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May 2000
WebMasterP
05-31-00
Insane Hardware gets a bit coocky (it's in the name). They decided to simulate a bad Athlon overclocking experience. Wierd stuff.

WebMasterP
05-31-00
3D Accelerated has an article up entitled Intel Pentium III vs. AMD Athlon: What Should You Buy? PART I. They bring up some interesting stuff. You might want to check it out, or not?

WebMasterP
05-31-00
JSI Hardware has an Celeron 400 at 618 MHz. I didn't read through this article but you might find it interesting. It's all air cooled. I have Dual Celerons 366 @ 594 all air cooled. It reall just depends on your weak and core.

WebMasterP
05-31-00
PC Extreme has a review on one of those really high powered Delta 60 Fans I've been trying to get a hold of, loud, yet oh-so-fast.


WebMasterP
05-30-00
3d Accelerated has a review of the HP Jornada 545. This review almost made me want a PDA! This is the first one of it's kind to use the Windows PocketPC operating system.

WebMasterP
05-30-00
The Game Den has a Diablo II preview. We beat them to it by almost a month =P. They have mostly screen shots. So, if you're looking for visuals, head on over. Here's a link to our preview for comparison.


WebMasterP
05-29-00
Gaming in 3D has a new contest up. This time you can win one of the better Heatsink and fan combos out there. So, what are you waiting for? Go win an Artic Circle.

WebMasterP
05-29-00
Chick's Hardware has an interview with Rendition. You don't know who or what that is? Well then, read the interview and find out.

WebMasterP
05-29-00
Aten KVM Switch review over at CPU-bURN. Being that it was given a 95%, I'm going to assume it must be a pretty good buy. Considering that even the cheapest switches cost any where from $90 to $150.

WebMasterP
05-29-00
Games Xtreme has a review on a game called Imperium Galactica II. Actually, I've never heard of it. However, they did give it a 93% score!


WebMasterP
05-28-00
Get ready for this. There is another Nox review up. This time over at 3D Game Gear. Well, I'm sure a 4,000th opinion couldn't hurt. =)

WebMasterP
05-28-00
Chick's Hardware (this is not a female's hardware site, it's the owner's nickname) has a review on the iPlayMP3 Moveman Portable MP3 Player. This bad mammá jammá tote's a 320 MB memory card, nice.


WebMasterP
05-27-00
The technology world is moving very slowly today. There is hardly any news at all. It's a three day weekend though, so I guess it can be forgiven, or not.

WebMasterP
05-27-00
Magic Torch Overclocking (I really want to know who thought of that) has a review on a 19" monitor from a company called Belinia. They seem to like it a lot, go see why.

WebMasterP
05-27-00
Just in case you have not had enough Coppermine action to last a life time, Active-Hardware reviews the CuMine 866. They recently redesigned their page a little bit too.


WebMasterP
05-26-00
The Game Den has some reviewage on Ultima Online: Renaissance. Pretty nifty, go see what they think.

WebMasterP
05-26-00
G3D has a computer parts buyer's guide. Goes over pretty much everything, from mouse pads to processors.


WebMasterP
05-25-00
HardCOCK has a review on the Asetek Vapochill. I want one these puppies right now, I just don't have $700! But getting a Celeron II up to over a Gigahert is pretty nice.

WebMasterP
05-25-00
Active-Hardware has their very own review on the ever so popular Frontx multimedia ports. If you don't know what these are then read the review.

WebMasterP
05-25-00
Looking for a new game to entertain yourself? There is a Dogs of War review over at The Game Den. The graphics are not groundbreaking but you might like it. They sure don't.

WebMasterP
05-25-00
Hot case? Need to cool down? Well, Jsi Hardware might have the answer in their case cooling article. Nothing ground breaking here but you might find something useful.

WebMasterP
05-25-00
iBXT Labs has a review on the Aureal SuperQuad 2500. Goardaen, a staff member here, has one and really seems to like it.

Also, they review the SOYO SY-7VCA. Which is an Apollo Pro133A based Scoket 370 board.

