GlacialTech Altair A380 HTPC Case Reviewed

@ 2007/11/28 read/post comments(0)
In my time with this case though I ran into a couple design flaws that have an impact on its' compatibility and make it not quite as user-friendly as I would have liked. Overall though it's a great looking and… Go To Full Article

Hands on with Intel's X48 chipset

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It's not like 1,600MHz FSB CPUs will be saved for X48 either, since Asus has already added support on its X38 boards. If Asus can manage this, we have no doubt that everyone else will follow suit too, which in… Go To Full Article

Aeneon XTUNE 2GB PC3-10600 DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit

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Going into this review I had no idea of what to expect. I wasn't particularly familiar with Aeneon and honestly didn't expect their memory to be able to outperform similar kits from the likes of Kingston and Crucial. With the… Go To Full Article

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: UPDATE

@ 2007/11/27 read/post comments(0)
If you buy a Core 2 Extreme QX9700, you should be able to run it in an X38-based board, which is, incidentally, exactly what Intel suggested we do to test this processor in the first place. However, if things do… Go To Full Article

Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music

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During normal operation or in Safe mode, your computer may play "Fur Elise" or "It's a Small, Small World" seemingly at random. This is an indication sent to the PC speaker from the computer's BIOS that the CPU fan is… Go To Full Article

First TSMC-Made AMD Processors May Be Out Soon

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As Advanced Micro Devices strongly denies outsourcing of its central processing units’ (CPUs’) manufacturing to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), more analysts predict the forthcoming deal between the world’s second largest maker of x86 microprocessors and the world’s top contract… Go To Full Article

Lessons from the difficult birth of the Spider platform

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But AMD's path to the Spider platform launch could have—and should have—been a much smoother one than it was, and it would have worked out better for all parties involved. AMD would have avoided communicating the messages it did to… Go To Full Article

3rd generation Opteron versus Intel's 45nm Xeon

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The new Xeon 45nm (or Xeon 54xx series) arrived in the lab weeks ago, so a server CPU benchmark update is overdue. However, there is another reason we decided to write this article. When AMD launched their newest quad-core chips,… Go To Full Article

Laser TV 'plasma killer' delayed

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THE launch of the device which was supposed to sweep the plasma television off the shelves this Christmas, the Laser TV, has been delayed. Mitsubishi Digital Electronics, has told the television industry to expect a major laser… Go To Full Article

DRAM prices continue to drop

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MEMORY WATCH site DRAM Exchange said prices of contract memory in December will continue to drop with a 512Mbit DDR2 chip costing a piffling 80 cents. Downward pressure will take those prices even lower, predicted the site, as a result… Go To Full Article

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