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Corsair Dominator DDR2-1142 and Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 Review

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On our test bench today we have two 4GB kits from Crucial and Corsair. The Crucial sticks aim to give us additional memory at a very attractive price whereas the Corsair modules aim for class leading performance. We have tested… Go To Full Article

Invasion iX 2 PC Case

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Today, as many times on Cowcotland, we will have a look to a totally different product, and who is one of our favorite PC case, because he is quite different from the actual production who is very soft. The subjetc… Go To Full Article

Winchip DDR2 667 MHz 16 GB Quad Kit

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There are not many manufacturers offering such massive kits, but Winchip has made some waves before with unique offerings. Their 667 MHz 4x 4 GB kit runs at CL5. Such a large capacity kit is intended for very specific scenarios.… Go To Full Article

Dell, Hitachi, WD Accused of Infringing Vibration Control Technology Patents

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Convolve, an engineering company that specializes in generating optimized trajectories to improve the performance of motion control systems, has filed lawsuits against Dell, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Western Digital. The small firm accused the industry giants of infringing its… Go To Full Article

France to Implement Three-Strikes Piracy Plan

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France's presidential cabinet endorsed the controversial “three-strikes” plan late last week, which will disconnect French pirates from their broadband connections if caught downloading illegal material three times. Set to take effect this January, French web surfers on… Go To Full Article

Hack yourself an Always on USB Charge Port

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It seems like everything, whether it is your iPod, digital camera or a PMP, has a USB charger. No need looking for your wall wart charger and an empty wall outlet, just plug it in the USB port of your… Go To Full Article

[M] Brando 2.5 & 3.5inch SATA HDD Dock with USB Hub Review

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Brando SATA HDD Dock allows you to hotplug any 3.5 or 2.5inch SATA drive in a nifty external device. No more screwing around to get that external hard-drive installed. Just push it into the HDD Dock and start copying files. Go To Full Article

Nvidia releases new Geforce 6, 7, 8 and 9 drivers

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Nvidia has abandoned unified driver strategy but did it rather discretely. You don't want to make the big deal out of something that use to be the pride of the company, and today you are not able to make it… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon HD 4870 scores P7534 in Vantage

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The young company posted an interesting performance comparison chart. It claims the HD4870 outperforms the HD4850 and HD3870 X2 by as much as 30 percent in 3Dmark Vantage Extreme tests, scoring X3321 vs. X2573 and X2553. In the Performance test,… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon 4870 has double memory bandwidth of 4850

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The 512Mb GDDR5 chips that ATI uses on its cards with 900MHz frequency have 3.6GB/s throughput or double what would GDDR 3 or 4 have at the same 900MHz speed. You can blame Quad data rate for such a throughput. Go To Full Article

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