Subject: General Tech | November 11, 2008 - 03:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After a few revisions and a drop to a more reasonable price, OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator is still around, but not many people have picked one up. Legit Reviews decide it was time to flex their mental muscles to see if the NIA had changed much and to give them an excuse to make faces at their computer. They came away with the feeling that while some may excel at using the NIA fo
Subject: General Tech | November 11, 2008 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are running AVG anti-virus software on one or more of your PCs, do not believe it when it identifies user32.dll as a virus. You really, really want to keep that file. Seeing "Illegal system DLL relocation" will really spoil your day. Slashdot has a lot of conversation about this, as does the AVG forums, and a fix should be quickly forthcoming. In the meantime, if you have allowed it to and your system is no longer functioning, you can
Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2008 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Once these Nehalem chips can finally be purchased, finding the perfect RAM to go with it may be more difficult than with previous chips. You need to make sure the voltage is low enough that the Core i7 CPU can handle it, as well as ensuring you can get the most out of your triple channel DDR3. TECHGAGE, seeing as how they have an Intel Core i7 Extreme 965 already, were nice enough to test out five different memory configurations. See what differences they saw here.
Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2008 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: General Tech | November 10, 2008 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA's new Quadro card, the FX 5800, will sport 4GB of RAM though we don't know exactly how fast the RAM will be. Chances are very good that the specs will be very close to the GTX280, as nVIDIA does tend to reuse the same boards and processors, as proven by the Quadro soft mods that exist. The 4GB of RAM will probably be unique, they may try it in a gaming card, but the amount of people trying to game on a 60" monitor is probably rather small. Engadg
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2008 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The current unpleasant economic conditions across the globe right now are cutting into a lot of peoples spending money. Enthusiasts shouldn't be too badly off, we are all used to our hardware investments dropping significantly in value over a very short amount of time, stock market investors on the other hand are not as used to it. Since any money you invest may well lose money and provide very little fun, you should seriously consider investing in more parts for your PC, as you will have a lot more fun while their value plummets. To help out, you should always check the
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2008 - 03:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hoping for a new stereo system this year? Maybe to go with a nice HTPC setup, or perhaps just to replace an ageing current system? Drop by Digital Trends as they walk you through a long list of systems that are available. There are also suggestions for the audiophile that has it all. You will also be happy to know there is not a single Monster cryo-magically massaged
uber cable on the list.
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2008 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After all the ridiculousness that Creative has been displaying, they are finally showing some sense. With the troubles that Vista caused their X-Fi driver team, which inconvenienced a lot of users, they totally dropped the ball on the Linux drivers. It has been just over a year since the initial release and there has not been a properly working driver in all of that time. Finally Creative has open sourced the driver, which means no one will be sued for making it work properly, unlike a certain Windows driver.
Subject: General Tech | November 6, 2008 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD announced in April that they would be reducing their workforce by 10%, or 1650 jobs. Yesterday saw the second round of job cuts, with 500 people being let go from all but AMD's brand new 'The Foundry Company' in Dubai. The Foundry Company's 3000 employees are supposedly safe, as they represent the fruition of the Asset Light program of AMDs. One engineer will apparently missing being picked on by The Inquirer.
Subject: General Tech | November 5, 2008 - 06:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the biggest growth opportunities for PCs has been the recent surge of HTPCs and DVRs, which make TV and movies much more enjoyable thanks to time shifting and proper HD support. Unfortunately, the extra features on these machines make them a little harder to control with a remote. That's why products like the Vidabox Premium Wireless Keyboard are becoming a lot easier to get a hold of. techPowerUp tried out this little wireless keyboard and it's trackball, so you don't have to buy it wi