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08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Wanna know how to prevent condensation problems while using a peltier to cool that hottie processor of yours? Head on over to OCTools and they'll let you in on it.

As an aside, a lot of people inquiring about peltiers have some misconception that the Philippine climate isn't suited to this type of cooling. So, to set the record straight, PELTIER COOLING WILL WORK AND WORKS REALLY WELL. I've done it. So can you. Just make sure that you get good insulation or your PC's internals will go swimming. For best results, build your own water-cooler. I really miss the ole days...

08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Virtual Hideout has a new guide. They tell you how to change your case LEDs to another color. Great stuffs for sure.
 

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08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

They're nuts!!! They're nuts I tell ya!!! Insane Hardware sends word that ELSA is not the only nVidia-based video card manufacturer affected by some issues like not booting on some mobos. Apparently, ASUS video cards are acting the same way. Interested? Click here.

08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

G3D says Iwill has announced new mobos based on Intel's Solano (815/815E) chipset. Here's the part I liked best:

"Irvine, CA (Wednesday, August 9, 2000) Iwill Corporation, the leading manufacturer of SCSI and IDE RAID motherboards, announced the arrival of its new line of Intel® 815E and 815 motherboards all featuring MicroStepping, Iwill's new software CPU Frequency adjustment setting that allows the Front Side Bus to be adjusted in 1 MHz increments up to 200 MHz."

08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

64-bit processing goodness from AMD right here. Gotta love 'em dudes over at CPUReview. If they were here, I'd give 'em a hug. Hmmm. Ok, maybe just a pat on the back then.

08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

PCNut, one of the better online stores I know, has a combo for sale. This is comprised of ASUS' venerable P3V4X mobo and an Intel P3-650 cB0 processor. What this comes out to is about 910Mhz. stable.

Why am I telling you all this? Simple. It's because these guys have a review.

08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Club Overclocker, where all us overclockin' geeks hang out, has a Vantec HDD cooler review up. Just in case you didn't know, your HDD is one of the hottest components in your system and deserves all the cool air you can blow at it.

08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

This just in from Sysreview.com.

They get a TBird (nope, the processor, not the lesbian) 900 all the way to the 1Ghz. mark. It's interesting to note the the processor only has an actual core speed of 700Mhz.

As if that wasn't enough, they're even giving the processor away. Rich is what they are. ;-)

To enter the contest, simply sign up for their forum and post a minimum of 10 productive messages. SCHWEET!!! Get goin'!!!

08/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Check out them curves on my new Babe of the Week. Yum!!! We are GEEKS and we ALWAYS GET THE BABES!!! Aren't pictures great?

08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

NEW AFFILIATE!!!

OCManila is now affiliated with NFS Extreme. Head on over there and give them some lovin'. :-)

08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Hmmm...

Ok. Due to numerous requests from chat babes (Ok. So there were only 3. Geez...), I'm posting my pic in all my horny glory. ;-)

Cheers!!!


08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

World Domination!!!! Muhahahaha...

Well, ok. I had a flashback to my days of "Pinky and the Brain". Anyway, FragPipe-hosted, World Domination, has some new pics of stuffs from their Half-life mod like a handheld radio you can use for calling airstrikes. Cool!!! I get to blow things up!!!

As an aside, if ever I did rule the world, I could have all the babes I want. But then again, forget the babes!!! They'll just suck (errr...)!!! Gimme all the hardware!!! YEAH!!!


08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Chick's Hardware sends word that they have some more case mod submissions. Some of you might not be interested so here's something to get your case mod apetite started...

I don't know about you guys, but I think that must be one of the coolest LAN cases ever made. Besides, you can use it when you travel too. Click here for more.


08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

That nut over at our favorite OC site has a review up. This one is of Abit's KT7 which is a Socket A mobo for AMD's latest crop of processors, the Athlon (Thunderbird) and the Duron.

08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

William, one of our contributing editors, has some notes he'd like to share with all you ASUS P3V4X owners. Here's his stuffs:

"By simply using your p3v4x, by that I mean using it normally with no overclocking at all, the clock generator gets hot.  You can confirm this by touching the little dark chip in front of the dimm slots after using the mobo for about 30 minutes. Now if that is hot, imagine how hot it would get when you overclock your processor, increased vcore and io voltages! I saw this on Overclockers.com that you need to cool the clock generator because it gets abnormally hot in overclocked conditions and can affect overclocked performance. What I did is put some thermal compound on a heatsink I got from a dead 486dx, and stuck it on top of the ICS chip with some super glue. I  booted up then touched the heatsink and, well, it was hot, then I knew it successfully sucked kinetic energy from the chip and I’m assured that i'm not going to fry the ICS chip by overclocking.  BTW, if you are using the new version of the p3v4x, the clock generator is not ICS but WINBOND that has fewer FSB speeds."

Great!!! Don't you just love it when you hear the words "sucked" and "hot" in the same sentence? Now what does that remind me of? Hmmm...

BTW, if you're gonna try this out, you only need to put small, itty-bitty spots of glue on the 4 corners on the clock generator chip. For a more permanent approach, you can go grab some "Pioneer Steel-Filled Epoxy" and go nuts. The stuff is electrically conductive so take care that you don't short anything out. Lastly, thin layers of the interface materials are highly recommended.

08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

BABES!!! Woohoo!!! Well, not really but I guess it was worth the thought. Chick's Hardware, the best place to have both, has updated their US Price Guide again. Wondering what's the best deal in town? Go find out.

08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Oh yeah. Before I forget. Thanks to the guys who told me to "GET THE HELL UP AND PULL MY SHIT TOGETHER!!!". Heh. Seriously though. Sincere thanks for wishing me well. :-)

One question still comes to mind though. Where the hell is my Athlon???

08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

G3D has some contest action going over there. Thermal grease, case fans and even a steering wheel are the items to be had. Join!!! Join I say!!! Click here.

08/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Man!!! This week sucked a lot.

Anyway, the stitches are gone and the pain is bearable so back to business we go.

OCMax P3-700 cB0 Slot-1 Review
P3800 @ 1155
CPU-BuRN Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router
Virtual Hideout Case Badge Contest
Senfu SuperBox & LCD Temperature Probe Review
Installing the LCD Temp. Probe in your PC.
Chick's Hardware MP3 Discman Portable Review
Interview with Alienware
Inno3D Tornado Geforce2 64Mb. Review
Babe of the Week (Hehehe... which reminds me I need to update mine)
Insane Hardware GF2 Coolers
Stolen SiS Athlon Mobo Pics
ASUS A7V Mod Guide
Fast-MHZ Sunon 80mm Case Fan Review
GIGABYTE GA-6OXM7E 815E Review
NFS Extreme P3-700 Review
CPUReview Gigabyte 7ZM Review
Extreme Overclocking Globalwin FOP38 Review
Athlon OC EPoX 7KXA and GF2 Issue
Wolfie3985 VisionTek Geforce2 MX Review
Reviewnews Deus Ex Review
Intel Celeron 566 Review
Flipchip DigitalDoc2 Review
PC911 Internet Security Article
Antiviral Toolkit Pro Review
Club Overclocker Iwill announces KA266-R
Summer Giveaway Week #10

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Ramsink Review

Chipset Heatsink Shootout



Artic Silver Thermal Compound Review

FragPipe New FragPipe-Hosted Sites
Hightex
The Great Escape
The Lambda Environment Development Center

Fight for Freedom Review
Microsoft Intellimouse Review
TweakTown Getting AGP4X on various Via mobos
Win2k vs. Whistler
AGP4X + Via Chipset Fix

The Card Cooler XT Review
The Future of Socket A
Little White Dog Green Golden Orb? Hmmm...
NetKills Partitioning you HDD Article
Tech Report Abit KA7 Review
Kenwood 72X CD-Rom Review
OCTools Intel P3-700 FC-PGA Review
In search of Perfect Silicone
Dan's Data ASUS A7V Overclocking Update
Leadtek GF2 MX Review

Sony Ultracam Review

 


08/02/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Ugh. I'm in friggin' pain!!! :-(

I'm still recovering from my small dental operation. Been in bed A LOT since Monday. I'll be up & around soon. Well, at least I hope so. ;-)

Later...

