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AMD falls by a buck, Intel goes below $18

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INVESTORS decided to cash in and sold AMD stock today - the share price fell by 95 cents to stand at $30.84 at press time. But Intel's price, although it only fell five cents on trading, went below $18 -…

Nvidia Confirms GeForce 7600 for AGP Systems

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Leading graphics chip supplier Nvidia Corp. on Wednesday indirectly confirmed existence of plans to release at least one GeForce 7600-series graphics card for previous-generation systems with accelerated graphics port (AGP) bus. This confirms earlier reports about Nvidia’s intention to allow…

Dell Strikes Back - HardOCP Visits Dell

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Dell has made some major changes in their XPS line since the last time we took a look at their products. While we found that “bloatware” and support issues seriously affected our customer experience when we purchased an Dell’s XPS…

Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Preview

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So what has Microsoft wrought? The company has completely rethought the productivity application user interface. Gone are the menus and toolbars from every previous Office version, replaced with what Microsoft calls a "results-oriented" user interface. That's not just marketing talk,…

Nvidia Forceware Tweak Guide *Updated*

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Given the significance of the new Beta 91.28 Forceware Drivers and the introduction of the new Nvidia Control Panel, I have decided to add an extra page to the Nvidia Forceware Tweak Guide. I provide an overview of the new…

ATI Catalyst 6.5 Drivers Available

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Catalyst® 6.5 introduces a new option for Overlay Theater Mode. The new option, Standard Dual Mode is available for Radeon® X1x00 series of graphics cards. This new feature now allows users to playback video using hardware acceleration when it is…

nForce 500: nForce4 on Steroids?

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NVIDIA is introducing the nForce 500 product family that features full support for the new AMD AM2 processor series along with a bevy of features. Some of these features are new, some address issues with the nForce4, and some are…

First Photos of MIT $100 Laptop

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An anonymous reader noted that MITs $100 laptop was unveiled at the Seven Countries Task Force Meeting. It runs a special version of the Fedora linux and it comes with native wireless lan support. (Src: Slashdot)

Maxpoint/Enermax Whisper II 535W Power Supply

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The Maxpoint/ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) model is a Power supply designed to meet today’s power requirement needs and at the same time keep a low level of fan noise. With ATX +12V Ver 2.0, Dual 12v (18A) rails, Support…

Spire Verticool II and DiamondCool II CPU Coolers

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Today 3DXtreme has been supplied with 2 new coolers from Spire to review, the Verticool II and DiamondCool II. In the past Spire has always provided quality stock replacement cooling solutions. These new coolers look to provide the same level…

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