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Early Friday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 8-August-2003  02:30:39 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Earlier in the year we linked to these thermal images of an EPOX 8RDA motherboard in action. It was interesting to see just which bits get how hot. This time around, its an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe and again, very interesting to see where the heat is produced.

SFF (Small Form Factor) PCs are all the rage right now, and this little P4 system can be carried around with one hand. A Stealth Computer. I can just see it now. "Mum, have you seen my computer anywhere?" Link from Stmok.

Hardware Avenue have posted a brief, down to business performance comparison between today's top two 3D chips - the 5900Ultra from Nvidia and the 9800Pro (with 256MB) from ATi. Read it here.

It looks like another ZoneAlarm Vulnerability has been found, specifically, the True Vector driver will allow malicious code to be executed under certain conditions. Thanks Kernal32.

PCStats have a good beginners guide to Remote Access Computing. "The ability to access files and information on your computer over the Internet is useful for work and play, as well as being just plain impressive in a geeky kind of way".

According to DarkVision Hardware, Intel has confirmed that the Prescott core will put out about 100W of heat energy that will need to be dissipated somehow. Link from LSDsmurf.

You can buy a mouse with a little fan built in to it, or you can mod your own.

On the topic of modding, these Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) would open up a lot of options. These things seem to be the way of the future when it comes to display technology. Thanks Junkz.

And if you're short on desk space but rich in old PC parts, like many of us, you could build a desk out of the old bits like Kerridwyn did.

Sudhian have posted an interview with Lyle Wagner from ABIT, where they discuss all things motherboard and chipset related. They have also posted Part III of their 3DFX article, A Fallen Titan's Final Glory.

CoolTechZone have an article titled A Quick Guide To Understanding Chipsets. Short and sweet.

Overclockers New Zealand have updated their DDR RAM Guide II with new RAM from Mushkin, Geil, and PQI.

kryz noticed this one. If you're a fan of RPGs and happen to live somewhere near some place called Washington, you can now study The Ethnography of role-playing games. Its true!

"Surfing helps studies" according to this article in The Herald Sun, so all of you kids, get your surfboard waxed up and head on down...ohh...not that kind of surfing! Thanks for that Tigger.

We've seen them before but I still giggle when I see one, a PC cigarette lighter. From ApathyGates.

Lanvictims (combination of Gamevictims and LoLLan) is on again! Its in Brisbane on Saturday 23rd August. Details and registration here.

If you are/were a regular visitor to SOLD.com.au, you will have to look elsewhere in future. Its been sold and is closing it doors, if it had doors!



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