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All News for August 2005

ECS Editor's Day, Jetart NP6600 Foldable Notebook Cooler

Hey folks, here's the last of the news for today. Goodnight! FSP BlueStorm AX500-A Power Supply Unit Review @ X-Bit labs "We would like to introduce to you a BlueStorm AX500-A power supply, which continues the successful THN series we have already told you about in our previous articles. Its maximum output wattage has been increased to...

Aerocool Masstige Computer Case, DFI nF4-DAGF Motherboard

The optimization accusations have started again. German tech sites 3D Center, and Computerbase are taking a close look at Nvidia's Anisotropic filtering methods after some recent findings as to how Nvidia implements the technique. Flashbacks of the Nvidia FX days are starting to hit me... ohhh the horror. There's little doubt that Nvidia's...

Asus P5WD2, Koolance Aquain ICM-505 Liquid Cooling System

Trying to bring some order to current memory myths, Corsair has sent us a PDF showing the benefit some applications can receive from having a hefty 2GB of Ram installed. Half-Life 2's Lost Coast level is rumored to be out soon, and as many of you have heard, it does list 2GB of ram under the recommended requirements. Ouch. I'm still running...

Floppy Justice, Portable Storage Guide Q3 2005, and more!

Hurricane Katrina, the biggest of the storms to hit the U.S. this year, has arrived at New Orleans as of this morning. Most have left the city, but thousands remain, many of them piled into the Superdome which has already suffered damage. Before we bring you the news, we'd like to wish the best of luck to all of those in the city of New Orleans,...

Amiga Emulation Guide, Plasma Displays: An Overview, and more!

We're back folks, and it's time for a news roundup. We've been pretty busy this weekend, well, not so much for me... it's hard to consider a weekend long 21st birthday celebration as being busy. But now it's Sunday night, the suds are gone, and I've sobered up enough to deliver you the news. Let's get to it... Plasma Displays: An Overview...

Epox EP-9NPA+, GeForce 7800GT,SE-VOIP USB Skype Phones and More!

Epox EP-9NPA+ SLI Motherboard @ pcstats.com: "The Epox 9NPA+ SLI supports any current and future socket 939 AMD Athlon64 processor and is based on the Nvidia nForce4 SLI chipset with support for up to 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory. The Epox EP-9NPA+SLI motherboard adds on to this capability with an on board PCI Express-based Silicon Image...

Notebook Buying Tips, Pentium-M 780, Radeon X550 and More!

Jackson Armor Card @ TechTastic.ca: "Today we take a look at a hardware solution that works independently of the operating system, the Jackson Armor Card.  The Jackson Armor Card is a revolutionary hardware solution that instantly restores computers to full operational status with a simply reboot. Even a novice PC user can instantly...

ZeroSpyware 2005 Review, Life Without The Internet, and more!

Tonight, a little article from The Tech Zone appeared in the news box... Life without the Internet? Could I do it? Could you? To some degree, it would be all right. The boredom would be horrendous... and you know, no news. Actually I have gone without the internet for extended periods of time, unfortunately my cable company didn't really give...

Asus Extreme N7800GTX Top

We have the world's first full review and showcase of Asus' new "Extreme N7800GTX Top" Graphics card for you today.  This card comes equipped with a great cooling solution that exhausts warm air from the card outside of the system chassis and allows for much lower temps under pressure at the card level and even for the entire...

IDF Processor Roadmap Update

Although we didn't get the opportunity to make it to this year's summer IDF, Intel has made a number of interesting and newsworthy annoucments about their processor roadmap that we're sure many of you may have already caught wind of.  Of particular note of course is the fact that Intel is completely re-architecting their Desktop Dual...

Intel Reveals Details of New CPU Design, Setting Up Dual Displays

Hey folks, it's way past my bedtime so enjoy the news while I enjoy my sleep :) Goodnight! VL System M-Play 202 Media Center VFD @ ExtremeMHz "It seems my running stretch of HTPC-oriented reviews is not quite over yet...VL Systems just dropped their hot new M-Play 202 Media Center VFD onto our review bench! This device is squarely aimed...

Matrix Orbital MX6 Series PLED Kit, GeCube X800GT, and more!

I challenge you to a duel! That folks, is AMD's new strategy against Intel. Today AMD has delivered a formal challenge to Intel, wanting a head to head match of each companies dual-core x86 server CPU's. Testing will be done in a public setting, and of course by a third party. That's if Intel accepts the challenge. We've received no reply...

