir if you choose.

Cleaning Copper Waterblocks & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 24, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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Copper ain't so shiny no more?   Your transparent tubing letting you see your liquid cooling system looks like it uses Slushie mix?  Maybe this article's for you!  Or if you just want to toss it and buy a new one, look at the kits being reviewed this week.

"Here you can see some of the residues left on the acrylic tops from such a long period of use. Most likely under closer inspection, you could find a similar residue over the surface of the interior of your copper blocks.

Source: OCMODSHOP

VIA Announces K8T890, First PCI Express Chipset for the Athlon Processor

Subject: Chipsets | September 24, 2004 - 06:32 AM |
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Be sure to check out my preview of this chipset as well!

VIA Announces K8T890, World's First PCI Express Chipset for the AMD Athlon™ Processor


VIA K8T890 Series chipsets open up the AMD64 processor platform to PCI Express, providing the bandwidth needed for today's most demanding applications and the headroom needed for future growth


Taipei, Taiwan, 24 September 2004, - VIA Tech

IWill's Dual Opteron SFF Cube Preview @ Hexus

Subject: Systems | September 23, 2004 - 02:43 PM |
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Over the past several days, we have been seeing the hype surrounding IWill's new Dual Opteron SFF system build tremendously. And why not? It is still quite amazing to me to see a dual processor SFF. Ryszard at Hexus has the World Exclusive Preview of IWill's ZMAXdp.

Dual Opteron in small form factor works, and it works well.

Source: Hexus

Abit Launches RX700 Series of Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2004 - 08:51 PM |
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ABIT Launches the RX700 Graphics Card Series


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Intel's New Products Improve Features For Value-Priced PCs

Subject: Systems | September 22, 2004 - 08:34 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new products to provide cost-conscious consumers more fully featured PCs. The Intel® Celeron® D processor 340 and the Intel® 910GL Express chipset offer solid computing reliability and value with improved features and technologies for value-priced PCs, including support for PCI Express*, Intel® High Definition Audio, and the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900.

Maxtor Atlas SCSI Review + Misc other storage news

Subject: Storage | September 22, 2004 - 01:00 PM |
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The crew over at The Tech Report has just posted their Maxtor Atlas 10K V SCSI Review. Since your hard drives are usually the largest bottleneck (in a fairly new system), it is important to pay attention to how fast the drive is (along with the storage capacity). An excellent read as always...