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BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM RAS Precharge
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 Hard Drive Enclosure Review
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 6:13P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right CPU, GPU, or even SSD could be considered difficult - but so could simple peripherals, such as an HDD enclosure. These seem to be a dime a dozen, and while many consumer purchases may boil down to aesthetic value, we've discovered with Zalman's ZM-HE350 U3 that not all external enclosures perform alike.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

OCZ Vertex 2 40GB drives
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid State Drives are known for there incredible access times and massive sustained write speeds. A single SandForce controller-based SSD can push the limits of the SATA II interface. This leads to faster Windows boot times, application loading and a snappier desktop feel. OCZ Vertex 2 drives were among the first to bring the SF-1200 to the enthusiast community and have received numerous commendations as a result. The OCZ Vertex 2 60GB review was enough to make this reviewer take a RAID0 Velociraptor set up and install it into older, slower PCs, because a modern system should not be hung up on dated storage technology.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

Patriot PBO Core Media Player Review
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 4:02P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot relaunched the Patriot Box Office as the PBO Core with an improved user interface and added functionality. The new GUI lives up to the relaunch and is easy to use and with a long list of file compatibility makes it a great device for your digital media playback for even the technologically challenged members of your family
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE

OCZ ZX Series 850w Power Supply
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Like many other manufacturers at CES 2011, OCZ had a collection of their most recent hardware on display, including solid state drives, memory and power supplies. It's one of the latter that we have for review today, the ZX Series 850W. The ZX replaces the Z Series as OCZ's Maximum Performance line of power supplies, and is available in 850W, 1000W and 1250W capacities. These models all feature 80Plus Gold efficiency levels, multi-GPU support and OCZ's exclusive five year PowerSwap Warranty."
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

Aten CM0264 KVMP switch
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 4:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aten is one of the industry leaders in KVM switches and they have been producing unique KVM switches and related products with latest technologies to fulfill the market. CM0264 was released in Aug 2010 and being one of the latest Aten KVMP switches, it is a 2 x 4 DVI-HDMI matrix KVMP switch which supports 2 x HDMI + 2 x DVI-enabled devices with dual-display capability."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

In Win Dragon Slayer mATX Case Review
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Many people are turning to mATX setups for LAN gaming systems and home theater PC systems. There are not a ton of options when it comes to mATX cases; most are cube cases that do not offer a lot of features. Well today we have a mATX that is designed just like any other mid tower case and has quite a few options. What case are we talking about? The Dragon Slayer from In Win, let’s take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
Intel Core i5-2500K LGA 1155 “Sandy Bridge” Processor
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The word Sandy Bridge is what we have been hearing for the past 3 months. In forums, on different websites and even on the news. Sandy Bridge is the codename for Intel’s new 32nm processor architecture. This new architecture brings on-die graphics to a whole new level and still has all of the same features we saw on the Nehalem architecture. It adds even more with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D, and AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) instructions. With this new architecture Intel is releasing 11 desktop processors, we will be taking the Core i5-2500K throug h the paces, read on to check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

In Win Dragon Rider Full Tower Case Review
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Over the past few years In Win has been designing a lot of different cases to stir up the competition with larger manufactures. Their latest Full Tower Case, the In Win Dragon Rider is no exception to In Win’s quality products. The Dragon Rider has advanced features such as a CPU backplate cooling fan, two USB 3.0 easy access ports and support for E-ATX motherboards. The case also includes 4 fans and has support of up to 10 fans to go along with its already cool and quiet design. Let’s take a closer look."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 12:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router is a sleek looking router with a long name and potentially big performance. We’ll examine the specs, packaging, features, interface and of course performance, to determine if the TEW-691GR can survive in your personal network."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i 6G Review - 2.5GB/s Speed Through 8 SSDs
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hot on the table in our labs today is the LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID SATA 3 internal RAID card and it happens to be sitting beside 8 Crucial C300 SATA 3 SSDs and 8 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSDs. We are going to put this card through its paces and brace yourself because we have been pulling off amazing speeds as high as 2.5GB/s and 1.7GB/s for high sequential read and write access. The LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID card is a SATA 3 internal RAID card that allows us to connect up to 8 hard drives (or in our case SSDs) in a variety of multi-level RAID configurations to include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. It installs through a quick clip into your motherboard PCIe 2.0 x8 slot and, as we saw with this card, is recognized immediately.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Evercool Battle Hero Notebook Cooling Pad
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've seen a variety of Evercool notebook cooling products in the past - Evercool not only makes an extensive line of notebook cooling products, but they also have a hefty lineup of CPU and VGA coolers, fans and gaming system cooling products in addition to their notebook cooling lineup. One of the latest products to hit their notebook cooling lineup is the Battle Hero cooling pad that I have here today.:
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 FleX Review
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Building an Eyefinity setup is easier than ever, thanks in part to the powerful GPUs we have the choice of, and also the easier-to-stomach pricing of 20~24" displays. Sapphire, with its FleX, makes things even easier by giving us a card that negates the requirement for a DisplayPort monitor. That 3x1 setup is looking good, isn't it?
  FULL STORY @ SAPPHIRE

News: Asus K53E dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 3:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve already put a quad-core Sandy Bridge notebook through the paces but how does a system with a dual-core CPU based on the same architecture perform? Does it give previous-gen Core 2010 chips a run for their money and perhaps more importantly does it offer better battery life?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

ASUS Radeon HD 6950 2GB DirectCU II Overclocked Video Card Review
     Wed, Mar 30 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's been so long since I've looked at an ASUS video card, so long that I honestly couldn't remember the last time I saw one. I can tell you, though, it was in the day where the TOP series reigned supreme. So what's happening these days with ASUS in the video card market? Well, we haven't paid too much attention to be honest, but it's time to see what this DirectCU II series offers us. What we'll do firstly is check out the package of the card to see what's going on. Once that's done we'll check out the card and the specifications. Carrying only a mild overclock, we decided to just crank up the speed through overdrive and we'll talk about that more in the specifications. Once all that's done, it's time to get into the fun stuff, the performance. First, though, let's check out the package."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate Cheetah 15k.7 600GB SAS HDD Review
     Wed, Mar 30 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cheetah 15k.7 6Gb/s SAS HDD by Seagate does not come cheap but it's speed and high MTBF not only make it the ideal choice for high performance enterprise environments and workstations but also for enthusiasts who are after the perfect balance between performance and storage capacity.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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