08/01/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Also, check this out...

That's what I got with the first of 2 Intel P3-750 FC-PGA processors that came in today. It wasn't as gracefully done as the old P3-700 that I had, but should be workable for a while at least. It's been running Prime95 Torture Test for the past 7 hours and it's still chugging along as I type this. Thanks to Microstation for the stuffs. More later...


08/01/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Ok. I'm back. Having no access to your mail really sucks balls. Here's what we all missed out on:

Thanks for the news guys... :-)

 

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07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

William shares his experiences overclocking some Celerons here. Gotta love it when readers contribute stuff to make everyone else drool. ;-) And with almost no effort too. Geez...

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Lastly, but not leastly. The techsite with all them HOT hardware babes has another review going. This one's of the Natural Keyboard Pro from Microsoft. That thing looks kinda hard to play games on. But then, who plays games? Anyone? Oh... 

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

So what do you get from an ASUS A7V and a Duron 650? A WHOPPING 950Mhz. BABY!!! You will prolly hafta be totally nuts to get it though. Click here.

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Club Overclocker has opened Week #9 of their Summer Giveaway. Man does time fly when your having fun. Anyway, as usual, head on over there and win something for the homies. Quick!!! Quick!!! 

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Uhhhh... Wolvie3985??? What the...???

Well, I'm wondering the same things you are so there. Wolvie3985 has updated their GeForce pricelist here. It looks to be a complete listing so head on over there and find out what's on the cheap.

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

There's a new penguin on the block. First, there was the Linux birdie. Then, that Abit birdie. And now we have The Card Cooler XT. Hmmm...

Check it out over at G3D.

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Those dudes who like doing it doggie-style have some networking action going on. They take on a D-Link's DFE-910 10/100 Network In A Box right here.

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Here's a link to a newsletter from Iomega, those guys that bring us cool storage thingies. Great stuffs for sure.

07/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

I thought I'd post this since AOpen Products are starting to show up around these parts. Dan's Data has a review of one of their video cards, the PA256Pro. What's so special about it? Well, it's prolly one of the cheapest GeForce2 GTS-based cards out there. Read all about it here

07/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

G3D and Club Overclocker are going nuts with the mail!!! ;-P

They're sending over heaps of stuffs regarding a Thermaltake Recall. Don't know what that is? Neither do I. Good thing they're here to clear things up.

G3D Version:
"Here's something I felt some people out there should know. This is a direct
quote btw:

"WARNING! If you purchased a Thermaltake socket 462 version for
Duron/Thunderbird here or anywhere else DO NOT USE IT and return it
immediately, where you purchased it, for replacement with the new version or
a different cooler. Thermaltake totally screwed up and it is reported on the
web that it is breaking K7's and does not fit correctly."

Thanks to Millisec.com for emailing this to their customers. I figured some
of your readers might appreciate knowing this if they did buy one of these."


Club OC Version:
"Here's some good info I thought you all should know before you inflict damage on that new Duron / Thunderbird CPU.

Thermaltake Socket 462 Recall - July 27th, 2000 Scott
I just received a message from Jim Phillips of Millisec.com that he is personally recalling all his Thermaltake Socket 462 heatsinks. Jim also enclosed a letter, which I'm withholding, asking Thermaltake to pay for their screw up. Here is the message I received: 

"WARNING! If you purchased a Thermaltake socket 462 version for Duron/Thunderbird here or anywhere else DO NOT USE IT and return it immediately, where you purchased it, for replacement with the new version or a different cooler. Thermaltake totally screwed up and it is reported on the web that it is breaking K7's and does not fit correctly. I am instituting a recall of all coolers I have sold and below is a letter to Thermaltake demanding an industry wide recall. Fortunately I only initially got and sold a few. Some resellers out there got and sold a lot of these coolers." (Letter to Thermaltake withheld) 

For more information, head over to www.millisec.com. 

Be sure to check in at www.cluboverclocker.com as I'll be keeping you all posted on the events as they unravel."

07/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Still pondering on how to go about hacking away at your new AMD processors? Well, ponder no more!!! Athlon OC shows you how. Let's get to it!!! But then again, there's gotta be an easier way. Hmmm...

07/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Extreme Overclocking has another review up. This time, they take on the Tennmax Lasagna BGA Cooler. This thing ROCKS!!!

I ordered some of these from some guy who was supposed to come over from the US. I wonder what happened. (?!?!?) HEY!!! If you're reading this post, gimme a call!!! I want my Tennmax!!!

07/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

LONG POST ALERT!!! LONG POST ALERT!!!

Here's some scoopage for you guys regarding ALi's DDR Chipset for AMD Processors:

July 26, 2000, San Jose, California: Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi) today announced the ALiMAGiK 1and MobileMAGiK 1 its new core logic chipsets which bring together for the first time support for AMD AthlonTM processor, the Mobile AMD AthlonTM processor, and the AMD DuronTM processor, PC 1600/PC 2100 DDR and 133 SDRAM memory, and AMD’s PowerNow! TM technology. In its press conference held in Taipei, there is also a live demonstration of the system utilizing the newly developed chipset. The ALiMAGiK 1 and MobileMAGiK 1 chipsets provide performance and flexibility in developing systems utilizing these AMD microprocessors for both the mainstream and value segments of the desktop and mobile PC market, respectively.

ALi is among the first to bring a DDR chipset to market, thereby responding to the strong demand from large OEMs and motherboard manufacturers for a complete DDR solution. DDR is the next mainstream memory technology that provides an optimum balance of performance, power, cost effectiveness and feasibility. “The DDR SDRAM market is projected to grow from 3 percent share of the total DRAM market in 2000 to 50 percent in 2004,” said Sherry Garber, senior vice president at Semico Research. “ALi has stepped up to the challenge to provide the market with the necessary chipsets required to enable DDR technology in the PC market space.”

“In response to the demand from our OEM partners, AMD is working with ALi to enable the delivery of next generation desktop and mobile platforms supporting AMD’s Socket A infrastructure,” said David Somo, vice president of marketing for AMD. “ALi’s ALiMAGiK 1 and MobileMAGiK 1 chipsets further demonstrate the widespread industry support for our Socket A infrastructure, and the top to bottom desktop and mobile solutions that are planned based for AMD’s Socket A processors.”

The ALiMAGiK 1 chipset, designed for desktop PCs, includes the M1647 Northbridge and the M1535D+ Southbridge and it supports the AMD Athlon processor or the AMD Duron processor. ALi’s MobileMAGiK 1 chipset is designed for portable systems utilizing the Mobile AMD Athlon processor, and includes the M1647 Northbridge and the M1535+ Southbridge. Both chipsets interface with AMD’s 100/133MHz double data rate S2K front side bus. The memory controller in the M1647 supports PC1600/PC2100 DDR, as well as 66/100/133 SDRAM to provide flexibility in targeting systems utilizing the chipset to specific price/performance segments of the market. “Our new ALiMAGiK 1 and MobileMAGiK 1 chipsets provide system designers with extensive flexibility. By supporting DDR along with SDRAM, system vendors can smoothly transition from SDRAM to DDR and optimize system configurations for specific market segments,” explained C.L. Tsai, VP of System Products Division for ALi.

Utilizing PC-2100 DDR, the M1647 enables 2.1 GB/second peak bandwidth between the system memory and ALi’s Northbridge to boost system performance to the next level. Total system memory supported is 3GB to meet the demands of higher-end workstations. When used in power-conscious systems such as mobile PCs, the M1647’s support for AMD’s PowerNow!TM technology allows CPU operating frequency to be changed and lowers voltage to save power. The chipset supports 4X/2X/1X AGP providing flexibility to system designers in choosing that particular graphics controller which provides the best solution in a given market segment.

