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Tonight, a few articles concerning security have found their way into the HH news box. Over at The TechZone, you can find some tips on how to secure your e-mails. And how many of you have ever forgotten a password? Really, who hasn't? PCStats covers ways to recover your forgotten passwords, and ways to bypass or reset certain passwords such as the one for the BIOS. I still have memory's of accidently setting a password for the BIOS when I was about 7, and not remembering what it was or how to get around it... the horror. Goodnight all! Tt Tai-Chi @ Neoseeker | HH Perspective "For starters, the box for the case is huge. I guess that's to be expected of a case the size of the Gigabyte Aurora.... Read more...
The press is hot today, folks! Corsair has just informed us that they are to produce the first "Certified SLI Ready Memory". With the growing popularity of SLI, it's only a matter of time before more memory manufactures join the SLI Certified club. Part numbers for their Single Module memory are CM2X512-5400C4, and CM2X512-5400C4PRO. Their matched pair numbers are TWIN2X1024-5400C4, and TWIN2X1024-5400C4PRO.      NVIDIA Selects Corsair as its First Certified SLI Ready Memory Corsair XMS2 DDR2 memory provides exceptional stability and performance to the NVIDIA SLI platform Fremont, CA (Thursday, November 3, 2005) – Corsair(R) Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader... Read more...
AOpen miniPC available now San Jose, CA - November 1, 2005 - AOpen, an award-winning global leader in PC component and system design and manufacturing, continues its miniaturized personal computing innovation with a cool new twist to PC computing, the most affordable and compact PC ever, the AOpen miniPC. The launch of the unique miniPC testifies the strong R&D capability of AOpen and demonstrates that the product development expertise of the company takes the leading position in the world. "AOpen's R&D expertise has progressed from desktop platforms to small form factor platforms," said Chris Liu, VP of Product and Marketing of AOpen America. "Now we are taking a giant... Read more...
We've been playing with a couple of sticks of new DDR Memory from Corsair.  Here's a quick look at their XMS series TWINX2048-3500LLPro module kit.  Two 1G sticks matched together, CAS2,3,2,6 and 1T command rate capable rated up to 437MHz, just the thing for more Battlefield 2 performance. And here's what they were capable of in our Asus A8N SLI Premium - Athlon 64 X2 4400 test bed... Not too shabby at all.  460MHz, with 2, 3, 2, 6 timings and a 1T Command rate set in the BIOS.  Look at those scores though, that's the real story.   This test was peformed on a Dual Core Athlon 64 X2 4400 sharing its bandwidth on the memory controller between the two cores, which... Read more...
Hey folks! The long awaited horror FPS, F.E.A.R., will be released to the masses very shortly. Reviews should be flooding the net soon, and we'll be sure to bring you a couple. Enjoy the news, goodnight folks! MSI Theater 550PRO @ Viperlair | HH Perspective "For the cool price of $74 USD, the MSI Theater 550PRO is a pretty good value when compared to many other TV Tuners, including ATI's own TV Wonder Elite which goes for almost double the price. Considering there isn't much difference between the two in terms of software bundles and hardware, we'd lean towards MSI's version of the card if you're in the need of a tuner for your HTPC box." All-In-Wonder ATI X800XT @ Got|Apex? "The... Read more...
Hello All! The weekend is drawing to a close, and while the rest of the world is watching football, I thought I'd post up some spy shots of some new RAM Corsair's got in the works and supply a healthy dose of news while I'm at it. First things first... Corsair's TWINX2048-4400PRO      The pictures above are of a brand new 2GB memory kit that the good folks at Corsair are getting ready to release.  The TWINX2048-4400PRO memory features Corsair's swank activity LEDs, and Infineon Rev. C chips. This 2GB kit is guaranteed to hit DDR550 speeds at 3-4-4-8 timings, and at DDR400 speeds will run at CAS 2. This memory kit will be ideal for overclockers who want to populate only 2 DIMM... Read more...
