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If your NVIDIA GeForce 6 or 7 series overclocking adventures haven't yielded the kind of results you had hoped, this guide on the AOA Forums may be of interest.  They outline the steps necessary to soft-mod the BIOS on many GeForce cards to increase the GPU's voltage using NiBiTor and nvFlash.  I've done this mod on a GeForce 7800 GT card with some success, but it's not going to work for everyone because some board partners already tweak their voltages to support increased clock speeds on factory overclocked cards. "Over-clockers are always looking for a way to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their hardware. This has been going on for years. Today's Video... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces Next Generation PC2-6400 ATI CrossFire Certified Modules for Demanding Computer Gaming Environments Sunnyvale, CA - September 13, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the second certified member of the new ATI CrossFireTM DDR2 series which delivers 800MHz speeds at 4-4-4 timings. The PC2-6400 CrossFire Certified modules now deliver gamers the performance and speed they require for their demanding computing environments. Approximating the newly released PC2-5400, the PC2-6400 modules feature an exclusive ATI special XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreader displaying ATI's... Read more...
Here's a blast from the past.  The Inq is reporting that the Commodore brand could possibly re-emerge on a new line of high-end systems.  I don't know if slapping the old logo on a funky plastic case is enough to sway people away from today's current crop of boutique system builders, but with a little innovation and some good marketing, I'm sure some folks would buy a Commodore system for the nostalgia factor alone. "Now, the Commodore brand sits on a range of high-end PCs equipped with Nvidia's 7950 GX2 card and an AMD FX 60. Commodore is now a Dutch company and is testing the waters to see if there is a market for such a PC with this legendary brand on it."... Read more...
To mosts enthusiasts, the term "softmod" usually conjures up dreams of gaining extra performance or features with a few simple clicks of the mouse, so it's no wonder that a recent set of hacked drivers that will turn your Audigy 2 into an Audigy 4 have caused so much commotion. With the hardware remaining unchanged, is there really a performance improvement with the hacked drivers, or is it just wishful thinking? "Recently there has been a lot of buzz on hardware forums regarding a set of hacked drivers that have actually been around for a while, that will allow you to 'turn your Audigy 2 or SB Live! into an Audigy 4'. Basically,... Read more...
For those of you who are interested in the technology that goes into making a cutting edge engine like id software's Doom 3 engine, Intel has a bit of a good read in store for you. Make some time and get some coffee, there's plenty of info to pour over. "The articles below provide an overview of the SIMD optimized rendering pipeline of animated models which is equivalent, but superior in performance to the one used in the computer game DOOM III. This improved rendering pipeline is implemented in the computer game Quake 4. Most of the rendering pipeline runs on the CPU while several of the steps in the pipeline could run on a GPU as available on many of today's graphics cards. However,... Read more...
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Bethesda's latest RPG, has been enjoying considerable growth in it's mod community, and one cool mod to keep an eye on is a Multiplayer mod currently being worked on. At the moment there isn't much to enjoy, with only basic multiplayer connectivity(no deathmatch yet), but hopefully we'll be seeing more updates in the near feature. "MultiTES4 is my attempt at an Oblivion mod/add-on that, you guessed, adds multiplayer to this awesome game. I started the work on this project around the 7th of May, 2006. It's come a long way, and has a long way to go, but with perseverance and a little luck, it'll go a long way. At the moment, MultiTES4 consists of... Read more...
For about $90USD, you can add three extra(hot swappable) hard drives to your machine using the IcyDock MB453SPF-B Multi-Bay Backplane Module. In their latest review, PCStats checks to see if this new device is a handy piece of hardware, or just another electronic dud. "The IcyDock MB453SPF-B multi-bay backplane module is a box the size of a couple optical drives stacked on top of one another that stores a handful of serial ATA hard drives in compact, individually hot swappable drive caddy's. When internal hard drive space in a computer case is full, or if quick access to hard drives is called for, this box will allow you to add up to three... Read more...
Kingston and ASUS Bring 1066-MHz HyperX Memory Modules to Market Kingston HyperX 1066-MHz memory and ASUS P5B Deluxe motherboard tested for optimal performance Fountain Valley, CA (June 6, 2006), - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today along with ASUS a joint partnership exclusively for ASUS' latest Intel Broadwater based motherboard, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston's HyperX DDR2 1066-MHz (PC2-8500) memory modules. The P5B Deluxe motherboard from ASUS is based on the Intel P965 chipset and supports DDR2 memory. Kingston's HyperX 1066 MHz modules and the ASUS P5B motherboard have been tested for optimal performance. "This... Read more...
AOpen Showcases Innovative Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Technology and MoDT-based Products and Launches the MoDT Bootcamp at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 -- AOpen(R) Inc., an award-winning, global leader in PC component design and manufacturing, today announced that it will showcase several of its award winning Mobile on Desktop (MoDT)-based solutions at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference (ICC). AOpen will debut a series of new Solo and Dual core motherboards, and barebone systems including innovative new XC Cubes, MiniPCs and ePCs. In addition, with Intel's (INTC) support, AOpen will launch it's MoDT Bootcamp, a program designed to educate the channel about the benefits... Read more...
If you're a 7800GT owner that's not ready to take the plunge and do a hardmod to raise the voltage on your video card, you can still raise it by using a simple BIOS update(softmod). NGOHQ has the file, and some forum discussion on the matter. "Not everybody knows how to perform a voltage mod. Today we're giving 7800GT users a small gift - this universal 7800GT BIOS image contains a small voltage mod of 0.1v in 3D mode, meaning you will be able to overclock your 7800GT even higher." Be really, really careful when doing this mod though. Most of the time, even just overclocking your card can void the warranty, not to mention actually changing the BIOS. The reward is a faster card, but... Read more...
The post is not in english, but the pictures at HKEPC tell the whole story.  It seems that some (perhaps all) Radeon X1800 GTO cards can be easily modified to unlock the additional 4 pipelines lurking within the R520 GPU.  HKEPC used an HIS card, and simply flashed the BIOS with a modified version that unlocked the additional pipelines.  This is basically the same mod procedure used to unlock the disabled pipes on the Radeon X800 GTO as well.... 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...
OCZ Technology Introduces Enhanced Latency PC-3200 Platinum XTC Modules Sunnyvale, CA—March 2, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of PC-3200 Platinum 1024MB XTC and PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 XTC. The launch of the new series will meet the needs of today's high-end system builders, gamers and enthusiasts who seek high performance DDR400 memory solutions. The PC-3200 Platinum XTC will be available in 1024MB (1GB) modules and 2GB (2x1024MB) dual channel kits with exceptional CL timings of 2-3-2-5. The PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 XTC will be available in a 1GB (2x512MB) dual channel... Read more...
Still looking for a PSU that's right for you? And who doesn't like a good old roundup review? Today X-Bit labs has rounded up 9 different power supplies, which are all good, but only one can be the best... or could there be some equals? "We are going to introduce to you 9 power supply units in our detailed roundup today. We will discuss in great detail the solutions from Enermax, FSP Group, MGE, SilverStone, SinTek, Zalman and Foxconn. These models are all very powerful ones with over 400W capacity that are available in retail stores."... Read more...
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