XP Goes to 64 Bits

“The slow but inexorable march to 64-bit computing–the successor to familiar 32-bit x86-based technology, which has dominated the desktop world since the advent of Windows 95 almost a full decade ago–seems poised to speed up. Not only has Microsoft announced its plans to release its first 64-bit operating system for mainstream desktops, Windows XP Professional …more

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AMD to Ship Dual-Core Athlon 64 Chip by Year’s End

“Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices plans to ship a dual-core version of its 64-bit Athlon 64 microprocessor for desktop and mobile PCs during the second half of this year–but the chips won’t be targeted at the high end of the market, the company says. AMD will demonstrate the dual-core Athlon 64 chip at its Sunnyvale, …more

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Reviews Around The Web

Daily Must Read Review: GeForce Go 6800 vs. Mobility Radeon X800 is all the rage today over at Extreme Tech. Here is a good blurb from their article. In the end, the winner of this contest depends on the matchup. If you’re looking at what’s available at press time, then ATI carries the day versus …more

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Finding a replacement for passwords

“As online scams get more sophisticated, passwords are becoming hopelessly outmoded–as passe as floppy disks. Yet many businesses and nearly all consumers still rely on passwords as the primary means of checking that someone is who they say they are. At last week’s RSA security conference, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sounded once again his well-worn …more

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Nforce 5 to be called Nforce 4 Intel Edition?

We actually brought up this very toic last week. It will NOT be called NForce 5             “ A FILING ON GERMAN SITE Computer Base’s forum raises an intriguing possibility. And that is that when Nvidia formally pressed the button on the Nforce 5, it could be called the Nforce 4 (SLI) Intel Edition. If that’s true, that will …more

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Shuttle launches first Nvidia nForce4 SFF PC

“The first Nvidia nForce4-based PCI Express (PCIe) small-form-factor (SFF) PC hit the market today, when Shuttle launched its XPC SN25P. Shuttle also announced the launch of a home-theater XPC, the SB83G5C, which is particularly targeted for Asian markets. The XPC SN25P features a Socket 939 motherboard supporting AMD Athlon 64 CPUs, a 1GHz HyperTransport system …more

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Next ATI card will have 512MB memory

“ATI is sponsoring a big overclocking tournament this weekend. It is publicly saying that there will be an ‘unveiling’ of some sort, but no-one knows what it is. Some of the world’s top overclockers, including chaps going by the name of Oppainter, Fugger and Macci are going out there to go and take on the …more

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Google toolbar move raises online ire

“Google’s browser toolbar is raising eyebrows over a feature that inserts new hyperlinks in Web pages, giving the Internet search provider a powerful tool to funnel traffic to destinations of its choice. When Web surfers install the toolbar in their Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser and click the AutoLink button, Web pages with street addresses …more

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ULi readies all-in-one AMD K8 solution, first dual-channel DDR2 northbridge

“Taiwan-based chipset vendor ULi plans to begin mass production of a new all-in-one chip solution for AMD K8 processors in the second quarter of this year and aims to begin manufacturing its first product with dual-channel DDR2 memory support at year-end, according to the company?s associate vice president Bruce Tai. The all-in-one solution, the M1697, …more

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Corsair “Cool”

I finally got this system set up and running tonight……Look for the review by the end of the week…… so far, very nice little cooling solution. “ If you are pushing the envelope with performance computing such as gaming or rendering photos or animation, your machine can run hot. Way too hot. Don?t trust air cooling …more

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Beginners Guides: 104 Performance Tips for Windows XP

From quick tips to WindowsXP, right through to cool tweak, toys and experiments, PCstats has go you covered with over a hundred new Tech Tips! – Version 1.0.0 PCStats is pleased to present this latest installment of our Windows XP Tips collection. This guide brings you 104 ways to make using Windows XP faster, safer …more

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Nvidia NForce4 SLI motherboards help boost DFI?s January revenues 28%

I haven’t finished my testing on the DFI NF4 SLI-DR, but DFI boards seriously rock. This company has really jumped to the top of the motherboard pile in a very short time. One thing I can say about the NF4 SLI-DR, is if you want to truly realize what AMD’s socket 939 is capable of, a …more

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Consumers see red over dead pixels

This topic really bothers me. If you throw down anywhere from $400-2000 for an LCD monitor, they should replace it for even ONE dead pixel. Most of the monitors on Newegg.com come with a policy that requires at least eight dead pixels to qualify for replacement “You’ve just blown $2,000 on a sexy new flat-panel …more

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Mobile Phone Virus Found in United States

Looks like some cell phone virus made it over to the states finally after seeing them pop up 8 months ago in Asia.  Nokia seems to be the main virus target right now and that makes sense because they are the #1 cell phone maker in the world.  Expect to see more and more phones …more

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