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 Friday, 27-December-2002  12:20:54 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Friday again. If we can get through the weekend, we will only have to survive new year and then things can settle down to some sort of normality again. I could do with some normality.

X-treme PC Tech have put up an article all about tweaking and modding the cars in GTA3. Seems theres a lot you can do to them.

X-bit labs have compared several video cards. ATI Radeon 9500, Radeon 9500 PRO, Radeon 9700 versus nVidia GeForce4 Ti4200, GeForce4 Ti4600. Full article here.

For all of the Lord Of The Rings fans, there is a Two Towers (have to get myself down to see this) forum thread including a review from our own forum member, jediguy.

Club Overclocker take a look at the Iwill MPX2 Dual Athlon Motherboard and talk about how to convert an Athlon XP into an Athlon MP. Read it here.

News today that TwinMOS have released a 1Gb DDR DIMM module. Thats 1 Gigabyte of ram in a single stick. I am yet to see an independent review of these but you can find a review of the TwinMOS PC3200 DDR400 SDRAM at The DDR Zone.

AMDWORLD have their 2002 Awards up, where they take a look at the changes that took place and what the manufacturers tried to focus on throughout the year.

Nigel sent this link in. Its an article on The Inquirer about a new heatsink design which the manufacturers claim "will give up to 80 per cent better cooling than conventional sinks". How do they do it? Read it and find out.

Dan from DansData.com has a new batch of letters for you to read. Things like "von Neumann bottlenecks, acronym decoding, making IE save stuff properly, page file size numbers that don't add up, dodgy Microsoft hardware, RAID-O under WinXP, mouse speeds, CD burning speeds, drive partitioning, and Socket A versus Socket 478".

If you are new to Win XP/2000 and want some information on what all of those services do, or you want to know which ones you can safely disable, then have a read of this guide over at BlackViper. Thanks MiGiSHu.

It looks like Microsoft might have to include JAVA support after all. The Sun versus Microsoft battle seems to have reached an end with a judge in the U.S.A. deciding in favour of Sun. Read more here.

New Scientist have posted a 2002: The year in technology article.

The Mini Putt-Putt flash game I linked to yesterday has quite a few fans it seems. I have received reports of people getting some great scores, the best being 18. One guy put a lot of time and effort into getting his score of 427 over par. One wonders sometimes. Todays flash game is Kite Flying. Enjoy.

Asus A7N8X Deluxe nForce2 Motherboard on Amdmb.com
Jetway V266B Motherboard on RipNet-UK
Swiftech MCX 462+ Heatsink at Overclocker Warehouse
Dragon Fan Grille at Furioustech
pcToys DDRMAXX Heatspreaders at WinHQ.Net
Leadtek Winfast K7nCR18D-Pro nForce2 Motherboard at BiT-Tech
Vantec C7040 Series AMD and Intel Coolers on OCAddiction
ECS AG400T8-D64 SiS Xabre400 video card on Planet Savage
Lamps Electronics Cold Cathodes at DV Hardware
Ocz thermal compound at R&B
Chaintech Geforce 4 MX 440 on Nexus Hardware

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