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Sticker Shock 2366

One retailer has initial pricing for the new AMD processors due to be out shortly. Socket 939 Athlon 64 3800+ (Newcastle): $829.95 Athlon 64 3500+ (Newcastle): $580.95 Socket 754 Athlon 64 3700+ (Clawhammer): $818.95 Granted, these prices come from a Read More

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Windows XP Repair Install

Short of a completely clean install of the Windows XP operating system, the next best option IMHO is a “Repair” install, particularly when installing a new motherboard / CPU. When Windows is first installed on a particular system, Windows tailors Read More

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Going Both Ways

The Inquirer discloses that the “bridge chip” nVidia is going to use to make AGP cards work in PCI Express slots goes both ways. Later, it can be used to make native PCI Express cards work in AGP. Woody Allen Read More

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More on Multicores

The last week or so has been an unsettling one, perhaps the most unsettling one in this field in recent times. What will multicores be like? Are they worth waiting for? Is there really a choice, what do we do Read More

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The Anti-Processor

Somebody else besides AMD and Intel is going to have a 90nm CPU, too. Via announced its 90nm SOI processor yesterday. This is a very important announcement by Via, because if they’re ever going to make a serious move to Read More

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AMD Hits The Wall, Too

Some leaked data (no doubt from within some mobo company) reveals some important news about AMD’s future processors. Easily the most noteworthy of these tidbits is the statement that the 90nm chips will chew up 104 watts at speeds of Read More

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Correcting the Time(s)

About two weeks ago, a number of Internet news places reported that AMD outsold Intel for a week, and we had to explain that that wasn’t so. Well, somebody else has gone and made the same mistake, and since a Read More