Items tagged with mod

USModular Cold Fusion 2 x 512MB PC4000 Memory Review @ 3DXtreme: "Today 3DXtreme is proud to present our latest review, this review comes from a relatively newcomer in the memory field, USModular. In this review we are taking a look at the 1GB Kit of USModular Cold Fusion PC4000 Memory; this memory is rated for use at 250 MHZ or DDR500 with the timings of 3-4-4-8. The Cold Fusion 512MB sticks of memory feature gold heatspreaders and the Cold Fusion insignia under the hood are specially tested, speed binned Hynix ICs." ATI R520 to Hit Retail Shelves in Q3, 2005 @ CoolTechZone: "After some of our sources disclosed that information, we were immediately interested in product availability... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm back after my week of absence(I know you missed me). So, what's up for today? Tweak Guides has let us know that the final revision of the Fire Fox Tweak Guide is now up. Also, Big Bruin has an article on Password Security and Safety that you might want to check out. Most of it is common sense, but if your new to the tech world, it could help. Well guys and gals, it's good to be back... now enjoy the news :) ASUS P5WD2 (955X) Motherboard @ t-break "The P5WD2 features the "Stack Cool 2" system which basically adds a layer underneath the motherboard that dissipates heat better which in turn, results in reduced temperatures below the CPU area" Mod of the Month @ Creative... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm checking in to let you know what's going on. ATi has sent us an announcement today, they're announcing the "Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs" so check it out along with our other items. Enjoy! ATI Delivers Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs RADEON(R) XPRESS™ 200M drives a new class of integrated graphics and power management for PCI Express-based AMD mobile platforms. MARKHAM, ON – February 17, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the world leader for notebook PC graphics, today announced the introduction of RADEON(R) XPRESS™ 200M – the industry's... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for the latest update. Coming at you straight from the news feed: Kingston show of PC2-6000, Easy Network Storage Guide, Samsung CLP-550 Color Laser Printer, and more! For those of you in the northeast, I hope this helps the time go by as your stuck inside, watching the snow cover your house. Enjoy! Kingston shows off PC2-6000 @ Legit Reviews "Today Kingston showed off samples of their PC2-6000 memory, which is the fastest DDR2 memory that we have seen to date. For those that don't know PC2-6000 is running at 750MHz DDR2! The modules that we have are 256MB modules and carry the part number KHX6000D2/256 and come with a rated CAS Latency of 4..." Mutant... Read more...
Hey folks, it's hard to believe that the new year is upon us.  2004 has flown by in my opinion, with a lot of changes in my life occurring.  I hope 2005 will be a good one, with a few goals set, it could be.  I'm not big on the whole "resolution" thing, but there is that sense of a clean slate, starting fresh.  I have to say, I always get a bit of a chuckle this time of year when you suddenly start seeing more joggers than usual on the road.  I guess getting in shape is the most popular resolution out there.  Well, I'm running a little slow today, woke up with no coffee in the house.  So let's get the news going so I can go get my java! DFI LANParty... Read more...
Good to see you again friends :)  With the world of work starting back up for me again this morning, I do not have a huge amount of time to chit-chat.  However, I do have enough to fire up another round of linkage.  Enjoy your day, I will "see" you back here later this evening...  SilverStonetek SST-FP54 Review @ ExtensionTech.net "You'd perhaps think that this parallel powered VFD was late into the market. And well, perhaps it is...But seeing that you can't buy too many printers these days that use the parallel port anymore, that leaves potential for all those free printer ports doesn't it? This parallel (2x16) character VFD from SilverStone, with its beveled,... Read more...
Good morning all :)  Last night I decided that I should hit up the local shopping mall in hopes of finishing up the last of my Xmas shopping.  Thankfully I was able to get in and out in a short period of time.  I don't like crowds to begin with, but, there is nothing worse then a large crowd of people in the "Christmas sprit" shopping... *shudder* ;) Go grab a mug and pull up a chair.  Here is your first shot of juice for the day...  OCZ ModStream Power Supply Roundup @ CoolTechZone "There is a new trend that recently emerged in the world of power supplies, the wireless trend. Yes, the industry is moving towards reducing the unnecessary wires from the power... Read more...
