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Tuesday Morning News (13 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 20-January-2004  02:04:21 (GMT +10) - by Firemoth

World Overclockers have a new article on their website titled "The Buyers Guide To Mouse Pads(Ver 1)". They've also included in the article a huge list of reviews for different mouse pads.

Hardware Pacers have a review of the "Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound" working in a water cooling environment.

Dassbooty has sent in a link to this Jpeg 2 Ascii converter. I think it has been posted before, however it is still quite cool.

According to this article on Yahoo!, Microsoft will support Windows 98, 98 S.E. and Me until June 2006, reversing their previous decision only a month ago.

Toms Hardware have a review of the Zalman TNN 500A Case. Labeled as "Totally No Noise Computing", It is quite expensive with a price tag of US$1400 (AU$1850).

Competition for Telstra? FreeFrag has some interesting information and photos of a new project in Shepparton that allows residents and businesses within 35km radius to enjoy fast internet access and Voice over IP technology. More details can be found here in the Overclockers Australia Forums.

Madshrimps have a AMD Athlon 64 heatsink roundup up on their site. Heatsinks reviewed are: Ajigo MF043-044A, Speeze EE704B3 DolphinReef™, Evercool k802-715, Thermalright SLK948U and Asetek WaterChill™.

Lazerin sent in word that nVidia have released new Forceware drivers for Windows XP Media Center Edition, taking the current version number up to 53.04.

Big Bruin have a Heatsink Lapping Guide on their website.

According to this article, Telstra are set to boost the reach of ADSL from 3.5km to over 4km, effectively increasing ADSL coverage to an additional 400,000 homes.

AMD are running a competition allowing people to win some pretty cool prizes, one of which is a "trip for two people to Melbourne for the Fosters Australian Grand Prix". Full details can be found Here.

Here is a bizzare computer case made of gingerbread. I challenge someone to make a computer case out of chocolate hedgehog!

Word has been sent in that a new virus is doing the rounds called W32.Beagle.A@mm. Symantec have information and removal instructions Here.

Here is a bizzare case mod called the Golf Putter PC Case Mod.

Hardware Avenue have a new review of the Western Digital Raptor SATA 74GB Hard Drive.

Digital-Daily have a review of the Elitegroup Photon AF1 Lite (VIA KT600).

Last but not least, eXtreme Reviews have a guide to adding a second power supply to your computer.



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