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CGs: How To Find Them

There’s two pictures of CG revision Athlon 64s here The top picture shows is a Newcastle (that means 512K rather than 1M cache), stepping revision CG, default speed at 2200MHz. The bottom picture shows a “regular” Athlon 64 with 1M Read More

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HEV and HEV Calculator

What is “HEV”? HEV stands for “Heatsink Efficiency Value” and is my take on a new value to directly compare dissimilar heatsinks. The idea for this value came up while trying to test the difference between copper and aluminum heatsinks. Read More

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Here We Go Again 1563

On the one hand, AMD has been repeatedly saying that they are within weeks of beginning commercial production of 90nm Hammers, which means actual chips sometime in the third quarter, as this EE Times article reiterates. On the other hand, Read More

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Two Articles On Linux

Recently, there’s been two articles on Linux which provide more than a little food for thought. The first article speaks about Linux’s likely role on the desktop in the medium-term. It concludes that while there are many emerging areas where Read More

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The Next System

What I’m Waiting For I believe in eating my own dog food. If I tell people to plan their future computer moves, then I need to do the same. If I’m going to recommend buying something, then I have to Read More