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Windows Vista SP2 beta performance preview

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Microsoft didn't promise any huge performance increases in the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 beta, so it's not really a surprise to see that, for the most part, there are some very small performance differences between our SP1 and SP2… Go To Full Article

Scythe Ninja 2: Tweaking a Classic

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Scythe hit a home run for SPCR with the original Ninja heatsink a couple of years ago. Since then, the competition has stiffened, and despite several updates, the Ninja lost some of its luster. Is the Ninja 2 another homer? Go To Full Article

Dell triples Windows XP downgrade tax to $150

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Windows XP is not going away anytime soon, but it will get more expensive. Dell has been supporting a Windows XP downgrade option since the introduction of Windows Vista and extended this option twice beyond a previously given deadline for… Go To Full Article

Intel, AMD and Nvidia may see even deeper revenues declines in Q4

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lthough Intel and AMD both cut their fourth quarter 2008 revenues forecasts recently, with market demand remaining weak, market watchers believe the two CPU makers' performance may be even worse than predicted. Additionally, even though Nvidia has not yet announced… Go To Full Article

Get ready for Atom desktops with Nvidia chipsets

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Nvidia already made it clear earlier this month that it's closely eyeing the netbook chipset market. What you may not know is that the company has also partnered up with Intel to provide an integrated graphics chipset for Atom-based nettops—or… Go To Full Article

Super Talent UltraDrive LE SATA-II 25 Bumps Write Speeds to 170Mb/s

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Super Talent's UltraDrive LE series SSDs are state-of-the-art storage drives designed expressly for enterprise servers. With read speeds up to 230MB/sec and capacities up to 128GB, the UltraDrive is geared for applications that require exceptional sustained transfer speeds and extremely… Go To Full Article

Intel Quietly Intros Dual-Core Celeron M Microprocessors

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Intel Corp. has added two low-cost dual-core microprocessors for notebooks into its lineup, the updated price-list of the chip giant revealed on Monday. The new Celeron M microprocessors will allow system builders to create inexpensive notebooks featuring two processing engines… Go To Full Article

Mainstream Cases Roundup: HEC, Gigabyte and Raidmax

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Today we are going to discuss three system cases and their modifications from the mainstream price segment from such popular brands as HEC, Gigabyte and Raidmax. Hopefully our article will help you make your choice. Go To Full Article

Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB hard drive

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So it’s faster than the competition, cool and quiet, but obviously Samsung wasn’t happy with releasing just a great high capacity hard drive – it had to go and make it affordable too. At just a little over £73 the… Go To Full Article

Crucial DDR3 1333 Memory on X58

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Since the introduction of DDR3 memory a few years back, with the Core 2 Duo/Quad CPU's, along with the P35, X38, X48 , and the P45 chipsets, we, as users, have never really seen a significant increase in our memory… Go To Full Article

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