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 Thursday, 25-October-2001  10:52:21 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Dave noticed TheReg ripping into our Senator Richard Alston again, repeating their claim that he's the biggest Luddite in the world and unfit for what is essentially Australia's top IT job.

Let me round up a few roundups: KT266A-based SocketA DDR motherboards on AnandTech, 5400-rpm IDE hard drives on xbitlabs, SocketA CPU unlocking methods on OCOpolis and Socket478 P4 coolers on VR-Zone.

Tech-Report have an article about ATI not sticking to one clock speed for their OEM video cards.. ATI have since responded.

On the WindowsXP side of things (remember a lot of this stuff is still Beta, so Horrible Things may happen) bluetaro says these are hacked OpenGL drivers for 3DFX cards, here is a utility to make boot disks, TheTechZone want to help you decide which version to use, CSM looks at the bundled programs included with it and Reflexion says that here are drivers for the Hercules Game Theatre XP sound card.

In other XP-ness, Dr Kildare notes this list of AthlonXP compatible motherboards and the required BIOS revisions over on AMDMB. Seems to be down for me at the moment.

Drew sent word of an article about the Melbourne Wireless network.

ExplosivePC have an article about Win2K and ACPI.

From ipggi: I was walking to work today down William Street in East Sydney when I noticed sprayed on different parts of the footpath was the X Box green logo on a black squared background. I'm assuming this is legit marketing as the logo was authentic and even had the Trade Mark on it. The console war is beginning.

McGoff put up a quick page showing how to use a Palm PDA as an LCD, similar to Wolfy's DIY LCD article but having the Palm emulate the LCD hardware. I was wondering about this a couple of days ago, time to dig out the PalmIII classic I have buried somewhere..

Apple have released their iPod, a portable MP3 player with a 5gb hard drive, 32mb ram, and 10 hours play back... works also as a firewire disk for data, and charges via the firewire cable says someone calling himself Mr DaddyPants.

VIAArena have an Xtreme Machine based unsurprisingly around some VIA goodies.

AllTechBox want to warn of the evils of static electricity.. that'd be why you never see any computer geeks with ponytails.

DiCeY sent in this DriverSMS thing. I actually got spammed with it a few times and meant to say something on here but forgot about it. It's a system whereby you can send messages to someone based on seeing their vehicle's number plate in traffic. They suggest things like "I noticed you in your car today.. would you like to meet for coffee?" ... Who are these people? Have they even driven in Sydney? Surely we're more likely to get messages like "YOU CUT ME OFF LIKE THAT AGAIN AND I'LL KILL YOU" or "DAMNED MOTORCYCLISTS, NEXT YIME YOU LANESPLIT I'M OPENING MY DOOR!" :)

Eclipse Computer Light on Icrontic.
Coolermaster HCC-002 socket cooler on FrostyTech.
Vantec CCK-6027D socket cooler on 3DGameMan.
OCZ Dominator socket cooler on FrostyTech.
MSI K7T266 Pro2 KT266A-based SocketA DDR motherboard on Hexus.
Canon Powershot S110 digicam on ThinkTechie.
Soyo K7V Dragon KT266-based SocketA DDR mobo on OCPrices.
Rainbow Neon light kit on AcidHW.
MS Wireless Explorer mouse on AcidHW.
DFI NB72-SR i845-based P4 mobo with RAID on PCHardware.
Alpha PAL8045 socket cooler on OCrCafe.
AMD AthlonXP 1800+ SocketA CPU on Digit-Life.
iCute Aluminium PSU on OtakuPC.
Inno3D TORNADO GeForce2 MX400 video card on LWD.
Microstar K7T266 Pro2 RU KT266A-based SocketA DDR mobo on Hardware-Test.
AMD AthlonXP 1800+ SocketA CPU on ClubOC.
Samsung DVD-P401 DVD player on PCStats.
Asus TUA266 Socket370 DDR/SDR motherboard on BlueSmoke, thanks t_rex.
Echo MIA sound card on NeoSeeker.
Microsoft Trackball Explorer controller on 3DSpotlight.
ECS P4S5A SIS 645-based P4 board supporting DDR-333 on OCWB.
Millennium Gladiator II socket cooler on Icrontic.
Intel Celeron 1GHz socket370 CPU on Jiarne.
ATI Radeon 7500 video card on Guru3D.
Non-conductive purple CPU shim on ViperLair.
Epox 8KHA+ KT266A-based SocketA DDR motherboard on OCNZ.

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