SB Live! Audigy2 Mod, Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra, and more
Hey everyone, I've got a piece of news that wasn't in the mail... another memory contest! From the guys over at FiringSquad, there is a contest for Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL Pro memory. So make sure to stop over, enter the contest, and then check out the rest of FiringSquad(plenty of good stuff there). Oh and Catalyst 4.11 is now out. On with the news!
"Over the course of this review, PCstats will explain the attributes of nVidia's hot new nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the benefits of this technology, and how it application on the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 motherboard performs. The Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 is bound to be a favourite solution, for not only does it incorporate the all important PCI Express x16 slot alongside an Athlon64 64-bit processor, but it also features a remarkable array of goodies. For starters the GA-K8NXP-9 includes an additional Silicon Image Sil3114CT176 SATA I/RAID controller, IEEE 1394b Firewire, 7.1-channel audio, Gigabyte's DPS2 power system, dual Gigabit NICs as well as a full PCI 802.11g wireless network PCI card, and even a dual BIOS!"
"An updated version of the Overclockulator is now online for your downloading pleasure. This new version includes a revised interface with new clock detection features. In case you passed up the previous releases this utility includes some handy little apps including a CFM calculator, FSB/Multiplier Calc., a required PSU Wattage Calc. and more. As always this utility is available for free - NO MEMBER SIGN UP REQUIRED!"
"WiFi networks are all the rage nowadays. Do you know the pros and cons to wireless networking? Do you want to learn how to setup a wireless network? Read on for the answers."
"I am sure that many of you have noticed some SoundBlaster cards moding issues on the net. Such issues were brought up on numbers of duscussion forums. We can there find some manuals that briefly explain us how to modify a sound card. Those modifications involve all the SoundBlaster Live! and Audigy series cards. If you have not heard of those mods, I am sure you are wondering what is the use of them. The names of those manuals ( SB Live! @ Audigy2 mod ) as well as the title of this article give us hope of improving our old sound card for free and making it a better model. Since the mod itself is not programmed, I decided to present all the software that went through the hands of Live! users."
"PC3200 memory has experienced a resurgence of late with the introduction of ultra low latency modules from a variety of manufacturers. The design of these modules is such that they can run at very tight timings, and a side effect of this is that many of them will overclock with mad abandon. Kingston has jumped on this low latency trend with a vengeance with the release of their KHX3200ULK2 modules, which are designed to run at 2-2-2-5 timings. Today we're looking at a 1GB set of these modules (2-512MB sticks), and we're going to find out if they're as good as we think they might be."
"We have updated our PCI Express Reference Guide to version 2.1. New additions to this guide include recently announced chipsets from Intel and NVIDIA, future chipsets from VIA as well as Gigabit Ethernet controllers that use PCI Express."
"ATI's CATALYST 4.11's are out now, but what interests us are the secrets within the BETA CATALYST 4.12's. This includes support for as yet unreleased ATI products.