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Old 09-19-2002, 09:48 AM
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Default Let's have a quickie - Thursday

Mikhailtech reviews a Kingston 512mb SODIMM: "The stick itself is comprised of eight modules, each one 64mb in size (64x8=512). So why are 1GB DIMMs stacked? And why don't we see 2GB sticks? And what's the density limit per module? Who knows. But at least one reason why we don't have higher capacity DIMMs is the same reason a 512mb SODIMM costs about three times as much. At this stage, it's simply not economical. Back to the sample at hand, mine came with a pre-attached heat spreader, though I doubt its effectiveness."

Active-Hardware review the Soyo P4X400 DDR400 mainboard: "Ever since the introduction of the "Dragon" series of mobos, Soyo has been taken with the idea of producing boards with a wide variety of features and functionality. The new Platinum Edition P4X400 -- for its part -- comes in a silver finish, and can boast of support for DDR400 memory, ATA133 drivers, a RAID 0+1 controller, a six-channel C-Media 8738 sound-card, and integrated SPDIF connectors."

FrostyTech reviews the Arkua 848X-6B 1U Pentium 4 Heatsink: ""When was the last time you said to yourself "I need a 1U heatsink for my Pentium 4 server" and came up empty? Well, this week we are examining a few 1U and 2U heatsinks for the socket 478 form factor. These heatsinks are being manufactured with the intention that they will be used to cool down server chips, but in this day and age it seems more likely that these active heatsinks will get mounted into a Small Form Factor PC. In those small aluminum cases, space is at a premium just as it is in servers. The goal in each instance is to optimize the thermal performance of the heatsink."

PC Stats reviews the Actiontec 802.11a 54Mbps Wireless Gear: "The Actiontec PCMCIA cards which house the 802.11a components are compatible with 32-bit Type II PC Cardbus slots and will fit in just about any notebook on the market today. Below the black plastic part which pops up to a little over twice the height of the rest of the card sits an Atheros AR5000 WLAN chipset which operates at between 5.15 and 5.35GHz. That signal range puts the 802.11a way out of the range of interference created by microwaves, cellular & cordless phones, Bluetooth and even good old 802.11b. The FCC licences 5.25 - 5.35 / 5.65-5.85GHz to high power radar systems which is about the only thing left to possibly cause interference from what we can tell."

3dGameMan reviews the AOpen AX4B-533 Tube Motherboard (Socket 47: "The AOpen AX4B-533 Tube Motherboard has some very interesting features like Vacuum Tube onboard Audio, Dr. Voice II, Watch Dog Timer, USB 2, etc.. There is no question that this is a very high quality product; however, with the current BIOS this motherboard has very little overclocking potential. Watch the Video to find out more..."

Finally, Guru3D trys its luck at interviewing an nVidia rep about the upcoming NV30 *drool*


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