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Friday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 8-March-2019  14:37:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's a new Intel security flaw, like Spectre, but apparently worse. While similar to the Spectre security flaws publicised in January 2018, the so-called Spoiler flaw works very differently, claim the team of researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and the University of Lübeck in Germany.

Microsoft have a new Technology Centre in Sydney, and TechARP went for a tour. Microsoft opened a brand new Technology Centre in downtown Sydney last month, and we were one of the few that were given an exclusive tour. Join us for the Microsoft Technology Centre Sydney tour, and find out what it offers, and how it looks inside!

TechSpot wonder if quad-core is dead for gaming in 2019. Today we’re discussing quad-core processors, namely how relevant they are in 2019. The last time we covered this specific topic was back in 2017, however since then the quad-core CPU discussion has become far less relevant for the simple fact there’s no longer a top tier CPU that only features four cores.

OCClub have a guide to flashing your RTX card to a BIOS from a different series. The main reason to flash the BIOS is that many of the cards are artificially limited by having a low Power Target. This means the card can never reach its true potential. Whether this is NVIDIA doing or not, it's hard to tell. Either way, NVIDIA has to sign off on every BIOS since it's encrypted to stop outside modification. That brings me to the main selling point of flashing the BIOS to a different series. Many series have a basic, OC, and an extreme model. In previous generations, most people in the overclocking scene knew most of the time the base model could achieve similar results.

OCInside meanwhile are using liquid metal in a laptop to improve overclocking potential and lower temperatures. In this new tutorial on OCinside.de we have modified a laptop using liquid metal so that the CPU can be overclocked higher thanks to better cooling and can even be operated permanently at maximum turbo clock. In this tutorial, we test the Conductonaut liquid metal from Thermal Grizzly, which has already proven its worth in CPU Delidding.

Some interesting space news recently, with further evidence supporting the existence of another, distant planet in our solar system. Neptune cannot account for this kind of behavior. So the hypothesis that Batygin and others are exploring is that some other massive object—call it Planet 9—must be responsible. What’s more, these detached objects seem to form clusters of their own. Their elliptical orbits, for example, are tantalizingly aligned, suggesting a kind of herding effect. That too is consistent with the presence of a Planet 9. More info here.

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