Well, happy New Year's Eve! Have fun tonight and don't get too hammered. Someone
has to keep an eye on the CPU temperature you know! (Okay, that was stupid)
It seems one of Kyle's overclocking legends has recently returned from the
depths of the overclocking outback. Anyway, the guy got a PIII 650 (CuMine)
to 807 MHz. A little peltier action going on here, but the really interesting
thing here is that he got it 760 to MHz with a stock heatsink and fan.
Bah, I was hoping my Really Big Retro Fit Kit from 2CoolTek would get here today,
but no such luck. Looks like I'll have to wait until Monday or Tuesday before I
can review it. Now For some REAL NEWS. Thresh's Firing Squad has a part one of
their Sega Dreamcast vs PC gaming machines. Check it out, they really go in-depth on the
Dreamcast's hardware and compare everything from video to sound.
I'm glad I procrastinated in flashing my BIOS. Apparently some people have been
messaging Kyle, of HardOCP,
about some problems. So, his advice and my advice is to wait. I know it's pretty
stupid that we BP6 users should have to, it's especially bad because the BIOS
update was supposed to fix a Y2K issue. Hopefully Abit will get something else
Woohoo! Soyo has announced their Athlon board.
Now all we need is an Abit
Athlon board with Softmenu III and the overclocker crowd will have,
get this, a "selection" of motherboards. Though it doesn't seem
Soyo has made a whole lot of overclocking additions to this board, but we'll
Well, for those of you with BP6's, Abit has a BIOS update for you to fix a
Y2K problem. I'm going to go flash mine now, so if you don't see any news for a
while, you'll know why. I didn't have any problems last time, but hosing my board
is a bad thing and when it's flash time I become extremely religious.
Sorry for the lack on news yesterday, I was trying to make money to support this bad habit
I have, eating. Any way, it seems our buddy, Kyle, at HardOCP has made the news (well,
not exactly ABC, but close). Yep, he made it on the Register. Check out the
article, it's actually pretty cool. Yes, it's a couple of days old, sue me.
For those of you who have seen the newest motherboards and seen their AMR slots and
wondered what the hell those things were for, I'd like you to know I was just like you
until 2 days ago. Then I got this idea (yes it hurt). So, I figured that there might
be other people out there in the same boat as me and I should give them some linkage on
the topic. Here it is!
For those of you want to know what it stands for, AMR is Audio/Modem Riser. By the way,
this page also has info on MDC too (Mobile Daughter Card).
I've been noticing a lot of the people who come to this site via search engine are entering
the queue "GTA2 codes." If you really want GTA2 codes check out our affiliate site,
Game Mad. You can click right here
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To add a little happiness to your holidays at the expense of another,
I hope this is a joke; however, I fear it's not. The page is entitled
"Why Microsoft Rules My Universe." It would be funny as a joke, but he means "rules
my universe" in a good way. This is just to funny to pass up. Thanks to Mr. X for the link.
Fast MHz has a review on an Apex Super Case. This is the case I'm currently using.
Mine is "modified" a little, so it's different. He scored it fairly
appropriately as it is not an overclockers' best friend. If you want to add fans
to your case, look else where. But, the review is still good, so check it, fool!
While most everyone is focusing on AMD's relentless pursuit of the processor speed crown
(and winning in my opinion), people tend to miss the other cool/interesting stuff AMD does.
Here's a little press release (I missed this, so it's a week old) about a new Fast Ethernet Chipset. An Ethernet
Chipset? Who cares? Well, the chipset is designed to run in the -40°C to +85°C temperature
range. Why? To "provide design engineers reliable and cost-effective choices for
reducing their systems' environmental limitations." Cool.
Jsi Hardware has a quick little review on The Card Cooler. They didn't spend hours doing
the review, but they get the job done. Personally I'd just prefer to break out the jig saw
and cut 2 more holes in my case and smack 2 more 80mm Sunon Fans.
Firing Squad has reviews on the BF6
and the BE6-II.
"Since the BE6-II and BF6 are based on the same design the same location gripes present in the BF6 review still apply."
If that quote is true, that just sucks. Slugo has got a hold of a BF6 (review soon) and there
are problems covering up DIMM slots with any half-way large heatsink/fan combo. There is also a
problem with the 3-pin power connector placement (Slugo says).
The register has a little story discussing Intel's slated release date on their 1 GHz
Itanium being logical/illogical (February). Check it out, see who's full of crap and
There she is, the review I have taken way to long to do. But it is here now and
ready for reading. If you have any questions about the review, feel free to email
It looks like we were out smarted by the British again. Some citizens discovered
a way to get FREE RAM!! How? They stole it.
=) Check it out at the Register, apparently this is not the first time for
this memory dealer (Dane-Elec).
James "JackMoves" Yu over at Thresh's Firing Squad has a in depth review
on the DDR-RAM based Asus GeForce card. Pretty interesting stuff, they have some
interesting overclocking results (they never go extreme there, as far as overclocking
Sorry about the wait for the Voodoo3 3000 PCI review. I keep discovering new
and cool stuff. (How does 33.5 fps in Quake 2 sound with full screen AA on?)
