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 Tuesday, 24-February-2009  14:54:43 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's an interesting story brewing in the AMD world, where people reckon they have worked out how to enable the fourth core in a Phenom II X3 processor. It's no secret that X3's are X4's with one core disabled, but apparently with this BIOS trick you get a free 33% speed upgrade. More info here on Guru3D and here on OCWB.

Tech Report has a system guide, and so do Sharky Extreme. Today on Sharky Extreme, we've posted our High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide for February, where we take $2500 (USD) in search of the best AMD and Intel gaming configurations.

HotHardware have a DDR3 with i7 performance roundup. Today, we're going to look at some of these new kits and see if we can break down what memory-related aspects users should look for when buying an X58 / Core i7 platform. We've got kits from big names like Corsair, Kingston, and OCZ in the labs.

VR-Zone compared two heatsinks, the Cooler Master V10 vs. Xigmatek Thor's Hammer. We take a look at 2 new CPU heatsinks from Cooler Master and Xigmatek - the TEC-enabled V10, and Thor's Hammer, which features Xigmatek's Heatpipe Direct Touch technology.

Irish ISPs are the latest to feel extreme pressure from the music industry, to block sites such as The Pirate Bay. “We don’t support illegal activity on our network but this is an unprecedented agreement,” said Alex French of Ireland’s leading Wi-Fi service Bitbuzz. “Is the music industry planning to become Ireland’s de facto internet censor?”

IGN have an article about gaming tech to watch in 2009. 3D gaming, brain computer interfaces, OLED screens, Wii MotionPlus, the DSi, Windows 7, 48-core GPUs and more. The future is... soon!

Someone in IRC spotted this clever halloween costume. By using a travel DVD player strapped to my stomach, with video coming from a digital camera strapped to my back, it creates the illusion that I have a very large hole in my stomach.

Today's timewaster is Bow Man 2, again suggested by Sniper.

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