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Wednesday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 2-March-2005  01:38:30 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

There has been quite a few comparisons and reviews on the new AMD and Intel platforms lately, and T-break has compared both the 32bit and 64bit platforms from AMD and Intel.

Hardware Zone has an Intel 915P Shootout posted, the final contender being the MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum.

The Tech Zone has posted a DVD drive troubleshooting guide, outlaying the problems that may cause DVD failure as well as the procedures you should take to correct these problems.

MetkuMods have posted a modding article where they installed a larger capacity battery into their Nokia 6600 mobile phone.

Gandalf lets us know that a free Windows Rootkit has been released. RootkitRevealer is an advanced root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit.

mpot links us to a list of the top 100 gadgets of all time. Some interesting gadgets there, wouldn't mind one of each. :)

TWLabs has a look at some Nexus Damptek Noise Absorbtion Material, that supposably helps quieten down our computers.

Dan has more letters for us. In this column: Upgrading for Doom, Peltiers redux, thermal goop versus carpet, and the beauty of black heat sinks.

Hexus compares the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe with the DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-D. Both come recommended, but the DFI has strings to its bow that you will not find elsewhere. Go forth and purchase, there's absolutely no finer Athlon 64 mainboard at the time of writing.

Andrew points out that mIRC, which is the most popular IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for Windows has just celebrated its 10th birthday.

Xbit Labs has posted a high-end CPU coolers roundup: The Battle for Silence and Efficiency.

Techpowerup has voltmodded the Lanparty NF2 Ultra-B from DFI, with some interesting results.

A True Review has tried some Caffeine and Energy Products. Nothing really beats a strong espresso however. ;)

Unsurprisingly, spammers have become rather insidious, sending out e-mails that show that the e-mail is coming from the FBI, got quite a few in the OCAU Newsbox recently actually. More info here on CNN, thanks goodlet. :)

Short-Media have an Hard Drive/OS Install Refresher posted up on their site. Back to the basics and sooner or later every PC user faces a full operating system installation. While there is not absolute correct procedure there are hints, tips and tricks that can save any user time and problems in the future. This guide takes the novice step by step through the process of setting up Windows XP and reminds veterans of a few good habits.

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