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Dad shoots at computer, saying son spends too much time playing games

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A Dunedin dad probably made his point about his son spending too much time on the computer. Pinellas Sheriff's deputies say he shot at the monitor as his son sat near-by. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Langenderfer was arrested Monday afternoon at his…

Radeon X1800 GTO price to drop US $50

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Considering that one of our major gripes regarding the X1800 GTO was its price point, which is currently somewhat above NVIDIA's competing GeForce 7600 GT parts, this is big news indeed, practically giving us parity in pricing between these two…

ATI Avivo vs NVIDIA Purevideo - Video Review from FiringsSquad

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So what's our experiment? Well, it's common knowledge that most video reviews of graphics cards are boring. Someone will stand in front of a camera and ramble for a bit and when you're done, you really haven't learned anything that…

PowerColor Radeon X1800 GTO Video Card

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When NVIDIA launched their mid-range GeForce 7600 GT part at CeBIT in Hannover, ATI's response was to 'soft launch' a twelve pipeline version of their R520 core - The Radeon X1800 GTO. Now, retail boards are readily available, so today…

DFI LAN Party CFX3200 DR Motherboard test and BIOS guide

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We take some time exploring the jungle of BIOS options offered by the DFI CFX3200 DR Motherboard. There are quite a few new Options which give very little clue as to what they do from their titles so we took…

AMD socket AM2 etail prices emerge

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The cheapest Athlon 64 socket AM2 is 3500+ clocked at 2.2GHz and supported by 512KB cache memory is listed for €205.01. It is based on Orleans core, F-Stepping core supports AMD 64, Cool'n'Quiet, NX Flag, SSE 3 and its maxima…

ATI R580 chips a high grade

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Sources close to company suggest that ATI doesn’t have a shortage of R580 production, but it claims it doesn’t have enough fall-out chips - those unable to reach the top frequency and have under-powered pipes inside. This is how you…

6-Way nVidia 7600GT Video Card Roundup

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We can see that in terms of value-for-money, the Leadtek stands at the top of the pack. Inno3D 7600GT comes in second for value and the XpertVision a third position. Cross comparing these top 3 value cards, only the XpertVision…

Microprocessor History, Part 1

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The microprocessor, or CPU, as some people call it, is the brains of our personal computer. I’m getting into this history lesson not because I’m a history buff (though computers do have a wonderfully interesting past), but to go through…

ViewSonic VX2025wm 20.1in LCD

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In my opinion, the most desirable LCD format is a 24in widescreen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. The pixel-pitch is about right to accommodate standard text sizes (no more squinting), and you can comfortably…

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