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Madshrimps have posted a short over-clocking guide for the X1900 series of cards. The article goes over the different software tools, cooling, basic and advanced over-clocking options. The guide should be useful for anyone starting out in over-clocking. You currently own an x1900 series video card but you are now itching to compete and get the maximum out of your card. Some would wonder at this fact simply because this is arguably the fastest GPU available (when this guide was written). But we all want the most out of our investments and this is one way of doing it. But it does come with a risk.... Read more...
MadShrimps has posted a brief article which outlines a budget-oriented mission to overclock two different Intel CPU's well beyond 4GHz. Both the moderately priced Pentium D 805 and the Celeron D 356 were placed in an ASUS P5LD2 motherboard and cooled by a Thermaltake Sonic Tower heatsink. Seeing 4GHz in the rear-view mirror using standard air-cooling is certainly an accomplishment. The fact that it was done for such little money is nothing short of impressive. The price of this CPU (Pentium D 805) is extremely low which makes it a winner as a budget CPU, even when not considering overclocking, a Dual Core CPU at this price is the best thing Intel has done up until now this... Read more...
Samsung says it has developed a new "3D" package, which reduces space requirements and increases performance capabilities of today's multi-chip packages. The company plans to use the technology to improve its NAND Flash packaging starting in 2007. Memory stacks are widely use as a solution in multi-chip packages (MCP) today as they offer semiconductor firms to bump the capacity of their chips without increasing the footprint of chips. When more and more transistors require more and more area space on a package and scaling of the production process does not provide enough real estate, the industry uses a technology called "die-stacking."... Read more...
Having a PSU to test various parts can be a handy thing to have, and for a few bucks you can make one without too much trouble. Modders-Inc.com will show you how to make one, but if you're not comfortable with hardware and basic wiring, you might want to hold off on building one of these. "Modders are always looking for a way to test lights, parts, or LEDs for lighting effects. No one uses the AT standard anymore but those Power Supplies are still available, either from old machines or real cheap. For $12 USD or less you can build one with new parts or if you already have the PSU it is only the cost of the switch."... Read more...
This is not your average overclock, that's for sure. The folks over at Madshrimps managed to get the chip running at 3650MHz, and a little beyond. The setup isn't practical for any kind of long term use, but it's cool to see how far you can push some of these newer chips. "At -190°C you might be surprised how high you can overclock a CPU, with a few liters of Liquid Nitrogen to spare we poured it over a Pentium M 780 to see how high it would soar. Of course we don't want to destroy our hardware so we'll show you how to prevent condensation to save your hardware from failure"... Read more...
Kingston Launches Fully Buffered DIMM Memory Modules Kingston FB-DIMMs Offer Cutting-Edge Solutions, Driving the Market to a New Standard by Breaking the 16GB-Memory Barrier. Fountain Valley, CA – (April 5, 2006), Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent worldwide leader in memory products, today announced the release of its new line of Fully Buffered DIMM memory modules (FB-DIMM). As the leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, Kingston made an early and strategic decision to commit major resources to support next generation memory technology like FB-DIMM thus becoming a leading manufacturer and supplier of FB-DIMM memory to Intel and the industry. Kingston's FB-DIMM... Read more...
Hey everyone. I've been playing with one of Intel's Pentium D 805 processors for most of this morning, and have some interesting news to report.  If you're unfamiliar with the Pentium D 805, it's basically a cheap, dual-core CPU based on Intel's 90nm Smithfield core. What separates the Pentium D 805 from most of its Smithfield-based counterparts, is that the 805 rides on a 533MHz FSB. And it's also the lowest clocked dual-core desktop processor available from Intel at the moment at 2.66GHz. This, of course, makes the Pentium D 805 a potential candidate for overclockers on a budget looking to jump on the dual-core bandwagon.  How good of a candidate was a question I had up until a few... Read more...