Depending on the system configuration, ALi provides either its M1535D+ desktop Southbridge or its M1535+ mobile Southbridge to complete the chipset. These highly integrated devices provide integrated AC-Link Host controller, Hardware Sound Blaster Pro/16 compatibility, Host Signal Processing (HSP) software modem interface, ACPI support, Ultra DMA 33/66/100, USB and Super I/O controller. ALi’s advanced power management system in the M1535 and M1535+ mobile Southbridges couples with ALi’s extensive experience in the mobile PC market to provide the most advanced solution for AMD Athlon processor-based mobile systems.

From the low-end value segment up through professional workstations, the flexibility provided by the M1647 Northbridge in memory support, graphics flexibility and Sourthbridge options, allows system manufacturers to address a broad spectrum of PC segments with a single chipset. The ALiMAGiK 1 chipset is sampling now and will be in volume production in Q4. In 20K quantities it is priced at $31. The mobile version of the chipset – MobileMAGiK 1 – is also sampling now with production in Q4. This chipset is priced at $36 in 20K quantities.

About ALi:

Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi) is one of the world’s leading personal computer core logic chipset manufacturers. In addition to core logic chipsets, the company designs and manufacturers a full range of PC peripheral devices including X86 embedded controllers, super I/O controllers, scanner controllers as well as MPEG, CD-ROM and DVD controllers for both the PC market and the consumer/information appliance market. The company aims to become a major solution provider in the emerging information appliance era. The company employees about 600 people with sales revenue of about $130 million in 1999. Find out more at http://www.ali.com.tw.

For Further Information Contact:

Acer Laboratories Inc., USA
Nancy Hartsoch
Vice President Marketing and Sales
Tel. +1 (408) 544-3105
Email: nancy_hartsoch@acer.com

07/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

G3D: Gaming in 3D has a new case cooling guide up and about. It's been said time and time again that cooling your case can help your OC. Sound dumb? Go read and they'll prove it to you.

07/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

I guess it's official. ASUS will be shipping the A7V mobos with the dipswitches. Well, at least that's what these guys say. Yummy!!! Check out the full scoopage here.

07/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

The girls have updated their US and UK CPU & Video Card Price Guides again. We should be getting better deals soon.

07/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Kyle over at the Hard|OCP has a new Socket HSF Roundup goin'. When was the last time they did something like? I don't know. But as always, it should be good.

07/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Overclocking Solutions sends word that they've reviewed a Palo Alto PA-120 Case. Bring your translator since the site is mostly in Portugese (or something like that).

07/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

This is new. Well, ok. The guy sending this over is new to me. Anyhoo, Saltire Systems has some great stuffs posted over there. They go ballistic on an Abit VT6X4 with H. Oda's tweak proggies to try and get some more performance from the poor lil' Via chipset. Then, they go and review a Cardport Swift USB Smartmedia Reader. Check out all this stuffs here.

07/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Insane Hardware has 2 new articles up. One covering the Athlon's Partial SSE Support and another one tackling Intel's new Itanium. I'm still trying to figure out which to read first. Hmmm... 

07/25/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

This just in. Ramil over at OCTools sends word that they've reviewed The Card Cooler's XT model. It's interesting when someone makes a business out of something you've been doing ever since. Oh well. Click here for some great stuffs. 

07/25/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Are you in the market for a great little MP3 Player? If so, you might wanna check out G3D's review of the Rome MP3 Player. This one looks very familiar. I wonder where I've seen one of these things before? Hmmm... 

07/25/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Do you feel the need for speed and have an Athlon-based rig to fill it with? TweakTown has some reviewage on one of the more popular GFDs out there. Don't know what that is? Here's a snip:

"The Freespeed Pro is one of the older AMD Athlon goldfinger devices on the market today. The Freespeed Pro is manufactured by Ninja Micros and sold in Australia by PC Index. The Device itself if relatively small, it uses 2 banks of 8 dip switches to control the multipliers and core voltage and uses a small scsi-like connector to attach to the goldfinger port. The device is powered externally from the 5V rail from the power supply. It uses a standard hard disk or CD Rom power modular connector which if you don't have a splitter can take away a valuable power connector..."

07/25/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

In some more gaming news, FragPipe has the stuffs on a new mod for Half-life called "Socomm: Black Operations". If it's anything as good as Counter Strike, count me in.

07/25/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Wanna know what games are coming out when? Go check this article over at NetKills. I can't wait!!!

Oh, and while you're there, check out their review of a cordless mouse from Microsoft.
 

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07/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Some more new guys on the OCM news front, Xtreme Tek has a review posted of a Voodoo5 5500 Video Card. Hopefully, I'll be getting one of these babies soon for the Planet Savage guys to play with.

07/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

It's time to break out the Dremel tool once again as Fusion Hardware teaches us how to cool our PCs on the cheap. Well, a Dremel isn't exactly cheap but still wouldn't be such a bad investment for a true tweak freak.

07/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Chick's Hardware has updated their sexy case mods section. Check 'em out here. These things rule!!!

07/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Extreme Overclocking has a new new guy in the house. He's written an article for newbies on how to overclock your system. I think this is just the first installment so expect a follow-up in the near future. So, if you're stupid about overclocking, I suggest you head on over there and get some education.

07/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

I was given the chance to hang out with those cool Asiantech guys last Saturday night and it was really a lot of fun. With discussions ranging from Molecular Computing to some babes mammaries, the meeting rocked!!! Not to mention the fun of killing a few more brain cells than should be allowed with several beer barrels. ;-) Cheers guys!!! I'll bring a camera next time so we can have proof.

07/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Hey guys.

Sorry for the lack of updates. I was away for the weekend and didn't have anyone else to help with the news. So, like what I always do when something like this goes down, I post the news in skimpy fashion. Here we go...

 


07/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

You're prolly wondering what exactly that is? A VCR? An Amplifier? Well, it's not. That's the C-Box. A what? A C-Box. It's actually a computer case. Pretty neat eh? You can find more info here.

Thanks to Virtual Hideout for the pic and the linkage.


07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Fusion Hardware has part 2 up of their nVidia Media Manipulation editorial. Read it here. I'd join the gang and make one but everything I wanna say has already been said. Hmmm...

07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

NetKills has a cool little article telling us how we can make our own models for Half-life and it's mod, Counter Strike. Great!!! I want my pretty face on there someday. ;-)

07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

The site with a cute and cuddly name, LittleWhiteDog.com, has a review up. They take on Sun's Star Office 5.2 Suite. This is supposed to be the Linux version of Microsoft Office. Is it any good? They'll tell us for sure.

07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

FREE RAM!!! FREE RAM!!!

Our favorite club is giving away a free 128Mb. PC100 stick and a shirt. Forget the shirt!!! Give me the ram!!! Click here to win some.

07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

More nVidia Love and Hate in my mailbox this morning. Well, ok. It's more Hate actually. ;-)

Here's what the guys over at Insane Hardware have to say about nVidia's recent attempts at media manipulation.

More? Sure. This is G3D's angle.

Cool!!! A little controversy is never a bad thing. ;-P

07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Lavie sends word about this article up on The Register. It's about Samuel reaching Ghz. speeds sometime soon, and hopefully pummeling Intel somewhere along the way. Yikes! Anyway, if you don't know who Samuel is? He's the new core for Cyrix's processors.

07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Hey!!! Dan's at it again with the crazy shenanigans. Well, always a good read over there.

Anyway, he's still trying to get his KA7-100's Raid Controller working so here we go. Kinda like an OC journey in Raid Form. Hmmm...

07/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

TweakTown has some AMD Scoopage. It seems as if AMD and ASUS are teaming up to release some unlcoked Thunderbirds. Yes, you are hearing me right. Still in doubt? Then check this out.

As if that wasn't enough good news, they've also got a Gecko MP3 Player review. I don't know about you but that does look like one cool unit.

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Hah!!! Some more stuffs about nVidia's manipulative proceedings. Well, I take it they haven't tried doin' it to Fusion Hardware, but I guess now they won't even get the chance. ;-)

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

What's your mouse? Reviewnews take a look at Microsoft's Intellimouse Optical here. I want one!!! If only these things came cheap...