WebMasterP
05-25-00
3d Accelerated has reviewed a 3Com 56k Global GSM and a 3Com Cellular Modem and a 3Com 10/100 LAN Cardbus PC Card all in the same review. Think of it as an informative time killer.


WebMasterP
05-24-00
Gaming in 3D has a fan modification for newbies. If you have some spare drive bays and you just started overclocking then this guide might be for you.

WebMasterP
05-24-00
ABIT has annouced offically their KA7 Athlon board with ATA/100 support. You can view the press release from this site as I have copied the release into a web page. However, HardCOCK already has a review on the thing (KA7 w/ ATA/100) and they have found an ATA/100 hard drive.


WebMasterP
05-23-00
The GlobalWin FKP32 for socketed processors is a really good performer. Tweak Town has a good review posted on one and it even earns their seal of approval, see why.

WebMasterP
05-23-00
Ok, everyone is running out to get their GeForce2 GTS's and now, of course, they want to overclock them. Well, the happy Germans over at iBXT labs have the solution. Read their article on GeForce2 Overclocking.

Slugo
05-23-00
Intel has announced their newer line of Xeon processors. These bad boys go all the way up to 700 MHz and with a 1MB to 2MB L2 Cache running at full speed, you can't go wrong. You can read all about it at Intel's site.

WebMasterP
05-23-00
Games Xtreme has a review up on Star Trek: Klingon Academy. It's actually more of a preview because the product isn't out yet. The review is one page and has a few screen shots, for you information.

WebMasterP
05-23-00
Games Xtreme has a review up on Star Trek: Klingon Academy. It's actually more of a preview because the product isn't out yet. The review is one page and has a few screen shots, for you information.

WebMasterP
05-23-00
CTNews3D has an article "Part III: Cooling down your Athlon." As you might have guessed, it is a multiple chapter series of articles. So, if you wanted you could read the other parts and catch up or something but this article does make sense without the previous parts.


WebMasterP
05-22-00
Another Nox review, this time it's at GameWire. Good review, way to many pages. However this game has become fairly popular and you might want to check it out.

WebMasterP
05-22-00
CPU-bURN has a pretty cool project up called "Converting Your Old PC to a Network File Server." Pretty good idea especially if you have a crappy old computer laying around.


WebMasterP
05-21-00
Insane Hardware has some dual Coppermine motherboard action courtesy of Asus. Their calling their review of the CUR-DLS a mini-review; I'm calling it a bunch of pictures and feaures. You can read it and call it whatever you want.

WebMasterP
05-21-00
Are forgetting stuff all the time? Need more space? Well TweakTown has a guide on how to install a hard drive.

WebMasterP
05-21-00
Are you in the market for a new socket heat sink and fan? Try the Alpha CO-6030MFC on for size coutesy of PC Extremes. No, they're not giving them away, but you can read the review.

WebMasterP
05-21-00
iBXT labs has go the hoe down, I mean low down, on the Leadtek WinFast GeForce2 GTS. These guys do good stuff and this review is no exception.

WebMasterP
05-21-00
Diamond MX400 review over at G3D. I recently installed one of these in my girlfriend's new Athlon computer. They are, to say the least, very nice.


WebMasterP
05-20-00
Feeling a little bored today? Go flash something! Show them your very large.. motherboard has had its BIOS updated. TweakTown will tell you the how, who, and why of flashing your BIOS.

WebMasterP
05-20-00
The Game Den has a couple reviews going on. They have a review of Heroes of Might and Magic II: Shadow of Death and more recently they have a review of everybody's favorite, HardCOCK's Ratpadz.

WebMasterP
05-20-00
HardCOCK has a review on the ArctiCooler. This thing rocks, you have to see it take out the Alpha!


WebMasterP
05-19-00
How about some real time strategy (RTS) games? Well, 3D Game Gear has got the scoop on a new RTS. It's in the form of Tzar: Burden of the Crown. The graphics are stunning but I'll let them tell you the rest.

