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 Monday, 4-November-2002  12:13:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The "Thoroughbred-B" cored AthlonXP's seem to be maturing into excellent chips for overclocking. We reviewed the XP2600+ a few months ago and our unexciting results were similar to many elsewhere at the time. However, since then the yields must be improving because we're seeing more and more stories of high overclocks from 2400+ chips etc. Of course, the fact that people can actually buy them now is probably helping. :) XtremeSystems have an article here and Dave sent in this (babelfished from German) article. More results (WCPUID shots only) here on VR-Zone.

Wired have a couple of articles about Mac modding.. this one with a few projects from around the world and this one focussing on the Japanese scene. Kusa spotted another article about iBook modding.

AusGamers have a couple of interesting new game demos available.. Mafia and Platoon, thanks risesies.

GideonTech have a guide to colouring plastics with vinyl dye.

TheHardWire reviewed some sound-dampening stuff from Akasa. Similar concept to the Dynamat Extreme kit that Sciby reviewed for us a few days ago.. unfortunately, it seems to perform the same too.

Mibberz found a guide to cooling your HDD.. the insides.. with a rifle. It's been done before, but this one is fairly impressive.

This guy squeezed 2 supercoolers into one PC.. thanks Mike.

OCHardware want to show you how to test your PSU voltages.

Dysfunc says there's some kind of huge secret being revealed on 8th March 2003.. someone's been watching a few too many X-files re-runs.

They made a temp-controlled fan box over on Spodes.

From Dave: Voice activated mouse invented, building a home network, DIY satellite speakers and a Ti4600 voltage mod.

OCClub updated their Iceberg 1 watercooling kit review.. with some info about the reservoir cracking, uh-oh.

Tech-PC have an article about PC cooling.. with air and water.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Article about old-school Amiga scene in The Pub.
Informative Guides - Read Me! in Overclocking and Hardware.
Who to turn to, for help modding your case in Modding & Electronics.
Case fan directions? in Modding & Electronics.
Radeon 9000 vs Ti4200 in Video Cards.
What version of Intel Inf Chipset Drivers? in Intel hardware.

Reviews:
Temp-controlled heatsinks on SilentPCReview.
Vantec EZ-Swap on Datafuse.
Everglide Optical mouse pads on PC-Extreme, our review here
KDS CD Organiser on SubZeroTech.
Volcano 7+ socket cooler on ViperLair.
Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP tuner card on Ripnet.
Caffeinated Soap (okey dokey) on OCrCafe.



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