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- Guide to Apache
- Corsair PC6400
- MSI NX7800GTX
- ECS KN1-SLI
- Foxconn 945P Mobo
- PCstats Weekly Tips
Guide to Apache and 7800GTX Reviews

Hello,
The first web hosting Guide from PCSTATS walked through the steps of website hosting from home with IIS. The response to that guide was an overwhelming request for another guide to web hosting... but with Apache! So here its folks - PCSTATS latest Beginners Guide to web hosting with Apache.

Elsewhere it this issue of the PCSTATS Newsletter we have an in depth look at MSI's NX7800GTX videocards running in SLI mode, the ECS KN1-SLI Extreme motherboard, and the Foxconn 945P7AA motherboard too. Any of you currently playing Battlefield 2? If so, you'll want to take a close look at the test results in this review of 2GB PC6400 Corsair DDR modules. Enjoy!


Beginners Guides: Website Hosting With Apache

PCSTATS recently published a much-requested guide to hosting your very own website using Microsoft's IIS web hosting software. Though feedback from that article has made us realize that we'd left a large cross-section of users hanging in limbo. When it comes to the Internet as a whole, Apache may actually be the preferred web hosting technology, since most professional web hosting operations use versions of Apache on the Linux operating system to host commercial client websites. In this Beginners Guide, PCSTATS is going to walk you through setting up a personal website on the web using Apache web server for Windows. Continue Here>>

Corsair TwinX2048-6400 PRO PC2-6400 DDR-2 Memory Review

To see what effect 2GB of system RAM will have on Battlefield 2, and a couple of other game titles PCSTATS is testing out a (2x1GB = 2GB) set of Corsair's dual channel Twin2X2048-6400 PRO PC2-6400 DDR-2 memory. This is exactly what the doctor ordered for any memory-strapped dual core Intel Pentium 4 PC! Each of the Corsair Twin2X2048-6400 PRO 1GB DDR-2 modules are rated to run at 800 MHz - just the right pace to keep a dual core CPU happily feed with enough memory bandwidth. Team that up with the Twin2X2048-6400 PRO's fancy activity LEDs and we have some pretty nifty 1GB-capacity memory modules in this 2GB set with 5-5-5-12-1T timings.Continue Here>>

MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E SLI Videocards Review

The MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E PCI Express videocards we'll be testing in this review, in single and SLI mode, Those of you who are into video editing will also appreciate VIVO support. Along with the MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E is a nicely labeled VIVO break-out cable. We already know that the Geforce 7800GTX is one of the fastest videocards on the market, but that won't save the MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E from a hefty round of overclocking tests. We picked one card at random to overclock it in a standalone configuration before moving on to the SLI-mode overclocking tests.... Continue Here>>

ECS KN1-SLI Extreme nForce 4-SLI Motherboard Review

The ECS KN1-SLI Extreme looks like a pretty sweet motherboard for anyone on a budget who wants good performance, and the all important option of running dual PCI Express x16 SLI-compatible videocards. Based on the nVidia nForce4 SLI chipset, the ECS KN1-SLI Extreme supports all the current flavours of Socket 939 AMD Athlon64/FX/X2 processors. Its four DDR DIMM slots can be installed with as much as 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory in a dual channel configuration. Onboard data connections consist of IEEE 1394a Firewire which hums away at 800Mbps, a 7.1-channel audio codec, Gigabit and 10/100 NICs, and an additional Serial ATA II/RAID controller. Expansion slots are pretty numerous, with one open PCI Express x1 and three available 32-bit PCI slots. Continue Here>>

Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review

With both Intel and AMD firmly devoted to dual core processors in the foreseeable future, one would expect a flurry of dual core capable software should be hitting the market... yet at the moment this aspect of the dream being marketed is sadly overlooked. Still, future-proofing is always a good route to take, and if you are scouting out new Intel socket 775 systems, there is no reason not to look at motherboards which support dual core CPUs. Take for example the Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 motherboard which is based on the Intel 945P chipset that PCSTATS is testing today. Continue Here>>

PCstats Weekly Tech Tips: Securely Removing Data
Securely removing data on a hard drive that is about to be replaced or RMA'd is a problem, simply destroying the partition or formatting the drive is often not enough. You see, neither of those acts will actually write over the data still stored on the entire drive. Instead, they just remove the partition table or mark sectors for rewrite. With recovery tools that can be found online, it is very possible to rebuild partition tables and fully recover data that has been formatted. Luckily, there is a built in utility in WindowsXP Pro and newer operating systems which allows users to securely remove data from a hard drive.

The first thing we have to do is load up a command prompt (Start -> Run then type CMD and press the OK button), from there type the "cipher /w:directory" command. Replace the directory word with the directory you want to remove and it will be done securely. It's a bit more tedious than a straight format, but it will also completely remove sensitive information.

All of the PCstats Weekly Tech Tips have been archived in the Forums for your reference.

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