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Heatsink Simulations

(Ed.note: You’re going to see some lopsided pictures; those using smaller resolutions may have to scroll. Normally I resize them, but if I did that in this case, you simply couldn’t read any of the graphs) I’ve worked out some Read More

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Quadro Benchmarks

Update 7/1/01: Please take particular note that these benchmarks are done with a Celeron and a GeForce256 DDR. If your system is closer to a TBird 1Ghz and a GeForce2 GTS, the pattern of improvement is rather different, see here Read More

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Palomino Benchmarks

Thought I show you what I found with my Palomino, compared to T-Bird using various mobos. OS: Windows 2000 Pro (SP2) Memory: 1 x 256MB Crucial PC2100 CPU: 1.33GHz T-Bird; 1.2GHz AthlonMP “Palomino” core Boards: A7V133, MSI K7T266 and K7 Read More

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Microsoft Decision

The Court Decided, Not the Media You can’t report court cases like sports scores, especially cases like this one. The decision is 125 pages long. You can’t read, much less comprehend, something like that in three minutes or less, but Read More

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XP Woes

“I am entirely confident that in the months up to XP’s release and for some time thereafter, we will see a great campaign of gossip and lies about harm users will suffer from the new product.” That quote comes at Read More

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Software Quadro

Been getting some comments about that software GeForce-Quadro conversion: At first I didn’t think it did anything, but then I took a closer look and realized what had happened. Essentially the hardware alterations and this software are both trying to Read More

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PCExpo: Yawn

Last year, I wrote an article about this show, and the introduction to that piece is just as true for this year: The day of the computer hardware convention is ending. Not surprising, once you think about it. Computers have Read More

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More Via Problems?

Per this, . . . there are now some reports that a manufacturing problem has surfaced with the KT133A chipset. Reportedly, all chipsets shipped since April are unable to operate reliably at 133MHz, causing VIA to offer to reimburse motherboard Read More

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The Internet Fairy

You might have heard that Californians are having a few problems with electricity. For years and years, they said, “No power plants here,” but never stopped demanding more and more power. Since it had to come from someplace, they bought Read More