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All News for February 2005

Pariah Preview, High-End CPU Coolers Roundup, and more!

Hey folks, we've had some news building up in the box, so it's time for a release :) For something different tonight, I've included a preview of the upcoming game "Pariah", which looks really cool. Really. Well, it's only 11PM but I'm beat, so it's off to bed with me. Goodnight all. High-End CPU Coolers Roundup: The Battle for Silence...

Skyhawk echo-Q IMC6375 SFF PC Review

Good afternoon HotHardware fans! We're closing out the week with yet another review, this time of Skyhawk's echo-Q IMC6375 small form factor PC. This tiny, silver system is powered by Intel's i865 chipset, for socket 478 Pentium 4 processors. Click here to check it out......

Muskin PC2-4200 DDR2, Muskin PC4400 DDR, & Creative Inspire M80 Monitor

Good morning and happy Friday to you.  The hardware news front is a little quiet today, but we pulled together a few items worth the read.  Check out two flavors of Mushkin RAM, then wrap it up with a new monitor from Creative that is worthy of your attention.   Mushkin PC2-4200 DDR2 Low Latency Kit @ Viper Lair: "We were...

History Of The Computer, MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI, and more!

Hey folks, it's time for one more update. If your checking in for the first time, Marco has taken a look at the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra, which is Nvidia's latest and greatest Mobile GPU. We also have a couple more reviews for the new Pentium chips, from hardwarezone and t-break. Goodnight all, enjoy the rest of the news :) The History Of The...

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra Review

Good afternoon Hothardware fans! Marco here, to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of NVIDIA's latest flagship mobile GPU, the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra. To test the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra we used Dell's brand new Inspiron XPS Gen 2 gaming notebook, which was powered by the fastest Pentium M currently available. Click here to...

Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, OCZ DDR Booster, ATI X850XT and More!

Good morning everyone and welcome to your latest installment of hardware news at HH.  There's some pretty impressive hardware on tap this AM.  First we have the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, followed by an ATI X850XT, which we also reviewed here.  Wrapping things up is an interesting DDR booster from OCZ and a sweet 30" HDTV....

Danger Den RBX Waterblock, Logitech MX1000 Mouse, and more!

Hey folks, it's time to empty the box again. We've got some different articles in tonight, such as the Apple iPod HP 20GB review, and a review for the Logitech Quickcam ORBIT Face-tracking Webcam. Goodnight all, enjoy your reading :) Danger Den RBX Waterblock Review @ OCModShop "The accelerator nozzles on the RBX are a very interesting...

Beginner's Guide to HTTP, Corsair XMS4400 CAS 2.5, and more!

Hey folks, it's that wonderful time again :) If your checking in for the first time today, Marco has reviewed the Sapphire Hybrid Radeon X800 XL, so make sure to check it out. Well, I'm going to check out the review for the Corsair XMS4400 with a CAS of 2.5, dream about money I don't have, and then get a coffee. Adios! Corsair XMS4400 CAS...

Sapphire Hybrid Radeon X800 XL

Good evening HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Sapphire's Hybrid Radeon X800 XL. This card has the same base specifications as a 'Built by ATI' Radeon X800 XL, but it's built upon a blue PCB and is equipped with a much more compact...

Intel 6xx & 3.73GHz, DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D, and more!

Hey folks, we've got plenty of news for you tonight! From the Motorola V710 Mobile Phone, to the plethora of reviews for the Intel 6xx series & 3.73GHz, there's enough here to keep you busy for a good part of the night. Enjoy the news, and check back tomorrow for more. Intel 6xx & 3.73GHz EE Reviews HotHardware Viper Lair TweakTown...

Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu HSF, PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard, and more!

Hey folks, the news is now back in full force after a nice 3 day weekend. To start you off, Windows Longhorn might have a name... Microsoft Windows e-XPedition. Well, it's better than Longhorn I guess. Like the article says it's all just speculation, though it could have been leaked for the purpose of judging the public's reaction. Anyway,...

Sapphire X800 PCI-E, Ultra PC3200 XL 2-2-2, and more!

Hey folks, the mailbox is packed full of items, so it's time for another update. If your checking in for the first time during this 3 day weekend, make sure to check out Dave's review of the "Intel Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processors". Enjoy! Sapphire X800 PCI-E Review @ The Tech Zone "The Sapphire...

Intel Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processors

  Good morning folks.  We sleepily bring you our Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processor showcase today, as the NDA embargo lifts at 3AM EST / 12AM PST.  With EM64T extensions for 64-bit computing, 2MB of L2 cache, Execute Disable Bit for virus - buffer overflow protection and advanced SpeedStep power saving...

