Tech News July 2005

 

Just Who’s Computer Is This Anyway? @ The Tech Zone
The Tech Zone :: Sunday, July 17, 2005
“Well, this is an article I never thought I would have to write. Computer ownership was just not something I thought people would get confused over but, after overhearing a number of conversations last week from my co-workers, I realized that quite a few people just don’t know how cut and dry this topic is.”

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JAHT 54Mbps Wireless Broadband Router Review @ Techniz.co.uk
Techniz.co.uk :: Sunday, July 17, 2005

“JAHT has come out with a great wireless product again. We are reviewing their latest wireless broadband router which is the JAHT WA-4054TX (54Mbps Wireless Broadband Router with 4 LAN Ports). Furthermore, the wireless broadband router has the web base setup management with embedded with a very good feature as you can refer it at the previous web configuration utility page. During the testing, the signal strengh is still very strong at about 40 meters. The transfer rate is very fast comparing to the 11Mbps or 22Mbps wireless technology. With the build in 4 LAN ports, you can even support more user in your network. Therefore, Super G Wireless devices from JAHT will be the best choice if you plan to go for high speed wireless and it have all the devices and feature that you need.”

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Patriot Memory 5600+XBLK DDR2 Review @ PC Modding Malaysia
PC Modding Malaysia :: Sunday, July 17, 2005

“Being the fastest low latency DDR2 modules we have tested up to date, I have to admit that these Patriot Memory kit proved that this is the type of module you want to have installed in your gaming rig. The ability to do 3-2-2 timings at DDR667 is amazing and PDP Systems stretches their award winning XBL series into the DDR2 market. Although we maxed out at 347MHz; 3Mhz shy of the rated speed of 350MHz, it was mainly because our test setup was the barrier and I strongly believe that we could have achieved better overclocks. However, we can only confirm once we have geared up with the required motherboard.”

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Vantec NexStar 3 Review @ PC Modding Malaysia
PC Modding Malaysia :: Sunday, July 17, 2005

“Overall the Vantec NexStar 3 is an outstanding hard drive enclosure where it does not only deliver the performance but also comes out top on quality and looks. However if you are changing hard drives often, it is not that feasible that you get the Vantec NexStar 3 because it is not easy to swap hard drives from the enclosure. The price of the NexStar 3 is nearly the same with NexStar 2 at USD50. If you are thinking of get a “cool” hard drive enclosure, the Vantec NexStar 3 is one of the best choices for you”

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WD 80GB External HDD and Thermaltake Beetle CPU Cooler @ AMD Review
AMD Review :: Sunday, July 17, 2005

“With the size of programs increasing to multiple DVDs, and the amount of movies and music that people keep on their computer, good portable storage space has become a necessity for a lot of people. Today I am reviewing a new External USB 80 gigabyte hard drive by Western Digital, one of the best known names in the hard drive market.”

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PDP Patriot PC4800 1GB Dual Channel Kit @ InsaneTek
InsaneTek :: Sunday, July 17, 2005

“Patriot surprised us all with their XBLK line of memory that featured Samsung TCCD IC’s. It was extremely affordable and overclocked very well. This new PC4800 not only provides speed, but amazing looks as well.”

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Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition Review @ Designtechnica
Designtechnica :: Friday, July 15, 2005
“A digital camera isn’t a PC peripheral, so why should you have to connect to a computer to print photos? Thanks to Epson and other suppliers with portable printers, you don’t. These standalone printers come with memory card and USB slots. Plug in the camera or a card, and you’ve got your own mini photofinishing shop in any room with an AC outlet. Or, in the case of the Epson, buy an optional rechargeable battery, and you can print anywhere.”

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OCZ Gamer eXtreme Enhanced Latency Memory @ CoolTechZone
CoolTechZone :: Friday, July 15, 2005
“Over the past few years, OCZ Technology has been pushing the limits of memory modules with its fine engineering talent. In recent memory, OCZ’s low-latency Platinum Rev. 2 memory overclocked the highest out of the numerous low-latency modules we tested. OCZ then introduced its VX value line of memory, which continued the tradition of amazingly decent overclocking yields at an all time low prices. The company’s innovation didn’t stop there, however.”


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PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 Express/SLI Power Supply Review @ PCStats
PCStats :: Friday, July 15, 2005
“The Turbo-Cool 510 Express/SLI’s main selling point is its suitability for SLI videocard systems. This starts with the pair of 12V six-pin video card power connectors on the unit and ends with the fact that the power supply is one of only four officially recommended by nVidia for use with SLI videocard computer systems. While the 510W sustained of the Turbo-Cool 510 Express/SLI might appear to be pedestrian, it can handle up to 650W at peak, and that is drastically even more than enough for an overclocked SLI desktop PC.”

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Silencing The SOHO… @ Phoronix
Phoronix :: Friday, July 15, 2005

“With a greater number of computer users constructing elaborate wireless and wired networks in their home’s or small offices, a centralized SOHO server usually takes center stage in the network. Although there are countless numbers of services the server could offer, most often in these home/small office type situations its to offer a network repository for files and programs and to stream audio and/or video across the network from an HTPC. In this article, we’ll be looking at some different products to effectively lower the noise level of any computer system but mainly in the way of HTPCs/servers.”

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AMD Athlon FX-57 Overclocking – 3.54GHz with Phase Change!! @ TweakTown
TweakTown :: Friday, July 15, 2005
“Byron Johnstone, our new writer from South Africa, is a complete overclocking nut and he loves taking all manors of computer products to the extreme. In his first article he has his way with an AMD Athlon FX-57 processor with Phase Change cooling. He shows us what the newest and quickest CPU from AMD can achieve at -12 degrees Celsius with the Prometeia Mach II!”

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Gigaram Mach 1000 PC3700 1GB Dual Channel Kit Review @ InsaneTek
InsaneTek :: Friday, July 15, 2005

“With everyone using Samsung TCCD, Gigaram follows and pairs it with a non Brainpower PCB. Does it overclock as well as the excellent BP/TCCD combo? You’ll be a little surprised.”

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Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router Pictorial Review @ Adrian’s Rojak Pot
Tech ARP :: Friday, July 15, 2005

“At a glance, the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router appears to be a simple wireless broadband router. But is it really just that? Today, we take a close look at the Linksys WRT54G and find out if that’s true!”

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Samsung YP-T7Z MP3 Player Review @ CoolTechZone
CoolTechZone :: Friday, July 15, 2005
“Samsung is on a roll with its latest collection of MP3 players that are equipped with some of the most powerful audio enhancing technologies and bright LCD displays for photo slideshows and other such animated options. Despite the similarities between the T7X and T7Z in terms of their features, specifications and performance, Samsung has decided to launch a renovated exterior design for the 1GB counterpart to YP-T7X.”

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XFX GeForce 6800 Ultra 512MB Video Card Review @ Hexus
Hexus :: Friday, July 15, 2005

“You need to evaluate what you require in a graphics card. On the one hand, XFX’s GeForce 6800 Ultra 512MB makes a compelling case as a cheap, relatively-speaking, workstation-class card, capable of running exotic displays. On the other though, and this affects the majority of potential buyers who tend to be gamers, you’d be better off opting for a single GeForce 7800 GTX or a couple of GeForce 6800 GTs in SLI formation. £470, then, will be either a snip or prohibitively expensive, depending upon your intended need.”

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