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[M] MSI GX600 Performance Laptop Review

@ 2008/04/02 read/post comments(1)
MSI laptops are becoming more popular with good reason, offering excellent performance at competitive prices. Their latest gaming laptop comes with retro style Turbo button which overclocks the CPU on the fly. Equipped with 8600M GT and 2Gb ram this… Go To Full Article

Intel's Atom processor unveiled

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Intel is pushing x86-compatible computing into new frontiers with an all-new CPU architecture, dubbed Atom. We recently visited the offices of the Atom design team and spoke with several of the chip's architects. Read on to see what we learned. Go To Full Article

Speed Up SATA Drive in Vista

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We showed you in a previous tip how to increase performance with USB drives in Vista by enabling write caching. By default this option isn't turned on because of the "removable" nature of these devices, so you could lose data… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Forceware 174.74 Drivers

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WHQL certified driver for the following GPUs: GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 8300, GeForce 8200, GeForce 8100/NVIDIA nForce 720a, NVIDIA nForce 730a. Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and… Go To Full Article

Kingston Technology 2007 Revenues Climb to $4.5 Billion

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Kingston Technology 2007 Revenues Climb to $4.5 Billion Booming Flash Sales Add to Ever-Growing Memory Business on Global Scale London, UK (March 25, 2008): Kingston Technology Corporation, the independent world leader in memory products,… Go To Full Article

[M] Eagle Tech I-Series Dual SATA HDD USB Enclosure Review

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Eagle Tech I-Series dual hard-drive enclosure in JBOD setup looks appealing with two face plates and a rear fan for the tough job. Go To Full Article

Raid and Gaming Performance

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In none of the configurations was there an increase in FPS due to the introduction of a Raid array. FPS remained consistently within1-4% between all configurations.We did not see an increase or benefit of Raid to frames per second.… Go To Full Article

Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case Review

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Sunbeam, well known for their fascination with acrylic and lights, shipped us their new Acrylic HTPC with, you guessed it, more lights! Building a case is serious business, especially when dealing with enthusiast hardware. Some of the design considerations include… Go To Full Article

Crysis, DX10 and Forcing VSYNC Off in the Driver

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Forcing VSYNC off in the driver can decrease performance by 25% under the DX10 applications we tested. We see a heavier impact in CPU limited situations. Interestingly enough, as we discussed last week, with our high end hardware, Crysis and… Go To Full Article

Disable "Use the Web service to find the correct program" Dialog

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If you've used Windows for any length of time, you've likely tried to open a file with an unknown extension. Instead of getting a list of programs to open the file with, you get an annoying dialog asking you to… Go To Full Article

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