But never fear, the review will be posted soon.
Jsi Hardware has a review on the Super Duper Slot Fan from 3DCOOL. The review is a little
shaky, but the info is there. Check it out.
Bill Gates the entrepreneur, the monopolist, the criminal! Yeah, this page
has dirt on some popular people that went to jail. Click right, HERE for the
mug shots of Bill Gates. Thanks to Strawberryswirl for the link!
Well, it looks like I should have that Voodoo3 3000 PCI Review done by tonight,
so look for it later. I'm going to show some practical uses for it. It'll be
cool, so keep checking.
Looks like Netscape is into some more trouble. Here is a little news article on a potential
security hole in the email program. Of course, this was posted by MSNBC. So, it could be a
secretly planned monopoly scheme to take down Netscape for good. =)
Since I couldn't get a hold of Q3A to do a review, I just thought I'd compile
a list of some of the best reviews. Here they are in no particular order:
Anandtech has some reviewage on the ATI Rage Fury MAXX. This review is actually
a gigantic shoot out if you ask me. You should definitely check it out. The results
for the MAXX are very interesting, I think. It only performs slightly better
than a Voodoo3 3000 and 640x480 but as resolution gets higher, the MAXX starts putting
the smack down on the GeForce. As a side note, the S3 2000 (Diamond Viper II) is looking
like a very nice performance-for-price-ratio-card.
The Register brings up some exciting court battles between Aureal and Creative.
Apparently Aureal won this bout and got the case thrown out of court, but that
is not the end of it. Aureal has launched a counter suit stating the Creative
was the one that infringed on an A3D patent, crazy stuff.
I missed this from a couple of days ago, but I'd thought I would point out another
problem with the Voodoo3. Aside from the NUMEROUS problems I've had my self, Gateway is
reporting error/corruptions issues that occur when one uses a Voodoo3 with a Coppermine.
This sucks, but they also said a fix should be out in 2 weeks, so at least they're showing
good customer service. =)
Since everyone is doing the First Person Shooters now days, I decided I'd aid their
shopping a little bit.
VisionTek GeForce - $223 + $10 shipping -- Universal Computer Dist. (Online)
Quake III Arena - $40 - No shipping -- Wal-Mart and Staples (Retail)
Quake III Arena - $47 + $4.50 shipping -- Chips & Bits (Online)
Unreal Tournament - $35 + $4.50 shipping -- Chips & Bits (Online)
Half Life: Opposing Force - $30 - No shipping -- Staples (Retail)
Half Life: Opposing Force - $30 + $4.50 shipping -- Chips & Bits (Online)
As overclocking supply shops start to pop up everywhere on the internet, I'd like
to point a veteran out. A lot of people
already know about this shop/site, but some don't. Anyway, I'm just pointing out
is a site that I have shopped at and will continue to shop at because of this
AWESOME service and low prices. (I'm not exaggerating about the service)
I have some good news and some good news. I recieved the Voodoo3 3000 PCI from
3Dfx and I have really crappy old computer to test it on and a computer
that would actually have a practical use for it. Keep watching, the review will
be posted soon.
The Adrenaline Vault has a review on a very "unique" game,
David Laprad, the reviewer, said the game had very new/weird game play. It received a 3.5
of 5 Stars rating. But, you should check it out anyway, it looks pretty cool.
You think you know what you want for Christmas? Well, before you finish your wish list,
I'd ask your richest relative for this. Yeah, HDTV ready monitors are a bit pricey.
Especially, 31" (30" Viewable) monitors, but someone has to buy them, right?
Speaking of games and Unreal Tournament, first go to Firing Squad to check out their review.
Then go to Chips and Bits to pick it up for $35 and when you're all done with that head over
to Game Mad for the cheat codes. Wow, what an Unreal Experience (no pun intended).
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Game Mad has constant listings of codes for just
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knows all. Now they even know the
of the Intel Itanium is officially October of 2000. This meets Intel's
"second half of next year" deadline. For those of you who don't know,
the Itanium (64 bit) will be Intel's next processor following the Coppermine.
Kenn over at Thresh's Firing Squad, has got the low done on the
He covers a some good points I missed in my Voodoo5 6000 vs Glaze 3D article. Especially,
the fact that the 128 MB is shared between the four chips, leaving 32 MB per chip.
I'm sure everyone and their dogs have seen this "revolutionary" keyboard
from Microsoft. But, just in case you've missed it. Here it is, your complete
keyboard for Windows. You users of the original Win95 won't be left out, it is
PS/2. =) Thanks to Ian for the image.
Well, to anyone who actually visited this site in the past 3 weeks, I'm sorry for the
lack of updates. It wasn't my fault however. I couldn't connect to my FTP account, hence
my inability to upload any files. I found out today that I could connect on
my brother's computer and at my local High School's computers. If this has happened to
anyone and/or they know why this is happening, please, feel free to
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