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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

What game developers are thinking: DX10.1 is 'trivial'

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Basically, if the API is not changing a lot, providing optional support for 10.1 is trivial, just a few lines of code in how you initialise the DX objects. The larger issues of whether to go with DX10 or not… Go To Full Article

AMD prepares 6400+ Processor at $240

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AMD has revealed that there will be one more Athlon X2, to fill the gap before the faster Phenom X4 doesn’t hit the market. The CPU’s name will be 6400+ and it will work at 3200 MHz. This will be… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon HD 2600XT drops to $108

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Who could imagine that Radeon HD 2600XT with 256 MB memory and clocked at 800 MHz core, with 120 stream processor units and 1400 MHz memory drop below $110 so fast. Go To Full Article

Samsung SDI’s Fuel Cell lets laptop run for a month

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Samsung SDI is showcasing its portable power supply ‘Fuel Cell’ at the company’s showroom ‘Sdium’, which enables you to use your notebook pc up to for a month. Go To Full Article

Toshiba battery woes continue: another recall

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Toshiba has issued its second battery recall in less than a month. This particular announcement focuses on the Satellite A100, A105, and Tecra A7 models. The number of laptops affected is relatively small (Toshiba estimates the recall at 1,400 units),… Go To Full Article

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