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Ever wondered what the heck them USB ports are for? PC911 has got you covered.

Here's an intro:
"USB, which stands for Universal Serial Bus, has been quite successful in the computer market in the last couple of years. PC911 has the scoop on its advantages, the caveats, and how to troubleshoot USB problems."

Click here to read more.

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

The site with a vendetta on the net, NetKills, has a review up of Motocross Madness 2 by Rainbow Studios. Nothing like goin' ballistic with a motocross bike. Yeah!!!

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Apple? Pickin' fights? Noooo!!!

Anyway, The Tech Report, has this to say. They should do some reports on Mac oc'ing if you ask me. ;-)

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Cheap speakers? I don't know about that but Extreme Overclocking has some scoopage on an Advent Multimedia Sound System. They seem to like it a lot. Need proof?

"Good God on fire!!! If you want to hear some excellent sound quality with incredibly powerful bass, you need to pick up these speakers. I have been using these things for a few weeks now, and the quality still shocks me. No matter what volume I have this system run at, it returns no static. Users can control the volume of the speakers, the treble output, the bass output, and the gain on the sub."

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

And for some Thursday morning blurbs:

FUJITSU AMD SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. (FASL) BREAKS GROUND FOR MEGAFAB FOR FLASH MEMORY PRODUCTS

Why does something always pop into my head whenever I read FLASH and MEMORY in the same sentence?

07/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Fast-MHZ has a review!!!

It's one of Alpha's latest units, the PEP66T. This is the slocket friendly version.
 

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07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Fusion Hardware, the guys who slap those lil' hardware atoms together, has a newbie guide up!!! This time, they teach you guys who don't know crap how to increase disk space and get a slight boost in performance. I have one of my own and it won't even take up a page.

format c: /u

Hah!!! I'm good!!! If that doesn't take care of all your disk space woes, I don't know what will.

NOTE: This is a joke!!! Do not do this unless you wanna erase all your data permanently!!! If you do, I'm gonna laugh my ass for a week. You've been warned!!!

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Hangar 16  has an interview with Chris Spain.

"Who the f**k is that?"

Well, he's only the author of a Half-life Mission Pack, Edge of Darkness. Half-life truly rocks!!! Hangar 16 is hosted by FragPipe. Yeah, yeah. I had to give them a plug so sue me. :-)

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

AMD STUFF UPDATE!!!

Ok. You local dudes looking for a Duron or Thunderbird will be pleased to know that they are available in volume. The Durons come in 600 & 650 flavors while the Thunderbirds come in 700, 750 & 800. As for mobo availability, look to MSI!!! The ones from Freetech should be in stores pretty soon.

That's truly great news from those rockin' hunks down at Asiantech.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Chick's Hardware has a review up of a Cyber Acoustics CA-3440 Speaker System. Well, anything that has "Cyber" in it's name must rock!!! Kinda makes me wanna get into the chatrooms. ;-P

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

You wanna know what that is? Great!!! That's Freetech's new Socket A mobo for AMD's Durons and Thunderbirds dubbed the P6F7121B. See those dipswitches? You know what those are for? Overclocking? Bingo!!! Give the man a cigar!!! Well, of course this IS an engineering sample, but then, it gives us hope!!!

Here are the specs for this baby:

Processor AMD Athlon Socket A 600MHz-850MHz
AMD Duron Socket A
Main Chipset VIA KT 133/KM133820
I/O Chipset VIA VT82C686A
Audio Chipset AC97 Audio Codec (Ver 2.1)
Main Memory Up to 1.5GB, 3 DIMM
Expansion Slots 5 PCI
1 ISA
1 4x AGP Bus Slot
On Board I/O 1 Floppy Port
2 Serial Ports (16550 UART)
2 PCI Enhanced IDE Ports(Supports Ultra DMA-33/66 Master)
1 Parallel Port (SPP/ECP/EPP)
1 IrDA Infrared Port
4 USB Ports
TV Out Connector
1 LCD Panel Connector
Form Factor ATX
Board Size 30. 5cm x 22. 5cm

Features
  • Wake on LAN Header (WOL)
  • Creative SB-Link Connector
  • Power on by Modem Ring In
  • Year 2000 Compliant
  • Health Monitor
  • Keyboard Password Power On
  • Connect to TV or LCD Monitor (Optional)

 


Now doesn't that look real schweet??? Thanks go out to Asiantech for hooking us up with this heads-up. :-)


07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

CPU-bURN has a system guide up. The have 3 types of 'puters for everybody. Read about it here.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Jai over at Insane Hardware has informed me that the Thermaltake Golden Orbs are only for Intel FC-PGA processors and SHOULD NOT be used with Duron or Thunderbird processors. Great!!! Now where to get get locally? Hmmm...

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Some friggin' funny stuffs over at 3DAlpha. Well, ok. He's prolly serious outta his butt all throughout the rant but still is pretty damn hilarious from my POV. The Planet Savage dudes might wanna read it too. ;-) Click here.

German translation: Bitte clicken Sie hier. ("Ja. Ich kann ein bischen Deutsch sprechen." - Head Geek)

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Techwatch has some pics posted of the ASUS A7V. It's a new mobo designed to be used with AMD's new Socket A processors. It might be interesting to note that while these early revisions don't have the needed dipswitches to tweak those processors, the next revisions might. At least that's what ASUS says.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

What's new at OCM? Prolly nothing. But I'm planning to do a feature on some local computer stores, as suggested by one of the readers (you know who you are!!!). Any ideas on which store to do first? Send suggestions here.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

TweakTown, the only place where tweaking is legal, has a new section up dedicated to AMD stuffs. Aptly named, the AMD Scoopage Report, it should be a nice place to get your latest AMD info. As the first installment, they show their technical prowess and tackle the "Theory of AMD's new FSBs". Neato!!! And don't forget to bring Ice Cream!!!

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

MegaBaz over at NetKills has a preview of Microsoft's Midtown Madness 2. Don't believe me? Here's a snip:

"Midtown Madness 2 features two new fully-living and interactive cities, each with accurate street maps and authentically rendered landmarks. London & San Francisco."

They say that the release date should be around October 2000.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

WALLPAPER FEVER!!!!

Fast-MHZ has some new wallpapers up. Guess it's about time I make my own. Hehe.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

ASUS & Dual-FC-PGA? Hmmm...

Anyway, Insane Hardware wants to let you guys know that ASUS has put up the goods on the SMP-capable offering, the CUR-DLS. Isn't that the one with no AGP slot? Find out here.

Those nuts also have some review about an ASUS V7100 Geforce2 MX video card. I think these things rock, even more if you overclock 'em. They're cheap too.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

The tech site with all the nekkid babes runnin' around has updated both their US and UK price guides. You can just stare at some babes if you don't live in those areas.

07/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

G3D: Gaming in 3D, has a new review up. Just in case you didn't know, Globalwin has a new cooler out for socket-type processors called the FOP32. Funky name, huh? Go read it here if you don't know what that is.

As an aside, we still have tons of FKP32 units to let loose into the local market so head on over to Monster PC and get yourself one.

07/18/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

MORE FREE STUFF!!! MORE FREE STUFF!!!

Athlon OC
has another giveaway goin'.

Here's what's up for grabs:

1st: Cool Compz Tri cool case
2nd: Liquid Radiation Deluxe Athlon water block!

I don't think you'll really need an Athlon rig for these babies so go get yourself some!!! Just modify that block if needed. ;-)

07/18/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

TweakTown has updated their WinME System Tweaking Guide. I was fooling with the OS the other day and it certainly feels mucho better than Windows98.

07/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Tripod has been sluggish for quite a few days now. I hope it's just a passing thing with all the graphics I have on this site.