Scythe Arctic Silentium 2 Case, Zalman VF700-AlCu, and more!

Hey folks, it's time for a saturday afternoon update. Today we have reviews for the Albatron Trinity GeForce PC6600U, Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Water Cooling Kit, Zalman VF700-AlCu, and a few other items. Have a great weekend :) HP DVD 640i - A First Look at LightScribe Disc Labeling Technology @ ExtremeMHz "A while back, Yamaha introduced...

Abit Fatl1ty AA8XE Review

Good evening HotHardware fans! BW here, to let you all know that I've just finished our review of Abit's innovative Fatal1ty AA8XE. This motherboard, based on the i925XE chipset for LGA775 Pentium 4 processors, has a very complete feature set and an excellent array of overclocking options. If you're in the market for a new Socket T motherboard,...

ATI X850XT Platinum, Altec Lansing Speakers, Soltek SL-K890Pro-939

Good morning all!  Most of us in the States are at the beginning of a 3-day weekend.  While I know I look forward to it, I also welcome the extra time to work on a couple of sweet pieces of hardware. Speaking of hardware, AMDZone has the X850XT Platinum on tap, an impressive looking card.  Make sure you check out Marco's take...

Radeon 9800 to FireGL X2 Hard Mod, Albatron K8X890 Pro II Motherboard, and more!

Hey folks, I'm checking in to let you know what's going on. ATi has sent us an announcement today, they're announcing the "Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs" so check it out along with our other items. Enjoy! ATI Delivers Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs...

Wi-Fi Tips, Radeon Xpress 200M, Mushkin DDR2 and More!

Good morning all.  Time for your morning news to start your day off right.  The Mushkin 1GB PC2-4200 looks like a sweet set of RAM and if you're a Wi-Fi user, the Tech Zone has some useful security tips.  Let's get things rolling! Wi-Fi Hotspot Security Tips @ The Tech Zone: "You've set up your Boingo account, you're hanging...

Sunbeam Tansformer Case, Mushkin PC4400, and more!

Good afternoon folks, it's time for another update. I'm a little short on time at the moment, so please forgive the lack of conversation as I get straight to the news. Legit Reviews has sent us their article for the XFX 6600GT PCI-E, so if your looking for more on that card, make sure to also check out Jeff's review of the 6600GT PCI-E. Enjoy!...

Enermax EG701AX 600W PSU, HSPC Tech Station, and more!

Good evening folks, I'm here for the nighttime update. There's just enough news for a good reading session before bed, which is where I'm heading after this. One review you might want to check out, is the Lian Li V2000 Tower review... the case has brakes. As silly as it sounds, it's actually a pretty good idea. Anyway, goodnight folks :) Lian...

Nvidia Forceware Tweak Guide, 4 Channel Wireless Camera, and more!

Good morning folks, the box is filling up so it's time to unload the latest news. As a side note, a S-ATA to USB bridge chip has been released, so click the link to find out more. Also, Phoronix has posted some screenshots of the Matrix Online(Beta) for you to enjoy. 4 Channel Wireless Camera System @ Bigbruin "In today's world we have...

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI, XG Viper ATX Case, and more!

Hey folks, I'm here to drop off some more news before I hit the sack. If your just checking in for the first time today, make sure to check out Jeff's review of the Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 i925XE Motherboard. Read on and enjoy! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI @ HEXUS "The GA-K8NXP-SLI oozes of being an enthusiast's motherboard, and it shows throughout,...

Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 Review

Good Afternoon Folks! This is everyone's favorite oversized Italian, dropping in to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of a feature laden i925XE based motherboard from Foxconn, the 925XE7AA-8EKRS2. Unlike some of Foxconn's previous offerings, the 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 is targeted squarely at enthusiasts and offers a host of overclocking...

Beginners Guides: Linux, Radeon X850 XT PE, and more!

Hey folks, I'm here to start off the new week with more news. GamePC Labs has sent us their review of the Radeon X850 XT PE, so if your interested, make sure to check out Marco's article on the same product. Read on and enjoy! Abit AG8 915P Motherboard Review @ PC Perspective "Overclocking aside, the ABIT AG8 is a top performer. It is slightly...

Catalyst 5.2 Performance, Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 Case, and more!

Hey folks, it's kind of late but there's news in the box and I'm here to deliver it. For those if you wanting to see a performance review of the new Catalyst drivers(5.2), tweaktown has sent us a link to their review. If your currently into Half-Life 2, you might want to check it out before you upgrade your driver. Oh, and a forum member,...

Thermaltake Beetle CPU Cooler, Logisys Assembled Clear Case, and more!

