Thousands of overheating HP notebook batteries recalled

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HEWLETT-PACKARD is recalling 15,700 notebook batteries after reports of overheating and burnings worldwide for a burn and fire hazard, it said today. The worldwide recall applies to rechargeable lithium ion batteries manufactured in China in January 2005. The batteries…

Spring cleaning could mean great PC deals

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PC sales were actually fairly strong among consumers in the first quarter, but Intel's profits fell 38 percent compared with the previous year. The chipmaker suggested that PC growth won't be as strong as it had hoped during the rest…

Cooler Master Stacker 830 Chassis

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We know a lot of people will grumble about how there are plenty of cases that have good features at more than half the cost. We're not going to disagree as we've worked with other manufacturers that offer good products…

AMD Interview – What Me Worried?

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We also have something called continuous transistor improvement that we do on a quarterly basis, so we are constantly improving the manufacturing of our processors. Manufacturing processors is like a recipe... with a dash of this and a pinch of…

Mysterious NV Tritium and NF500 Surfaces

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“nVidia will name the next generation nForce AMD platform “nForce 500” series, and plan to launch at the same time as AM2 processors. The chipset code name is “MCP55”, it will be marketed from low to high end market, such…

Intel Core Duo and CrossFire Peek

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Chinese website HKEPC has a review posted that covers not only Intel’s new model T2600 Core Duo processor at 2.16GHz, but also throws in a ATI CrossFire to boot. All of this on a new AOpen i975XaYDG motherboard. The results…

PC Shipments Rise 13.1% for the First Quarter

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PC shipments continue the upwards march according to the latest market numbers from Gartner and IDC. Gartner's research showed that overall PC shipments surged 13.1% during the first quarter bringing total shipments of x86 desktops, servers and notebooks to 57…

Horizontal Cooler Showdown

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Most factory CPU coolers blow downwards directly onto the CPU or heat spreader. Horizontal coolers elevate the heatsink radiator fins away from the base, directing airflow either toward the chassis exhaust point or channeled to help cool other motherboard components…

Mushkin EM3200 DDR 2x1GB DC Kit

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Today, we’re introducing a 2 GB dual channel memory kit by Mushkin to you. Mushkin, mostly recognized in the overclocker’s scene for high-speed memory modules like the “HighPerformance Level II” series, offers various memory kits for different target groups. With…

PowerColor X1600 XT PCI Express Videocard

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The powerfull little Radeon X1600 XT VPU is built on TSMC's 90 nm manufacturing process, and contains 157 million transistors, slim by today's standards. The Radeon X1600 XT core has a total of 12 pixel pipelines and 5 vertex pipelines…

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