Choosing the Right Memory for Core 2 Duo Platform - Part 2: DDR2-1000, DDR2-1067

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After our checking the influence of memory subsystem parameters on performance of the Core 2 Duo platform in general, we now want to test a few DDR2 SDRAM kits that you can actually use in your system. Let's put theory…

Apple Mac Pro Running Dual Quad-Core Spotted

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Anand Shimpi arguably has the best hack all week. Shimpi managed to get his Mac Pro to recognize two quad-core Clovertown processors in a single Mac Pro -- the resulting system ran flawlessly on eight processor cores. …

Xbox Laptop 360

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A friend of mine asked back in May "Can you build an Xbox 360 laptop?" And I responded "Sure, can you pay for it?" He agreed, and thus I set forth on what was surely to be my most complex…

Custom PC/Monitor Project Worklog - must see

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I have always liked small computers, partly because they are aesthetical, and partly because I like going to LAN-parties. Someone might say "Why don´t you buy a laptop?" Well you can´t get a gaming capable laptop for a decent price…

XFX GeForce 7950GT Extreme Video Card

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While at first due to the naming scheme you might think that the card is a dual core solution, much like the GeForce 7950GX2, it certainly is not that. It is designed to sit above the older GeForce 7900GT as…

GeForce Go 7900 GTX vs. GeForce Go 7900 GS: Mobile GPU Battle

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ooking at an NVIDIA gaming GPU but can't decide on the GeForce Go 7900 GTX or the GS? We pit two similarly configured Dell XPS M1710 laptops against each other to test everything from performance to power consumption to see…

Intel Core 2 Duo Vs. AMD AM2

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ExtremeTech has an extensive performance roundup across the entire line of Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD AM2 CPUs, from the cheap to the ultra-high end. Both companies bring five processors to the table, ranging from $152 to $1,075, with…

Sony finds use for old DVDs -> Flame proof plastic

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it can recycle and crush DVDs, adding a fire retardant and a polymer to improve shock resistance. Sony reckons that the fire-resistant plastic will be twice as strong as existing casings for PCs with better resistance to heat and fire.

AMD Reveals and Retracts 65nm Transition Details

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Advanced Micro Devices, the world’s second largest maker of microprocessors, has a long history of being tight-lipped over the upcoming plans or ongoing actions. However, recently two executives at the company released details concerning the transition of manufacturing to 65nm…

Thermalright Ultra-120 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

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he Thermalright Ultra-120 is an extremely well designed heatsink capable of providing just about the best cooling available at this time. Thermalright boasts that they are number one, and they may have a case under the right circumstances. The Tuniq…

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