WebMasterP
05-19-00
DFI board review at PC Hardware. It's the PW65-E this time around and it seems to hold it's own, if you know what I mean.

WebMasterP
05-19-00
Ye ol' torch has some Pentium III 550e action going on. How does 550 MHz to 825 MHz sound? Yeah, that's pretty good.

WebMasterP
05-19-00
AOpen AX64 Pro Motherboard review over at Hyper-Active-Hardware. This bad boy has a batterie-free design amoung other fine features. So, check it out.

WebMasterP
05-19-00
CPU-bURN has a review on a program (Photo Vista Review) that makes 360° pictures. You know the pictures where you can keep looking left (or right) and keep seeing something rather than running out of picture?

WebMasterP
05-19-00
The Game Den has a reivew on a game entitled Martian Gothic Unification. It's similar in game play to resident evil.

WebMasterP
05-19-00
Sorry, about the lack of news yesterday. I was in Sea Side and Portland Oregon doing some stuff.


WebMasterP
05-17-00
Feeling a little warm inside your case? Do small animals cuddle next to your processor for heat? Well, G3D has a review on the Senfu water cooling kit. I've seen plenty over reviews on this puppy but one more perspective definitely couldn't hurt.

WebMasterP
05-17-00
If you have a problem with dust like I do, then I know you're going to want to check out this guide. Fast-MHz has a dust prevention guide up. It's Pretty cool and clean for that matter!

WebMasterP
05-17-00
Thinking about overclocking your K6-2? Well, Hexus has put up a "how-not-to!" They show you ways to prevent your chip from becoming crippled.

WebMasterP
05-17-00
Locket Target (Ok?) has a review up on the ever-popular Ratpad. If you're new to the mouse pad market check this out. You can always read our Ratpadz review for comparison.

WebMasterP
05-17-00
Active-Hardware does the Coppermine 850. Not quite the same as Debbie does Dallas but you get the picture, right?


WebMasterP
05-16-00
In the market for a digital camera? Well then, let TweakTown show you what's up with the Logitech QuickCam Express. Looks pretty cool and they seemed to appreciate it, so check it foo!

WebMasterP
05-16-00
How about a little GeForce SDR action? Well, why not? With the Voodoo5 soon to be out and the GeForce2 GTS already out, the prices on those bad boys will be falling like rocks. Check out Active-Hardware's review of the Micro-Star Power 3D GeForce 256 MS-8809.


WebMasterP
05-15-00
I saw this over at HardCOCK today. It looks like 3D Hardware has got a tale to tell about the Voodoo5 6000 and it is far from bad. I'll let you read it as not to spoil the surprise.

WebMasterP
05-15-00
Alright, if you wanted interesting today, you've got it! TechWatch has a review on the Acer Future Ergo61 Keyboard. This puppy is definitely interesting and they seemed to like it too!

WebMasterP
05-15-00
Not enough Athlon Gold Finder Device options for you? Well, now there is another in the Tweaking Device2 which I mentioned in the news here awhile back. G3D is reviewing this time around but we'll have a review on one as soon as it arrives.


WebMasterP
05-14-00
Happy Mother's day too all the moms out there (especially mine). I hope you computer tweak children manage to buy you something other than a 75W peltier.

WebMasterP
05-14-00
Firing Squad has gone E3 happy. They have a couple of articles posted both about E3. How do I know they both are about E3? Well, the first is titled "E3 2000 Day 1" and the second is titled "E3 2000 Day 2." Pure Genius.

WebMasterP
05-14-00
Game Wire has a an editorial up entitled "Free-Form vs. Controlled Games." If you do not know what either of those mean, then going to this page would be a wise choice. If you are bored out of your mind and find that dancing with your computer chair is fun, then it would be a wise choice to read the article.


WebMasterP
05-13-00
Just when you thought there was nothing left to tweak, TweakTown posts a Monitor Tweaking Guide. The real question is what won't these guys tweak? =)

WebMasterP
05-13-00
Fast-MHz has a review a cool program called Flyswat 5.1. Not only is it cool but it is freeware too! It is Definitely worth a look.


