Items tagged with Cool

Today over at Gamecloud, Jeff Yates(VP of Havok) gives his time for an interview. Topics range from his feelings on how the Havok physics has been used, to their new software "Havok Animation"(Thanks Blue!). And for all you overclockers out there, ATI's X1800 XT has had it's GPU pushed past a whopping 1GHz! Do I even have to mention liquid nitrogen was involved? Falcon Northwest FragBox 2 Evaluation @ [H]ard|OCP "I was extremely disappointed by the stability issues we were having in Battlefield 2, and I wasn't convinced that the combination of hardware that we received would ever work 100% together. I applaud Falcon's efforts in making it right, and I can even chalk up some of... Read more...
Well folks, tonight we've got some driver news for you all. From the Nvidia camp, Forceware version 81.85 has been officially released and can be downloaded on their main site. As for ATi. they have made their 5.10a beta driver available for download. This driver package fixes some issues with Quake 4, and also includes the OpenGL performance enhancements. Goodnight all! Dell XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system @ Hardware-Review.net "Companies like Alienware, VoodooPC, and Monarch Computer have been building systems geared toward gamers for years and now Dell is getting into the mix. One system we have from Dell that falls in this category is the XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system. It's... Read more...
Beware the bug that bricks your DS. That didn't take long. Thinking back to the days of the original GameBoy, I never thought I would see worms crawling into hand held game systems. Actually, back then, the only "worm" I knew about where the ones you go fishing with. Anyway, enjoy the news! Windows Vista Build 5219 Review @ CoolTechZone.com "At the recent PDC, Microsoft started a new way of launching software, and we aren't complaining. The deal is that it'll showcase a monthly update to Vista, which would show progress from the last month in terms of added functionality, features, and graphics in addition to additional functionality. This is an excellent method as it allows Microsoft... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm just stopping by to drop off the night's news. Before I leave, I must tell you that Quake 4 has gone gold and has a October 13th release date in the US(thanks Blue!). This game... I'm looking forward to it :D Goodnight all! Leadtek WinFast PX7800 GTX THD MyVIVO Extreme @ AMD Zone "Leadtek's WinFast PX7800 GTX THD MyVIVO Extreme is simply an amazing card all around and probably one of if not the best 7800 GTX that you can currently purchase. With the excellent cooling technology with their heatpipes and fan which are near silent as well as running cool, pre-overclocked card, VIVO, great software bundle, and amazing overclockability coupled with the best performance and image... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your early afternoon update. If your looking for someone(or something) that loves ROI talk, and dimly lit data centers, check out Sun Microsystem's new advertising campaign. While it may seem strange to some, we at HotHardware fully understand the twisted thoughts that come from hours without sleep while staring at a computer. Sun Fire X4100 (PDF File)   Seagate Momentus 5400.2 2.5" 120Gb Hard Drive @ Club Overclocker "Now with the Momentus 5400.2, Seagate brings the high performance of SATA to your laptop. Momentus is the industry's first notebook hard drive to combine a high-performance 5,400-rpm spindle speed with the low battery-consumption of a traditional... Read more...
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 460W. The PSU is neatly manufactured and has good characteristics; it is powerful even for very serious systems with two graphics cards and a top-end processor." ECS Editor's Day @ Viperlair "A SIMA card will allow you to turn that PF88 Extreme Hybrid into an AMD motherboard, or perhaps a low powered Intel motherboard using their mobile part. The... Read more...
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 currently working on a response, and we'll be sure to bring it to you. Aerocool Masstige Computer Case @ A True Review | Image "Currently, there are two major new design trends for computer cases. One trend is to move the motherboard tray from the right side of the case to the left. This, in turn, will make a mounted ATX motherboard upside down as well... Read more...
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 on 512MB, so I might have to do a little shopping after the news. Koolance Aquain ICM-505 Liquid Cooling System @ ExtremeMHz | Image "Perhaps you have bought that killer pre-modded case you've always wanted and have formed quite a bond with it. However, you can't help but be impressed with some of the excellent water-cooled cases that Koolance offers.... Read more...
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 of the highest performance modules out there, having the appropriate amount of good quality memory can make a tremendous impact on system performance, reliability, and user happiness." Corsair COOL Water-Cooling Kit @ SystemCooling "When you hear the name Corsair, you probably think of their top quality RAM. With water cooling becoming more popular... Read more...
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 (Click here to download)   Issues Resolved in Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.8: Battlefield 2: Geometry corruption or missing textures are no longer noticed when playing the game for an extended period of time under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon(R) X800 XT installed 3D Mark03: Enabling Powerplay mode and running the 3DMark03 or 05 in a loop no longer... Read 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 get their achievements posted up on Gamespy. Enjoy the news! Widescreen TVs Get the Bends @ Designtechnica "Widescreen TVs are everywhere. Unfortunately, a lot of them are displaying non-widescreen images that are glaringly, unnaturally, unnervingly bent out of shape. The worst part is that many folks just don't seem to notice—or if they do notice,... Read 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 ones who are experiencing horrible stuttering. If Monolith can iron out that issue and the other bugs that are found in the demo, we'll be in for a real treat later on this year. Oh, and speaking of the demo, Mr. Ghazi from TweakGuides has put out a quick guide for your tweaking pleasure. Now, on with the news. HP/Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC "As far as any... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to drop some news off before I hit the sack. Coming straight from HH, Marco has reviewed EVGA's e-GeForce 7800 GTX EGS, check below for more information. Goodnight all :) EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX EGS "The e-GeForce 7800 GTX we'll be showcasing today is one of three 7800 based products EVGA currently has in their line-up, but we know a fourth model with a custom cooling solution should be available in the not-too-distant future as well. The e-GeForce 7800 GTX we have here, part number 256-P2-N528-AX, is essentially a duplicate of NVIDIA's reference design, with slightly different default core and memory clock speeds and a custom decal on the fan shroud." DFI LanParty... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm back. Some disturbing news for Red Sox fans tonight, Matt Clement received a head injury with a line drive hit by Carl Crawford. It was powerful enough to knock him off his feet, and he remained almost motionless for about 5 minutes before he was taken away on a stretcher. A standing ovation was given by both Red Sox and Devil Rays fans as he left the field. Let's hope for a speedy recovery :) Do-It-Yourself Guide: Building a Home Theatre PC @ PCStats "Computers are a perfect fit for the entertainment room, and building your own home theatre PC is not more difficult than assembling a standard system - as long as you have the right components for the task. In this Do-It-Yourself... Read more...
