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Sunday afternoon quickies... (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 2-September-2001  18:53:10 (GMT +10) - by Manaz

What a weekend it's been. I've spent most of it at Rugby matches, it's been great - especially with Australia retaining the Tri-Nations Cup. On with the news (what little of it there is)...

We've received another report of a new Celeron processor overclocking rather well - this time Bartho, who purchased a 900MHz Celeron (9x100MHz), and has it running at 1200MHz (9x133MHz), at stock voltage with the retail heatsink. Not bad for AUD$139, is it... :)

Ben wrote in with some interesting news - he was (watching?) Catalyst, the ABC science program recently, when they did a report on computer circuit research. It seems that scientists in the US (IBM scientists it seems) have managed to build an inverter (a basic processor building block) on a single molecule, which is a breakthrough in itself - but the molecule wasn't silicon - it was on a carbon "nanotube". A nanotube is a hollow strand of carbon, 10,000 times smaller than traditional silicon transistors. This is a major breakthrough in microprocessor research, and should lead to faster, smaller and cheaper computers within 10-15 years...

If you're confused by ACPI, and what it means for your system, PC Hardware have written a guide to it, giving quite a bit of useful information and some good troubleshooting tips.

Dynatron DY1206BH-638 Copper HSF review on Tech-Planet.
CompuNurse review on webtxt.com.
Laserbay review on TacoNuts.
Chaintech 7VJD motherboard review at The Bench House.

Interesting Forum threads:
Making a Game Theatre XP-style external box for sound card connectivity in the Case Mods & PCDB forum.
What's your current cooling project? in the Extreme Cooling forum.
This thread and this thread, both about AMD's change away from rating their processors by their clock speed.
When rice isn't rice in the Motoring forum.

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