ASE Labs has reached 400 users. Let's give mike3169 a big welcome!
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At the Inquirer, they say that Samsug is shipping 400mhz (2x200mhz) DDR samples and that they have been shipping DDR 333mhz for awhile now and that they control 40% of the market. Mike wonders, as do I, where the onslaught of 333mhz chips are? I just went to Crucial and I don't even see any CL2 PC2100 chips.
We're still not sure just how many true DDR 333 chips are swilling around in the channel, which aren't overclocked. Kingston Technology is still sampling these devices, rather than shipping them in any quantities.
The damaging allegation was revealed by a lawyer for the nine states, who said that a memo sent to CEO Steve Ballmer suggested he "remind" Dell that promoting other operating systems wasn't appropriate for such a close partner of Microsoft.
The most visible differences between the two are that Intel is better suited for the future. AMD has already used the 0.18 micron process to its fullest and the only thing for them to do is to go to 0.13 micron. However, Intel has already implemented this technology and has a head start. In addition, Intel has increased the L2-Cache from 256 KB (Willamette core) to 512 KB (Northwood core) and the real performance is seen in the way it handles data from memory to CPU.
Here we go with another Inquirer news post. This one is about how Microsoft is more than able to make the graphics and cpu for the Xbox 2 if they need too. This would kick Nvidia and Intel out of the Xbox (and Microsoft into the hardware realm?).
Van Smith, as you may or may not have known, was a well worded article writer for TomsHardwareGuide for quite sometime. He left in Dec 2000. Now, THG is removing his name from the articles he produced. This makes the credibility of THG very, vrey low. I will not visit there again as this violates a journalists' right to claim the articles she/he has written. I stand by Van with whatever he does.
Modifying the CPU to run in a dual configuration is much simpler than unlocking the multipliers. Just use conductive paint to connect the two pads together. No lacquer, or glue, or epoxy needed to cover up the hole. It doesn't matter if it shorts the underlying metal. However, do note that connecting these pads together does not automatically modify the CPU into an Athlon MP. It stays as an Athlon XP.
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I've just received two motherboards from ECS, both are Pentium 4 and I'll be reviewing them side by side. I'm interested in the reader's (AKA you!) questions about the boards. I'll try to answer as many as I can in the review. Click dicuss this topic and ask your questions!
Fixed minor uninstall bug that left behind a file it shouldn't. (the directory where the actual install files themselves are extracted is purposely left behind for those of you who keep asking about that. Just delete that if you don't want it around.)
Fixed an Overclocking issue where asynchronous clocks would revert to being the same as the memory clock on reboot.
Added in the text for some missing help items.
Implemented experimental support for Memory Latency changes on the Radeon 7500 and 8500 series cards. Memory Timings are not really supported yet, but at least it don't crash the system if you play with them now. Timings and latency work on the older Radeons as always.
The RADEON IGP family is the world's most powerful, feature-rich integrated graphics processors for the desktop and mobile PC markets. The new RADEON IGP family includes five integrated graphics processors - RADEON™ IGP 320 and RADEON™ IGP 320M for the AMD Athlon™ and Duron™ processor-based platform, and RADEON™ IGP 330, RADEON™ IGP 340 and RADEON™ IGP 340-M for the Intel Pentium™ 4 processor-based platform. ATI also announced the IXP™ 200 and IXP™ 250 integrated communications processors.
It looks like the ingenius minds of Microsoft are at it again, this time they are going to revamp the filesystem. Well, going with a database apporoach has its advantages (SPEED).
For those using Windows, this will mean easier, faster and more reliable searches for information. Replacing its antiquated file system with modern database technology should also mean a more reliable Windows that's less likely to break and easier to fix when it does, said analysts and software developers familiar with the company's plans. - Seen Here
The PowerVR KYRO II SE processor, rated at 200 MHz, delivers an outstanding combination of frame rate performance and image quality, thanks to an architecture that makes extremely efficient use of the available memory bandwidth and incorporates a host of sophisticated features that support user demand for ever-increasing scene complexity.
Hercules has already announce boards based on the chip.
Madonion released their new benchmarking program. The new testing utility will be able to do the following:
For freeware version will feature these:
CPU - integer и floating point benches
Memory tests (L1 and L2 cache speed)
Graphics test (including AGP bandwidth)
Full system summary
Online system comparison with other users
There will also a registered version for a fee of 9.95$ that will give you more test tweaking options. The Pro version will cost 39.95$ and will give you more advanced tests some of which are Win XP specific and more tweaking options for the test bench setup. See Madonion for more details.
On a clock by clock basis, the ASUS A7M266D is the fastest board, however, if one just uses the highest possible performance that can be achieved by the system, the Tiger MPX pulls almost even. The MSI K7D holds a solid place in the middle, regardless which way one looks at it. This, er, ranking is somewhat surprising, however in retrospect, given the headstart that Tyan has had with the MP platform, the top performance of the Tiger MPX might have been expected.