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The Story of A Sticker

It’s not every day you get a story concerning a motherboard without even having to open the box. We just got a Shuttle AK31 v3.1 board last weekend from Newegg.com. It has an irregularly shaped sticker attached to it. You

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Report From The Trenches

Some folks gave verbal answers, so I tried to place them in the right category. When it looked like people were split between two choices, I just split the vote. Question 1: Has the increased difficulty in unlocking the XP

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Speed Up By Slowing Down

If you’re trying to get your FSB to operate above 155Mhz, and your machine says, “Uhhh, uhhh,” here’s a few suggestions. Slow the RAM down If you’re running CAS2 with aggressive memory timings, it’s not at all surprising that your

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The Gravy Train Is Over 2354

I looked at a Radeon 8500 review at a certain website today. Accompanying it was a big ad from ATI advertising the product. Computer hardware manufacturers incorporate website reviews into their marketing plans. They send out product, and coordinate those

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The Gravy Train Is Over 1928

It’s Not That Bad, But It’s Hardly Good Some places are reporting that Intel’s profits were down 96%. While the number is accurate if you count in non-business activities and accounting adjustments, the processor business didn’t do quite that badly.