07/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Fragoholics Anonymous Lan Party has a nifty lil' wallpaper for you guys. You can grab it from here. Interesting name for a website to say the least. ;-)

07/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

NetKills has a new overclocking guide for beginners up. Here's a snip:

"On almost all Intel chips, it is not possible to change the multiplier. This is because some people remarked the casing on chips so they ran faster, and then these got sold and a large profit was made. Now Intel has put a multiplier lock on CPUs so that the motherboard reads the multiplier off the CPU and it can't be changed."

07/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Ahhh, yes. Another day, another addition to our news network. 3DHardware sends word that they've reviewed the MidiLand S2/8200 5.1 Dolby Digital SUPER Speakers. I dunno where to get these babies locally though. Maybe nowhere but still worth the read.

07/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Netkills has a new layout up. Check it out along with all the latest gaming news. 

07/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Techwatch, well, Baywatch in computer form, has reviewed the ASUS V7700 Pure GeForce2 GTS Video Card. Ooohhh momma!!! You gotta love 'em 'puters in swimwear. 

07/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

TweakTown has a review on an EPoX 7KXA motherboard. Here's quick snip:

"Back in the days when I was using AMD K5 and K6 CPU’s u have been using Epox. Now when I began to hear the name Epox and Athlon in the same sentence and I had to go back and look. The Epox 7KXA is not a new board actually it’s the oldest of the Athlon motherboards based on the VIA Apollo KX133 AGPset. Epox in the past have been known for making easy setup motherboard with their ESDJ and KPBO and USDM. Well lets see that Epox have done now..."

07/16/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Matt over at AllHW.com sends word that you guys just have 24 hours left to get a chance to win one of three copies of Diablo II. Go here and join up.

Speaking of Diablo II, I think it rocks!!! I just finished it the other day using a Paladin and I'm starting a new game with a Sorceress. Get it now!!!

07/16/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Some new guys on the OCM news front, Extreme Overclocking has just posted their PC133 SDRAM roundup. Head on over there to see what we locals are missing out on. Oh well.

07/16/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Hmmm. Netscape users aren't gonna have much fun on this site. I just got myself a copy and man does that look screwed up. Kinda reminds me of a time when I sniffed too much thermal paste. That's how everything looked.

Well, I guess you're gonna have to stick it out with IE if you're ever gonna stop by. Come to think of it, this post is kinda dumb since Netscape users aren't even gonna see the friggin' thing.

07/16/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

The guys smoke the FragPipe are wondering if footsteps in Counter Strike are stupid. Well, when I hear 'em, I just click on the poor mouse like a madman with his butt on fire. There's nothing cooler than filling a wall full of lead. ;-)

They're also hosting 2 new gaming sites, GamerzHQ and Hangar 16. I guess they really need the hits so head on over and give 'em some.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Anandtech, the dudes who know what you prolly never will, have a socket cooler roundup here. I wonder if they tackle Metallurgy. ;-)

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Well, after the WinME review below, I get news that TweakTown has a WinME Modem Tweaking Guide up and about. Hmmm...

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Fusion Hardware takes a look at the OS that's half the size as the original, Wini-ME. Well, ok. The Evil Dude prolly wouldn't have anything to do with this. Anyway, Microsoft's new offering, Windows Millennium, seems to get reviewed a lot so I guess there are some things worth looking at.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Some of you guys may need to do a hard refresh to get the latest and greatest. Normally, pressing "CTRL" while clicking the refresh button will do it. Lemme know if something on the site is acting screwy. 

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Club Overclocker has some reviewage of a Hard Drive Cooler from Vantec. This things are great for cooling those highly aroused drives. You can find the link here.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Reviewnews.com, the guys that review our news, has a review up of a game named Asheron's Call. I don't know what that is but I'll tell you what. If some guy named Asheron calls me on the phone, I'm friggin' hangin' up. Later dude!!!

These are some more new friends btw.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

The dudes from AllHW.com have SCORED!!! Well, they scored an interview is what that is. This time, they set their kinky stares at a store in the UK named Power Computing which, btw, is responsible for the availability of most overclocking goodies over there. Read it here.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Chick's Hardware has updated the price guides again. This time it's the one for the UK. Dang!!! They get chick's from everywhere don't they.

Also on Chick's. They have a case that looks like a DOG. Huh?!? Now someone please tell me that there isn't any relation between this and girls. Anyone? Well, just check out all the cases since you're already there and lemme know what's up with chicks and those cute lil' canines.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Some new friends over at Fast-MHZ sends word that they have some cool wallpapers up. Wallpapers rock!!! Anyway, they've moved IPs so that'd pretty much explain the numbers in the linkage. They should be back to their old http://www.fast-mhz.com/ real soon.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

G3D has a guide up on which software is best for benchmarking your PCs. Hmmm. Most hardcore folks prolly won't need anything like this but it still gives us something to read when we're bored. ;-)

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Another post on the AMD front. Athlon OC has a comparo going between the classic Athlon and the ones with the new Thunderbird core. I think the Thunderbird's are gonna whoop the Classic's butt. What about you? A 9-page read isn't so bad. ;-)

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

One of our favorite OC sites attempts to explain what AMD's 200Mhz. FSB really is here. If you're like me who doesn't know jack about this subject, I'd suggest you give it a read.

07/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Those crazy tweakfreaks over at TweakTown take a look at the PC Chips 'all in one' M754LMR Motherboard. Yep!!! As the name implies. It IS one of those things that has everything but the kitchen sink integrated into it. Check it out here to find out if it's even worth the PCB it's printed on.

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

MegaBaz over at NetKills sends word that they've reviewed a Sound Blaster Live! sound card from Creative Labs. I don't know about you guys but this card is definitely my fav.

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Hmmmm. Looks like those chick's have been real busy. Chick's Hardware that is. They've got some overclocking-related scoops. First up is an Athlon 500 that they get up to 800. As if that wasn't enough, they also get a Celeron 466 and crank the poor bugger up to the 1Ghz. Mark. Damn fast if you ask me. Check it out here.

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Our favorite club has opened Week #8 of their Summer Giveaway. This time, it's a SECC2 Golden Orb. Head on over there and win!!!

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Stay tuned for my review of a dual-capable mobo from MSI based on Via's 133a chipset. I'll get it done once I find 2 matching FC-PGA processors to play with. Of course, I am open to donations. ;-)

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Saw this over at Anand's. Some pretty freaky stuffs goin' on over there. They go ballistic on a poor FIC mobo tryin' to get a Thunderbird and a Duron up to respectable speeds in an attempt to inform everyone which would be a better purchase. Read it here.

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

And, some more new friends from FragPipe (uhhh...) have some screenshots of the up & coming game, Tribes 2. I remember trying to play the first Tribes but quit after a while. Those maps were too friggin' HUGE!!!

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Our new friends over at NetKills (hmmm...) have an article up about overclocking the GeForce2. I want one of these things NOW!!!

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

SITE UPDATE!!!

Most everything should be back online. I'll get some reviews done real soon.

Thanks to everyone who wished me luck when the site went down and to those who said the site looks real rad now. I'm not sure what rad really means so I'll take it as a positive. ;-)

Later...

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Club Overclocker sends word that there are only a few hours left to have the chance to win some l33t stuffs. Head on over to their contest page to enter. Hurry!!! Hurry!!!

07/14/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Are you into sims? No, no, no!!! Not "THE SIMS". I meant SIMulations. You know. Simulation games. Well, if you are, then you'll wanna read this over at the tech site with all the babes. They've reviewed a game called "StarLancer". I really don't know what it is so don't ask me. Check it out here.

Also, they've updated their Mods section. Mmmmm. Those tweaked out cases look real sweet.

07/13/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

I just received word that the Durons will prolly be available locally by next week. I don't know how the mobo situation looks though so anyone who's well-informed about it can send me mail.

07/13/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
This is the part where I post all of the news we missed in briefs. Errr, shorts? Errr, panties? Dammit!!! Just read 'em.