WebMasterP
05-12-00
ABIT KA7 Review, this time it's over at Active-Hardware. I'm getting one of these boards pretty soon because it is one of the best Athlon boards out there.

WebMasterP
05-12-00
Cached.net has some pictures from E3 posted. If you can't be there at least see there. (That's the last time I'll try to rhyme, I swear).

WebMasterP
05-12-00
Frontx Multimedia Port review at Gaming in 3D. The Frontx is the device that moves your media ports to the front of you computer (into a drive bay). I don't like it because of the mess it creates inside your computer. However, it is getting rave reviews from all over.

WebMasterP
05-12-00
Games Xtreme has a review of Theif II: The Metal Age. This game is looking fat. I'm going to have to save up for this one.

WebMasterP
05-12-00
PC Extremes has an account of their experiences with the newest drivers. The 5.16 drivers both help an hinder his Diamond Viper V770. Go see how and why.


WebMasterP
05-11-00
iBXT Labs has done it again. They have a GeForce2 GTS review up and it's probably one of the best to date. So, if you're still curious about the GeForce2 you might want to check this puppy out.

WebMasterP
05-11-00
Games Xtreme has coverage of E3. They're keeping it updated so, if you're curious about E3 then this is that place to stop buy.

WebMasterP
05-11-00
3D Game Gear has a RAM guide up. It's only a page in length but if you're clue less about RAM this could get you started.

WebMasterP
05-11-00
MPlayer has a review on the Nomad II from Creative Labs. This is Creative's most recent offering into the MP3 player market and from the looks of it, they were trying to one up the Rio (their own product).


WebMasterP
05-10-00
The Game Den is giving away an Altec Lansing ACS54 speaker system. It's one of those contest where you have to surf around their site and look for the graphic. Basically, it's an easter egg hunt, digital style. These are decent speakers, in fact I ordered some for my girlfriend last night for her new Athlon box I'm going to build.

WebMasterP
05-10-00
In the market for a camera of digital proportions? Well, PC Extremes has a review on the Olympus D-450 Zoom. Now that I have my digital camera I really wish I would have picked up one with a zoom.

WebMasterP
05-10-00
TweakTown has taken a look at the Alpha FC-PAL35t Socket 370 Cooler Kit. This is not the one with the fan on the side. He goes pretty well in depth here, even taking temperature readings with the 60mm fans unplugged and compares it mostly to the Alpha PEP66.

WebMasterP
05-10-00
GameWire reviews the Logitech Wingman Gaming Mousepad. If you enjoy reviews with multiple pages that could have been one, then this is your review =). Anyway, this pad is essentially a tweaked out 3M Mousin Surface. Check it out, it's one more competitor to the mouse pad arena (it has been out for a while though).

WebMasterP
05-10-00
Gaming in 3D has a review up on a cool proggie called Sound Forge. It's a digital audio editor which they seemed to like giving it a 89%. Probably worth a look if you're a sound enthusiast


WebMasterP
05-09-00
TweakTown not only has a Windows 2000 tweak guide but they have updated it too! Bonus! A tweak guide minus the kinks and typos (well, maybe).

WebMasterP
05-09-00
Fast-MHz takes a look at... Windows Media Player 7.0? Yep. If you were looking for a little Media Player action, look no further because Fast-MHz has your fix.

WebMasterP
05-09-00
High Speed PC has an article up entitled Athlon Overclocking 101. It's pretty much what the name says; it's a guide to learning how to overclock an Athlon. This goes over installing the gold finger device, taking off the Athlon shell, and whatnot.


WebMasterP
05-08-00
PC Tweaker has an Alpha P7125 pitted up against the GlobalWIN VOS32. Most of us already know the VOS32 is a better cooler; so, they delve into features.

WebMasterP
05-08-00
Abit KA7 review, this time at PC Hardware Romania. If I were going to buy an Athlon board it would be this one.

