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Subject: Graphics Cards | July 19, 2007 - 01:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps has gone to great extremes to find the best cooling solution possible for a 7900GT, by testing 8 different VGA coolers. The top cooler can't just be the best performer for this test though, they are looking for a cooler that gets the job done without hitting 73.7dB! Unless you want to scare small animals and children just to get a few more frames per second, you had best take Madshrimps advice.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte is really getting into the case and cooling business, this time combining watercooling and stylish case design in the 3D Mercury. Not only does this case have five 120mm fans, it has watercooling built right in. Contained in the case is a pump, radiator and reservoir set, as well as a CPU waterblock, and an optional pair for GPUs. Guru3D has some great shots of this sharp looking case in their review
Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Novel tried holding a Hack Week, and Ars Technica spoke with Novell's chief open-source
strategy officer, Nat Friedmam about it. It involves Novel employees temporarily abandoning their current projects in favour of a free form week of writing open source software. Letting a bunch of programmers creativity loose was intended not only as stress relief, but also a chance to let the programmers work on projects that they would otherwise have difficulty justifying to their bosses.
Subject: Storage | July 18, 2007 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechARP has compiled a list of the most common hard disk misconceptions and myths into one big article, and paired them with the facts. If you have someone in your life who believes that to mount a HDD vertically, you have to reformat the HDD vertically to ensure proper spreading of magic dust and to fully repair any bad sectors caused by sudden power failures ... please send them there.
Subject: Processors | July 18, 2007 - 02:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD and Intel seem to currently be in a race to see who can use the least amount of power, especially when it comes to servers. Instead of measuring who is the fastest, or the most powerful, AnandTech's review focuses on the power consumption of Intel and AMD's low power chips, when performing an identical task. Whether you are looking to lower your power costs, or even just trying to figure out what TDP means to you, this article will help you along your way.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2007 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Seasonic 500W S12II PSU may sound a little underpowered, until you look at some of the stats, like the fact that 408W is available to the two 12V rails at 34A. [H]ard|OCP put it on their torture bench, and was quite impressed at this PSUs ability to live up to all the claims Seasonic made. It even went through a whole hour of the 100% power tests and stayed at 45C.
Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2007 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The next Quakecon may be filled with a lot of new people who've never been there before ... console players. Id Software has decided to switch their focus. Now they won't be focusing on PC Games, but instead on consoles, to the point where every PC will have gamepads/controllers attached for testing, not the keyboard & mouse combo that defines PC gaming. Nor will they be pushing the limits of graphics cards anymore.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Professional audiophiles have had little say in the benchmarking suites we see during reviews, even when a sound card is under review. D.A.W. Bench aims to fix that, offering a way to compare audio quality and performance across multiple OSes. The Inquirer can give you an earful on this topic, if you let them.
Subject: Memory | July 17, 2007 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 17, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announces two new 1600MHz parts including the world's first enhanced bandwidth high speed DDR3. The newest additions to the OCZ DDR3 family offer enthusiasts performance they can really sink their teeth into and feature blazing fast speeds of 1600MHz and the incredibly fast latencies of 7-7-7 and 7-6-6 on ASUS motherboards.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
- You need to scavenge the EVGA website for a special EVGA Scavenger Hunt Gold Ribbon icon that you will need to locate (10) ten times on various pages throughout the EVGA website. When you find this icon on a page all you need to do is simply click on it and a small page will popup, it will ask you (2) two questions one about EVGA and one about one of our partners that donated prizes. You will need to enter your name and email address and our system will track the rest for you. You will need to answer the questions correctly to be eligible to win.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 02:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2007 - At a summit hosted by Intel Corporation today, a group of healthcare experts and decision-makers debated solutions to improve care for people with chronic disease and to ease the strain that it and the growing aging population place on individuals and families, the nation and on the healthcare system and providers.
Participants challenged each other to improve the quality and integration of patient care, including the role technology can play in reducing the costs for health institutions and insurance providers.
Subject: Motherboards | July 17, 2007 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS G33T-M2 has an onboard Intel GMA 3100 graphics chipset, a Gigabit NIC and 7.1 HD Azalia, as well as 1 PCI Express x16, a PCI Express x1 slot a pair of PCI slots and 4 SATA slots. What it doesn't have is any IDE channels. It also supports 1333MHz FSB and DDR2. Read on to find out what PC Stats thought of this all inclusive entry level motherboard.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 17, 2007 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The marketplace today is flooded with heatsinks that weigh about 2 pounds, and are 120mm or more in at least one dimension so they can fit the largest common fan size. This can make it hard for HTPC builders, or anyone who is looking at upgrading a rack-mount case. FrostyTech has found a heatsink from Akasa, the AK-975Cu which is designed to fit in a 2U case. It is 77x56x89mm and weighs in at 350g, with a pair of heatpipes and isn't going to be much competition for the Thermalright Ultra 120, or other high
Subject: Mobile | July 17, 2007 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has posted some info on a lovely little trojan designed to redirect you to a fraudulent site when you try going to an official iPhone website to make a purchase. Victims will end up giving their credit card. banking information and so on to these botnet farmers, with predictable consequences. Be careful.
"Researchers at PandaLabs have issued a warning to iPhone users about the new Aifone.A bot Trojan that is making the
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Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techware Labs has found a handy little program called the RoboForm, which is also available in mobile form, as a USB drive. It keeps all your passwords, as well as being able to generate ones for you. The ones generated are fairly strong, and the RoboForm remembers them for you as opposed to you having to remember random letters and numbers. If you are having trouble keeping passwords straight you can g
Subject: Storage | July 17, 2007 - 11:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - July 17, 2007 - Addressing the needs for the growing
enterprise market for high-capacity, highly-reliable storage, Western
Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it will be shipping its WD RE2
(RAID Edition) 750 GB hard drive this month.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 16, 2007 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The contestants are ATI's Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB GDDR4 and XFX's GeForce 8600 GT XXX 256 MB GDDR3 card. The ATI version of that card is exceedingly rare, only the Sapphire cards are up for sale on Newegg and Pricegrabber, although the specs do remain the same. [H]ard|OCP did a fair amount of research to find two cards that are priced exactly the same (barring mail in rebate that makes the nVIDIA card cheaper), so the apples-to-apples comparison is dead on.
Subject: General Tech | July 16, 2007 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16, 2007 - Intel Corporation today announced availability for Sun Microsystems' Solaris Operating System on Intel-based telecommunications rack and blade servers just months after a broad agreement between the two companies.