TweakTown ASUS K7V - All FSB Settings Update
Hempies Extreme A look at Deus Ex
Fusion Hardware Newbie guide on installing perpherals
FragPipe.com Realistic is IN!!!
"The Sci-Fi Genre is so played out..."
OCTools How to start a tech site
TweakTown ASUS K7V - Getting 124Mhz. FSB
Athlon OC 1Ghz. Athlon Giveaway
PC911 Litestep Review
FragPipe.com Insomniax Review
TweakTown Athlon / T-Bird Overclocking Guide
The Tech Report Rome MP3 Player Review
Flipchip.net New Wallpaper!!!
Athlon OC EPoX EP-7KXA Review
TweakTown Microsoft Whistler 2001 Preview
FragPipe.com Unfriendly Fire in Counter Strike
Fusion Hardware Writer Auditions
"Please send a few details, a quick sample article (say a paragraph or two) and a few reasons why you should become part of the team to staff@fusionhardware.com, and we'll get back to you."
Fusion Hardware BeOS 5 Pro Edition Review
TweakTown Microsoft Windows Millennium Review
TweakTown FIC AZ11 & T-Bird 750/800 Problems
HardCoreWare D-Link Video Capture Device Review
Fusion Hardware 120mm Sunon Fan Review
Athlon OC Gigabyte GA-7VM Review
Hardware Corner The OC Modness Section
Chick's Hardware US Price Guide Update
NetKills Airflow & Case Cooling Article
Insane Hardware This is why a Duron won't work
Chick's Hardware Case Mods Section Updated
Chick's Hardware Interview with Indrema
NetKills The Ultimate Cool Case
CPU-bURN Alpha PEP66T Review
Rizenet Rizen Tweaked Savage4 Drivers
G3D: Gaming in 3D Handspring Visor Review
Chick's Hardware US Price Guide Update
Chick's Hardware Interview with PowerVR on Kyro
Insane Hardware Can't Windows DIE Already?
Virtual Hideout 7V/12V Fanbus
Club Overclocker Blizzard CPU Intercooler Review
Insane Hardware Abit KT7 Scoopage
Tom's Hardware Guide Gainward Cardexpert GTS/400 Review
Club Overclocker Summer Giveaway Week #6
Insane Hardware ASUS A7V Confirmation
AllHW.com Diablo II Giveaway

Thanks to the guys from all these websites for the support they've extend to me. I apologize for the quickie listing but it was all I could do to keep from tearing all my hair out.

So, with this done, I can get back to doing the news the old way. Good or bad? I don't know. But at least it'll be fun. ;-) 


07/11/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

The site is still offline. Don't worry. I'm working my cute lil' buns off to get us back up. Thank you for your patience.

On a side note, it's pretty interesting to watch all your hard work go down the drain along with your backups and work rig that isn't even OC'd. Aaarrrggghhh!!! Lesson learned? Make a helluva-lotta backups on every type of media you can think of. BE AFRAID!!!

07/02/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Insane Hardware has the scoopage on the Asus V7100 video card based on nVidia's GeForce2 MX, which is targeted at the value market.

07/02/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
It's been a while since I last heard from these guys, and I'm glad all is well. Allhw.com sent word that they've updated their Athlon Motherboard Compendium with 12 KT133 units. I didn't realize there were already so many of these running around.

On a side note, they're also looking for capable dudes/dudettes to help them out with the site. If you think you're up to the task, head on over there and let them know.

07/01/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Hmmm. Ever wonder about those chipsets floating around nowadays, and what's to come next? Well, if so, you might want to check this stuff out over at Tech Dungeon. Should be a good read.

07/01/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Just when you guys finally finished downloading your copy of WindowsMe from some warez site, those crazy tweakers have come up with a tweak guide. Man!!! That was fast!!!

NOTE: Don't get your stuffs illegally!!! It's bad and gives you HIV!!!

06/30/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
We've made some more friends. Those suave dudes from VideoCardDrivers.com sent word that they'll be choosing the top 15 questions, from readers, to ask nVidia. Head on over to their site and shove all your inquiries in their face. No kinky stuffs please. ;-)

06/30/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Our favorite club has opened Week #5 of their summer giveaway. It really isn't summer here, but I guess a chance to get free stuff picks no season. Go win something!!!

06/30/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Them cute girls over at PC-Alternative have another review up for all you value-oriented folks. This time, it's of an EPoX MVP3C2 mobo. Does it kick major butt and not cost you an arm and a leg? Let's find out.

06/30/2000 - Posted by Head Geek

Yikes. I forgot to post this one earlier. Intel's offering with the name that's friggin' gay, Willamette, is now officially released. It's still goin' with the Pentium moniker as Pentium 4. Hah!!! Who'd have guessed.


06/30/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
I just received this press release regarding an Inno3D video card using nVidia's GeForce2 GTS GPU. The Inno3d TORNADO GeForce2 GTS should be available here soon.


06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek

Does this look strange? Well, that's a temp reading from my ASUS P3V4X using Motherboard Monitor 4.17. Spikes like these are pretty normal with most current ASUS mobos I guess.


06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
As an aside, I received word yesterday that Villman (a popular local computer store) has rejected our offer to review their products, in an attempt to improve the potential customer's knowledge. I think it's really unfortunate that they don't think it necessary to educate you folks about their stuffs, but I guess they have their reasons.

So, myself, being devoted to educating the masses about the hobby and hardware in general, just can't seem to justify purchasing hardware from a source that doesn't care about educating those who keep their business alive. Namely you, my readers, their customers.

Therefore, no more purchases will be made from them by me. This decision is made only by myself based on my principles and nothing else. My affiliates, nor my sponsors, have nothing to do with this decision.

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Tech Dungeon has a hardware guide up for all you newbies. There's a Greek version too if you're into that sorta thing.

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Wanna see a new cooler from The Card Cooler? Our buddies over at TweakTown have some pics.

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Cool. Someone actually went to all the trouble to review SETI@Home. This used to be an addiction of mine. I mean, face it. Looking for aliens is ALWAYS a cool thing to do.

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Athlon OC has a review up of a K7V. Well, OCM being an Intel stockholder's site (that's what some folks think anyway) prolly shouldn't give a crap about AMD stuffs, but we're nice lil' friggin' Intel stockholders so we'll just post this bit of news to spite AMD. Hah!!!

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Mission: SUBMERSIBLE - Now playing at a theater near you...

Well, nothing to do with a new Tom Cruise movie. OCTools has the final installment to this truly hardcore cooling solution for the PC. If only I could pour that stuff without freezing the dog's tongue. 

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Then again, there's G3D with a review up of a portable MP3 Player called the Rio 300. It's supposed to help you get all the pirated music off the Internet into your 'puter within a few minutes. Ok. Maybe not. But still, if it fits your pocket and plays tunes, it must be cool!!!

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Another one from our favorite hardware site with all the babes. He's got a review up of a chick named Elsa Gladiac. She must be European or something with a name like that. Anyhoo, it must be an interesting experience to review babes for a living. I should seriously think about getting into that gig.

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
The Man over at Virtual Hideout has some more Baybus action for all us geeks. This time, he goes for Dual LEDS with Dual Voltage. I don't really know what he wants to do but it sure sounds friggin' cool.

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Several stuffs from AMD:

Some Flash Memory shenanigans here and some Extended Battery Life here.

Now who says we're Intel stockholders???

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Those nutty hardware dudes have posted Via's Q4/2000 Chipset Roadmap here. Head on over there for the full scoopage!!!

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Our good buds over at G3D have a contest thing going. All you have to do is check out their forums, and you can win yourself a hot date with Asia Carrera. Well, ok. Maybe not. But a GeForce2 doesn't sound too bad. Does it? Huh?

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Chick's Hardware has an update to their CPU and Video Card Price Guide. It might be interesting to note that the prices for chicks remain the same. Hmmm... 

06/29/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
We've got the news back today. Everything else will be online in a few days. Thanks for your patience. And keep the news coming!!!

06/27/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
OCManila is off-line. Please check back soon.

06/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I'll be moving the site over to the new layout all throughout the week. Expect me to post all reviews when I'm done. First up is the Abit BE6-II. The news will keep on rolling though.


