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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ATI’s Overdrive 4 plans

Good news for ATI owners who want to be able to overclock out of the box with no third party software or using other methods. “ ATI will introduce Overdrive 4 with the next Catalyst Driver scheduled in March. Previously you could only overclock your GPU core with Overdrive, and only by a rather small amount. …more

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Huge ‘star-quake’ rocks Milky Way

Yikes Astronomers say they have been stunned by the amount of energy released in a star explosion on the far side of our galaxy, 50,000 light-years away.The flash of radiation on 27 December was so powerful that it bounced off the Moon and lit up the Earth’s atmosphere. The blast occurred on the surface of …more

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Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.74 to arise on Feb 21st

“ INTEL IS READY to introduce its next member of its Extreme Expensive family. Intel decided to introduce this CPU on the 20th/21st of February. This new member will feature 2MB of L2 cache. We already saw 2MB of cache and the 1066MHz front side bus (FSB) with the last 3.46 Pentium 4 Extreme edition CPU …more

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Forum Contest & Other Reviews

Legit Reviews Forum Give Away: ASUS P5GD2-Premium Mobo We are giving away the ASUS P5GD2-Premium i915 chipset motherboard that we reviewed today on the site to a lucky forum member.  We have a small forum so you have pretty good odds of winning!  Head on over to this thread and see how to enter to win …more

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25 million in 99 days: Do you all ever sleep?

Looks like Firefox is gaining some market share over the past couple months! “ On February 15th, exactly 99 days after it was released, Firefox 1.0 smashed through the 25 million download milestone. “Thank you.” says Blake on spreadfirefox.com “Thank you for helping us take this product from 25 to 25 million, from our little corner of the …more

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AMD dual core gets major Linux World showing

“ONE OF the interesting hardware stories is a series of boxes running as-yet-unannounced dual-core Opteron processors, writes INQ reader Don Altman, from LinuxWorld. The vendors I saw displaying working systems using these included Cray, HP, Microway, and Sun. Below I’ll try to describe a few of the boxes. HP’s contribution was the XW9300 mini-tower running …more

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More snags in Windows XP Service Pack 2

“ PC WORLD labs reports it has unearthed two bugs in Windows XP Service Pack 2, one affecting battery life on notebooks, and the other dual layer DVD drives. According to the report, SP2 has a negative effect on dual layer DVD drives when running Nero software, slowing down InCD4 burning software by as much as …more

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Reversal: Next IE update divorced from Windows

“Reversing a longstanding Microsoft policy, Bill Gates said Tuesday that the company will ship an update to its browser separately from the next major version of Windows. A beta, or test, version of Internet Explorer 7 will debut this summer, Microsoft’s chairman and chief software architect said in a keynote address at the RSA Conference …more

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Motherboard compatibility is the key priority ? An interview with Kingmax VP Lawrence Chang

“ Having boosted its capacity by 50% with a new plant in China, Kingmax Semiconductor is hoping to increase its share of the DRAM-module market. But this strategy poses plenty of questions. When can we really expect DDR2 to boom? What does Intel validation mean for a channel-oriented DRAM-module manufacturer? Why does Kingmax market ?color? modules …more

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XGI goes after North American graphics card market

“XGI Technology, a graphics-solution provider, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement with ASI Corporation to promote and sell graphics cards powered by XGI GPUs in the US market. ASI will market and sell XGI?s Volari series cards, including the Volari V8 for the high-end market, V5 for the mainstream market, and the V3XT …more

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