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Is The Sempron That Bad?

We’ve said in the past that we thought that many budget-minded current socket Aers would eventually end up with Semprons, once they were x86-64 enabled. So when we saw this review which indicated that the Sempron falls flat on its Read More

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A Summer System

This summer, I will want another system, and I thought it might be useful for some to think out loud and cover the points I think are important for a particular type of second system. Not a performance system; I’ll Read More

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May Day

AMD is slipping the word out that it will not go to DDR2 until sometime in 2006. The latest, most definitive indicator comes from Digitimes, which indicates a shift over to DDR2 in 1Q 2006. They also made it clear Read More

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Cool, But

We spoke the other day about to type on a phone. There’s a story here about a “virtual keyboard.” The company’s website is here This no doubt bestirs images of holographic scifi effects in most minds, but the reality is Read More

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SilenX Luxurae 400w Power Supply

On the box of their Luxurae line of power supplies, SilenX claims to manufacture “the world’s quietest power supplies”. Sheer hype? Not when the power supplies in question are fanless. That’s right, SilenX’s Luxurae power supplies are passively cooled, so Read More