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 Wednesday, 9-March-2005  13:58:36 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The "World's Greatest Shave" fundraiser is on again, to aid Leukaemia research. If you're not game to shave your head, you can still help out by supporting two girls from our forums in their own effort - details here. There's only a few days left to go!

Sudhian spent some time watercooling and overclocking the Pentium M. The big story at the moment around those CPUs is the appearance of a S478 to S479 (Pentium-M) adapter from ASUS. Some more info here and here (translated). There's some discussion in this thread in our Intel Hardware forum.

LegitReviews interviewed Vivian Lien of DFI, their director of marketing. Bit-Tech meanwhile talked to some NVIDIA people about the "The way it's meant to be played" scheme.

TomsHardware covered a recent gaming event in Texas, where ATI unveiled their 512MB video card. Everything really is bigger in Texas.

TheTechLounge wonder if Sony are sinking, having missed the boat on a few key technologies lately.

HotHardware looked at ATI's HyperMemory, their response to NVIDIA's TurboCache. Both technologies allow lower-end video cards to use system main memory, via the PCI-E bus, for graphics purposes.

Sudhian looked at embedded CPUs, comparing AMD's Geode with VIA's C3.

MadShrimps compared some P4 CPU coolers. We looked at some recently too, here and here.

TheInq have info on eSATA, a new external storage standard. The new spec will bring you up to almost 5 times the speed of USB 2.0 with all the added features of SATA-II, there really is no down side. Xbit report on products from Seagate and NetCell that use this technology.

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