Kingston Offers Intel Validated Server Memory

Kingston Offers Intel Validated Server Memory

Kingston Launched a new line of validated ValueRAM modules for Intel-based servers today and we take a closer look at what validation is all about. This schema change is important for system builders, vendors, and all other consumers looking to build a servers based on Intel Validated parts.

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CPU Price Shootout: Intel P4 640 vs AMD A64 3500+

CPU Price Shootout: Intel P4 640 vs AMD A64 3500+

The 6XX series CPU offers 64 bit support, 2MB of L2 cache, Intel’s patented “Speed Step” technology, and other enhancements for the desktop CPU line. How does this latest release stack up to AMD’s sinilarly priced offering? We’ll put the two through some benchmarks using systems costing approximately the same in the hopes of helping those of you looking for a new system choose the right CPU.

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Antec Titan 550 Server Case

Antec Titan 550 Server Case

The Antec Titan 550 aims to set a new standard for server grade systems. Antec designed the Titan 550 to meet the needs of consumers in the server and workstation markets. Today LR looks at the case and see if the features are appealing to enthusiasts.

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Kingston DDR2 PC2-6000 (750MHz) Memory

Kingston DDR2 PC2-6000 (750MHz) Memory

Just a couple weeks ago Kingston made headlines when they launched the world’s fastest DDR2 memory modules. The new speed grade was called PC2-6000 and runs at a frequency of 750MHz with 4-4-4 timings. Today we take a look at PC2-6000 memory versus PC2-5400 memory and see which comes on top.

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Thermaltake SHARK aluminum tower case

Thermaltake SHARK aluminum tower case

Thermaltake has been expanding product lines. Where they were once simply associated with heatsinks, they’re now building some ergonomic gems in aluminum cases and power packed PSUs. Themaltake has also expanded into watercooling and their design philosophy is one of cohesion. Thermaltake cases are designed to house their watercooling systems and today we’ll delve into their SHARK aluminum tower case.

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nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Arrives

nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Arrives

AMD’s exclusive hold on SLI (Scaleable Link Interface) came to an end last week with NVIDIA’s release of it C19 solution. Will Intel fans be jumping for joy, or considering a major shift in their next hardware purchases? LR puts NVIDIA’s newest chipset solution to the test against the upcoming Intel i955X chipset and reveals some surprising, and some not so surprising results.

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Intel Dual Core: Multi-Tasking Benchmarking

Intel Dual Core: Multi-Tasking Benchmarking

After doing standard benchmarking on the Intel Dual Core system, Legit Reviews tests the multi-tasking abilities of the Intel 840 versus the Intel 640. Both processors are 3.2GHz, have 2MB cache, and are built on the 90nm manufacturing process. Let’s see how they perform when running common applications at the same time.

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LR & Corsair  Break The 1GHz DDR2 Memory Barrier

LR & Corsair Break The 1GHz DDR2 Memory Barrier

By using the just released Corsair XMS PC-5400UL modules Legit Reviews has managed to surpass the 1000MHz memory barrier by a hair. This was done by running at 500.3MHz or 1000.6MHz DDR2 at loose 5-5-5-15 timings. Did we mention that this was also done on the new Intel Dual Core CPU?

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Intel Dual Core:  Pentium EE 840 Arrives

Intel Dual Core: Pentium EE 840 Arrives

Today Intel is letting Legit Reviews show off one of the first Dual Core Intel desktop processors. The Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 is rated at 3.2GHz and boasts four threads. Dual core, four threads, EMT64 support, and a new chipset to support it. What more could an enthusiast want?

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Skyhawk PSU ATX12V & EPS12V Compliance

Skyhawk PSU ATX12V & EPS12V Compliance

When you buy a power supply you check the specifications that it meets right? Many people make sure it is compliant on the box and think nothing more of it. Legit Reviews discovered that SkyHawk PowerOne Power Supplies don’t meet the specifications listed on the box. This is a must read article.

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The Sapphire ATI X850 XT PCI-Express Graphics Card

The Sapphire ATI X850 XT PCI-Express Graphics Card

Now that the high end ATI cards are finally showing up on the market en masse, Legit Reviews takes a look at Sapphire?s X850 XT video card. LR tests the X850 XT in a variety of configurations against a pair of XFX 6600GT SLI mode on the ever popular DFI NF4 SLI-DR Athlon 64 motherboard.

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Pentium M on your Socket 478 platform: Part 2

Pentium M on your Socket 478 platform: Part 2

The ASUS CT-479 CPU Upgrade Kit is a newly launched solution that brings the quiet and cool performance of the Intel Pentium M Socket 479 notebook processor onto ASUS? Socket 478 desktop motherboards. Read on and take a look and see what the future holds for Pentium M lovers.

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Thermaltake Silent Purepower 680W

Thermaltake Silent Purepower 680W

With consumers needing bigger power supplies to power their new high end systems we are starting to see massive PSU’s hit the market. Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the Thermaltake Silent Purepower 680W PSU and checks out how it performs on our DFI nF4 Ultra board and AMD A64 3500+ CPU overclocked to 2.53GHz.

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AOpen’s push for mainstream Pentium M use

AOpen’s push for mainstream Pentium M use

Pentium M At the end of 2004 enthusiats in the hardware industry started to take note of Intel Pentium M desktop boards as being one of the best platforms that money could buy.  Using the famed Intel mobile processor, the Pentium M Dothan, and using mobile chipsets on a micro-ATX motherboard proved to be a …more

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The  SkyHawk IMC6375 EchoQ SFF PC

The SkyHawk IMC6375 EchoQ SFF PC

SkyHawk traditionally is known for their PC cases, however they do manufacturer other computer products, one of which is SFF PCs. Today we look at the SkyHawkThe IMC6375 SFF PC that features the Intel 865G (Springdale) and the ICH5 chipset w/ dual-channel DDR400, SATA-150, 6 channel audio, integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2, and more.

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