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Wednesday Evening News + Reviews (4 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 11-April-2007  22:37:05 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Tweakguides have posted a a guide for tweaking STALKER:Shadows of Chernobyl, the highly anticipated game released only recently. The detailed STALKER Tweak Guide is now online at TweakGuides, and contains a range of descriptions, tips, tweaks and mods which I think all STALKER players will find helpful. Give it a read through to better customize and optimize STALKER on your machine.

TechwareLabs has taken a look at cable management in desktop PCs. I'm sure that we all have a mess of wires inside of our computer case at sometime or another. Personally I like to try and keep my case looking nice and clean, it gives it more of a professional look to it. So we are going to take a look into a case and see how we can make it look clean and professional

Tech-Hounds have posted some info on problems with SATA Hard Drives on J-Micron and Intel controllers. After asking Gigabyte's representative and searching the web for answers, it would seem the Gigabyte have actually provided a solution to this problem. It would seem the problem is related to the Marvell LAN controller used by Gigabyte. So, this 'bug' is not only specific to DS3 or DS3P alone. The solution is pretty simple - update the Marvell's EEPROM chip. The necessary files are available on Gigabyte's website, here. This is the link to the P965-DS3O FAQ page, if you're using a different motherboard, please check your respective motherboard's FAQ page.

Phoronix have posted a guide to overclocking your ATI GPU under Linux using Rovclock. When it comes to overclocking ATI Radeon graphics cards under Linux the only real option has been using rovclock. Rovclock is a Radeon overclocking utility written and developed by Sebastian Witt.

Bit-Tech and IGN have previewed an upcoming game called "World in Conflict". World in Conflict is based in the middle of the Cold War where the Americans and Russians are at each other's necks. However, this time the battle is on US soil. That's not all that is different about Massive's latest RTS game though, and it's definitely one to look out for later this year when it's released...

BechmarkReviews have looked into overclocking Nvidia 8800 graphics cards. Presently, the 640MB version of the GeForce 8800 GTS is the second-best video card available on the market. Gamers and computer enthusiasts alike have already speculated on how the GTS could be made to perform to the same level as the GeForce 8800 GTX with some tweaking. Unfortunately, this just isn't possible. What is possible though is taking a great product and making it even better; and do it all for free.

Hexus have posted a demonstration of Intels new Centrino Pro flash technology codenamed Robson. So what exactly can a gig of built-in Flash memory do for your notebook? Intel gave us a sneak peek - and you will be surprised how much extra performance Intel Turbo Memory (aka Robson) can provide.

Tagan Icy Box IB-266StUSD-B 2.5" Drive Enclosure at BigBruin.
GeForce 7600 GS 256Mb gDDR3 HDMI at Guru3D.
Ideazon Fang Gamepad at OverclockersClub.
Rainbow Six: Vegas at Bjorn3D.
Demon Office Hub at BIOS.
Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard at ThinkComputers.
VTBook CardBus Display Adapter at PCPer.
AIC XN 100 WSS Storage Server at TechwareLabs.
Enzotechnology Ultra-X at BurnoutPC.
Logitech Harmony Remote 895 Universal Remote Control at TrustedReviews.
Acoustic Energy AE29-06C Bluetooth Speaker System at TrustedReviews.

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