I just received a ASUS A7N8X-X, and after looking around in the bios, it has some pretty decent features. After building a few systems using variants of the A7N8X, I've come to really like the brand. The NF7 series from ABit is also one of my top choices for Athlon XP systems. I'm going to miss the times I've spent working with Athlon XP systems, but once I get my Athlon 64, I'm sure all that will change :) AVerMedia AVerTV USB 2.0 Plus @ HEXUS.net "Almost everything about the device is easy to use and set-up, which generally speaking makes it a joy to use. My biggest concern prior to testing the device was that such a small component would struggle to provide a good quality picture and... Read more...
Well I didn't wake up to snow like Jay, but there's a nice coating of it now. I'm stuck in the house until the plows can clear things up, but it's not so bad since I picked up Metroid Prime 2 yesterday... for anyone who hasn't played it but likes Metroid... buy it! Seriously, this game is awesome! I do have to pull myself away from it sometimes, like now... so let's get on with the news so I can get back to my game ;) LTB USB True 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Review @ 3DX "While this headset may not be the cheapest on the market, if you are a serious gamer price may not be a huge consideration. For positional awareness in gaming the LTB USB-M headset just flat out rocks. I play alot of Call... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Just in case you missed the new link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know what we've just posted a fresh review of X-Micro's WLAN 11g Turbo Mode broadband router and its companion PCMCIA card.  Rob found this router to perform quite well, and thought it was very easy to install and configure.  Click here and check it out...... Read more...
More and more homes these days contain multiple PCs, and in this age of increasingly common broadband connections it's a no-brainer to want to connect these machines together over a WLAN, or Wireless LAN.  Doing so will allow you to share files and the broadband connection so that everyone can surf the web smoothly.  For sometime now, users have been trucking along at 11 Mbps and 54 Mbps using 802.11b and 802.11g components such as routers, PCI cards, etc. But, as with everything else built into, installed on, or just connected to a PC, there's always room for improvement, and this usually means doing something faster.  That's what X-Micro intends to do with today's showcase... Read 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! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review @ PC Stats "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,... Read more...
Shiver me timbers it's cold! But like I said before... my computer is loving it :D Well guys and gals, Half-Life 2 is almost here and I personally can't wait! Well, I'll be getting Metroid Prime 2 first, but still... HL2! "you don't mess with a nerd and a crowbar" - entermymatrix03, Forum Member HEC Windmill 385W PS @ Techniz News "Today, we are reviewing another good power supply unit from HEC which is the Windmill 385W PSU. HEC have started to expand from pure manufacturing into establishing designing, R&D, sales channels and global logistics businesses. Besides computer cases, their main products include Power, Barebone Assembly, IPC/Server hardware, Redundant Power,... Read more...
Good afternoon folks.  We have to apologize for the delay in news this morning.  We had some gremlins acting up on the server earlier that gave us some unscheduled downtime.  But now we're back and we've got some good reading to get you through your day. LeadTek WinFast A400 Ultra/GT TDH 6800 Review @ Beyond3D: "At a glance, the only noticeable difference between the two boards is the additional Molex connector visible on the 6800 Ultra-based card - aside from that, both boards use the same, near-silent two slot cooling solution. Despite its 'monster cooling' look, the fan noise from these boards is indeed reasonably quiet, and certainly not noticeably loud over the rest of... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  It looks to me like things are winding down a bit as the weekend approaches.  That doesn't mean that the wheels have come to a screaching halt at HH, however.  We've got a lot of cool items on the HH test bench as we speak.  So while most of you get ready for a nice relaxing weekend, rest assure we are plugging away on some pretty sweet hardware for your reading entertainment.  For now, let's cover some of today's latest news. DFI LanParty 915X-T12 @ Viper Lair: "The 915P-T12 is a good buy for its price, for those looking for a mid-to-high range motherboard, or a motherboard that will be able to support relatively new technology, the 915P-T12... Read more...