Corsair COOL Water-Cooling Kit, Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS

Today's hardware headlines have arrived. I still have a few things I need to take care of, so without further ado, the news... Computer Memory Basics @ Big Bruin "Memory is an essential component in any computer system, and as with most things, bigger and faster are always a good thing. But, if your budget doesn't allow for a few GBs...

Sapphire's PI-A9RX480, BFG GeForce 7800GT OC, and more!

Hey folks, who likes mondays? Not me, but I managed to get a chuckle this morning from "Flat-screen memorials to the dead emerge" story over at the Inquirer. Anyway, I need to be getting back to work, enjoy the news. X800GT BIOS Update Boosts 7% Performance @ CoolTechZone "Powercolor appears to be making its mark with the X800GT,...

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts, Windows Vista, DRM & New Monitors

Hey folks, the news has been pretty slow this weekend, but there's enough for a post. I can hardly keep my eyes open... struggling to move these fingers. Goodnight all, enjoy the news! Windows Keyboard Shortcuts @ Big Bruin "Windows keyboard shortcuts are all intended to provide some sort of convenient alternative to common tasks, and...

Zalman CNPS9500 LED, Antec P180 Advanced Super Mid Tower Case

As of today, it seems Zotob is still making a fuss, despite it's fairly low rate of infection. Various news stations such as ABC News, CNN, and the New York Times have encountered problems thanks to the little bugger. Microsoft released a patch days before the worm was unleashed, so if your using Windows 2000 and have not patched it... you...

Logitech PlayGear, Philips DVP 642, Laptop Accessories and More!

Logitech PlayGear Pocket PSP Case Review @ The TechZone: "The stylish Logitech PlayGear Pocket case is designed to protect your Sony PSP against wear and tear, scratches and bumps. The case is made from a virtually indestructible polycarbonate shell and allows for complete accessibility to all the Sony PSP functions. The versatile case...

ECS PF21 Extreme 925XE, GeForce 7800 GT Comparison, and more!

Hey folks, I can't get back to sleep so I'm going to clean out the news box. Goodnight! nVidia GeForce 7800 GT Comparison @ GamePC Labs "Today at GamePC, we've compared two new GeForce 7800 GT cards which hit the market last week. From Asus, we have the Extreme N7800 GT card, and from eVGA, we have their e-GeForce 7800 GT. Both cards...

WD Raptor WD740GD, QuakeCon 2005, Sapphire X550 & AOpen 6600GT

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74 GB Hard Drive Review @ The TechZone "Designed for servers and NAS/SAN systems, the drive of choice for high-performance workstation and gaming systems, the WD Raptor hard drive is a new class of drive that matches SCSI performance and reliability while providing simplified connectivity. Make no mistake...

Catalyst 5.8, Evercool WC-202 Watercooling Kit

Hey folks. ATI has released a new version of their Catalyst drivers, and with it comes a number of bug fixes. Along with the Windows XP version of the drivers(which can be download by clicking the link below), ATI has also released drivers for Windows Vista beta 1. Well everyone, I've got some work to do, so goodnight! ATI Catalyst 5.8 Released...

ASUS 7800GTX TOP, Data Back Up Guide, and more!

While browsing through the articles that flood our news box, the Archos Gmini 402 really caught my eye. It looks like a hand held game system, but it's more of a portable media center. It's not cheap, but it's reasonable considering the feature set and size of the hard drive(20GB). CoolTechZone has more details for you, so check it out......

QuakeCon 05 Wrap-Up, Dual-Core-Capable Pentium Platforms Compared

Hey everyone, here's your afternoon dose of news. I need to suck down a couple coffees and head out, so let's get to it... Dual-core-capable Pentium platforms compared @ The Tech Report "Intel's dual-core chips may be cheap, but they won't plug into just any LGA775 motherboard. The processors require a chipset from Intel's 955/945 family...

Corsair XMS2-5400UL, Carmack's QuakeCon keynote, and more!

The security scare of the week, Zotob(the worm) hasn't had the effect that was predicted. While early reports claimed it was spreading fast, that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment. Trend Micro estimates that the original version of the worm(Zoto.A) has infected about 50 computers world wide, while the first variant(Zotob.B) has only...

ASRock 775Dual-880Pro, Evercool LGA77 CPU Cooler, and more!

Hey everyone, welcome back. If your QuakeCon thirst hasn't been quenched yet, there's still more news you can drink up. Worthplaying takes a look at Quake 4, with article examining both singleplayer and multiplayer. If you missed what happened on day 3 of the texas event, Bjorn3D has you covered. And what about the tournaments? The champs...

