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Market Reports DDR2 SDRAM Shortage: No Memory price Drops to Expect

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DRAMeXchange observes that most first-tier PC OEMs have raised their DDR2 application in PC system in the range of 80% -100% while second-tier makers have also raised the ratio to over 50%. However, some DRAM makers stated that they could…

Seagate Announced 1” Hard Disk Drive with 12GB Storage Capacity

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Seagate Technology yesterday made an official press-release where they announced the launch of the new ST1.3 1-inch hard disk drive with the biggest storage capacity of 12GB. This is the second hard disk drive from Seagate built with the platters…

NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra: Biostar's Performance Surprise

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The TForce4 U 775 motherboard is based on the recently announced nForce4 Ultra SPP and nForce4 Ultra Intel Edition MCP chipsets. Our initial impression of the motherboard's performance was that of mediocrity and disappointment with a chipset that was designed…

Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP Deluxe

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ASUS will be among the first to embrace the ATI's new chipset. We saw a sample of ATI's reference motherboard at CES, and ATI will announce this board in a few days time. The code name is RD580 while it…

Memory: is more always better?

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More gaming publishers are recommending that we upgrade our 'paltry' 1GB systems to 2GB, for optimum gaming performance. We thrash out real-world gaming performance using combinations of 512MB modules and 1GB modules to see if more really is better.

Evercool Silver Knight CPU Cooler

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Liquid cooling is becoming more and more mainstream, but most liquid cooling solutions involve lots of parts and lots of time to assemble. Evercool may have the solution to this problem with an interesting looking product they call the Silver…

Creative X-FI Xtreme Music

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After extensive testing with many different types of entertainment media and several different sound devices, I have discovered just how much more quality and performance can be had from a better sound card solution. I was skeptical at first and…

MSI GeForce 7800GTX

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We get lots of emails saying that we spend all our time on expensive hardware that very few people care about. We’re told that the vast majority of gamers and regular users want enough power to play without having to…

Opteron price cuts pave way for new dual-core chips

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Advanced Micro Devices cut prices on several Opteron processors this week as the company prepares to introduce new memory technology and a new socket for its server chips.

Oracle tried to buy open-source MySQL

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SAN FRANCISCO--Oracle tried to acquire open-source database maker MySQL, an indication of the profound changes the software giant is willing to make as it adapts to the increasingly significant collaborative programming philosophy. Though it is increasingly…

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