Hey folks! The weekend news is rolling steady, and now it's time for a post. Enjoy! RAIDMAX Samurai XE 901 Case @ MHW "As noted earlier in the intro the Samurai's unique design comes courtesy of a molded plastic hard shelled exterior attached to a steel frame. This manufacturing method greatly reduces costs over a comparable one piece steel only design. Unfortunately, the steel skeleton means the case is heavy, weighing in at nearly 25 pounds." SimpleTech 80GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive @ Techniz "The SimpleTech Portable Drives will provide the needs for home and even office users. It was specially design for portability, performance and reliability for storage and even backup... Read more...
Thermaltake is a company that offers a wide variety of products for custom computer builders. Whether you are looking for specialized cooling solutions, such as an active hard drive cooler, a water cooling kit or a quality CPU cooler like the Golden Orb II we recently reviewed, Thermaltake has an answer.  Top that off with Multifunction displays, USB hard drive enclosures, and top of the line chassis, and you'll find that Thermaltake has a multitude of products available to help give your rig a personal touch. The Tai Chi Aluminum Extrusion Case is a new addition to Thermaltake's line of enclosures.  Built out of extruded aluminum, this tower has looks that kill, tons of room and it... Read more...
Shuttle XPC SD31P SFF system review @ Xtreme Resources: "After the release of new CPUs and technologies, every company had to evolve their products and refresh their line-up. Shuttle was no exception too, although perhaps they had the hardest of time making the move, since they had to fit every new technology (ranging from Dual Core CPU support to SATA-II support) into a tiny box. So the masterful engineers of Shuttle designed the SD31P; an XPC claiming to be a pocket-size supercomputer, versatile and powerful enough to fit any house and office. Since Shuttle was nice enough to provide us with a review sample of the SD31P, we can see up close what this baby can do." asetek VapoChill... Read more...
AMCC 3Ware 9550SX-4LP SATA-II/300 RAID Controller @ GamePC Labs: "The new 9550SX card boasts dual RAID processing engines, 128 MB of DDR2 cache memory, SATA-II/300 with NCQ support, and a host of other features. We take a look at the hardware and software which drive the cad, and we run some quick RAID-0 and RAID-5 performance numbers against other competing RAID cards on the market today." Custom Gaming Laptop Guide @ The Tech Zone: "Gone are the days when you would have been laughed at if you walked into an all-night LAN party carrying your trusty laptop and expecting to hang with the giant computer towers standing at everyone's feet. The gaming laptop computers of today sport... Read more...
RaidMax X1 ATX Gaming Case @ Bigbruin.com: "Raidmax continues to impress by offering unique, high quality items at a reasonable price. The Raidmax X1 case is no different... The X1 isn't as flashy as some of the recent "gaming" cases, but does retain enough of the "gaming" case feel with the front LCD, hidden drive bays, and a beautiful side panel." MSI NX7800GTX SLI @ Viperlair: "While we have a lot of praise to bestow upon the MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E, there isn't much we can say that we haven't already done so for the 7800 GTX in general. It's fast, occupies one slot, and with it, you can really crank up the image quality settings without sacrificing performance.... Read more...
It's the middle of September, and as just about every HL2 fan knows, the Lost Coast and Day of Defeat: Source is almost upon us! With DOD:S scheduled to be released on 9/26(pre-loading has already started), and Lost Coast close behind, Ars Technica has taken a trip to Valve's office to ask some questions and get a preview of some great new technology called HDR. If you didn't purchase the HL2 silver or gold packages, fear not! Valve is releasing DOD:S as a stand alone package going for $20. Goodnight all! Destroy Your Computer in 7 Easy Steps @ PCMech "Most of us, at one point or another, have had to modify the insides of our computers. Whether it was adding a new memory stick, fixing a... Read more...
Yesterday, Digitimes reported that Chaintech was pulling out of the motherboard market, instead focusing on video card and memory products.  Well, this morning Chaintech would like to set the record straight.  Looks like they are not going anywhere. Chaintech Remains in Motherboard Business! "Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd claims today that it will continue its motherboard business. In addition, Chaintech announced its new name as Walton Chaintech Cooperation, following its 25% stake acquired by Walton Advanced Engineering, the leading IC testing and packaging house. Chaintech denies it will fade away motherboard market to clarify the rumors wide spread recently. Most people recognize... 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...