WebMasterP
05-08-00
Games Xtreme has another review up (it's more than 5 paragraphs for a change), this time of Soldier of Fortune. This is a pretty cool game from what has been going around the net and it's always good to get a 2nd (or 3rd, 4th, 5th..) opinion.

WebMasterP
05-08-00
Rome MP3 Player reviewed at 3D Game Gear. This is really cool and who ever thought of it is very cool in my book.

WebMasterP
05-08-00
MY EMAIL IS FIXED! MY EMAIL IS FIXED!!!!!!!!! whoowhee... after a week, I finally get to check my email. However, I was disappointed by the lack of emails. =(

WebMasterP
05-08-00
Think Rambus DRAM is evil? Maybe you've heard that it sucks. Yes, it is expensive but give Thresh's Firing Squad a chance to dispell all the myths and misconceptions you have heard. In their article, "Rambus: Dispelling Myths," they have an interview with the Rambus dude himself.

WebMasterP
05-08-00
The Game Den has a review on a cool helicopter combat simulation called KA-52: Team Alligator. The graphics aren't stellar but they rank up there. Thor (the reviewer) did not like a lot however and gave it 70%. Go see why, you might like it anyway.

They have a Thief II review also. Thief II is looking pretty cool and I almost picked it up yesterday until I realized that I had no money.


WebMasterP
05-07-00
TFC 1.5 Screen Shots. Very cool, they shows some major changes in the game layout and design. It's in Spanish so you can't read the page content but the screen shots are in English (and that's what really matters).

WebMasterP
05-07-00
I happened to surf upon a most interesting review. Now, this may not answer all your questions but I think it comes close to solving world hunger and causing world piece. Read Broken Pixel's review of the 3Dfx T-shirt. Funny stuff.

WebMasterP
05-07-00
Intel is shorting tier 2 computer companies of Pentium III 1 GHz chips. It seems as if Intel cannot get enough of them made to supply more than the tier 1 companies. Apparently, these tier 2 companies are not having any problems getting 1GHz chips from AMD, and AMD 1GHz chips equally wanted. Read all about it at The Register.


WebMasterP
05-06-00
Firing Squad a great look into GeForce 1 & 2 performance on Celeron machines. Seems as if CPU speed matters any way, even with that T&L Stuff. I don't know, that's just what I picked up.


WebMasterP
05-05-00
ABIT announces Gentus Linux 2.0 today. ABIT reports many improvements to the operating system. They now have improved support for ATA/66 and added support for ATA/100. The cool part is that they added sound drivers for the Sound Blaster Live! series. I saved their email in HTML format so that you can see it in full detail. In the email you might notice a spot where they talk about their incorrect packaging. They released some CDs displaying Gentus 6.2 on the cover. It's semi-ironic in that, when I received the email this morning it say "ABIT Announces VT6X4 Motherboard."

WebMasterP
05-05-00
My main email is still down! I haven't been able to check it for about 2 and a half days now. I can be contacted by email at podhola@coastaccess.com if you have any news or anything.

WebMasterP
05-05-00
Firing Squad has a "first look" at Red Alert 2! It looks a lot different. However, the game play is still the same style. The coolest part is that the whole thing is based on urban war fare! Yep, that means you can blow up the Statue of Liberty.


WebMasterP
05-04-00
My main email is down right now and I haven't been able to check it for about 24 hours. You can email at podhola@coastaccess.com if you have any news or anything.

WebMasterP
05-04-00
Here's an article over at The Register telling us that the Thunderbird will not be released in the slot A form. Rather, it will be released in socket A. AMD is having some problems with the slot so, they're just moving to socket.

WebMasterP
05-04-00
I was surfing over at The Tech Zone and I found a contest. Contests usually mean close to free stuff. You have to do a little forum work to get this beauty though.


WebMasterP
05-03-00
PC Hardware Romania has a review on a very interesting motherboard, the Elite Group's P6IWT-Me. It's interesting in that it's a microATX board and it has both a Socket 370 and Slot 1 interface! Cool. I might add it has 3 PCI slots and 1 AMR slot and that's it, no ISA, nothing.