QuakeCon Day 2 Coverage, ThermalRock Eclipse ATX, and more!

Hey everyone, I've got some reading material to help you fall asleep. Not to say that it's boring, in fact QuakeCon has produced some nice new footage of Quake 4. The lucky folks attending QuakeCon have been allowed to experience Quake 4's deathmatch, while the rest of us will just have to settle with some pretty screenshots for now... oh...

Late-night 7800GTX SLI action

It's late on a Saturday night/early morning and things are quiet around the HH labs except for one dedicated (crazed perhaps?) Tech Editor.  A shot of the mayhem is below... We got a hold of a couple of Asus' soon to be available GeForce 7800GTXs - entitled the "Extreme N7800GTX Top".  These cards are clocked at 486MHz...

Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro, 939 SFF Roundup, QuakeCon 2005 and More!

Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro Intel 945P Motherboard Review @ PCSTATS: "Gigabyte's GA-8I945P Pro pairs up the Intel 945P chipset with the Intel ICH7R Southbridge, and supports Intel's new Pentium D dual core processors as well as any other recent LGA775 Intel Pentium 4 processor or Celeron. The Intel 945P chipset does not support the Pentium...

GeForce 7800 GT Roundup, Quakecon 2005, and more!

Hey folks, any of you get to see the meteor shower tonight? It wasn't exactly spectacular from my end of the world, but a few bright ones zoomed across the sky, just enough of them to make it worth the mosquito attacks. Anyway, Nvidia has released their new baby, the 7800 GT, and we've compiled a list of reviews. Enjoy the news, goodnight...

OLED Tech, BFGTech GeForce 7800 GT, Logitech Z-5500 and More!

OLED Technology: An Overview @ Anandtech: "OLEDs are the latest and most promising buzzwords in display technology. To give you an idea of their potential, imagine a cardboard-thin TV screen. Now imagine that you can roll up your TV, put it away or carry it wherever you go. Automatically, you start appreciating why millions, if not billions,...

Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump, Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB SATA HD

Hey folks. For those of you who are still part of the Far Cry online scene, a new patch has been released which updates the game version to 1.33 and fixes a few bugs. More information can be found at Far Cry's homepage, or you can download it directly from the Ubisoft FTP Server. Goodnight! MSI NX6800-TD128E (GeForce 6800) in SLI-Configurations...

Abit Fatal1ty AN8-SLI, Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Channel Speaker

Good afternoon ladies and gents. Hell bent developer, ID Software, has posted up some info on the 10th annual QuakeCon. Mr. Hollenshead claims "This one, our 10th now, I feel confident in saying, will be the best one yet.". Of course, I'm not going because I'm just to good a gamer, I'll be nice and let someone else split the $150,000...

Fujitsu Lifebook NS3511, SCSI Hard Drive Basics, and more!

Hey everyone! Plenty of reviews in tonight, and while I'm sure most of you are already in bed, there's still the special group of insomniacs that I owe a post to. Enjoy the news, goodnight all :). Fujitsu Lifebook N3511 Review @ Designtechnica "The new Fujitsu Lifebook N3511 takes a stab at the multimedia-centric notebook market by adding...

NVIDIA News: SLI x16 & Dell

Hello again, HH fans!  I just wanted to pop back in to let you all know that there is some NVIDIA news today.  They are launching a pair of new nForce 4 SLI chipsets, one for the AMD platform and the other for Intel, that sport a pair of true x16 PCI Express graphics slots. The current crop of nForce 4 SLI boards have a pair or x8...

Crucial DDR2 Review, Cryptography, Lian-Li PC-767

Good morning folks! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, taking a break from benchmarking to dish out a healthy serving of hardware news.  Things are flowing in a bit slow today, but we suspect our compatriots may be busy testing something tasty, that you'll all be hearing about fairly soon.  For now though, lets find out...

Overclocking and WindowsXP x64, Abit AW8, and more!

Hey folks, just dropping off tonight's latest headlines. Earlier today, Valve's head honcho Gabe Newell shared his opinion on next-gen consoles, commenting on a different range of subjects from marketing strategies to game development. It's a decent read so make sure to check it out. Goodnight all. Overclocking and WindowsXP x64 Edition @...

ASUS K8N-DL & Dual Opteron 252, Digital Television Explained

Hey folks, I hope ya'll had a good weekend. I'm a little short on time, so I'll skip the chat and let you jump straight into the news. Enjoy! ASUS K8N-DL and Dual Opteron 252 @ LostCircuits "It still appears that one of the main problems AMD has been facing in the past, that is, great processors hampered by the lack of chipset support...

