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Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooling kit

@ 2006/08/30 read/post comments(0)
Water-cooling has always been considered an enthusiast-only project. Most mainstream users shudder at the thought of water, or any other liquid, running through their computer. In fact, many people do not even understand the importance of cooling as a whole.…

Intel vs AMD - Video and Audio Encoding Performance

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Arguably, the biggest factor driving the computer industry is gaming. However, the home entertainment sector, especially encoding of audiovisual content is becoming increasingly important as well. Ripping and editing software ranges from super-expensive studio editions to free downloads. Each program…

How Much Virtual Memory is Enough?

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Ten years ago, Received Wisdom said that virtual memory should be, on the average, two to two-and-a-half times real memory. In these days, where 2G RAM is not unusual, and many times is not that uncommon, is this unreasonable? What's…

Draft N Router Coverage: When the "n" in 802.11n really means "not yet"

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It has been over two and half years since the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) formed a task group to develop and implement a new 802.11 standard for wireless local area networks (WLAN). The proposed standard is known…

Akasa Integral LAN Disk Enclosure

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With the Akasa Integral LAN using NDAS and supporting both FAT32 and NTFS all the little niggles I had with the NAS disk were out the window. Akasa have vastly improved there products over the last 2 years and this…

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Overclocking Adventure

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Overclocking the Core 2 Duo is extremely easy in my opinion, especially with a quality motherboard. It's actually dangerously easy because cranking this E6400 up past 3.2GHz was super easy, but the heat generated is the killer here. And if…

7-Way Socket 939 Heatsink Roundup

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It may not be blindingly obvious from a quick glance at the benchmark results, but I definitely think there were some clear victors here. The Scythe Ninja was the best all-around cooler, and I'd recommend it first and foremost for…

AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron IHS Removal Guide

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This guide covers an AMD Athlon64 3500+ Venice Core and an Opteron 146, but the removal technique will work on other 64-bit AMD cpus" such as 754 and 939/940 cpus. AM2 CPU's has not been tested yet so I cannot…

A-Data 1GB EPP PC2-8000 Vitesta Extreme Edition

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In the memory market, there are two things I am skeptical of. 1GB kits, and EPP. Today we are looking at a new kit from A-Data that has both. It proves to have some solid overclocking ability, thanks to it's…

How To Use Car Audio On Your PC

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Car audio is recognized for its chest pounding subwoofers and powerful amplifiers. Often, people wish to setup a system of equal perfomance in their home, but either fail to deliver due to poor, overpriced home audio equipment, or end up…

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