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Good morning HotHardware fans!  How are you all doing today?  I take it everyone had a good weekend?  Mine was pretty fun, I celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my fiance on Saturday, and on Sunday we went to a Jets game.  On top of that, I had some benchmarking to do, we had a Yankee game to watch, and I had to contribute to the never-ending trail of trash talking e-mails circulating between the guys.  It's fun having Dave up in Massachusetts, and a few of the other guys living in New York.  I swear, if you could read the e-mails between Mario and Dave you'd all have a good laugh...but we're a PG-Rated site...  AMD Athlon FX overclocking to 3Ghz: Creating... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, welcome back to HH.  Today being a cold and drizzly day, it's looking like I will be huddling around the warmth of my computers in hopes of fending of my cold.  So, to help pass the time, let's check under the pillow and see what the juice fairy brought us overnight... ATI Redefines the Multimedia Personal Computer with the New ALL-IN-WONDER(R) X800 XT Thursday September 9, 2004 - MARKHAM, Ontario – Multimedia entertainment is redefined with the new ALL-IN-WONDER(R) X800 XT from ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT). Built upon the award-winning powerful RADEON(R) X800 Visual Processing Unit (VPU), this new multimedia add-in video card brings innovative... Read more...
Hey folks! It's Friday and most are getting set for a little R&R this weekend. Sadly, that will not be the case with most of the guys here at HH. We've got a lot of hardware to review and I myself have a piece slated for early next week that you're sure to like. So it's going to be busy for us, but that's what we're here for! Abit's AV8 motherboard @ The Tech Report: "With all the must-have integrated peripherals, a working AGP/PCI lock, a sub-$110 price tag, and a BIOS laden with tweaking and overclocking options, the AV8 has the potential to be the ultimate Athlon 64 overclocking platform. Let's see if it delivers. " Thermaltake TWV480 Total Watts Viewer Power Supply @ BigBruin.com:... Read more...
Good evening and welcome back HotHardware fans!  I'm just getting in after a night of food and movies with a buddy, and figured I'd stop in and hook you all up with another shot of hardware goodness.  After this I've got to feed the kitty and rack out though, so I'm going to get right down to business...  Swiftech MCW5002-64T Thermoelectric Waterblock @ Systemcooling: "Swiftech is one of the few manufacturers that offer actively cooled waterblocks for extreme cooling. Today we are going to take an in depth look at the Swiftech MCW5002 series of thermoelectric waterblocks, which incorporate a Peltier device to actively cool a CPU well below ambient room air temperatures. The... Read more...
When NVIDIA updates their product line, the GPUs usually arrive in the form of a value, midstream, and high-end variety, thus catering to all budgets or tastes.  Monetarily speaking, it works out for the most part with those in need of a simple upgrade able to get something on the cheap, while Uber-users can get a new card to brag to their friends about, both performance and price-wise.  It's been like this for quite a while, at least since the days of the GeForce 4 Ti4600/4400/4200. In this year's offerings from NVIDIA, there are three cards, the GeForce 6800, 6800 GT, and 6800 Ultra (and even a fourth if you count the 6800 Ultra Extreme).  They're all based on the same relative... Read more...
I know, I know.  It's Monday and I'm supposed to complain about how fast the weekend flew by, and that Monday's are the worst day of the week.  But I had about as full a weekend and anyone could have, and I was actually looking forward to getting back to work this morning!  First, we booked the reception hall and got our "Save the Date" magnets done.  I went out for a nice meal with the better half and got a few engagement gifts.  I also spent some time at the local computer show with Mario and to top it all off my sister went into labor and had her fourth son!  Nice, huh? :)  Needless to say,  I didn't have too much time to myself, so it felt... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  The purpose of this post is two-fold - First off, I wanted to make sure I was comfortable working in our spiffy new editor, and secondly, I wanted to post a few more links to some noteworthy items.  The news has been slowly trickeling in for the last few hours, so there isn't much to cover, but it'll be enough to keep you busy for a little while...  Thermaltake MobileFan 2 & 2 @ TheCrucible.ca: "Heat, seems that everything is getting hotter in the computer world. Even your hands? Thermaltake seems to think so. Thus brings us to the Mobile fan 2 & 2 , USB powered adjustable fans."    nForce3 250 Chipset Overclocking article... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 9600 Overclocked & Ready To Rock... By - Marco Chiappetta April 18, 2003 Early Wednesday morning, the NDAs were lifted and multiple ATi Radeon 9600 Pro reviews hit the web.  Most analysts came to similar conclusions, praising the 9600 Pro for its feature set and image quality, but they came away a bit disappointed that it was outperformed by the comparably priced (at least initially) Radeon 9500 Pro in the majority of tests.  One part of the overall equation hadn't been answered though.  Initial attempts at overclocking the Radeon 9600 failed because the tweaking utilities that were available could not properly recognize the 9600 Pro VPU.  Due to the fact... Read more...
