Tech News

  • Doesn't look good for Apple

    Published: Sunday, March 04, 2001 | By: Dennis

    It looks like Apple is going to release an operating system in a similiar fashion as Microsoft ("buggy"). Many Mac users use their systems for Video production and even the new machines come with DVD-R's. But Mac OS X can't even read a DVD much less write one... Ouch.

  • ServerWorks at it again

    Published: Saturday, March 03, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I was checking out the news at 2cpu.com today and noticed this article. It talks about what ServerWorks has in store for the XEON line of Intel processors.
    The gist of the article is this. They will be producing a DDR chipset called the "Grand Champion HE". It will be capable of 6.4 GBytes/second of memory bandwidth, support 2-way and 4-way processor configurations, and will be the first to support the PCI-X bus. Pretty exciting but will most likely be too expensive for the "average" user.

  • Hercules Prophet III

    Published: Friday, March 02, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Gamespy has a few screenshots of the new GF3 from Hercules. The card is very similar to the GF2 Ultra. With the exception of the Hercules branded "Blue Orb" processor cooler. I can't wait to see how it performs.

  • Pathetic Webserver Pics

    Published: Thursday, March 01, 2001 | By: Dennis

    With the recent problem I had with my hosting provider moving their servers this weekend I decided to set up a temporary server to host this website from. I like to call it my "bare bones" approach to server setup.

    Here are a few photos One Two

    The computer is a Pentium 166 with 64 megs of RAM. 7gigs of HDD space 4 of which being part of a Software RAID 0. So far unless I get a major spike in web traffic it should hold up pretty well.

  • DNS problems with Ninjalane.com

    Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Well the company that was holding the Ninjalane web server is moving this weekend so there was a bit of a lag in getting the DNS changed over. Sorry if you tried to connect and couldn't get though. Tomorrow I'll post a photo of a real "bare bones system" and show you the current temporary web server.

  • Hercules to release GeForce3 in March

    Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Here is a press release from Hercules.com. 525.99 for a GF3. Not to shabby. I believe the GeForce2 Ultra sold for that much when it was released.

  • Tyan Tiger 200 Review

    Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 | By: Dennis

    2cpu has done it again and reviewed another cool motherboard from Tyan. This time the much talked about Tiger 200. This board is mainly designed for rack mount servers and has many integrated features.

    Check out what they have to say.

  • Motherboard Troubleshooting Guide

    Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Tech Extreme has an interesting article up on motherboard troubleshooting. Strangely enough this is the first one of these that I've seen. Though he only goes though a few scenarios its a good read to have in your "tech pocketbook".

  • The Geforce3, Does it replace the Ultra?

    Published: Saturday, February 24, 2001 | By: Dennis

    With all of the hype and talk about the GeForce3 some are wondering if it will really be all that. According to this article we will soon have a very powerful and expensive video processor with no games or applications designed for it.

    btw this site isn't Netscape 6 compliant.

  • No SMP with the P4

    Published: Thursday, February 22, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Along with a discussion of the IA-64 and its current status Intel announced that the Pentium 4 chip will not be supporting SMP but remain a single-processor device on PCs. Multi-processor systems will be handled by a new chip code-named Foster which is really a next-generation Xeon chip.

    So, what this means is that many of us that are currently enjoying SMP in our home systems is that will be paying a bit more when upgrade time comes.