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 Sunday, 19-May-2002  21:49:39 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Woah.. it was Thursday.. there was a bright flash.. and now it's Sunday night! Actually, the bright flash was my motherboard expiring, not me being taken by aliens. But something did convince me to ride my motorcycle for 2 hours to Goulburn at 6am in the FREEZING COLD yesterday, so alien control could be the answer. X-Files aside, here's some news catchup..

VIA's P4X333 chipset for 533MHz-FSB P4 systems gets the going-over on HardOCP.

Digit-Life have checked out the new Intel CPU's, including Willamette-based Celerons. Anyone see the oxymoron in a 1.8GHz "value" processor? They also have some stuff about new Epson printers.

Xbit wonder if PCMark2002 is a good HDD Benchmark.

Wiam posted something in the forums, saying he thinks speedfan is dodgy. Not tried it, m'self.. blown plenty of fan headers doing other silly things, tho.

Andrew spotted that Boeing have been trialling a new cooling technology and reckon it warrants further attention.

AnandTech reviewed the 1.7GHz P4-based Celeron too.

Dan has reviewed some Lian-Li Drive Mounts, which attach to the bottom of your existing drive cage, even in non-LL cases, and let you install more drives.. neato.

Anthony sends word of some new Kyro drivers from Hercules.

Nigel spotted an Intel page saying they don't make AGP ports anymore.. I imagine their chipsets will actually continue to support AGP for quite some time.

Not all haX0rs are m4d and l33t, apparently.. some are just dorks.

PCHardware have an interesting article about making a dual athlon 2RU rackmount system. Lots of grunt a little amount of space.

ExtremeCooling have been soldering L1 bridges on their AthlonXP's.

SubZeroTech have a DDR333 roundup, high-speed SDRAM.

Josh says that MS have lost their lawsuit against Lindows, and the word "Windows" has been determined to be too "generic" for them to enforce against use of it.

Let the wailing, gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands begin: sounds like O@H will have a hard data cap soon, thanks Mibberz.

Sciby keeps telling me how cool this page is.. just looks like a bunch of giant drive-thru menus to me. :)

Reviews:
Shuttle AK35GT2/R KT333-based SocketA DDR motherboard on HotHardware.
Vantec EZ-Swap hard disk caddy and cooler on TechAngel.
Chaintech A-G321 128MB GF3 Ti200 video card on Xbit.
Epox 4SDA SiS645-based P4 DDR motherboard on PlanetSavage.



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