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Wednesday Afternoon (8 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 18-August-2004  16:19:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This retro encabulator video sounds just like what OCAU needs for our future servers, thanks Andrew.

VR-Zone have done some benchmarking using Valve's Source engine. The R420 based cards that we saw were able to give the best performance at high resolutions with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering enabled, and therefore I do have confidence in saying that the ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition will be the fastest graphics card for games based on the Source Engine, particularly Half Life 2 and Counter-Strike: Source.

LegitReviews wonder if Doom3 will be playable on a notebook PC.

OCClub have a guide to making flat cables round, for better airflow and looks.

Phoronix cover a universal 3.3V VDIMM mod to boost memory voltage on any DDR motherboard.

Cassini has discovered two new moons around Saturn, thanks neolithic. This brings the known total to 33.

OCIA used a normal ATX PSU to replace a dead one from a proprietary HP box.

TheTechZone cover wireless security for your network.

The hard drive window mod is pretty old news now, but still impressive - XtremeTek have a guide.

ARP's guide now compares 198 desktop graphics cards including the 6600 and 6600GT.

Dan has more letters. In this issue, bizarre Usenet errors, jammed motors, headphone bending, quiet computing, phono preamps, camera shopping, isopropanol, wedding photography, and a magnetic contraption.

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