Good evening folks.  Awfully sorry for the long delay in news postage today.  We had a little miscommunication on coverage that left things unattended longer than we wanted.  Don't fret, however, we have some evening tidbits that should hold you over for a while. OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC4000EL Dual-Channel Kit Review @ EOC: "When it comes to choosing the right memory for your overclocking needs, you'd be hard pressed to find memory more highly recommended than OCZ Technology. In the short time since OCZ hit the memory market in August 2000 it has become the most sought after brand of high performance RAM products among computer enthusiasts. OCZ has always catered to the high-end... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back :)  It seems like the news front took a turn for the better after I crashed last night.  With news flowing in at a pretty steady rate, your hunger for knowledge should be well satisfied.  However, I do not have tons of spare time to chit-chat this morning, so let's get down to business so I can get back to the grind...  A.C. Ryan MORF PSU Sleeving Mod @ A True Review "While power supply wires do not restrict airflow as bad, they are unsightly. This is where PSU modding/sleeving comes in. Modding your power supply by sleeving the wires and replacing the connector plugs with colorful replacements will dynamically improve the overall look... Read more...
As we start out this Friday morning, we've got multiple reports of sites who've had time to work with the latest Far Cry patch v1.2 and Shader Model 3.0.  It's no secret this is one of the best games I've played to date and it looked great even on mid-range cards.  Can't wait to see what differences the new patch makes.  Check the first post below for a series of sites with the dirt on Far Cry's latest patch.  With the latest v1.2 patch, the Far Cry now utilizes Shader Model 3.0. Here's a list of sites with comparison screenshots and benchmarks for your review: -The Tech Report -XBitlabs -PCPerspective -TBreak.com  Corsair TWINX1024-3200XL PRO Series Dual Channel Memory... Read more...
Whoa!  I've only been offline for about 8 hours, and already our news box is chock full of goodies!  For a geek like me, there's not much better than waking up to a healthy sampling of hardware related articles.  I just brewed a fresh pot of coffee, slammed down a pastry and some toast, and now I'm going to settle in for some good reading.  When I'm done with that, I'm going to button up a review of Asus' excellent Radon X800 Pro!  I figure some of you might want to do the same (minus that part about writing a review), so here's enough hardware news to keep you busy for most of the morning - just don't spill any coffee on your keyboard...  Shuttle's XPC SK83G SFF... Read more...
Good morning all.  JeffB stopping in as we say good bye to another work week and hello to the weekend.  My wife and I, recent residents of North Carolina, enjoyed a nice little pool party in our community last night with a live reggae band and good food and drink.  The carribean tunes seemed quite appropriate with the general theme being sunny and hot. Tomorrow we get to check out a local pig roast that is an annual tradition that brings in 15,000 people each year.  It's definitely a different world down here compared to New York, but one thing is certain, these folks like to eat!  They are also a hefty community of techies too, with the Research Triangle being home to... Read more...
Good evening friends :)  Sorry about the delay in news, I had to stay extra late at work tonight.  However, from the looks of it, the news has been flowing at a steady rate all evening.  With tasty reading like this, I would be lying if I said tonight's news shot was anything but golden... PRESS RELEASE - Corsair Announces Value Select DDR2 Memory Modules Fremont, CA, June 17, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new DDR2 Value Select memory modules. These products are ideal for the budget conscious consumer who would like to take advantage of the new features and bandwidth that DDR2 has... Read more...
Welcome back HotHardware fans!  Today's announcement by NVIDIA regarding their new MXM (Mobile PCI eXpress Module) initiative has generated quite a bit of interest.  So much interest that we were able to get a statement from ATi on the topic.  Here's a direct "cut-and-paste" from the correspondence...   •"Industry Standard Module" - while the concept is great, this is not what is being proposed. An industry standard module would be created through the creation of a working group comprised of OEMs, ODMs, graphics vendors, etc - an industry standard comes through collaboration - that is not what has been done here (ATI and others were never consulted),... Read more...
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