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 Tuesday, 20-August-2002  12:07:41 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Remember, send news to news@overclockers.com.au .. it often gets lost/buried if you email it to me directly.

ZDNet have an article about emotional robots.

A final note on the Tualatin P3's, from David: when you do modify your non compatible motherboard to work with tualatins using martinus's guide here you can join the i440bx club here and before you do you could check dezbins list of tested boards here here and for further reading to can go through all 263 posts on this hot topic of the speculation of the tualatin working in a bx board here but remember to check your mosfet temperatures as warned here here and even after all of this there was supposed to be a new stepping of the tualatin out around a month ago, and should squeeze its way into supplies over the next 2 months, info here. Linky's on the p3 xeon MP: here and Intel's site here.

Intel has confirmed that they are being sued over the claimed and actual performance of their P4 processor, thanks Baker.

HardOCP have more info here about Visiontek going bust.

From Wolfy: The following was cut from this weeks "MS OEM System Builder News": Windows XP SP1 Will Not Install on Known Pirated Installations. When released, Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows XP will not install if it identifies the underlying Windows XP installation as a known pirated installation. SP1 identifies known pirated installations by their Product IDs. The Product ID is generated from the Product Key used during install and can be found by choosing My Computer, then Properties, and viewing the General tab. SP1 will not install on installations with the following product IDs containing the following serial numbers (note that X takes the place of any other value): XXXXX-640-0000356-23XXX, & XXXXX-640-2001765-23XXX. Users of licensed Microsoft software will be unaffected. If SP1 is installed on a Windows XP installation with one of the above product IDs, SP1 installation will fail and error with the following message: Service Pack 1 Setup Error: The product key used to install Windows is invalid. Please contact your system administrator or retailer immediately to obtain a valid product key.

Hardwareaccelerated interviewed Trident about their new graphics chip.

VR-Zone have info on the two upcoming KT400 models from EPoX, the 8K9A3+ and 8K9A2+ to be released in September. The differences between them is the 8K9A3+ will have HPT374 RAID chip with 12 IDE channels all together while 8K9A2+ will have HPT372 RAID and Serial ATA chip.

Tuttle says that BFGLan, Tassie's biggest LAN party, will be on this weekend. Update: Lies! It's the following weekend (of the 31st.) Bad newsmonkey! No peanut!

From Drayzen: I noticed your post about the AVG AV not doing so well. I was then looking around and came across testing reports at ICSA Labs who supposedly set standards for security products. I found this page, which lists their certified products. Also linked form that page is this one, which has all of their testing reports. Looking at both of those pages, the Grisoft AVG seems to pass all tests. I wanted to see their testing reports for the Eset NOD32 AV (which showed up with the best Hit/Miss ratio on the Virus Bulletin site you linked to) but it appears that ICSA do not test it, strange...

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