The Asetek Vapochill and Abit CX6 An Adventure In Over-Clocking June 27, 2000 - By Dave Altavilla  Art form, hobby, addiction.... whatever you want to call it, Over-Clocking and the quest for every last MHz. that can be wrung out of a CPU, is beginning to become a national and global past time.  With each new Motherboard, CPU, Heat Sink or Over-Clocking tool, new plateaus of performance are being reached that were unattainable with standard equipment.  The "need for speed" has truly been the mother of invention.  Some extreme over-clocking setups begin in the lab and others still are conceived in a garage or basement.  In either case, the people behind the cause... Read more...
 Overclocking The GeForce4 Ti 4600 When fast isn't fast enough... By Dave Altavilla 3/3/02 What self respecting PC Enthusiast wouldn't take a brand new graphics card technology and push it to its limits?  Well, perhaps there are a few conservative types out there that would rather take the "in warranty" and stable path of stock clock speeds.  The HotHardware Team however, like many in our field, takes pride in exploring the outer limits of new hardware that hits our labs.  In this quick analysis, we plan to show you just what the GeForce4 Ti 4600 can do with a little help from the "coolbits" clock frequency control panel tab.  We didn't perform any... Read more...
Pentium 4 - Adventures In Over-clocking Pushing the limits with the help of Asus' P4T i850 Motherboard By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 12/11/00       Once in a while we get a product into the lab here at HotHardware that is just plain fun to work with.  As a result, we like to take our time with a full review of the product so we have plenty of time to "live with it" before passing judgment.  We have been working and living with Asus P4T Motherboard for about a week now and we have been able to do some pretty interesting tricks with it while having a lot of fun in the process.This is a quick peek into the netherworld of over-clocking with the Pentium... Read more...
The NVidia GeForce 2 MX Top End Performance At Bargain Basement Prices - And It Over-clocks too! By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 7/7/00   There is something strange about 3D Graphics Cards that brings out the "crazies" in people.  What amuses me the most is when people get into very emotional and heated discussions in our HotHardware Conference Room Forum.  It is as if people hold their video cards so close to their hearts, the damn things are like spouses or children to them.  While we personally don't understand this phenomenon here at HotHardware, one thing is for sure people get down right belligerent and opinionated about their 3D Graphics cards.  With... Read more...
How much ya bench?  - The P!!! 500E Coppermine @ 750MHz.  We recently got in a new sweet little Pentium!!!  500E Coppermine from our good buds at OutsideLoop Computers.  By the way, in case you haven't heard, they rock! We have heard many VERY encouraging stories on the net these days about the ability of the 500E and 550E to overclock EXTREMELY well.  We decided it would be great to see what kind of performance gains could be had with the 500E on an i820 motherboard with RAMBUS and the works.  Here's how things went... OutsideLoop also set us up with a sweet new Slotket card from MSI, the MS-6905 Master.  You guessed it, this little honey supports Coppermine... Read more...
Unlocking & Overclocking The AMD Slot A Thunderbird Straddling the fence between the old and the new July 4, 2000 - By Dave Altavilla  In this weeks installment of "my PC is faster than yours", we have a new processor that has emerged in the High End space.  AMD's long awaited Thunderbird (god I love that code name) has arrived and it's sporting 256K of on chip full speed L2 Cache.  Along with this new CPU, we will be using a new motherboard from Gigabyte, the GA-7VX (full review coming soon), designed around VIA's new KX133 chipset affording AGP4X and PC133 memory support to the Athlon platform.  The combination of this new round of technology from the two primary... Read more...
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