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Monday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 14-August-2006  14:45:43 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thetron sent in this website about Net Neutrality. The videos are.. a little odd.

Xbitlabs checked out the AMD A64 X2 3600+, their new low-end dual-core CPU. There's discussion of this review here in our AMD Hardware forum.

PCWorld meanwhile consider the 25 greatest PC's of all time. The Lisa sported radical innovations such as a graphical user interface complete with bitmapped fonts, and a mouse. At $10,000 it was more mainstream than the Xerox Star but still too pricey.

A gaming magazine called "2 Old 2 Play" has released their 5th issue as a free PDF download. This issue covers game reviews, retro gaming, life simulations, and exceptional editorials. The star of the show: Mario.

LegitReviews overclocked the A64 4200+ AM2 from AMD. When the dust finally settled we ended up with our test system topping out at 280MHz in the BIOS, which resulted in our test system running at 3071MHz. Interestingly, watercooling didn't get them much more speed than aircooling.

Motherboards.org explored the potential (ho ho) problem of modular power supplies showing voltage drops due to resistance in the modular connectors. Seems unlikely to be an issue, even without reading the article.

There's still debate going on about whether or not Pluto is a planet. In defining for the first time what exactly a planet is, the International Astronomers Union (IAU) may be forced to downgrade Pluto's status, or add as many as 14 others. Or just exclude Pluto from the revised critera due to its historical significance.

Here's a cool article about a 100GB storage system in 1982. The IBM 3850 Mass Storage System was the monster storage device of its day.

PCPerspective took another look at Core 2 Duo notebook performance. After finally getting an official BIOS from Asus that supports Core 2 Duo processors, we see how the new Core 2 Duo T7400 mobile processor performs and how the battery life of the Core architecture compares to the original Core Duo CPU lineup.

HWZone see how Core 2 Extreme CPU responds to a 1333MHz bus. I think we should round them up to 1337MHz. In this article, we explore the possibilities of a 1333MHz PSB on the Core 2 Extreme X6800 as well as some good old fashioned overclocking - complete with benchmarks of course.



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