The folks at VR-Zone have taken a standard GeForce 7900 GT and managed to overclock the card from the stock 450/660MHz speeds to an astounding 785/1020MHz with rock solid stability! For those thinking a great deal of effort went into raising framerates by a measly 3fps or such, you are in for a surprise. In F.E.A.R, the average framerate (1280x1024 4xAA 16xAF) jumped from 52fps at stock speeds to a blistering 82fps at overclocked speeds! That's a huge difference, from 50+ frames per second, our VR-Zone OC Edition bumped frame rates to 80+! A 50% increase in performance there! Didn't cost much as well. Sure, you definitely need some basic electronic... Read more...
Fujitsu to Showcase Industry Leading Hard Disk Drive Technology at Storage Networking World Spring 2006 SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that it will showcase its leading 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) and small form factor (SFF) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives inside market-ready storage systems at Storage Networking World, April 3-6, 2006, in San Diego, Calif. Given the constant change in system requirements, the need for flexibility and scalability is essential. At the event, Fujitsu will display... Read more...
I think after the tech-marathon that we all endured last week (IDF, CeBit, GeForce 7900 / 7600 launch, Radeon X1800 GTO launch), some of our colleagues in the on-line press have taken a bit of a breather.  The news isn't flowing with the same regularity this weekend that it normally would. Regardless, we've got a couple of morsels that'll help satiate your hardware jones... The folks at SystemCooling.Com have reviewed a new case from Kingwin, the SK-523SW mid-tower. Its got a funky looking panel on the front, but a more traditional internal design and layout."Kingwin was founded in 1992 and specialized in CPU coolers and mobile racks. Since then the Kingwin line-up has been expanded to include... Read more...
Now here at HotHardware, we get some cool stuff in our mailbox. Reviews for the latest and greatest hardware are nice, but this thing is just something else. If you're one of those people who are doing something your not supposed to be doing at a PC, either at work or at home, you're probably constantly looking over your shoulder. The boss, co-workers, even your spouse could be just around the corner, ready to catch you in the act. For you, there is the Stealth Switch Desktop Cloaking Device, which is little more than a panic button designed to keep what you're doing private... Maybe the boss walked by as you were playing Solitaire? Perhaps... Read more...
NGOHQ has just posted a file based off a recent ULI-patch that unlocks SLI functionality for non-nForce chipsets. In short, any motherboard that features dual PCI-Express x8 or x16 slots could possibly be able to operate in SLI mode thanks to this modified SLI patch. No word yet on how this patch fares so far, though you can be sure we'll be playing with this as soon as we have a spare moment.We've managed to rip the installer and to create a modified version of the SLI patch that allows you to use it with EVERY motherboard. We couldn't do in-depth testing on other chipsets, but if the rumors are true then it should definitely work.... Read more...
AGP was supposed to fade away after the insurgence of PCI Express, wasn't it? Well yes, it was and it will in time, but as we're showing you today you can still breathe some new life into an aging AGP based system, thanks to NVIDIA. While PCI Express is the current interface of choice for new graphics products, the existing installed base of AGP equipped systems is huge. And many of these users would like to upgrade their video cards, but simply don't have the funds, or choose not to, upgrade their motherboards and perhaps processors as well. Upgrading to a PCIe based video card these days would mean getting a whole new motherboard, if you're still using a motherboard with an AGP slot. For the... Read more...
Not wanting to fall behind, the U.S. is looking to fully embrace WiMAX technology. While opening up different frequencies for WiMAX use, including, the 700-MHz band currently used for analog cable, the Bush administration hopes to bring "universal, affordable access for broadband [in the United States] by 2007". "Washington is looking to expand the spectrum to satisfy what could be enormous demand for the technology. This year and next, the U.S. government is expected to auction off the separate 1,710- and 2,110-MHz frequency bands for WiMAX applications."... Read more...
