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Saturday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 14-February-2004  17:00:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

You can get your P4 Extreme Edition power fix on the run now, with three laptops featuring the 3.4GHz version available from Dell, Alienware and eMachines. PCMag reviewed another 3.4GHz P4 laptop from Dell. Meanwhile, the new 90nm "Prescott" P4's are being redesigned for more power efficiency, say Xbit. IBM has moved the G5 to a 90nm process too, and aims to hit 2.5GHz with it.

Accelenation compared the older 36GB WD Raptor hard drives with some Barracudas from Seagate, in single and RAID configurations. We had a similar analysis here but more recently we have examined the newer 74GB WD Raptors here.

Ryno wants to remind us of the AMD Powertrip promotion: the prize is for the winner and a friend to go to the Aussie GP_plus winner gets a 2500+_laptop. There is also a claim form for a official Ferrari F1 model car (1:18) and an official Ferrari t-shirt if you have purchased a new Athlon 64 or 64 FX-51 during the promotion which ends 29 February 2004. This obviously ties in to their sponsorship of the Ferrari F1 team. Now that they are sponsoring the Ducati MotoGP team, I wonder if there will be a similar promotion closer to the Australian MotoGP?

While you're in the mood to win stuff, GC2Avenue are giving away 100 beta copies of Ground Control II. It's only open to Australian readers, so if you want to be part of the beta testing, now's your chance.

Charlie noticed this 1TB HDD from Lacie. Looks more like several hard drives in a custom enclosure, but 1TB in a little box on your desk, or that you can carry around, is pretty cool.

TheModFathers had a bit of a go at liquid nitrogen cooling.

Interesting Forum Threads:
How is Prescott overclocking? in Intel Hardware.
Unofficial Win98SE Service Pack in Windows Operating Systems.
The ultimate CPU guide (overclocking and cooling) in Overclocking and Hardware Discussion.
Pierce Brosnan will not return in Bond 21! in TV, Movies and Music.

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