Sorry, I've been at orientation so I haven't really had time to poke around the internet and find news and stuff. I'll be updating some things on the website when I'm home this weekend though. Also, I'm going to contact Iwill and request a replacement for my KA266-R board, I want the new stepping.
I'm at college, but the site isn't being hosted off my computer here . They have a proxy here and I can't ping or host anything. I'll leave it hosted on my @home account until my webserver gets that new server up.
Okay, I know everyone wants to send stuff in, but I'm doing the last backup of the database before I go to college. This will be the snapshot that I'll use to recreate it at college, so please don't try to send stuff in, it will get lost in cyberspace...
I'm just finishing the system for my friend. (Wow, its alot faster than mine ) Anyway, I've been loving the 8KHA and the 1.4GHZ Athlon. Makes me want to splurge and get them myself, even though my system isn't that slow...
Well, I've been assembling my friends computer... I have to admit that I want the 8KHA instead of my KA266. I'll do some testing with my Duron 800mhz soon. All DDR Chipsets will be tested with 256MB of DDR ram. I haven't bought any 128MB chips...
I'm building a computer for my friend and I told newegg that I must have the parts as soon as possible, I ordered it 2 days ago... The nice person on the phone upped my shipping to overnight for no additional cost. It is really refreshing to see customer service like that. I will be ordering from Newegg all the time. Check them out here.
I'll be adding some details to the user pages, and I'll be creating a new page that you can search for a user by ID or by name or email. I'm taking suggestions on the new fields in the database. I'm thinking like 3Dmark2001 Scores and that sort of thing.
I saw a good review over at ViaHardware, here is a blurb:
The VIA Apollo P4X266 chipset, although far from revolutionary, provides the market exactly what its been begging for: an affordable, high performance Pentium 4 platform. Debuting at around $25, the P4X266 is considerably cheaper then even the anemic i845 at $40. As the first non-Intel chipset for Pentium 4, the P4X266 represents a great step for VIA as the worlds #1 chipset design house. Even Intel's processor division must be secretly delighted at the avenues P4X266 offers for OEM's and end users looking to transfer over to Pentium 4 platforms. Found here.
I hope to get some P4s and some new Paliminos for review, but I can only hope so much.
I saw on Anadtech that they have a preview of the Radeon 2 cards. Here is a blurb:
The next statement I'm about to make has been true for most of ATI's cards and it is that the Radeon 8500 has a lot of potential. As usual, that potential is contingent on solid drivers which ATI has not been famous for in the past but they have been improving over time. There is no doubt that the Radeon 8500's architecture and technology is sufficient to allow it to become a GeForce3 killer, however whether or not its drivers will allow it to is another question. Found here.
We'll see how it turns out. Maybe ATI will get some better performing Win2k drivers for their present cards.