Hey folks, it's way past my bedtime so enjoy the news while I enjoy my sleep :) Goodnight! VL System M-Play 202 Media Center VFD @ ExtremeMHz "It seems my running stretch of HTPC-oriented reviews is not quite over yet...VL Systems just dropped their hot new M-Play 202 Media Center VFD onto our review bench! This device is squarely aimed at the build it yourself crowd, and comes with two items that any HTPC enthusiast would want in a new build – a remote and VFD display. VL System has seemingly combined the two in a slick one stop solution, but is it good enough for your rig? Read on and find out!" Intel reveals details of new CPU design @ Tech Report "At 14 stages, the main... 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...
It's been less than two months since NVIDIA initially announced the availability of their new GeForce 7800 GTX, and already we ourselves in the enviable position of showcasing a third retail-ready version of NVIDIA's flagship card. We've previously showcased BFG's Editor's Choice Winning GeForce 7800 GTX OC and EVGA's e-GeForce 7800 GTX EGS, but this time around we have MSI's NX7800GTX in the HotHardware labs. Due to the fact that they are all based on NVIDIA's reference design, the MSI NX7800GTX is similar to BFG's and EVGA's products in many respects, but they differ in clock speed and perhaps more importantly in price. Read on and see what MSI has done with NVIDIA's latest top-of-the-line... Read more...
The security scare of the week, Zotob(the worm) hasn't had the effect that was predicted. While early reports claimed it was spreading fast, that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment. Trend Micro estimates that the original version of the worm(Zoto.A) has infected about 50 computers world wide, while the first variant(Zotob.B) has only infected about 1,000 systems. They claim it has to do with the operating system, with the worm causing problems primarily with Windows 2000. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are said to be in no danger. So folks, you can turn the sirens off for now, unload a couple of those firewalls, and take your pointer off the Windows Update icon. Intel To Deliver Dual-Core,... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope ya'll had a good weekend. I'm a little short on time, so I'll skip the chat and let you jump straight into the news. Enjoy! ASUS K8N-DL and Dual Opteron 252 @ LostCircuits "It still appears that one of the main problems AMD has been facing in the past, that is, great processors hampered by the lack of chipset support still rears its head, existing platforms are somewhat stale, bordering on obsolete technology. This is where nVidia's nForce4 Professional core logic aims to fill the void. Currently, less than a handful of boards are out there but we have secured one of them, namely the ASUS K8N-DL and run it through the paces. Several BIOS revisions later, we are still not... Read more...
              When we last took a look at some DDR2 memory back in October of 2004, the technology was still a bit new and didn't seem to offer any tangible performance benefits over standard DDR RAM.  Higher speeds could be obtained with DDR2 though, and these modules required less voltage, thus lowering overall power consumption.  The caveat with DDR2, however, was that early sets were much higher priced per MB than older DDR memory, and latencies were generally much higher, which kept performance on par if not slightly off the existing model.  The Intel camp was left without any options, as the 925 series of chipsets... Read more...
Hey everyone :) Following up on Matt Clement's injury, he seems to be ok. The video still makes me cringe though. Anyway, enough of the sports world. ASUS has sent us a press release and some pictures of GeForce 6600GT equipped with their SilentCool VGA cooling technology. It may be big, but when your looking for absolute silence, size is of little concern. Enjoy! ASUS Launches Silent and Effective Thermal Solution for Latest Graphics Cards SilentCool Technology Offers Fanless Design to Deliver High-Performance Cooling at 0dB   Taipei, Taiwan; July 25, 2005 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced SilentCool Technology, a fan-less, noiseless... Read more...
Hey everyone :) The mailbox isn't exactly overflowing with news, but we've got enough for a decent post. Well I'm off to gut some old machines for spare parts, so goodnight all! Dean Of Stanford Engineering School Elected To Intel's Board Of Directors SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that James D. Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, has been elected to Intel's board of directors. With Plummer's election, the Intel board now consists of nine independent directors and two directors who are executive officers of Intel (CEO Paul Otellini and Chairman Craig Barrett). Plummer is a UCLA graduate who went on to receive his master's degree and Ph.D.... Read more...
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