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Updates: Sunday, 2nd May 2004- David

Before I head off to Santa Clara, California for Intel's Research Day event, here's a review of CoolerMaster's Hyper 6, a cooling solution which definitely impresses. Many apologies for being dead to the world for the past couple of months, my responsibilities at work took over. Anyhow, enjoy the review, and see you guys when I get back!


Press Release : Tuesday, 11th February 2004- David

ASUS Introduces Full Line-Up of Prescott-Ready Motherboards

Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 3, 2004 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc., the worldwide leader of motherboards, now offers a complete product line supporting the newly released Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 3.2GHz+ (Prescott core). All current and future ASUS motherboards supporting 800MHz FSB are compatible with the latest processor. With superior engineering design, ASUS motherboards are the most reliable platforms for the Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3.2GHz+, delivering both exhilarating performance and stability.

The Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3.2GHz+ brings new rich features to the mainstream desktop segment including 1MB on-die L2 cache (current solutions remain at 512KB), 16KB L1 data cache, Hyper-Threading Technology and 13 new instructions taking advantage of the industry-leading 90nm process technology. Providing higher computing performance, the processor increases business productivity and enhances high-end gaming.

Since the Prescott Pentium 4 Processor 3.2GHz+ is more powerful compared with previous Pentium 4 cores, ASUS motherboards incorporated advanced power design to offer dependable solutions for the CPU. Current owners of ASUS 800MHz FSB motherboards can download the latest BIOS from the ASUS company homepage to upgrade to the Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz+. Below is the list of ASUS motherboards that are ready for the next-next generation of 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 processing.

ASUS Motherboards Supporting Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz+
Chipset Model Name
Intel 875P P4C800-E Deluxe, P4C800 Deluxe, P4C800
Intel 865PE P4P800-E Deluxe, P4P800 SE, P4P800 Deluxe, P4P800
Intel 848P P4P800S-E Deluxe, P4P800S, P4P800S SE
Intel 865P P4P8X, P4P8X SE
Intel 865G P4G800-V, P4P800-VM
SiS 655TX P4S800D-E Deluxe
SiS 655FX P4S800D
SiS 648FX P4S800
SiS 661FX P4S800-MX
VIA PT800 P4V800-X
ATI RADEON 9100 IGP P4R800-V/ P4R800-VM

Please refer to the following link for more information on Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz+:
http://www.intel.com/labs/features/mi02031.htm?iid=sr+prescott&


News: Monday, 26th January 2004- David

While the news has been piling up like mad in our mailbox, here's the more interesting stuff we got from the past couple of days.

"SILVER THERMAL PASTES - BUYERS BEWARE!" Part 2 @ XtremeSystems
MGE Liquid Lite RGB (Magic Lite) @ ClubOC
Icemat Mousing Surface @ ClubOC
S3 DeltaChrome S8 @ Hexus
Crucial PC3200 DDR400 Memory @ Tweaknews
DFI Lanparty PRO975B @ hardCOREware
Inno3D GeForce FX 5700 Ultra @ OCC
Chaintech FX5600 Personal Cinema @ GruntvillE
nVidia and FutureMark's 3DMark03 @ Legit Reviews
Samsung SyncMaster 192T 19 inch LCD Monitor @ Futurelooks
Steel Gaming Glove 3 @ FastLaneHW
Zippy EL-715 Keyboard @ GideonTech
Shuttle ST61G4 XPC @ HotHardware
Arctic Cooling's VGA Silencer @ A True Review
Cooltech Modula 2 Water Cooling System @ SystemCooling
Morpheusware nForce Remix Drivers and Driver FAQ @ Envy News
iRock! 830 128MB MP3 Player @ BigBruin
Installing Slackware Linux @ Bitbender
XTrac Hammer Mouse Pad @ Envy News
Corsair TWINX1024-4000PRO @ MBReview
Shuttle ST62K Zen XPC @ t-break
THOROUGH mousemat review @ Dansdata
Kool Solutions Chill Vent II @ Systemcooling
Explanatory article about PSUs @ NordicHardware
Soundcard Roundup @ CPU3D
Xoxide Ledfeet @ Rbmods
Multisampling Anti-Aliasing: A Closeup View @ 3DCenter
PowerColor Radeon 9800XT @ 3DChip
Thermaltake Xaser V @ OCC
Aerocool Deep Impact 102 Heatsink @ OverclockersClub
MGE-USA Liquid CCFL @ MHW
FSP Silent Solution Kit @ A True Review
Designtechnica says "Don't Throw That Old Computer Away" and we will tell you why
Antec P160 Aluminium case @ Dark][Tweaker
Beginners Guides: Creating a Weblog / Blog @ PCStats
HIS Excalibur 9600SE VIVO Edition @ Legit Reviews


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