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How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor

@ 2008/11/06 read/post comments(0)
Many computer users have run into the issue of whining LCD monitors. Usually, it does not occur when the monitor is set to full brightness, which is usually too bright for most users. The natural response is to turn the… Go To Full Article

750GB Hard Disk Drives Roundup

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This roundup includes solutions from all companies making 750GB hard disk drives these days: Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital. We will discuss features and performance of 10 hard drives with 750GB storage capacity. Go To Full Article

Intel to discontinue three 45nm CPUs, seven 65nm CPUs

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Intel will stop taking orders for the Core 2 Quad Q9450, Core 2 Duo E8200, and Core 2 Duo E8190 (yeah, we didn't know about that one either) on January 9 next year. These 45nm processors haven't been around very… Go To Full Article

SanDisk announces speedy SSD file system

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This morning, we posted a story about the tweaks Microsoft plans to build into Windows 7 to improve solid-state drive performance. We now see that flash memory vendor SanDisk has announced a new file system geared specifically toward SSDs.… Go To Full Article

1.5TB Barracuda users complain of random freezes

@ 2008/11/05 read/post comments(0)
Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive didn't particularly enthrall us when we reviewed it last month, but we didn't run into show-stopping problems on our Windows XP-powered test rig. Judging by several forum threads—including an eight-page discussion on Seagate's own… Go To Full Article

Microsoft to tune Windows 7 for SSD performance

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In a conference abstract titled "Windows 7 Enhancements for Solid-State Drives," Microsoft states that "PC systems that have solid-state drives are shipping in increasing volumes" and that it is planning "Windows enhancements that take advantage of the latest updates to… Go To Full Article

EVGA 790i FTW

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As the NVIDIA 790i reference boards have been in the marketplace for over six months now, our initial expectations for general peripheral compatibility on the 790i FTW are quite high. We'd expect that many of the faults highlighted by prolonged… Go To Full Article

Titan Cool Idol NK75TZ CPU Cooler Review

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Titan are one of the oldest companies specializing in computer cooling equipment. They are not very well known in the US yet, but during the past few years their production capacity and R&D capabilities have increased many times over, making… Go To Full Article

XFX GTX260 Black Edition Review

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This Black Edition video card from XFX comes pre-overclocked. That's a good thing for the folks who either don't know how to overclock or the people who just want something better than the normal cards. Manufacturers know this since the… Go To Full Article

Xigmatek Nrp-hc1201 1200w Psu

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For everyone who really wants to know it, we are going to compare the new XIGMATEK NRP-HC1201 with a 1200W and the high rated XIGMATEK NRP-MC751 with 750W. To find out if the new PSU with 1200W is worth its… Go To Full Article

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