We have already shown you what you need to do in order to build a notebook. Now we walk you through installing Windows XP, updating the BIOS, desktop video card drivers, and overclocking the video card. We have managed to take a great notebook that gets 38FPS on DOOM 3 to a notebook that gets 52FPS after we get done with it. Without touching the Processor!!
Introduction: With the passing of time, diseases are also migrating to attempt to take over the world. In order to fight diseases, scientists have to do a lot of research with proteins and other biological matter to find out how to battle deadly diseases! Stanford University is dedicated to help in this massive research initiative …more
Introduction: The Show Floor Semi-Truck Anyone? For a couple hours every day Intel allowed press and forum attendees to walk through the technology showcase and spend time with the companies who paid to have booths. What was nice about IDF is that the number of people attending the show is under 6,000 including the press, …more
Introduction: On Tuesday of this week the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) got off to a great start after Paul Otellini took the stage and officially kicked off the Fall 2004 forum. The forum started off highlighting the recent growth in the IT industry and how processor sales are now better than ever. It has been …more
Introduction: Today I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts and experience with the newest member of the Thermalright family, the XP-120 heatsink for sockets 478/939/940/754. Thermalright arguably makes the finest CPU heatsinks available. Among their quality CPU coolers are the SP-94, SP-97, and the SLK 948U. When you hear people talk about quality heatsinks, they …more
This is for the ABIT AA8. PQI Turbo memory has been doing a marketing push in North America. Is the memory something to take a look at or something to skip over? Today we pull out all the spots and punish the PQI Turbo PC-3200 memory with our RST Pro2 memory tester and a bunch of memory bandwidth benchmarks!
Introduction Today we take a look at the Thermaltake VA3000 Dream Series case. Thermaltake has always been known as a maker of quality cases. When I picture a Thermaltake case in my mind, I see something that could withstand a nuclear blast, a head on collision, or being thrown out a second story window at …more
Can the performance match the looks of this incredible looking water block? Today I’d like to share with you my experience with the new PolarFLO TT CPU water block. PolarFLO is a division of the Horse Of Iron metal shop located in Bozeman, Montana.They are rapidly developing a fantastic reputation as makers of high performance …more
Intel Socket 775 + ? = Lower Than Expected Sales Recently many in the media have been writing articles pointing out the low sales of Intel’s socket 775 processor. These articles touch on how Intel has many "small" issues going on internally right now. I’m sure you’ve heard about the lack of the high end …more
Introduction: After attending Quakecon 2004 and meeting some dedicated readers we found that one of the most asked questions at Quakecon 2004 was: “How well does Doom 3 play on laptops?”. We had our laptop there, but honestly had never installed Doom 3. We got back home and installed Doom 3 on our ASUS M6N …more
Introduction: Quakecon 2004 is here! We usually drive to Dallas from St. Louis as a tradition, but with some upcoming meetings and IDF around the corner we jumped aboard a plane to head the 600 miles to Dallas to skip out on the 22 hour round trip drive. When you drive you just throw your …more
Introduction: Although much attention right now is focused on the new i915/i925 chipsets, there is still several good performing 865 and 875 boards out there for consumers. With the introduction of the new chipsets, we will also eventually see the prices fall on these now "old" chipset powered boards. I prefer to look at them …more
Introduction: While we have looked at many of Corsair’s XMS modules over the past couple years we have yet to review any of their value memory. Seeing how many consumers cannot afford or are not in need of the Corsair XMS line they often opt for Corsair’s Value Select memory due to brand loyalty and …more
Marketing Departments + DDR2 = One Very Confused Consumer When DDR2 memory hit the market I was honestly anxious to see what the memory companies and their marketing departments would do. During the months leading up to the launch of DDR2 platforms and the actual memory I was lucky enough to get see the development …more