06/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek

Check that out. That was Asiantech's 1Ghz. Athlon unit on display during the COMDDAP shindig down in Cebu. Drool!!! I want one!!!


06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Part III of Mission Submersible is up!!! Check it out over at OCTools.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown has some first impressions about the new DirectX 8.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
This might be interesting for you guys down in Cebu.

"CEBU, PHILIPPINES - JUNE 22, 2000 - ASIANTECH, the only authorized source for AMD products in the Philippines, showcase at the on-going COMDDAP CEBU 2000 the fastest PC processor available in the country today, the 1GHz (1,000MHz) AMD Athlon™ Processor With Enhanced 3DNow!™ Technology."

Head on over to wherever this thing is being held and start drooling. ;-)

Hmmm. Hope these guys send me a cool Athlon processor soon.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hardware Corner shares their ideas on cooling a TNT2 video card here.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
CPU-bURN's June contest is gonna end on July 10!!! Better enter here so you can win yourself something.

1st Place: AOpen AW744 Pro Soundcard
2nd Place: Global Win I-Storm II PC Cooler
3rd Place: Data Plus - Mouse Plus USB-400

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
There's a price guide over at Chick's!!! Hmmm. Sounds funny to me. ;-)

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Well. Lots of people have been asking for something like this so here it goes. Virtual Hideout has a guide up on how to make your own Plexiglas casing.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Some Socket A theories here.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Part II of mission submersible is up at OCTools.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hmmm. G3D is giving away some Logitech stuffs. Look here and join up. 

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Our new friends from Tech Dungeon show you the benefits of switching from the old Celeron to the new one. Click here.

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Athlon OC has some GFD action going. Go there quick!!!

06/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I'm back. Hopefully, everything will be back to normal real quick. Hehe. The news will be in shortcut format today since I have to be somewhere again in a few minutes.

06/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
This is way too cool!!! Literally!!! Well, unless you find running around butt-nekkid around the north pole a satisfying experience. Those wacky nuts at OCTools have some stuffs about Liquid Nitrogen. Sound scary? You bet.

06/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The buds over at G3D have an overclocking guide up and about. If you're new to the hobby, I suggest you read stuffs like this. I mean, if you wanna burn something bad and bust up your rig, you should at least know how to do it properly. Right?

06/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
To those who couldn't find us today, we apologize. The venue was moved to the 2nd level and we weren't informed beforehand. Oh well, life sucks I guess when crap like that happens. We'll still be there on the 24th and 25th so you still have a chance to see us hunks.

06/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Cool!!! Planet Savage has the review of my Asus V6600 GeForce 256 SDR video card up. I hope they didn't burn any of the circuitry in the process.

06/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Those maniacs over at TweakTown have a review of the Leadtek Winfast GeForce2 GTS. Sounds pretty fast so you might wanna check the thing out.

06/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Ok. Week #4 of the Summer Giveaway thingy is up at Club Overclocker. They're giving some Micron RAM and a Crucial shirt. I'd take the shirt any day!!! Of course we never wear clothes, but they look real cool up on the wall.

06/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Ok. We're all ready for the demo. Just in case you didn't know, we're gonna be over at the Festival Mall in Alabang today, tomorrow and Sunday as well. We'll be selling off some stuff and showing of 3 OC'd rigs, one of which is here. Just look around the 3rd floor where the Magic: The Gathering tourney is being held. You'll find us there. We aren't wearing any clothes so spotting us should be easy.

Big THANKS go to the "extremely-hot-baywatch-looking-babe" (She still insists she's cute, but I don't know 'bout that. ;-)) and "incredibly-hunky-pr0n-channel-dude" over at PC Trends for giving us their full support, as well as the "macho-and-oozing-with-sex-appeal" Axis Global crew for sending over some flyers and mobos for us to display. You guys RULE!!!

Well, that's about it. See ya, but I wouldn't wanna be ya!

06/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown has this to say about a Globalwin CAF12 120mm fan. Wanna know what I think? No? Why the hell not? Fine!!! 

06/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Pyromaniacs!!! Ahhhh!!! Ahem. Those guys who play with fire and burn everything in sight have a shoot-out going. This time, it's of CD-Labelers. Look here to see if they actually set these things aflame.

06/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
G3D is overclocking an Athlon here. I wish I could say the same thing but I can't. Someone send an Athlon and GFD over so I can brag too!!!

06/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Them wacky dudes over at Virtual Hideout have a new Baybus with LEDs How-to Guide up that's sure to make you all orgasmic. Uhhh. Hmmm. Well, check it out anyway.

06/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Well. This is prolly something we've all been waiting for. Kyle over at the HardOCP has a review up of the Abit SE6, one of the first Solano i815/i815E chipset based motherboards. I haven't read it yet, but I'm pretty sure Kyle threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at this baby. Ready! Get Set! Read!!!

06/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hmmm. Looks like I'm all booked till the next millennium where doing reviews is of concern. Those hot chicks at Axis Global and them really cool dudes (and one very strange and crazy babe... hehe... you know who you are!!!) over at PC Trends sent over a whole shebang of stuffs!!! I don't think it's even half the store but it sure looks it.

Here's what we have lined up for you nuts, in no particular order:
128Mb. stick of PC133 SDRAM
Fujitsu 10Gb. Hard Drive
Abit VA6 Motherboard
Abit BE6-II Motherboard
Abit BP6 Motherboard
Tomato BXi98 Motherboard (to be done by PC-Alternative)
Epox MVP3G5 (to be done by PC-Alternative)
JoyImage Apollo Savage4 Pro Vid Card (to be done by Planet Savage)
JoyImage Apollo TNT2 Vanta Vid Card (to be done by Planet Savage)

Did I leave anything out? Hmmm. Guess I'd better get to work. See ya in the year 3000!!!

NOTE: Planet Savage and PC-Alternative are OCManila approved affiliates, just because they're friggin' weird.

06/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
If you wanna check out what good-looking macho men we really are, we'll be having some kind of demo over at the Festival Mall in Alabang this Friday till Sunday. I'll be there, along with a colleague of mine from Monster PC, as well as those nutty, nekkid dudes from Planet Savage. We'll be showing you 3 rigs and selling off stuff from Global Win, Abit and EPoX at great prices so be sure not to miss it. We'll even give you guys leaflets of our stuffs for free!!! Great for rolling those green things that make you feel real good. I'll also be giving out some mobos for those who come WITHOUT clothing.

Look around the third floor, where a Magic: The Gathering tourney is going on. If you see a hugeass, cool-looking case, that's where we'll be.

06/21/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
OCMax sent word about some guy getting 8000+ 3DMark points on the default benchmark. Now, for a guy like me, that don't mean dick. I'd rather score with 8000+ chicks. But if you're into computers, a result like that would prolly blow your socks off.

Hey!!! Wait a minute. I AM into computers. Go check it out.

06/20/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The guys over at G3D are at it again. This time they take a guy from Innogear and put him in the hotseat. Check it out here to find out more.

06/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
CPU-bURN has a new review: "Sony Spressa Professional 10/4/32X CD-RW"

Here's the intro:
"With CD Recorders becoming so popular and affordable, we decided to check out the latest entry from Sony. The Sony Spressa Professional 10/4/32X CD-RW. See how this IDE model stacks up!"

06/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The Abit BF6 review has been updated with a more comprehensive store listing and a final "Estimated Street Price". Check out what this is all about here.

06/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The Monster PC website will be going offline for a few days to get some well-deserved layout updates. You can send your inquiries here.

Speaking of updates, I'll be doing some on this site too. Any suggestions? A pink color scheme with flowers all over is my kinda thing. NOT!!!

06/19/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Anyone ever think of painting a monitor but just didn't know how to go about it? No? That's funny. I get the urge to do it all the time. Especially after watching some pr0n chicks paint themselves like a bunch of finger-painting undergrads. Anyhoo, here's a link from G3D that tells you exactly how.

06/18/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Our favorite pr0n site, Chick's Hardware, has a price guide up. It's of computer parts and not chicks. Ok!!! Pretty neat stuff so head on over there ASAP.

