Windows 64 to arrive in April

“ SOURCES CLAIMED Microsoft is planning to introduce its 64 bit operating system for Intel and AMD processors (iAMD64) on the 29th of April. The sources are close to Microsoft. It appears there will be a release to manufacturing version of WinXP 64 in March. That’s the stage before the CDs get stamped out and the …more

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DDR2 great says Crucial: AMD disagrees

“ WE’VE HAD the diamond geezers from Crucial on the blower today, telling us that their new Tracer memory is now available in DDR2 667 and DDR1 500 speeds. The Tracer line of Ballistix modules from Crucial, a division of Micron, features top-specced RAM with funky flashing LEDs on top. The RAM is low latency, making …more

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Intel indicates prices for Smithfield, 64-bit 600 CPUs

Some great news on these prices! Budget builders will be able to get one of these dual-core Pentium ?’s for under US$250! Now, if only AMD could leak some news like this… “Three versions of the dual-core CPU, with clock speeds of 2.8, 3.0 and 3.2GHz, will be available at US$241, US$316 and US$530 as …more

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TV Celebrity Johnny Carson Dies at 79

“(CNN) — Johnny Carson, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” for nearly 30 years, died Sunday of emphysema. “He passed away this morning,” Carson’s nephew, Jeffrey Sotzing, told CNN. Carson, a longtime smoker, was 79 and had announced in 2002 that he was suffering from the disease.” CNN

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Weekend Update…News and Reviews from around the web.

Today’s Must Read Review:   “Overclocking the Pentium M: Silent Powerhouse”  I’m personally thinking Intel’s “Dothan” CPU is going to be a hot topic over the next month or two as this processor is showing some pretty incredible results.  “One of Intel’s latest CPU runs at 1.6ghz, no there is no typohere, the Pentium M normally intended …more

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Via Shows First dual processor Mini ITX board

Today at the VIA meetings i have seen a bunch of stuff I can’t talk about till next week, but I can show off the first ever Dual CPU Mini ITX board!  In the forums I posted up pictures and some info on the new dual CPU board.  I’ll bring you more updates over the …more

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Linux bites Windows hard

“AN ARTICLEBusiness Week tracks how Linux is doing against Microsoft Windows and concludes it’s biting the Vole, hard. While Microsoft is throwing gazillions into a campaign to counter Linux, the report claims that a number of events have conspired to make the cooperative venture stronger, rather than weaker.“ The Inquirer

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AMD readies Taylor, Trinidad and Socket S1, M1

“ CHIP FIRM AMD said in documents seen by the INQ that while its Lancaster 25W and 35W mobile socket 754 is scheduled for Q1 of this year, it has some other product offerings on its table. Never forget that Turion – known as [Cen]Turion to the INQ – has a similar flying glyph to the …more

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Abit reaches tentative agreement with creditor banks

Believe it or not today ABIT stocks went up!  For the first time in over a week ABIT stocks regain some of the ground lost over the past couple months. ABIT stock rose to $1.59, which is a +6.71% net gain on the overall stock price.  One of the factors as to why the stock price …more

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Intel Says New Mobile Chip Equals High-End Pentium 4 in Performance

“During this week’s launch of the Sonoma Centrino technology, Mooly Eden, vice president and director of marketing of Intel’s new Mobility Group, demonstrated a video game on a new Sonoma laptop and compared its performance to that of the same video game running on a Pentium 4 desktop PC. The Sonoma design contains the Pentium …more

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Intel times 64 bit CPUs to arrive with WinXP Pro X64

“ IF YOU ASK either Intel or AMD when Microsoft will launch WinXP Pro X64, executives from both firms will look at you for a little while, tilt their eyeballs slightly upwards, and then look at you straight in the eye and intone the mantram: “You will have to ask Microsoft about the release of its …more

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Abit wins big deal in UK

Looks like the bit of good news Abit is getting isn’t having much effect on their stock, which continues to spiral downward. Kind of amazing when you consider the popularity of their products Yahoo Finance “DESPITE THE FINANCIAL drama that is happening to Abit in Taiwan, we hear that there are some positive things happening. …more

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Afternoon Reviews

Today’s Must Read Review:  Intel Sonoma Mobile Platform Launched  Adrian’s Rojak Pot has just posted the Intel Sonoma Mobile Platform Review! Legit Reviews was the first to do a public showing on it and Adrian’s is the first to review it! “Today, we take a close look at the new Sonoma mobile platform as well …more

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NVIDIA’s SLI Shortchanges Gamers?

“ According to NVIDIA?s marketing, NVIDIA?s Scalable Link Interface (SLI) “can deliver as much as 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences.” What NVIDIA fails to make clear, however, is that SLI currently requires NVIDIA to write driver profiles for each game to support SLI. Are all the games you want …more

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