Ever wondered how a CPU is made? A layman's version of how the process goes from converting the raw materials into the brains of your PC are explained in this short article over at The Inquirer guide to making CPU's.
Warp2Search has posted a linky to Nvidia's new System Utility. This utility can be used to monitor your Nforce2/3 based system's voltages and even over/underclock your box all from within windows, without having to reboot your system.
OnlyNewz has posted a pile o' links for motherboard bios updates from Tyan, Gigabyte, Soltek, Epox, MSI and Asus, as well as a new Realtek RTL8139/810X series driver to make surfing the web a little easier.
Apparently AOL is going into users system settings to make adjustments to close the port which windows messenger service (this isn't the same thing as the MS Messenger IM client) uses, without the users permission due thier efforts to combat popup spamming. Is this a violation of the the The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?
"They are trying to do the right thing ... but you sort of feel dirty after you hear it," said Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer for Counterpane Internet Security Inc. "It's a very dangerous precedent in having companies go into your computer and turn things on and off."
For those users (at least in XP. W2K too?) who wish to turn the service off themselves just go into the control panel > admin tools > services > messenger. Right click on the service, then properties and choose disabled from the 'startup type' box and click apply. You can also choose to stop the service from the same menu.
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nVidia has released their official version of the 52.16 video drivers which are no longer called Detonator. The new name is now called Forceware. These new drivers add several features -
- Enhanced image quality for both anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing
- New nView 3.0 Multi-Display Setup Wizard?to easily configure your multi-display settings
- nView Grid lines to section off the display to help organize your various Windows
- Customized user profiles to save display settings and image quality settings on a per application/game basis
- A new user friendly interface
- Microsoft® DirectX® and OpenGL® support
- Support for GeForce 5700, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, and GeForce FX 5950
Looks like Gator doesn't like to called spyware and is wanting to force the issue. So like so many other companies these days, they've dispatched a bevy of lawyers in an effort to improve thier image. Errr....yeah right. If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's a duck.
Okay, my computer's hard drive decided to crap out (it was my fault) and I have to get a new one. That'll be happening today. I'm actually at home right now. And remember, we have a bunch of reviews coming up, so keep checking the article space!
No word on what changes have been made in these bios files as they haven't been posted yet on thier main page, but are available through Abit's Windows bios update utility Flashmenu V1.3 which you can use to download via thier website or from a saved file on your hard drive. Or if you prefer to do it via DOS get your appropriate bios flash utility.