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Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2007 - 05:53 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 - 04:06 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 - 09:16 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 - 06:46 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 - 06:39 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 - 06:37 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 - 06:24 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 - 05:08 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 - 04:16 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 - 03:52 PM | 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 - 03:16 PM | 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 - 09:40 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 - 06:49 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.
Subject: Mobile | July 16, 2007 - 05:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Outrageous mobile performance,
radical mobile enjoyment.
Designed for gamers and power-users, the
Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor is the
worlds highest performing mobile processor.
For those who want the most intense, high
performance mobile computing experience
available, Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processors
deliver revolutionary mobile dual-core performance, 4 MB of shared L2 Advanced Smart
Cache, and an 800 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB).
Subject: Processors | July 16, 2007 - 05:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Core 2 Extreme Quad core QX6850 makes it's debut today, and you can get a good impression as to what this ~$1000 processor can do at HotHardware. We know the technical specs, 133MHz FSB, 3GHz on 65nm construction, 130W TDP, and a pair of 4MB L2 caches. What you won't know until you read the review is how much better it is than the pair of 6800 Extremes already on the market.
Subject: Storage | July 16, 2007 - 04:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Galaxy Metal Gear Box 3500SASP is a no frills, dirt cheap external SATA/USB 2.0 enclosure. The drawbacks to that are obvious, materials and a manual that don't measure up to their more expensive competition, and the lack of eSATA are the prominent ones. On the other hand, the performance is every bit as good as the more expensive docks, and the extra cash you save can be translated directly into a bigger HDD. AnandTech can tell you a
Subject: General Tech | July 16, 2007 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Back in 1982, a prank was pulled which has been identified as the initial computer virus infection. Oer the past 25 years, they have gone from easily fixed hacks designed to mildly annoy the user into mutating bugs that do far more than just create mild frustration. You can read about the virus, as well as the 15 year old that wrote it on Slashdot. Virus writing is definitely for the young.
Subject: Processors | July 16, 2007 - 04:13 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The QX6850, a quad extreme 1333MHz FSB , as well as new C2Ds with 1333 FSB, and a even a new Core 2 Quad have all just been announced. Sticking with the new philosophy CPU manufacturers have, these new parts will not have a significant increasing in TDP.
Additionally, the first mobile extreme processor, the Core 2 Extreme X7800 is making an appearance. It's a fully unlocked Merom, allowing OCers to try their hands at pushing it to the limits.