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Sunday Afternoon (6 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 24-August-2003  13:27:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From Ben: Looks like we're getting new Duron Model 8 Processors - 1400, 1600 and 1800 MHz. AMD released a Tech Doc on August 15 - 25848.PDF shown on their Duron Tech Doc Page - on these processors. This lists the different processors on page 33 - which is Chapter 6. The maximum temp of them is 85C, with a maximum power of 57W. According to TheReg, they'll be_'priced at $32, $39 and $47, respectively' [$US, I presume] and will be codenamed 'Appalbred'. Update: apparently the actual name is 'Applebred' ... less appalling name, and it's aimed at "less wealthy nations" according to TheReg, thanks again Ben.

Apparently the Sobig virus was started via a porn site.

Hmm, might need to get one of these ultimate power supplies for my next PC.

A few people have rebuilt their watercooled machines and are showing them off in our Extreme Cooling forum, check out the threads here, here, here and here.

PCStats have a beginner's guide to firewalls and internet security.

Ohls-Place interviewed someone from ModSynergy.

This University of Kentucky supercomputer is the first to drop below $100 USD per Gigaflop of computing power.. using AthlonXP 2600+ CPUs.

ModTown joined a couple of Maxtor DiamondMax 9 SATA drives into a RAID0 array and ran some benchies on it. We did a similar thing with 2 and 4 WD Raptors recently. For more RAID0 info, see our earlier articles here and here.

ComputerSphere have a guide to spicing up your CD-ROM drive cover.

daDude spotted this feature comparison table between Mac OS X, Win XP Pro and Linux.

Monster-Hardware have a guide to powering LEDs with your motherboard's internal USB connector.

Apparently there are some unauthorised and unsupported versions of Pioneer's DVR-A06 DVD burner being sold in Australia, thanks klif-e. There's some fake Transcend RAM surfacing in India, hopefully won't show up here.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Spammers using RPC exploit in Networking and Internet.
Dumb science rant in Extreme Cooling.
What is your main gaming video card? (poll) in Video Cards.
Project GSXR - wreck to track bike in Motoring.
New batch of 2.8s hit the shore (4GHz) :) in Intel Hardware.
Pixel ICE, SilverProp cyclone Nexus LX and Clearflex reviews in Extreme Cooling.



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