The one stop shop for all your tweaking needs has updated it's Tweaking Companion guide. Actually shop is a bad word, since the knowledge your looking for is provided free by Mr. Koroush Ghazi over at TweakGuides.net. This was a good guide to begin with, so Version 3.0 is certainly welcomed. "After many hours of revising and rewriting, the new TweakGuides Tweaking Companion Version 3.0 is out. It is now possibly the most comprehensive free Windows XP/System guide available. The entire layout has been rearranged to be much more logical and easier to read. There are links to dozens of new free applications and sites, tons of new advice scattered... Read more...
Our latest off-color HotHardware release is up for grabs again this morning – Old School.  It's a brand-new year, and Sully rings in the New Year with some cheerful ramblings, as always... NO ONE HAS ANY IDEA WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. ME TOO. Direct Link: https://hothardware.com/school/index.cfm This is a fun one folks!  You'll never trust another "pundit's" prediction again.  ... Read more...
Who doesn't like a good overclocking article? PC Perspective takes the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, the bottom of the line CPU in AMD's Dual Core range, and attempts to raise the clock speeds to compete with the big boys. Can it really compete against AMD's Athlon X2 4800+? "By doing our simple overclock to the 3800+ and pushing the frequency from 2.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz, we can get the best of both worlds. While the FX line still holds the crown for top single threaded performance (and gaming) the X2 3800+ @ 2.5 GHz is damn close. And the benefits you get for a multitasking environment more than make up for the speed decreases you see in single threaded... Read more...
  No question about it, Flash Memory devices have taken on the Consumer Tech industry by storm.  Flash memory is utilized in so many different applications these days, from Cell Phones and PDAs, to MP3 players and Digital Cameras, that it's hard to imagine a world before the Flash memory was invented.  However, thanks to some very smart minds at Toshiba all the way back in 1984 and then Intel in 1988, we all have the ability to store information on the fly in a number of hand-held applications and more. Like any other technology, Flash Memory, specifically NAND Flash which is the type used predominantly in consumer electronics, has been improving exponentially in terms of density... Read more...
The TechZone has pulled together a guide on making personal home movies.  Just in time for the holiday season, they lay out the steps to making home movies that'll impress.  Marrying a camcoder, PC and other hardware, they break it down so you can make movies with panache that'll last years."It has only been within the recent past that digital cameras and camcorders, DVD burners and high-powered PCs have become fast enough and cheap enough to make consumer digital video editing/production feasible. Let's look at some real examples." ... Read more...
Well, it's December and that means it's the time for giving, which is why ATI is holding their Stocking Stuffer contest. Click here for your chance Win an ATI Radeon X1800XL, and a decent package of games."10 Prizes of an ATI Radeon(R) X1800 XL 256MB PCI Express(R) + Sid Meier's Civilization IV + Dungeon SiegeTM II + Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood + Star Wars BattlefrontTM II + Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Wild! + Black & White(R) 2 + The MoviesTM + DragonshardTM"... Read more...
VoodooPC's President and CTO Rahul Sood has made some very interesting comments in one of his latest blog entries. After illustrating the impact the iPod has made upon Apple's own products and the Consumer Electronics industry in general, he wraps up with some very intriguing comments that seem to indicate a new product coming from VoodooPC to combat the iPod. I'm not sure how this unknown new product would fare, though consumers have to love companies willing to do battle with the multimedia Goliath from Apple.Companies need to start focusing on the big blue ocean. Apple took an existing product idea and made it better. Apple did not invent the MP3 player, they re-invented it, and it was an... Read more...
The GeForce 6800 GS reviews are in! Lots of Nvidia related news in this post tonight, so to balance it out, we've included a link to TweakTown's ATI X1K Overclocking adventures. Enjoy the news, and goodnight! Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS Reviews: The Tech Report nVnews Techwarelabs FiringSquad Anandtech [H]ard|OCP X-Bit labs Hardware Zone CoolTechZone Cross-platform game development and the next generation of consoles @ Ars Technica "By the end of 2006, all three of the next-generation game consoles will be on the market. But with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony all going with more complex hardware for their upcoming consoles, how easy will it be to develop for three very particular platforms? More... Read more...
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