Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Introduction: With the upcoming launch of DDR II motherboards it is safe to assume that DDR550 may be one of the last major speed grades available in DDR I from Corsair memory as they shift their attention to DDR II. While Corsair won’t confirm or deny that this will be the fastest DDR I module …more

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Interview with ATI’s Terry Makedon

Interview with ATI’s Terry Makedon

Introduction: Today we have a special treat for all our readers out there. We got the chance to have an interview with Terry Makedon from ATI! Terry is in charge of most all decisions that go into each release of ATI’s Catalyst Graphics Drivers, but that didn’t stop us from asking him about items not …more

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CeBIT Hannover, Germany 2004!

CeBIT Hannover, Germany 2004!

Introduction: Entering The Exibit Hall Map of the Floor Another trade show has come and gone, but this time around we got the chance to see some new products for the first time! With CeBIT Hannover attendance totaling 510,000 CeBIT 2004 proved not to be a dead show! The organizers believe they had roughly 3,400 …more

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ASUS Radeon 9600XT/TVD

ASUS Radeon 9600XT/TVD

Introduction:   Introduction: Today we take a break from the processor coverage and bring you another video card review to browse over. This time it is ASUS’s solution. I was very excited to get an ASUS video card to review because of ASUS’s great reputation for high quality products. I must say… well… wait, I’ll …more

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Prescott’s Back — 3.4GHz

Prescott’s Back — 3.4GHz

Introduction: Intel launched the 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz, and 3.4GHz Prescotts back on February 1st, 2004 but due to allocation issues the 3.4GHz Prescott didn’t make it to store shelves as quickly as Intel had planned. It seems that Intel has enough on hand now to safely market the chips and has thrown the latest and …more

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Overclocking the retail 3.2GHz P4 Extreme Edition

Overclocking the retail 3.2GHz P4 Extreme Edition

Introduction: Recently we purchased an Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition Processor from ZipZoomFly just to see how well it can overclock under normal conditions. By this we mean with all standard equipment that any of our readers can readily get from the open market (No ES CPU’s, hand picked parts, or voltage mods on …more

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AMD’s Newest Speed King — FX-53

AMD’s Newest Speed King — FX-53

Introduction: Today AMD is releasing the next processor in their enthusiast line, the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53. The FX-53 is now the fastest processor that AMD has in their aresnel and packs 64-bit processing for upcoming 64-bit applications. The Athlon 64 FX line is aimed at the heart of the power user, since the processor …more

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OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 Dual Channel Gold Rev. 2 Memory

OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 Dual Channel Gold Rev. 2 Memory

Introduction: It has been some time since we last looked at an unbuffered module from OCZ, but today we are looking at OCZ’s Dual Channel Gold Edition PC-3700 Revision 2 memory modules. This kit has been praised by many in the enthusiast community as being the memory kit that does tight timings at both mid …more

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ABIT Media XP Pro

ABIT Media XP Pro

Introduction   Introduction: Abit is one of the industry leaders when it comes to offering feature rich products for computer users. This is the ABIT Media XP which is one of the great add-in devices that is designed to enhance your computing experience with the ABIT IT7/AT7 MAX series motherboards. The ABIT Media XP allows …more

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Kingston HyperX PC-4300 Memory

Kingston HyperX PC-4300 Memory

Introduction: With DDR1 reaching the ends of it’s dominance memory companies are rolling out some extremely fast modules for those looking to get every last drop of bandwidth out of their Intel i848/865/875P motherboards! Kingston was a bit late to the DDR500+ memory market and when they finally released a product it was rated at …more

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Intel Pentium 4 2.8E (Prescott) Overclocking

Intel Pentium 4 2.8E (Prescott) Overclocking

Introduction: Early this month we posted our original Prescott review and then followed it up with an article taking a closer look at Prescott temperatures. This is the third article we have written on the Prescott, but it’s also the first using a Retail Prescott purchased by ourselves. While Intel has admitted that the first …more

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Prescott Arrives

Prescott Arrives

Introduction: Just hours before the kick off of Super Bowl XXXVIII in Texas we have Intel kicking off the new Pentium 4 Prescott processors and the latest Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor clocked at 3.4GHz. The long awaited Prescott comes with some major core changes: 1 MB L2 cache, 16 KB L1 data cache, SSE3, …more

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HIS Radeon 9600SE ViVo Video Card

HIS Radeon 9600SE ViVo Video Card

Introduction: This review brings our third HIS video card review in a row. We started off by reviewing one of HIS’s midrange cards: the 9600XT Turbo. Next we looked at an enthusiast solution: the 9800 Pro IceQ. Today we are visiting their budget line by reviewing the 9600SE VIVO edition 128mb graphics card. Budget lines …more

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HIS Radeon 9800Pro IceQ Video Card

HIS Radeon 9800Pro IceQ Video Card

Introduction: Today we have another HIS product up for review. This time it is their Excalibur 9800 Pro IceQ version which is part of their Enthusiast class product line. We will give you the grand tour of this card and also look into their IceQ cooling system featured on this card. We are looking at …more

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HIS Radeon 9600XT Video Card

HIS Radeon 9600XT Video Card

Introduction: As we have mentioned in previous video card reviews, upgrading your graphics card is a quick place to pick up your system’s performance, especially in games. Today we will be reviewing a video card based on ATI’s top-midrange level chipset; the Radeon 9600 XT. This is a great option for those who want to …more

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