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  • Gainward CARDEXpert GeForce 3

    Published: Friday, May 04, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Now here is a GeForce 3 card after my own heart. The Red PCB is just to hard to resist, plus it would be the perfect match to the FWD-P3C4XD motherboard that is in my system currently. Don't know how well it performs though I'd expect a par rating to the other offering.

    Now where to get one.. hummm

  • ThermoEngine Comparo

    Published: Friday, May 04, 2001 | By: Dennis

    The hot new heatsink from Thermosonic called the "ThermoEngine" has been redesigned. The new design now has a solid core instead of being hollow like it was previously. FrostyTech takes a look at how the redesign effects the performance.

  • Dual Processor DDR Motherboard @ 2cpu

    Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Iwill has extended its DDR line of motherboards to include the P3, and not only for one processor but 2. The board even came with a couple heatsinks and fans as an added bonus.

    Now if you will remember the layout of this motherboard is poor at best but from a performance standpoint it does quite well, for VIA.

  • New Banners

    Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Well I've refreshed my banner ads. I never really noticed until today but just about every company that had an ad on my site is no longer in business. I guess that is what I get for not paying attention.

    Speaking of paying, never mind that never works.

  • Linux to be offered on the PS2

    Published: Monday, April 30, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Console gaming has made quite a few advances over the years, and really has become mini computers built to play games. It would seem now that purpose has expanded to include basic PC features as well.

    Sony is in the process of building a version of Linux for the PS2, and plans to sell it in a package that includes a 40gig hard drive, keyboard and mouse.

  • Elsa GeForce3 Review @ Overclockers Online

    Published: Sunday, April 29, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Overclockers Online got ahold of a Elsa GeForce3 and put it though the paces, and even overclocked it a bit.

    Their conclusion? Take a look for yourself.

  • IBM Deskstar 60GXP

    Published: Saturday, April 28, 2001 | By: Dennis

    All I can say is WOW! I knew that ATA100 was fast and heard the rumors of it rivaling SCSI but never found any benchmarks to support it. Until now, GamePC looked at the 60GXP, 75GXP, and the Seagate Cheetah X15, in a variety of benchmark tests. Not only does the 60GXP hold its own against the Cheetah but does so quietly.

    I don't know about you but there is just something about SCSI drives and their chugging that is just harmonious, that is until they start to give off that high-pitched squeal.
    See the results at GamePC

  • CAD Station Hardware

    Published: Saturday, April 28, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Those of you that know my background will understand why I find an interest in this topic. Though the writer of this article did a very poor job, it still is informative. This article does touch on some of the aspects that I looked at while reviewing the Freeway FWD-P3C4XD motherboard, so consider yourself informed.

  • Could Win2k become like WinXP?

    Published: Thursday, April 26, 2001 | By: Dennis

    The tech-report thinks so, after installing IE6 they found that some new registry keys where added during the process.
    Not sure how substantial this is though I suspect the key was added not to enable the XP protection on 2000 but more for compatibility with WinXP.

  • What CPU is best for the GeForce3

    Published: Thursday, April 26, 2001 | By: Dennis

    There has been an age-old debate on what processor is better. I believe the decision depends largely on what you are doing. For instance typical gaming systems have different demands than say a 3dsmax animation workstation.

    With all things aside, the decision on what processor to choose may not be that big of a deal take a look at the latest benchmarks at the techzone and you will see my point.