Nonetheless, there is a ton of possibilities left to play with, add a Matrox G550 PCI or a GeForce 4 MX PCI card, add extra blow holes and stick a GPU cooler fan onto the CPU heatsink just to move this stale hot air and lower the temps further.
The Asus A7V333, with RAID, FireWire and USB2.0 has genuinely "extra" features. If you need them, the A7V333 is a sensible choice - underneath the extra features is a very good motherboard. If you don't, then you'd be paying a premium for bits you don't need. Such is the problem with feature-packing a board: you raise the price and limit the market that the board appeals to. Given Asus's strong following to date though, I'm not surprised to find that this board has been a popular choice among our forum-goers.
Yet in situations where servers are stacked atop one another, vibrations can disrupt other hard drives in the stack. The Ultrastar hard drive compensates for the shaking and works to cancel it out, IBM says. The new 146GB drive offers a speed of 10,000rpm.
Microsoft will start to come out with an Itanium 2 version of Windows Advanced Server next month but won't issue a version of Windows XP for workstations until the first quarter of 2003. Windows.Net enterprise and data-center servers for Itanium will ship to manufacturers this year but likely won't be in customers' hands until next year.
UnitedLinux, a consortium of Linux developers that includes SuSE and Turbolinux, said a version of the Linux OS designed to run on a variety of Itanium 2 machines will come out in the second half of the year.
Cooper said the cross-border nature of the Internet was also creating strange alliances, such as between white supremacists and Islamic extremists over a perceived common Jewish enemy. Many groups had used images of the burning World Trade Center towers to criticize U.S policy and condemn Jews or to oppose Muslims.
The Impact T4200 is definitely one heck of a performer. The T4200 ran the applications I used to benchmark it a shade faster than the direct competitor, VisionTek's Xtasy Ti 4200 every time. Not only that, when overclocked, the card will darned near take out a default clocked Ti 4600. That is seriously impressive as the 4600 is currently the fastest gaming solution available. This card would seem to be exactly the low cost screamer that gamers were hoping for. I almost had to give out a perfect ten here but that would leave me no room to move should the next 4200 I test be a little faster. Kinda like the whole figure skating judging thing. One can only give a perfect score to the very last competitor just in case the next competitor does a little better.
When you buy from Crucial, you're buying the same top-quality RAM that leading PC makers install in the systems they sell. As a division of Micron, Crucial is the only place consumers can buy memory upgrades direct from the manufacturer. And that's the truth.
ChainTech Apogee is a stable motherboard with loads of overclocking features and accessories. This is not a bad entry for ChainTech but it will not earn any awards from me. The overclocking potential is severally reduced with the use of 100/133/166 jumpers. The performance of the board is below other KT-333 boards tested.
The problems I encountered are very common. I actually went to the Lindows.com Tech support area and the Insiders forum and searched for answers for those specific errors so this review would be more realistic. This installation took 42 minutes. After knowing what needs to be changed on your particular computer to get LindowsOS to install, from start to finish you can be surfing the internet in approximately 7 minutes. Installing the OS is really a no brainer. Very little user intervention is required. I don't know how many readers of this review noticed in the installation screen shots that you don't have the ability to select partitions or enter users. Lindows will only load on partition1 of the first hard disk and everything is run as root. Sure takes the *nix out of Linux.
Also I have yet to focus on the noise levels of this system, primarily because there are none! Throw those Delta's away because the only real noise is at startup where the main unit's fan is most active. Thankfully Prometeia's fan is only activated when needed most and will auto adjust to a slower speed when not needed. Even when the fan is rotating at full speed, the noise is a lot quieter than a standard case with three case fans. There is a whine from fans at times but it's never intrusive. I'm very impressed at just how quiet this system really is.
PayPal will continue to offer its service as an independent brand, eBay said. PayPal, which went public earlier this year, allows consumers to make and accept payments over the Internet without using a credit card. The bulk of its business comes from eBay auctions.
