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Monday Morning News (4 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 17-November-2008  09:39:43 (GMT +10) - by BlaYde

It's a slow morning in the newsroom but here are a few stories to get the new week rolling.

If you haven't already heard, Memtest86+ V2.10 has been released. In this new version, a lot of new CPUs and chipsets are now detected and supported, including the upcoming Core i7 from Intel.

Tech ARP has posted an Intel Core i7 Installation Guide. New users migrating from the AMD platforms, on the other hand, may find the new socket both foreign and even a little scary. Hence, we decided to come up with a pictorial guide to show you just how easy it is to install an LGA1366 processor and its cooler.

And after they're done with the installation, it's time to see what the Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition can do. But how fast is it really? After all, this is a high-end enthusiast-grade processor with a very, very hefty price tag. It had better be a couple of Mach numbers faster than the Core 2 processors! Well, this is what we will be looking into this review. Not only will we examine its performance in games, we will also take a look at its performance in 3D rendering and video encoding.

Bjorn3d has a set of Kingston HyperX Triple Channel DDR3 2000 in their lab. Kingston technologies fielded the first kit of Triple Channel DDR3 capable of hitting 2000MHz within the allowed 1.65v RAM memory voltage limit on Core i7. Nay sayers said it couldn't be done. We're here to tell you it has been done.

Intel Core i7: live in Tokyo. Computerworld reported that "several hundred people crowded stores" that opened around 10 p.m. Saturday. The top-of-the-line 965 chip sold out, according to one retailer.

Ars Technica is Crunching NPD's numbers. Sales numbers are hard to come by when it comes to the gaming industry; there is no public source of information for what games and consoles are selling. The closest thing that the press has is the monthly sales report from the NPD Group. These numbers are important, and every game blog on every corner of the Internet publishes its take on what the numbers mean.

Chris has sent in a timewaster called 99 Bricks which is a "pretty cool spin on Tetris". Thanks Chris

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