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nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Round-Up: Gigabyte, Asus, MSI

@ 2006/10/24 read/post comments(0)
We’re just writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted an NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI AMD Edition motherboard round-up on HotHardware, where we pit Gigabyte’s GA-M59SLI-S5, ASUS’ M2N32 WS Pro, and MSI’s K9N Diamond motherboards against each other.…

Powercolor X1650 Pro

@ 2006/10/24 read/post comments(0)
ATI's Radeon X1650 was introduced with the X1950 XTX and the X1300 XT. Just what is this card? As the name suggests, it is a little step up from the X1600 XT. With the same amount of pipelines, and slightly…

Sapphire Pure Crossfire AM2 motherboard

@ 2006/10/24 read/post comments(0)
So, I flashed it. And once flashed, the overclocking went much, much smoother. But there was a hitch involved. For some reason, the board didn't seem to like those 4-4-4-12 memory timings we had set in the beginning. So, to…

Win a Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra kit

@ 2006/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Recently reviewed by Overclock3D, the Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra is one of the best water cooling kits on the market. Coming complete with a Swiftech Apogee block, high performance radiator and Swiftech (Laing) D5 pump, this kit has all the…

Inno3D GeForce 7950 GT

@ 2006/10/24 read/post comments(0)
For many of you, the question will be: buy now or wait for a DirectX 10 compatible card? The answer comes down to how often you upgrade your video card, and what games you are looking to play. If you…

Intel to Introduce Native 2MB L2 Cache Conroe

@ 2006/10/23 read/post comments(1)
The 2MB L2 Cache Conroe included Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86GHz/1066MHz FSB), E6400 (2.13GHz/1066MHz FSB) and Xeon 3040 (1.86GHz/1066MHz FSB)及3040(2.13GHz/1066MHz FSB), where its stepping would improved from B2 to L2. They have new SSPEC and MM, and CPUID would changed…

Grow marijuana inside your PC! (and get arrested)

@ 2006/10/23 read/post comments(2)
Police in Poland arrested a 17 year old kid who ran a mini-farm of cannabis inside his PC. The PC was normally used but modded to contain a light source, and keep humidity and temperature at proper levels. He risks…

Most efficient L2 cache usage: Intel shared or AMD dedicated?

@ 2006/10/23 read/post comments(0)
It's known that Shared L2 Cache makes a significant microarchitectural difference between modern dual-core processors from Intel, based on the improved P6+ microarchitecture and the new Intel Core microarchitecture, and competing solutions (i.e. AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors). And…

Thermaltake Aguila chassis

@ 2006/10/23 read/post comments(0)
We recently reviewed one of Thermaltake's full-tower offerings, the Armor LCS, and whilst the case and the water-cooling were good in isolation, they just didn’t get on that well together. With that in mind, we have another of its chassis…

KuFormula VF1 Plus VGA Cooler

@ 2006/10/23 read/post comments(0)
In this review I will utilize the KuFormula VF1 Plus VGA cooler to tame the burning desire my video card has to combust into flames. While there are at least dozens of various aftermarket VGA cooling solutions available at the…

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