To wrap up this article it all boils down to cost and what you get in comparison to other manufacturer offerings and whilst the Gainward NVIDIA® GeForce4 PowerPack Ultra/650TV Golden Sample TI-4200 is not busting out with bundles and extra add-ons it does give you an optimized product for all needs in today's hardware computing arena. You have to ask why buy a TI-4600 when something along the lines of the Gainward NVIDIA® GeForce4 PowerPack Ultra/650TV Golden Sample TI-4200 can offer something close as it can get at almost half the average selling price.
PowerStrip 3.20 provides advanced, multi-monitor, programmable hardware support to a wide range of graphics cards - from the venerable Matrox Millennium I to the latest Radeon 8500DV and GeForce4 Ti4600. It is in fact the only program of its type to support multiple graphics cards from multiple chipset vendors, simultaneously, under every Windows operating system from Windows 95 to XP. A simple menu that pops up from the system tray provides access to some 500 controls over your display hardware, including sophisticated color correction tools, period level adjustments over screen geometry, and driver independent clock controls.
Abit has consistently put out Athlon boards that cater to the enthusiast crowd and overclockers. This time around it is no different with the KR7A-133R. If you are looking for a board with the features and high end overclocking then Abit has one for you.
So overall, a thumbs up all round but there are certainly areas which DFI could improve on. A range of overclockers BIOS's would shoot their products right up there for example. Lots of Vcore and mem voltage adjust and DFI have a winner in the eyes of the enthusiast. Maybe they'll consider it in the future and we'll certainly put it to them when we talk about future products.
The testing process could take about a year. Apple needs to jump in now, however, as new regulations require U.S. government agencies to purchase IT products that have either been certified or are in the process of being certified. In the wake of of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the government has taken a much harder look at computer security.
The major movies studios sued 2600 in 1999 as part of a broad legal effort to stop the distribution of code that can be used to playback DVDs on computers, known as DeCSS. Developed by open-source programmers, DeCSS quickly spread online and eventually morphed into gestures of protest against Hollywood's legal attacks to restrain it, appearing in poems, songs, T-shirts and ties.
Four sectors anticipated to spend heavily on computers across Asia are government, education, financial and small- and medium-sized enterprises, Tay said, adding that a fair amount of year 2000 replacements will also contribute to the PC industry.
The new layout will be rolling in here, so expect problems with stuff for much of the week. I urge people no to post stuff in the forum while the update is underway, you'll get a news post when its all done. I have been thinking about converting the old messages over to the new forums, but it will be too hard. What I will do is leave the old board up for a week or so (there may be errors though) so you can archive any msgs you want.
The much-anticipated FREE game developed by the United States Army (yes, the actual army) is available for download today, though very hard to obtain as nearly every site with it available for download is low on bandwidth because of this. If you pre-ordered your free CD, it should arrive within 7 days, I've been told. Visit AmericasArmy.com for more info and to get linked to a download site. I was able to download it, but since I can't get the frequencies set properly on my pc, I've been unable to test it, but it looks cool
According to the chipset companies present schedules, related solutions are expected to come out after the fourth quarter. Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) is set to introduce its Serial ATA-supporting south bridge chip SiS964 in the fourth quarter, and VIA Technologies plans to incorporate the function into its VT8235 south bridge chip later. As for Intel, the chip giant will not integrate the Serial ATA specification into its new ICH5 south bridge chip until the first half of 2003 at the earliest.
The 10-level product features two parts: "Soldiers," a role-playing game, and "Operations," a first-person action game. The software, which weighs in at 220MB, will available for download starting Thursday at the America's Army Web Site and other gaming sites.
This time Nvidia will go for two boards -- one with and one without integrated graphic core -- since this will dramatically decrease the price and by it they will directly be able to compete with Via's up-and-coming DDR 400 chipset called KT 400 and some new SIS offerings. Big deal, the Athlon can't use the increased memory speed! They should make some Pentium 4 chipsets...
Here was a little fix I ran across for ASPI under Win2K/XP for those of you who have been having problems with getting your CDRW to be recognized by your burning program. You can get it from NT Compatible.