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Right now, DDR2 is only available to the Intel Platform. The biggest drawback people are complaining about, is that DDR2 is running at slower timings than traditional DDR. That is why OCZ, who have always been designing products with the enthusiast in mind, came up with a memory that can run at 667 MHz but at tighter timings than the standard JEDEC Spec. The maximum clock we could get out of the memory at 2.4V was DDR726 at Timings of 4-2-2-8.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Memory
AMD has released a new revision of their Athlon64 S939, the code name is Venice. Venice is produced in 90nm, has 512KB Cache and is clocked betwen 1.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz. We test it against the Winchster and two Pentium4 systems.
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Author://mAr
In:Processors
ArctiClean is a non-toxic solvent which helps you clean your heatsinks to a new level. It is very easy to use and produces outstanding results. We even tasted it.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
Jetart has built their own VGA cooler - a pretty full copper design with a blue LED. Can they compete with the other coolers in terms of performance as well?
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Author:W1zzard
In:VGA Coolers
One month ago we reviewed the Zalman VF700-AlCu. Now we test the VF700-Cu which is a full copper design. The performance difference is definitely there and users who have the choice should go for the copper version.
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Author:W1zzard
In:VGA Coolers
TwinMOS is returning the legendary Winbond BH-5 chips to the market. We could run these competetively priced modules at speeds of over DDR500.
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Author://mAr
In:Memory
Arctic Cooling is the first video card cooler manufacturer to use a heatsink base manufactured from copper. The ATI Silencer 4 just does awesome on all settings. If you are looking for a good cooler for your X800 you must definitely consider the ATI Silencer 4. Its cooling performance is excellent no matter what the fan speed is. Memory cooling works pretty well and gives you a bit more overclocking headroom.
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Author:W1zzard
In:VGA Coolers
The DFI Lanparty Freezer is a chipset waterblock, made by german company MIPS-Computer. It is the only chipset cooler on the market which can cool the DFI Lanparty's NForce4 chipset, even when there are two video cards installed in SLI mode.
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Author://mAr
In:Watercooling
Today we bring you a world-exclusive Preview of Sapphire TRIXX. This is Sapphire's new overclocking utility which is shipping this month. It boasts many new and exciting features, like maximum overclock detection.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
Today we have a very special PSU on the test bench - it is completely passive. Fortron trusts their design so much that they say a backup fan is not needed. I was surprised to see the Fortron Sparkle ZEN power our demanding test platform without any load problems. While the electrical noises were definitely annoying, they are only noticable on higher power systems.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Power Supplies
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Author:W1zzard
In:VGA Coolers
This time we cover the video card manufacturers Club3D and Sapphire.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Tradeshows
News from AOpen, Foxconn, S3 and Soltek. Also in this report you will find all R520 and ATI's SLI info we could get.
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In:Tradeshows
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In:VGA Coolers
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In:VGA Coolers
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In:Mice
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Author://mAr
In:Memory
For the stereotype american the remote control is probably the most important aspect of his home life. That's probably why Thermaltake is the first manufacturer to create a fan controller that can be controlled via infrared remote. This is a great idea if you use your computer to watch movies - turn down the fan to reduce noise while you are watching.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
Silent and powerful? Is the included CPU HSF worth it?
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Author:W1zzard
In:Power Supplies
Zalman has added a second heatpipe and a pretty blue finish. The dissipation area is also bigger, but does this warrant an upgrade?
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Author:W1zzard
In:VGA Coolers
The 5V and 3.3V lines are exceptionally stable. The 12V line tends to fluctuate a bit, but stayed above 12V at all times. All lines are well within the limits set by the ATX Specification.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Power Supplies
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Author:W1zzard
In:VGA Coolers