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Real Name
Jeremy Hellstrom
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News Frog
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Vancouver, BC
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Call it K7M.com, AMDMB.com or PC Perspective I have been hanging out and then working for Ryan and the gang for years.  Apart from the front page you might find me on the BOINC Forums or possibly the Fraggin' Frogs if I have the time.

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Steam for Linux will teach you the difference between backups and redundancy

01/16/2015 - 12:45

If you move the Steam home directory of $STEAMROOT in Linux then you are running the risk of running rm -rf on your user directory, which in the case of this unfortunate person on Slashdot included their attached USB hard drive.  This is rather...

Ah, the days when a 1GHz overclock was considered poor

01/15/2015 - 15:41

You just don't see CPU overclocking guides much anymore, the process has become much easier over the years as Intel and AMD both now sell unlocked CPUs that they expect you to overclock and the motherboard tools and UEFI interfaces do a lot of the...

Neither IBM nor the mainframe are dead yet

01/15/2015 - 13:10

IBM has just released a new mainframe based on their new 5GHz 22nm Power8 based Processing Units with some models supporting up to 10TB of RAM, the minimum you can run is a mere 64GB.  It can not only run IBM's zOS but is also capable of...

Remember all those online 'experts' telling you that OCZ SSDs always fail?

01/14/2015 - 16:38

The Tech Report has already shown a variety of SSDs can survive long after their write life cycle has been exceeded and that some drives can continue past 2 petabytes. Kitguru is performing a very similar test, specifically with OCZ Arc 100 SSD and have...

FarCry 4 performance, it is almost ready for prime time

01/14/2015 - 14:24

[H]ard|OCP recently put out a pair of articles covering Far Cry 4, the first of which covered the various new graphics features, many of which are only available to NVIDIA users and others like the Godrays which have such a performance impact on AMD GPUs...

Sure it is still 1's and 0's but a lot has changed in 25 years

01/14/2015 - 12:32

A question was asked of Dan Luu about what new tricks silicon has learned since the early days of the eighties.  The answer covers a gamut of what tools those who work on low level code such as drivers and UEFI/BIOS now have at their disposal....

Curious what a Xiaomi phone is like?

01/13/2015 - 17:49

We hear a lot about Xiaomi products here in North America but as they are not commonly found for sale by the major providers we do not tend to see them in action.  Madshrimps recently reviewed the 5.5" Redmi Note, one of their lower priced...

Corsair's overclockable Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 kit

01/13/2015 - 13:31

With the release of the X99 chipset came the introduction of DDR4, which is not seeing the same uptake as DDR3 did at launch, though it is still selling well.  Part of this may be the pricing, DDR3 was expensive when it first launched but even...

Alas poor Win7, I knew him ...

01/13/2015 - 12:59

Sigh, the end draws nigh for that most common of desktop operating systems, Windows 7, has moved into Extended Support.  This follows the move at Halloween from an active product to one no longer available but is not the final straw for the OS which...

Swiftech's new AIO cooler, the H220-X

01/12/2015 - 14:21

Swiftech has taken a new generation of their MCR radiators and paired it with the tried and tested Apogee XL waterblock in their new AIO watercooler, the H220-X.  At ~$170 it is more expensive than many competitors solutions and so will need to...