Spire tries to tame Prescott's heat

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 02:59 PM |
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Any LGA-775 processor does a great impression of a hotplate, and air-cooling them can be a challenge.  Hi-tech Reviews examines Spires latest, the SP507B7-U DiamondCool.  See if it can beat the heat.

"Spire has introduced a heatsink specifically for the LGA 775 motherboard that essentially should

be a very fine cooler since it makes use of two of the most popular cooling techniques.

Intel Establishes $250 Million India Venture Fund

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 01:46 PM |
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NEW DELHI, Dec. 5, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$250 million venture capital fund to help stimulate technological innovation in India and drive continued growth of the country's Information Technology (IT) industry.


'The pace of technology innovation is accelerating,' said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett.

Intel And STMicroelectronics Announce Common Memory Subsystem To Lower Costs For Cell Phone Makers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 01:45 PM |
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GENEVA and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2005 — STMicroelectronics and Intel Corporation today announced a common flash memory subsystem to lower development costs for handset OEMs and enable them to get to market faster with feature-rich phones. In an effort to simplify handset memory design, the two companies will provide hardware- and software-compatible memory products based on common specifications.

Stick the Eiffel Tower under your desk

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 2, 2005 - 03:37 PM |
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Think Computer reviews a case from a manufacturer you may have never run into before, Asys.  The Asys Freedom Tower Series (CK-1022-5) Eiffel Tower impressed them in just about every way they could think to test it, so check it out.

'Today for review I have something I think is very cool, and has now become my favorite case of

all time. Asys is a new sponsor to ThinkComputers, this is our first review for them.

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The new Antec Neo HE 500 power supply is environmentally friendly thanks to its high efficiency, which results in less waste heat generation and quieter operation. The Neo HE 500 also includes modular cable management system.

Intel Board Promotes Four To Senior Vice President, Elects Four Others As Corporate Officers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 04:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced its board of directors has promoted four people to serve as senior vice presidents and elected four others as corporate officers. The company also named new chief marketing and technology officers.

A Crossfire board you can buy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 04:13 PM |
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The Tech Report has gotten their hands on the first available Crossfire board, the DFI LANParty UT RDX200 CD-DR.  Not all the benchmarks use Radeon's in a Crossfire setup, so you can see the boards performance against nVidia chipsets, but they do use it when they are comparing to SLI.


Then head back for Ryan's review of the ASUS A8R-MVP Crossfire board, hopefully available in stores soon.


"The first CrossFire board to become available in N

Watercooling, your way to overclocking fame

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 12:16 PM |
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OCMODSHOP grabbed a Danger Den DD12V-D4 Water Cooling Pump and put it to the test.  It's a very compact pump, with a good amount of cooling power, but just how loud does it make your system?

"The amount of noise from a pump is somewhat of a subjective factor but noise can make a pump intolerable regardless of the pump's performance.

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More Holiday System Guides

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 30, 2005 - 05:08 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has a guide on how to setup a nice system for Christmas, without totally destroying your food budget for next year.  TechReport has also given it a shot over here, and as always, Ryan's recommendations can be found on the PCPerspective Hardware Leaderboard.

"For full systems, we scoured Newegg.com with budgets of $1200 and $2000 and looked at good buys for both AMD and Intel.

Source: [H]ard|OCP