WebMasterP
05-03-00
Active Hardware has a review of the Iwill VD133 Gold Slot 1 mainboard. I don't know a lot about Iwill so I'll just keep my mouth closed on this one.

WebMasterP
05-03-00
Even though Coppermines have been out for a while now (in computer time), it is always nice to have many opinions to ponder over before making a purchase. iBXT Labs has review on a Coppermine 566 and if you were thinking about buying a CuMine and haven't made the decision to, this review could help you make up your mind . Or!!! You could be so bored out of your mind you might almost be ready to sit down and watch Pokémon and reading this review could save you from brain damage and embarrassment.

WebMasterP
05-03-00
Can't find the hard drive cooler that's right for you? Well, here's another option to look at, Inclose BayCooler II Hard Drive Bay Cooler. TweakTown does the review; and despite not having a tempeture probe, they do a pretty darn good job.

WebMasterP
05-03-00
Evolva, a newer 3rd person shooter, has been reviewed over at The Game Den. Interesting concept and design, to say the least.

WebMasterP
05-03-00
"Via Past, Present & Future," does that sound interesting? I thought it did. If your any kind of computer guru at all you have heard of VIA. Now you can know about their past too!

Chick's Hardware also has a review of "The Cool Master CoolDrive DCD-4002." Big name, lots of hard drive cooling.

WebMasterP
05-03-00
PC Extremes takes a look at the EverGlide GIGANTA. You can check out our review for comparison.


WebMasterP
05-02-00
Active-Hardware makes into my news section with their review of the Micro-Star MS-6301. i820 base but they, like others, opted for the SDRAM implementation.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
Another VIA Apollo KX133 based mainboard review at iBXT Labs. This time it is the K7V by ASUS. I have heard that this is a very stable board so if you're chasing down the best Athlon motherboard you should definitely check this review out.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
Hexus.com has a couple of review up and running. They review a 2CoolPC Plus and a Razer Bloomslang. The 2CoolPC thing is a novelty that has been around for a while and the Boomslang is what I feel to be a nice mouse with very high DPI (accurate).

WebMasterP
05-02-00
Mr. Kast over at G3D has some memory on hand (SDRAM by EMS) and thought he would show you whats up. Check it out if you got a little time to kill or if your in the market for some memory.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
EverGlide has chopped their prices down a bit. Not only that but they have some nice logo pads! I want the Half-Life one but we'll see.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
Chick's Hardware has a review of a SUMA 64 MB DDR GeForce. I know this is not one of the new GeForce2 GTS cards but check out their overclocking results! My oh my, very good and then didn't even use any special cooling. I won't ruin the surprise. Also, it does benchmark very well.

Strawberryswirl
05-02-00
3d Accelerated.com reviewed Microsoft's high end joy stick, the Sidewinder Precision Pro. According to them it's a great choice for gamers, "...it conforms perfectly to your hands needs..." You know what that means! Any how go check it out, they gave it a perfect 5/5.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
Hexus has put together a very good hard drive cooler shoot out. They have a lot of the major hard drive coolers. If you're looking to cool your 10,000 RPM hard drive, this is your bag.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
Not enough GFA action for you Athlon yet? If not, Hexus has a review on the Maximizer GFA. Definitely worth a look, especially if you are just now getting an Athlon system.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
The Game Den has review a set of Altec Lansing ACS54s. I have Altec Lansing myself and I think they are excellent units. Now go, see what Lemme Boy thinks.

WebMasterP
05-02-00
This is a bit old but in case you haven't heard, Intel is ceasing their practice of putting serial numbers on their processors. This is making a lot of people happy. Wired has a nice article up about the whole thing.


WebMasterP
05-01-00
No, I did not die! We switched web hosts and joined the Bla-Bla Network. This should be both beneficial to my readers and myself. I will have LOTS of news posted tomorrow to make up for the loss in days.

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