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Sunday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 14-October-2001  14:03:45 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Why do the news people keep referring to the current spate of anthrax scares as chemical warfare? It'd be biological, surely. Anyway, glued to the TV watching the Philip Island GP today of course..

Apparently WinXP Home version is not something most of us will want to be installing. That'll save us the pre-upgrade check anyway.. thanks Sniper.

If you're one of the several people who haven't installed/updated virus software and are still sending me SirCam emails every day (and there's quite a few of you, I've given up replying now) .. Bad Things might happen to your PC next Tuesday.

The GTRPC went screaming up to the top of the most pageviews category of the PC DataBase today, thanks to a link from [H]ard|OCP.

Actually, there's been so much activity over the last 3 or 4 days in the PCDB that I can't link all the cool ones. Hendot's OCAU PDA deserves a special mention I guess :) but have a look through the last 3 pages (1, 2, 3) of the Most Recent entries/modifications if you're after some custom PC goodness.

VIA Arena have an article with some info on using their chipsets with sound blaster sound cards. They explain the infamous issue between SBLive! cards and their 686B southbridge as well as testing the new Audigy card with some chipsets.

HardOCP have some cool IDE cables, click the image for the original Akiba article.

xbit have compared 6 popular 7200rpm IDE HDDs.

Fellow Oz hardware site OCMelbourne is giving away an Alpha cooler.

Looks like even Intel don't like RAMBUS any more, thanks DSH.

Gareth notes that Australian Auction site AuctionTrader is offering free listings and bidding with no commission for a while.

TacoNuts have an article to help you decide if you should upgrade.

An interest concept from JC-News.. a system whereby you can rate the reviews of the new AthlonXP 1800 chip.

SpodesAbode has a little Cooler Roundup posted.

PCStats want to show you how to make a glowy fan.

FreeFrag notes that Telstra 2-way Satellite is on the way.

On 3DSpotlight: We just got official word from Abit's UK offices that current KT7A rev 1.3 and KG7 motherboard will work with the XP processors but need a BIOS update. Without BIOS upgrade, the boards may able to boot up and run. But the SSE function will not activate. Also if the system is upgrading from T'Bird Athlon to XP Athlon, you are requested to re-install Windows. Otherwise, the SSE function will not work. Older boards such as KT7A rev 1.2 won't work at all due to "hardware limitation". More info here.

Thermaltake Copper Shim on ExtremeCooling.
Compex DS2216 16port LAN switch on PCHardware.
KingWin HDD Cooler on InsideHardware, similar products here and here.
Thermaltake Active Memory Cooling kit on OverclockersClub.
Gainward Golden Sample video cards on xbit, our review here.
Abit KG7 socketA DDR motherboard on Radeonic.
PowerColor PowerGene MX video card on PCStats.
Infinipro Aquacool watercooling system on Digit-Life.
SkyHawks aluminium case on AMDMB. Similar review here.
AVC Sun Flower socket cooler on HardwareZone, thanks DSH.
ASUS V8200 GF3 video card on OCrCafe.
Teax 16X CD burner on Bench-House.
TwinMOS 512mb CL2 DDR memory on ClubOC.
Antec 1030B case on PC-Arena.

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