Hey folks, I'm here to bring you a weekend update. We have reviews for the ASUS P5AD2-E Premium Motherboard, the Thermaltake Beetle CPU Cooler, Kingston 1GB PC2-5400 DDR2 Memory Kit, and a few other items. Enjoy! ASUS P5AD2-E Premium @ HEXUS "ASUS has effectively made its i925X-based P5AD2 Premium board redundant with the newer P5AD2-E...

Soltek K890Pro-939, Three DVD-RW Drives from LG and Sony, and more!

The Friday night news update is here, so sit back folks and enjoy the read. I'd like to throw a little console gaming news in with the rest of the bunch, so get this... we might be seeing the Next Box(X-Box 2) before the year's end. I still don't own an X-Box, so I'm hoping this thing is going to be backwards compatible with original X-Box...

Albatron PX925X Pro, Corsair XMS Xpert, Blue-Ray Editorial and Radeon X800XL

Happy Friday everyone, the weekend is about to get started.  This morning we have a good lineup of reading for you from great looking Albatron mobo to a thoughtful editorial on Blue-Ray technology.  You better get started, there's some good reading here. Albatron PX925X Pro @ Viper Lair: "Throughout all the testing the Albatron...

Sapphire Radeon X800 XL, Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 3, and more!

Good evening folks :) After attacking a large pizza, I'm about ready to burst so I'm here to unload the news while I digest the pounds of Italian perfection that's sitting in my stomach. In addition to the news articles, I'd also like bring your attention this story, which makes notice of new spyware that attacks Mozilla browsers. I'm not...

1GB Lexar SD Memory, Aerocool HT-101JR, BFG 6600 GT Line-Up

This morning we have news ranging from an aftermarket cooler from Aerocool, to 1GB of SD Memory goodness.  Most interesting is the BFGTech 6600 GT OC review that covers all flavors, including AGP, PCI-Express and SLI. Aerocool HT-101JR @ Overclockers Online: "With hotter and hotter chips becoming the reality, larger and more expensive...

ATi Catalyst 5.2, ATA VS SATA, and more!

Hey folks, I'm here to bring you a news update before heading off to bed. ATI has released version 5.2 of their Catalyst driver. Click here for the download page, and click here for the release notes. Goodnight all :) Hard Drives: ATA versus SATA @ BigBruin "The current SATA standard provides significant benefits over ATA in terms of...

Corsair Voyager, Mac Mini Editorial and More

Good morning everyone, welcome back.  With some fairly warm (for winter) weather hitting the northern portion of the HH Labs, my hopes of breaking out the Mountain Bike early this year are looking better everyday.  However, until the frost gets out of the ground, I think I will hold off from bouncing around the trails too much.  The...

Gigabyte G-Max N411 Notebook Review

Good Evening HotHardware fans! Marco here, to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Gigabyte's G-Max N411 notebook. The N411 is an Intel Centrino powered machine, equipped with a widescreen LCD and a sleek white, custom enclosure. Click here to check it out......

Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM, Mushkin 1Gb PC4400 High Pref, and more!

Good afternoon folks, it's time for the latest update. I'm finally starting to feel a little better, with the exception of my lungs still being clogged. While browsing the net for the latest gaming news yesterday, I came across this. Apparently Valve's controversial content delivery system, Steam, might be having some legal issues. If your...

Intel Press Release, HIS X700 and More

Good morning everyone :)  With a case of insomina and a migrain to boot, this ol'boy is not going to be hitting the pillow anytime soon.  So, in the tradition of my fellow HH brotherin; when you can not sleep, post up some news... Intel Has Double Vision: First Multi-Core Silicon Production Begins SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2005...

WinXP Command Prompt Guide, Logisys LED Stove fan, and more!

Good evening folks, it's time for the last news post of the day. Coming straight at you are reviews for the ThermalTake PurePower 680w PSU, and Logisys LED Stove Fan. You can try your luck with a contest for some Sunbeamtech Chameleon products, and there's also a much needed guide for the WindowsXP Command Prompt. Also, if your checking in...

Foxconn e-bot SFF PC Review

Good Afternoon HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Foxconn's e-bot small form factor PC. The e-bot has quite a few unique features and an enclosure that's somewhat different than most of the other SFF systems currently available. Click here...

Gigabyte Factory Tour, Jetart JACSH1 VGA Cooler, and more!

Hey guys, how is everyone doing? The winter is still not over, and there's no better reminder than another cold. In between my schedule of cold medicine and sleep, I've come to bring you this afternoon's load of tech news. One item that caught my eye, is a Gigabyte Factory tour, which gives some good insight into the amount of work it takes...

Nextlink Bluespoon AX, ABIT RX600 Pro-Guru, and more!

