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  • Game tweak guide

    Published: Friday, November 17, 2000 | By: Dennis

    NT Compatible posted a game tweak guide for Windows NT/2K on their site. Some of the things that they talk about are pretty simple solutions to increase performance but some of the others I didn't even know about. Take a look.

  • Tyan Tiger 230

    Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 | By: Dennis

    It would seem that Tyan has been busy. In checking out their site today I found this link. Another dual processor board from Tyan and this one looks alot like the rest. A couple of key points.

    Onboard Audio
    ATA 100 support

    The design seems to follow what I call the "reference" design. So far all of the dual socket 370 boards have the same layout, brings back memories of the GeForce 256 of days gone by.

  • Quake 3 on ABC News

    Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 | By: Dennis

    Never thought I would see it but ABC news as conservative as they are have posted a article about the new Quake 3 for the Dreamcast. Personally I'm not much for console gaming but heck with a title like Quake 3 and the ability to frag on the net from a 52 inch big screen. I might just go and buy it.

  • Pricecombat

    Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 | By: Dennis

    I suspect that many of you have already seen this site but I'm going to share it anyway. In my email today (most of which is usually junk) I found this. PriceCombat. It seems that Pricewatch now has some competition. Curious I checked out the prices for a 128 megs of RDRAM and the lowest price was 109 bucks!!. Makes me think.. I might be able to afford that i840 dually board.

  • Tyan Tiger 200

    Published: Sunday, November 12, 2000 | By: Dennis

    I am really quite fond of Tyan products every motherboard that I have personally owned has been a Tyan. I was looking at the product matrix tonight and noticed a new dual based on the Via 133A chipset will be hitting the market sometime soon.
    From the small picture on their site the layout seems very promising. The sockets are inline with each other (not like the VIA reference design) and is without an ISA slot. So far I have only seen one other motherboard similar to this, and is produced by a small company in Taiwan called Freeway Designs. From what I can tell the only difference is that the Tyan board is a nice rich green whereas the Freeway Designs board is a sexy red.

    We can only hope that the Tiger 200 is nothing like the Tiger 133.

  • Survey added

    Published: Saturday, November 11, 2000 | By: Dennis

    I just finished the engine to take surveys/polls/votes. The rules are pretty simple, Only one vote per person every 24 hours. Other than that vote as much as you like.

    I am accepting suggestions for up and coming surveys so If you have an idea for one let me know.

  • Case Mod at Fast-Mhz

    Published: Friday, November 10, 2000 | By: Dennis

    Well I'm finally published, my case mod that is. Feel free to check it out. The full mod is located in the projects section.

  • More Duals are here

    Published: Thursday, November 09, 2000 | By: Dennis

    I was browsing over at 2cpu today and found that they have indeed gotten a hold of the new dual board from epox

    In the coming months there will be quite a few reviews of the dual processor boards that use the VIA chipset.
    Believe it or not but there will be a review here at as well.

    Here are some specs of the new system I am putting together. Dual P3 800Mhz (cC0 core), GeForce2 Ultra (to be named), Inno3D MX card (for dual monitor support), 2 Maxtor ATA100 15gig drives on a RAID0 Stripe (unfortunately the dual board I am getting does not have onboard ATA100 or RAID so the controller card has yet to be named). The system should scream. More later when it becomes available.

  • New Opportunities for

    Published: Thursday, November 02, 2000 | By: Dennis will be undergoing a few changes in the following month. Some of which will be slight changes to the look of and finally more content.

    Keep watch for the new things to come, and as always comments are welcome.

  • Nvidia MX card with DDR

    Published: Monday, October 30, 2000 | By: Dennis

    Saw this link at Seems that Creative is living up to their name and being.. well.. Creative. This time its by going above Nvida's current spec and putting DDR ram on a chip that was orginally designed for SDR ram.