Gamers take notice! Many of you may recall the legal battle between Valve and Vivendi, with Valve's child, Steam, in the middle. Well all of that is over and done with, but the questioned still remained as to who would be the next to distribute Valve's products. Now we know(and knowing is half the battle - GI Joe), Valve has teamed up with, drum roll please... Electronic Arts(EA). Details and info on upcoming game packages can be found below, as well as your afternoon dose of news. EA AND VALVE TEAM UP TO DELIVER HALF LIFE TO GAMERS WORLDWIDE Redwood City, Calif. and Bellevue, WA – July 18, 2005 – Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment company and Valve(R),... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope your all having a good weekend. I'm just stopping in for a few minutes to update you on the news that's floating around this weekend... enjoy! C3 Expo 2005 Coverage @ XYZ Computing "It is conveniently (for me) located at the Javits Center in New York City so even though it mainly featured enterprise level hardware and services I figured I would stop by and see if I could dig up anything interesting. Some of the more interesting companies attending were Google, CMS Products, SilverStone, Pepper Pads, and NEC. In addition to the hardware their was lots of software, conferences, and keynote speakers." Nikon Coolpix S1 5MP Digital Camera @ Bytesector "It's slim, tiny,... Read more...
Hey folks! After some internet downtime, I'm back on the net and ready to deliver the news. With my cable internet gone, but cable TV still remaining, I fell back to watching the boob tube to ease my boredom, though I had to endure commercial after commercial of Verizon DSL. It wasn't a complete loss though, as I got a few laughs from the irony that I keep wishing for James Earl Jones and Verizon to come to my town and save me from the dark side. Anyway, let's get to it! SilverStone NT02 CPU Cooler @ Overclockers Online "If you're looking for a quality cooler that you can use over several platforms, it's easy to recommend the SilverStone NT02. If coupled with some real thermal paste (Arctic... Read more...
Hey folks, before we get to the news I'd like to bring your attention to Robert's review of the Asus P5WD2 Premium i955X Motherboard. It's an expensive piece of hardware, going for around $225, but is the package worth the price? Only one way to find out. Enjoy the rest of the news :) Intel Researchers Develop CMOS Radio Supporting All Flavors Of The 802.11 Wi-Fi Standard KYOTO, Japan, June 17, 2005 -- Intel Corporation announced it has developed a prototype of an all-CMOS direct conversion dual-band radio transceiver capable of supporting every current Wi-Fi standard (802.11a, b and g), as well as the projected requirements of 802.11n. The system-in-a-package technology is a significant step... Read more...
GIGABYTE Launches First Generation Liquid Cooling System : 3D Galaxy series Taipei, Taiwan June 16, 2005 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards, PC coolers and other computing hardware solutions, today announced the new 3D Galaxy liquid cooling system, the company's first generation water cooler for PC enthusiasts and extreme gamers. The new 3D Galaxy is designed to cool the most advanced high-performance PC processors from both Intel and AMD with a minimum of noise and risk of overheating with unique features such as LWP (Low Water Protection) and OHP (Over Heating Protection). Heat Dissipation Efficiency and Effectiveness:  The GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy Liquid... Read more...
Hey everyone, here's the last bit of news for the night. Please excuse the lack of chatter, I'm about ready to pass out... after a bowl of lucky charms :) Good night. Niveus Media Center Now Available at Select Audio/Video Retailers Now Available at select Audio/Video retailers; the Niveus Media Center – Denali Edition with HDTV, featuring Windows (R) XP (R) Media Center Edition 2005 and the Niveus A/V-style chassis. Santa Clara, CA, 16 June 2005 – Niveus Media, Inc., manufacturer of media entertainment devices for the high-end audio/video market , has announced that its Denali Edition media center based on the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system is now available... Read more...
Good morning HH fans. BW here, dropping in with your morning serving of hardware goodness. We've got a lot going on behind the scenes here today, so I'm going to jump right in and get some of the more interesting items posted ASAP.  Shuttle ST20G5 Review @ [H]: (They weren't too pleased with this one!) "I work with computer systems every day that have to be tweaked or fine tuned in order to make them work right. The Shuttle ST20G5 and its stable operation was beyond my abilities. I feel as though the ULi southbridge took what could have been a great low cost system and turned it into a pile of frustration and confusion."  Logitech MX1000 Wireless Laser Mouse @ ASE Labs: "Logitech... Read more...
Hey folks, if Dave's pics of BF2 have your mouth watering, make sure to download the demo and check out TweakGuides.com Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide. So far it's just a few commands that Mr. Ghazi could find, but the complete guide will be soon after the full version of BF2 is released. Goodnight! Hawking Hi-Gain 2.4 GHz Antenna Review @ XYZ Computing "Things like routers and access points are expensive and their range is limited. So if you are trying to set up your entire home on a wireless network, you don't only need the know-how and the hardware but a few little tricks will certainly help out. This review will be taking a look at the Hawking Hi-Gain Antenna which is compatible with 2.4... Read more...
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