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 Thursday, 1-June-2006  20:00:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

BXFormFactor have part 3 of their Microprocessor History article posted. As mentioned, the microprocessor outputs the address on the address bus, and then reads the instruction. If the instruction calls for data, one or more read cycles take place. All the while, the microprocessor is sitting there waiting for the instruction and data to show up.

TheTechZone have a hard drive buyer's guide. When it comes time to upgrade your disk storage, there are a number of factors for you to take into account.

DigitalTrends answer a few questions about Dolby stuff. Ray Dolby got his start in noise-reduction systems for studio and home use (which is why your old audiocassette deck has a Dolby logo). Then he branched out into cinema and home surround standards, two of which you urgently need to know about.

TechSpot have a Winamp tweak guide. As mentioned before Winampís functionality can be greatly enhanced through the use of plug-ins. These can provide support for many features, e.g. audio/video decoders, visualizations or DSP effects.

Hexus have an editorial about the supercomputer on your desk. Today I have a super computer, and most of you reading this do too.

They also have an interview with some actual Commandos who also game. Their Special Forces training and knowledge of flanking maneovres came in extremely handy whilst playing Pathway to Glory: Ikusa Islands.

TheTechLounge take a closer look at Pandora, a pretty cool music website. Pandora is a user-driven internet music service that relies on listener input to build customized, individual stations on-the-fly. Born directly of The Music Genome Project, Pandora is a free service with big potential.

Phoronix check out how DDR2 and AMD go together on the new AM2 platform under Linux. Hot off the energy from our Athlon 64 X2 4200+ and Sempron 3400+ Linux benchmarks, today we have looked at AMD's DDR2 performance with their Socket AM2 with a slew of benchmarks.

Metku try something a little different with a dead hard drive.



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