TTIC NPH Big Cooler

@ 2006/11/15 read/post comments(0)
It has been awhile since we last reviewed CPU coolers and we thought it would be a great time to feature some nice heatpipe coolers from TTIC (aka nPowertek). Based on their legendary heat column technology, TTIC is back with…

WiFi Router Troubling Shooting Guide

@ 2006/11/15 read/post comments(0)
DV Hardware today published an article called: 10.5 Tips to fix problems with wireless routers. Here's a short snip: "Reset your router – Some times after many changes and many restarts your routers configuration files can get…

EVGA nForce 680i-SLI Motherboard

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(0)
As far as the 680i goes, I liked what we saw here in the lab, as stability was excellent, and its design is quite nice as well. For those wanting an entirely NVIDIA based motherboard and VGA combination for the…

Zippy Emacs G1 PSL-6850 850w PSU

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(0)
After being blown away by Zippy Emacs' 600w single railed bad boy, it was time to bite the bullet and put the 850w model on our test bed. How did it perform? Read on to find out...

Cold Fusion Case Mod

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(0)
Max Erlandsson, aka SleepStreamer, is another talented modder to hail from Sweden - is it something in the water over there? Max is a good friend of renowned modder Wolverine, who got him started in the dark art of case…

Zalman ZM600 heatpipe-cooled modular power supply

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(0)
As power ratings grow larger, power supply manufacturers struggle with the battle of heat dissipation. The common method of tackling this problem is by using standard heatsinks and fans. Zalman brings another idea to the table — not necessarily a…

Broadcom Creates HD-DVD/Blu-Ray System-on-a-Chip

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(0)
Broadcom Corporation recently announced a complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution that combines both Blu-ray and HD DVD optical disc formats into a single-chip design. According the press release, the Broadcom BCM7440 offers OEMs a single 761-ball BGA chip…

How to Build Triple Boot (XP, Vista, Ubuntu) with single Boot Screen

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(0)
Since Ubuntu 6.10 was released less than a month ago, Windows Vista went RTM and dates for new Ubuntu 7.4 were announced today, I thought I’ll post a tutorial on how to create a single boot screen triple boot system…

Notebook PC Explosion caught on tape

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(1)
We intentionally created conditions in which the Li-ON battery pack would explode inside a generic portable. The results are dramatic. There are numerous conditions where these fires can occur in real life. Faulty battery packs (driving the recalls), faulty protection…

abit FATAL1TY AN9 32X Motherboard

@ 2006/11/14 read/post comments(2)
It looks like abit may have finally gotten over the hump of their merger transition, delivering a quality product in the FATAL1TY AN9 32X board. The board itself is a good combination of aesthetics with the under board red LEDs…

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