Good evening everyone :) The New England Patriots have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21. Like most people, I'd have to say I was extremely impressed with the way Terrell Owens played. I expected him out by the end of the first half. The euphoric feeling that a home team victory gives you is starting to wear off now, so I'll unload some...

ATI x800XL, ECS 915P-A, and more!

Good afternoon folks, today is Super Bowl Sunday! For those of you who know little of the sports world, my beloved New England Patriots will square off against the Philadelphia Eagles in what should be a great game to remember. Until then, you can point your attention to this week's news post. The box is full, so I'll make another post to...

Memory poll update

Evenin' folks and happy Friday to you.  I've taken down the memory poll here and replaced it with a new poll.  It seems the folks at OCZ saw fit to stack the numbers a bit and send folks from their site to ours, just to vote in the poll.  Now, we do agree OCZ does manufacture some quality product but we know for a fact that...

Networking Basics, MSI Quad Desktop, 100GB Portable Drive and More!

We're starting off the morning with some interesting reads from around the web.  If you are looking for a good networking basics article, the Tech Zone has you covered, while Hexus.Net has information on MSI's DBS system. There's something about quad video that makes be curious. Check it! Seagate 100GB Portable External HDD @ Bjorn3D:...

Dual-Layer DVD Burner Round-Up

Good evening loyal HotHardware fans! It's BW again, here to let you know that we've just posted a comprehensive Dual-Layer DVD Burner Round-Up - there's a link right at the top of the page. We've got drives from Sony, Plextor, BenQ, Lite-On, and Asus all represented. Click here to find out which drive was our favorite......

Extreme FX-55 Overclocking, ASUS S-presso SFF System, and more!

Hey folks, after a long day of battling internet problems, I'm here to bring you a news update. Feel the need for speed? Check out the review Madshrimps has sent us, which takes the FX-55 through some serious overclocking. Also on the list is a SFF system from ASUS, X-Bit lab's Best of 2004, Zalman's CNPS7700-Cu Heatsink Fan, and a review...

OCZ DDR2 Platinum, VIA Chipset Preview, Logitech Cordless Desktop and More.

Good morning everyone.  I'm starting off the day a bit envious after reading Marco's Mobility Radeon X700 review. Granted, my Centrino 1.4GHz with Mobility 9200 has served me well over the last few years, but an X700 would be a sweet update.  If you haven't checked it, you should.  Then be sure to check the latest news bits...

Mobility Radeon X700 Review

Good Evening HotHardware fans! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here to let you know that we have just posted a new review of ATI's recently announced Mobility Radeon X700. We were able to test this new 8-pipe mobile GPU using one of the very first notebooks powered by the MR X700, Acer's TravelMate 8100. Click here to check it out......

CaseBuy EZ PSU Tester, Arctic Cooling Freezer 4, and more!

Hey folks, just wanted to bring you one last update before I head off to bed. My allergies have been kicking me around all day, so I'm in need of some sleep... good sleep. I'm sure the assortment of cold medicine available will see to that :) Here we go... CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester @ LAN Addict "CaseBuy's EZ Power Supply Tester is...

LanChelms LAN Party, Sapphire Hybrid X800 PCIe, and more!

Good afternoon guys and gals :) First on the list today, is an announcement for LanChelms 160 Man LAN Party that's being held on Fed 12th. On a different note, there's a guide on "Wireless Networking Troubleshooting", which I was very glad to see as I know more and more people these days, who are freeing themselves from the shackles...

VIA PT8800 Pro and PT894 Chipset, Evercool WC-202 Watercooling, and more!

Good evening folks :) In case you didn't notice, in addition to Dave's review of the ASUS P5AD2-E i925XE, Chris has posted a review on the VIA PT894 & PT880 Pro Chipset. As for other news, we have plenty. So sit back, relax, and enjoy! VIA PT880 Pro and PT894 Chipset PC Perspective [H]ardOCP The Tech Zone BigBruin The Tech Report HEXUS...

Asus P5AD2-E i925XE Motherboard

Good afternoon folks! If you advert your eyes to the top of the page, you'll notice that We've just posted a new review of Asus' excellent P5AD2-E i925XE based motherboard. This board comes loaded with an impressive array of bundled accessories, and has a full compliment of overclocking tools available via its BIOS. Click here and check it...

ABIT Press Release, Mushkin Memory and More

Good morning everyone :)  I am back from my business trip and itching to get back to the grind.  So, in an effort to get the news to you faster, we are going to skip over my Oh-So witty banter and get right down to business.  Here is your AM shot... ;) ABIT Unleashes Fatal1ty AN8 Motherboard January 31, Fremont, CA. Engineered...