Nikon Coolpix 7900 7.1MP Camera, PowerColor X800GT, and more!

Hey everyone. Well I finally got a chance to give the F.E.A.R. demo a run... it's all right. The game it's self, while not being anything we haven't seen before(except for the creepy little girl), seems to promise some intense action and killer graphics. However the demo seemed to need a little more polish, and unfortunately I am one of the...

F.E.A.R. SP Demo Download, I Love Microsoft, and more!

Hey everyone. As promised, the F.E.A.R. single player demo has arrived. You can download the 645MB demo from Filerush, 3D Gamers, FileShack, and FilePlanet. Pretty much any site with the word "file" in it. I'll post my impressions later on. Until then, please enjoy the news. OCZ PC2-6400 Gold Series @ Bytesector "Today, I will...

Abit AN8 SLI Motherboard, Anatomy of a Hard Disk, and more!

Hey everyone. As a reminder for all of you, the demo for F.E.A.R. will be released tomorrow. I'm just hoping my 6800GT can provide and decent ride. Enjoy the news, goodnight all. NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 1.0-7675 Preview @ Phoronix "Today, is a rather special day for GeForce 7800GTX Linux owners as we can finally expect some new drivers...

Overclocking Guide, Part II, XFX 6600GT, and more!

Good afternoon folks. Earlier this week you may recall Apple's release if it's new mouse, the "Mighty Mouse". While not as cool as the old cartoon, it's still interesting, and today Ars Technica takes on the job of dissecting the electronic critter. Enjoy the rest of the news. HIS X700 IceQ 128MB GDDR3 AGP "The benchmarks paint...

ECS PF88 Extreme Hybrid Intel/AMD Mobo, OCZ PC3500 GX

Nighttime news is here for your enjoyment. Also available for your enjoyment, is Jason's look at Asetek's WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit. Asetek has been know to make decent products, but is it worth the $349MSRP? Let's found out... Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit - KT12AT-L30 "Asetek's latest addition to their WaterChill...

BFGTech 6600GT, Mushkin's New Heatsink Design, and more!

Hey folks! Incase you haven't heard the good news, the demo for F.E.A.R. will be released on friday morning. The japanese horror inspired theme, while already been done in the movies, is new to the FPS genre. This, combined with the intense action we've already seen from screenshots and trailers, should make for one hell of a game. AMD Athlon...

ECS RS400-A(Radeon Xpress 200), Etymotic ER-4 MicroPro Earphones

Hey folks, we've got some news to cap off your day. Goodnight! SimpleTech SimpleShare NAS @ Overclockers Online "Whether you own a small business or just someone who likes to archive everything, the SimpleShare NAS gives you a large amount of space with very little hassle. You can have a basic configuration, that works at an optimal performance,...

2048MB DDR Shootout, System Builder Guide, and more!

Hey everyone! Ever wonder how to mod a Apple iMAC G5? Posting this might be a sin to some of you, but Legit Reviews will show you how. Also, is the memory industry at a stand still? All that and more, here at the HH news post :) High-End Wireless Notebook Mouse @ CoolTechZone "After seething on the lack of ergonomically comfortable notebook...

Ultra USB Hubs, OCZ PC2-6400 Gold Series, and more!

Hey everyone, I'm just dropping off some news before I hit the sack :) Goodnight all. Ultra USB Hubs @ Viperlair "The USB 2.0 Hub has the advantage of nicely spaced out ports, LED indicators for power and usage, and of course the bonus of USB 2.0 speeds. Being a powered hub you shouldn't have to worry about power hungry USB devices drawing...

Athlon64 X2 3800+ & Sempron 3400+, OCZ EL DDR PC-3500 Gold GX

It's AMD, it's dual-core, and it's cheap... well, cheaper anyway. That's right, the new Athlon 64 X2 3800 reviews are out and about, and here at HH Marco has taken this thing through a battery of tests. Also new in the AMD lineup, is the 3400 Sempron. Jeff takes a look at the newest member of the Sempron family to see if it can hold it's own...

AMD Reviews, NVIDIA Interview, and More

Good afternoon folks!  Things are a bit hectic this morning, and I've got to head into NYC to meet an associate post haste (Perhaps we'll be taking next-gen graphics?  Who Knows!), so I'm just going to jump right into the news today.  Here goes!  AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 Reviews: The Tech Report Legit Reviews GamePyre Techware...