Phenom TLB workaround benchmarked

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We have been following the story of a chip-level problem in AMD's quad-core Opteron and Phenom processors all week. This bug--CPU makers prefer to call them errata--can cause system hangs in specific, rare circumstances. This sort of obscure problem is… Go To Full Article

Noctua NT-H1 Review

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Heatpaste is probably the least interesting part of any PC build, but a very much necessary part. Heatpaste sits between your CPU IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) and the base of your heatsink, ensuring that the conductivity remains high enough to… Go To Full Article

Intel Core 2 QX9770 and QX9650 Review

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In this article we are going to take a look at the new QX9650 and QX9770 when compared to the existing QX6850 and ageing QX6700. Rather than benchmark the processors on the same configuration which has been done to death… Go To Full Article

Powercolor HD 3850 Xtreme 512 MB

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PowerColor's new HD3850 Xtreme is full of customization compared to the reference design. Instead of two DVI ports it has one DVI and one HDMI port which supports HD video playback with HDCP and digital audio straight off the GPU.… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-U12P Low Noise Heatsink Review

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The Noctua NH-U12P is a slightly refined take on the companies previously successful NH-U12 heatsink. This time around, Noctua bundle in the NF-P12 fan, and it's not your average 120mm vaneaxial fan either. It's flesh tone coloured plastic draws attention… Go To Full Article

Abit XI38 Quad GT board

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Hardwareoverclock Austria has reviewed ABIT’s X38 board XI38 Quad GT. The most important themes of the review are the bios, the OC Features and stability. Go To Full Article

Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives

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The hard drive is the single most important device behind the mass acceptance of personal computers in the home and workplace. The ability to save significant amounts of data within a computer itself, rather than being forced to place it… Go To Full Article

ATI Feature For Textured XRendering

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Earlier this week we published benchmarks of the XRender extension using NVIDIA's latest beta Linux driver, which had a substantial performance boost thanks to Render improvements with this latest driver. One of the questions that have since… Go To Full Article

Intel DG33TL G33 Express chipset mATX motherboard

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The DG33TL is a micro-ATX model equipped with the fairly recent G33 Express chipset in Intel's media series of motherboards. It's on our test bench as we continue to seek out new boards with good integrated graphics and features suitable… Go To Full Article

89 per cent of notebooks made by Taiwanese companies

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HP, Dell, Acer, Apple and Acer Gateway outsource 100 per cent of their notebook barebones assembly, while Sony, Toshiba and Fujitsu still do some in house work. Go To Full Article

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