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AMD, Gigabyte Release Source-Code for Mainboard’s BIOS

@ 2007/02/24 read/post comments(0)
An engineer from Advanced Micro Devices has reportedly released source-code of BIOS (basic input/output system) for a mainboard by Gigabyte Technology. The move allows die-hard Linux followers to reprogram BIOS according to their needs, for instance, to get better overclocking… Go To Full Article

Zalman HD160XT HTPC Enclosure

@ 2007/02/24 read/post comments(0)
A great amount of consideration was placed in to the look of the Zalman HD160XT Home Theater PC Enclosure. There are so many things that make this the perfect Home Theater Chassis. From the 7inch LCD screen, to the buttons… Go To Full Article

OCZ Technology 8800 GTX Video Card

@ 2007/02/24 read/post comments(1)
The OCZ 8800 GTX, like most every manufacturer's offering, is based on the NVIDIA reference design, so don't expect anything new or ground breaking here. But there are a few things that do set the OCZ card apart from others.… Go To Full Article

[M] Casetek V.Orpheus ATX Midi Case Review

@ 2007/02/23 read/post comments(0)
Casetek V.Orpheus is a midi-sized ATX case with a massive 220mm fan slapped on the side panel and a fully functional fan controller and temp readout in the front on a large LCD. All this can be had for a… Go To Full Article

4 Intel Cores fight 8 in multicore battle

@ 2007/02/23 read/post comments(0)
IT WAS good to have time for some fine tuning of my new reference benchmark platform, the 3,333.5 MHz, FSB1667 quad-core Xeon X3220 platform, further referenced as The Quad. As I was doing that, my home was invaded by one… Go To Full Article

IEEE 802.16m to Bring 1Gbps Wireless Transfer Rates

@ 2007/02/23 read/post comments(0)
According to a published draft information on 802.16 standards, the IEEE is currently working on a new wireless standard called 802.16m. The new standard is still more than a year or two away, but according to IEEE documents, the group… Go To Full Article

400GB Hard Disk Drives in RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 10 Arrays

@ 2007/02/23 read/post comments(0)
Today we are going to conduct a detailed study of RAIDability of contemporary 400GB hard drives on a new level. We will take two 'professional' drives from Seagate and Western Digital and four ordinary 'desktop' drives for our investigation. The… Go To Full Article

Overclocker's Other Interests

@ 2007/02/23 read/post comments(0)
I'm curious about something - overclocking is one part of my interests, but I think my other interests are consistent with what turns me on about PCs and overclocking. So I ask readers this question: "In… Go To Full Article

CPU scaling with GeForce 7900GS & Radeon X1950 Pro

@ 2007/02/23 read/post comments(0)
We're taking a look at how well the GeForce 7900GS and Radeon X1950 Pro scale when paired with a very overclockable processor like the Core 2 Duo E6300. Go To Full Article

AMD’s Chief Executive Does Not Predict Rapid K8L Ramp

@ 2007/02/23 read/post comments(3)
Hector Ruiz, chief executive of the world’s second largest manufacturer of x86 microprocessors, said in an interview that Advanced Micro Devices’ new micro-architecture will not really take off this year, but will allow the chipmaker to ink contracts with computer… Go To Full Article

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