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A Messy Transition (Part 3): Vista Buys Some Time

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As we saw in part 1 of this series, large applications and games under Windows are getting incredibly close to hitting the 2GB barrier, the amount of virtual address space a traditional Win32(32bit) application can access. Once applications begin to… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte's Silent GeForce 8600 GT and 8600 GTS

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We have two brand new Gigabyte passively cooled silent video cards to evaluate today. The Gigabyte GeForce 8600 GT features Silent-Pipe II technology and the Gigabyte GeForce 8600 GTS features Silent-Pipe III. The question for enthusiasts out there is which… Go To Full Article

Nvidia MCP 73 to Launch in September

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Five versions of the MCP 73 will be introduced, four including an IGP; GeForce 7150 nForce 630i, GeForce 7050 nForce 630i, GeForce 7050 nForce 620i and GeForce 7050 nForce 610i, and a single non-IGP chipset the nForce 630i. The chipsets… Go To Full Article

The Forbidden City of Terry Gou

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Past a guarded gate on the outskirts of this city sits one of the world's largest factories. In dozens of squat buildings, it churns out gadgets bearing technology's household names -- Apple Inc.'s iPods and iPhones, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s personal computers,… Go To Full Article

AMD to launch two Barcelona-based processors in September

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AMD schedules to launch two 2-way Opteron (Barcelona) server processors on September 10 this year, according to sources at server makers. The Opteron 2348 and 2350 will have core frequencies of 1.9GHz and 2.0GHz and will be… Go To Full Article

New Xeons bring dramatically lower idle power

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Intel's Xeons have taken quite a bit of market share from AMD's Opterons in the past year or so, and rightly so, thanks to a nice combination of performance and power efficiency under load. Those Xeons have had a notable… Go To Full Article

Pentium 641 at -170°C reaches 8320Mhz

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After mounting it on a Gigabyte P35-DQ6, pouring liquid nitrogen in the CPU pot, reaching as low as -170C, and upping the voltage to 1.95V, they managed to push the processor to a whopping 8320MHz. They would've continued even further… Go To Full Article

ZEROtherm BTF90 CPU Cooler Review

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We would not suggest that the ZEROtherm is the best air cooler we have tested, because it isn't. The Thermalright and Tuniq 120, as well as some push-pull designs, cool better in extreme overclocking than the BTF90. However, the BTF90… Go To Full Article

Windows XP: The OS that won't die?

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Microsoft Corp. has had to create a new build of Windows XP Professional for computer makers because the six-year-old operating system's continued popularity has nearly exhausted the supply of product activation keys. The new build, dubbed SP2c, includes no fixes… Go To Full Article

Google Pack gets free Star Office

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GOOGLE HAS included Sun's Star Office amongst its free recommended software packages. Star Office 8, which is flogged by Sun for $70, is available for free in Google Pack. Go To Full Article

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