Hardware reviews and such...

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Aron Schatz
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April 27, 2002
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Another posting of the various reviews...

Mods4Me, KT266a tweak guide
You will see in bit 7 really the only new feature of the KT333 chipset and that is the CPU+33=DRAM. The KT266 technically has support built into it for running the asynchronous bus. What I believe VIA did was they either were unable to get this feature working properly by time they wanted to ship their chipset OR they decided they could release a new chipset later on with features that should have been in the previous release. Just think KT133 and KT133a, KT266 and KT266a. Where as the A only brings the benefits that the original SHOULD have brought. Seems as though they never heard of WPCREDIT before.

TweakTown, Alpha PAL8942 HSF
Most of us who have been using the AMD line of processors have long ago figured out that cooling is essential. But with the new interest in the Intel line mixed with the overclockability of the new Northwood processors, this idea is becoming a larger part of the Pentium Power System. Come join TweakTown as they take a look at the Alpha PAL8942 HSF. It's time to see if the Alpha coolers can do for Intel what they have long done for AMD.

NeoSeeker, P4 coolor roundup I need a new cooler soon anyway.
Modern day CPUs are capable of producing more heat than my toaster. Because of this, CPU coolers are necessary to prevent your $300 CPU from frying like the eggs I had for breakfast this morning (no, my eggs aren’t hard boiled). Without proper cooling, a CPU could easily burn out in less than ten seconds.

VR-Zone, AT7 This is the legacy free Abit board. I still use PS/2!
ABIT totally remove the PS/2 legacy ports on the AT7 and replace with 4 USB 1.1 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and add in 2 Firewire ports as well. Due to the extra components on the board, PCI slots have to be reduced to 3 slots to save some space. AT7 has 4 IDE ATA133 RAID connectors made possible using the HighPoint HPT374 RAID controller and together with the 2 onboard ATA133 connectors, up to 12 IDE devices can be attached. All these new innovations are very interesting indeed and i should say it is quite an experimental board to see if the consumers are able to take and accept the change. Nevertheless, ABIT has the normal style board KX7333-R with all the legacy functions around for those consumers who still prefer attaching PS/2 keyboard and mouse to it. In this review, we will take a look at its overclockability in details touching on the components and the BIOS that will aid overclocking.

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