06/18/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Those dudes with the funny hats are at it again. This time they pick on two of our most favorite/hated web celebrities. Go here and laugh your ass off. I don't know about you but I'm actually hoping this is just a first installment.

06/18/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The Gallery is now open. The first project on there is the demo unit for Monster PC. Check it out here.

06/18/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
G3D is giving away more free stuff!!! Enter here to win yourself some Global Win units. 

06/18/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The dudes over at Insane Hardware have gone totally nuts!!! They overclock a GeForce2 card to 240/375 and live to tell. Go read here.

06/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Another Golden Orb review over at TweakTown. Maybe I should do one of my own and join the club. The review is here if you're interested.

06/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Athlon OC has a review of another Athlon mobo. This time it's of the AOpen AK72. Sounds like some gun if you ask me. ;-) Go read here.

06/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Cool!!! OC Max has some kind of race going on. No, no, no. No cars are involved here. Just 3DMark2000 scores. If you think your scores are way up there, go look and see how you fare.

06/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hmmm. Intel has a new cC0 stepping? Check it out here.

06/17/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I've completed my review of the Abit BF6 motherboard. It's based on the ole' Intel 440BX chipset so that means it's cool.

Check it out here. Big PROPS go out to Axis Global for setting this up.

06/16/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
G3D has a review up of the Elsa Gladiac. Go check it out here.

06/16/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Those ridiculously good-looking (NOT!!!), vidcard-toting dudes over at Planet Savage are done with their review of the Inno3D Tornado GeForce256 video card. Go over and read up, then buy one quick!!!

Again, I'd like to thank Axis Global for giving us some support and for being really cool.

06/16/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
G3D has a review of a steering wheel from Logic 3 called the PC GTO Wheel. I've never really found the need to own one of these things but I guess it's pretty cool for driving your virtual Ferrari around. You could always use it as a hot-looking paper weight while you're parked.

06/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Our favorite club has a review of a Golden Orb Cooler. Personally, I think the name should be something like:

Golden-Cylindrical-Aluminum-Thing-With-A-Hard-To-Use-Clip-But-Great-Cooler

But I guess that just wouldn't market very well. Oh well, go read it here.

06/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The guys over at TweakTown take a look at a mouse that has no balls. Hmmm. Somehow I find it frightening that someone would even care. SCARY!!!

"Don't you have any balls? Well your not alone, neither does the Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical. Instead, it uses a optical eye (camera) that takes 1500 pictures per second instead of the normal 200 pictures per second or so with a normal ball mouse. And hey, when you have a mouse with no ball, who needs a mouse pad... When you can use your arm?"

06/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Athlon OC is giving away more free stuffs!!! Check em' out before the week ends.

06/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Here's an interesting AOpen Slocket Review over at CPU-bURN.

Don't believe me? Read this:
"It would be easy to become confused by the vast array of processors out there, the types of connection, and more. You have Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot A, Socket 370, Socket 7, PPGA, FC-PGA, etc. For quite some time, Intel has been making Socket 370 processors that fit nicely into the Socket 370 boards, these we have come to know and love as the Celeron. Well, Intel has introduced a new breed of Socketed chips the FC-PGA or Flipchip. With so many Slot 1 boards on the market, Intel felt it would be in poor judgment to pull the SECC or Slot 1 processors. In fact some of the new Pentium III Coppermine chips are coming in SECC cartridges. Because there are still processors and motherboards made with Slot 1 configurations, motherboard manufacturers have had to come up with ways to allow consumers to use any chip they chose on their motherboards. You are all familiar with slockets from Abit, Iwill, and a few others. Well, AOpen has entered the Slocket arena as well, offering us their AOpen FC-PGA CPU Converter Card."


06/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The dudes over at OCTools have themselves a nice lil' "Lapping the Celeron" guide. Nothing more enticing than licking your Celeron processor till it shines.


06/15/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
HardCoreWare has a SuperPower Polaris II FT Case review up.

Sneak Peek:
"What? Only Ferret would want to synthetically benchmark a case, right?
Wrong. Look, chances are if you are reading this you have at least dabbled in
overclocking. Overclocking generates excess heat, as do all of the various
and sundry other pieces of hardware that you have mounted, stuffed or jammed
into your (mewling little) case. It would be nice to know if the case you
plan on purchasing can keep things cool without having to cut large, gaping
holes in the sides and top of it. (You, not me...I like big holes with fans
in them)"

06/13/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
G3D has a review of an AOpen 52X CD-Rom Drive up. Here's a quick one:

"Noise: Here's a quick bottom line for ya. It spins like hell and is loud. Got it? =)"

Come on!!! It can't be that bad!!! ;-)

06/13/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Martin over at Athlon OC has a new review of the Soyo K7VIA which should be of some interest to you Athlon toting nutheads. Go check it out. I already did since I've been thinking of building an Athlon rig myself.

06/13/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hmmm. This sucks major balls!!! Looks like my Soyo 6VCA review is pretty much screwed due to some incompatibility problems I'm experiencing. It could be a screwy board so I'm having it replaced along with the MSI 6309 that's experiencing the same thing.

Sorry. But what can I do? Well, onto the Abit BF6 I guess.

06/13/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Some of our new friends from Hardware Corner have put up a new Socket Cooler Shootout. Sounds real interesting to me so it's loading in my browser right now. Don't think so? Here's a clip:

"Well the Celeron have definitely proved to us how overclockable they are. Especially the 300A and 366A CPU's. The ideal speeds for these CPU's were 300A @ 450 MHz and the 366A @ 550 MHz Of course being avid overclockers we weren't going to be satisfied with the speeds that we achieved using the normal fan/heatsink that comes with the CPU. So we came up with better cooling solutions to keep the CPU. cooler while we pumped up the voltage and the FSB (Front Side Bus). We decided to take a  bunch of coolers and see which one is able to cool the CPU. pushing it to the highest speed possible without crashing. We got the Alpha PEP66, Global Win FKP32, Global Win FDP32, The Golden Orb and the RDJD K601 going head to head."

06/12/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Our buds over at CPU-bURN have a review of what appears to be a pretty neat combo from Global Win. They put an I-Storm II hard drive cooler and a FKP32 HSF into the same rig to see how it works out.

Wondering if that's a worthwhile thing to do? Check here.

06/12/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Geezers!!! Cameron over at TweakTown must be bored to the nuts!!! Hehe. Or maybe just hard at work. Anyhoo, they've got a GeForce2 Overclocking Guide up just minutes after they reviewed the thing.

Here's a snip:
"When I first saw the nVidia GeForce2 GTS reference board I wondered how overclockable it would be. Well today folks we are using the ASUS v7700 GeForce2 GTS 32mb DDR to see how to overclock the GeForce2 GTS graphics card! - In this overclocking guide we show you the following. What You Need, bit of info on GeForce2 GTS Overclocking, Cooling, Overclocking, Benchmarks and much more!"

06/12/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I wonder what's up with all these GeForce GTS reviews going around. It must be something really good if it gets this much attention.

Check this one out at TweakTown.

And this one at OCMax.

06/11/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I've posted my "Overclocking-Related Mini-Review" of an off-the-shelf Intel Pentium III-700 processor that's happily chugging along at a lil' over the 1Ghz. mark. I don't know if it's just luck, but it definitely brings hope to us, the consumers, and gives us a birdie-view of what we can get for free.

Read it here!!!

06/11/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Bored with your old desktops?

Check out Chick's new desktop creations page! They only have a few right now, but there are more to come!

You can submit your own here: chick@chickshardware.com

06/11/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hey!!! TweakTown is giving away free stuffs again!!! Well, that's not entirely true. They have another contest up for you talented WinAMP skin nuts. Check it out here.

"TweakTown are holding a contest where you design a modern stylish WinAMP Skin for them and the winner takes home either a Ultra-Cool Pentium-III SLOT1 Cooler or a JustCooler FC-900L Slot Fan, winner chooses prize..."

06/11/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The guys over at CTNews have some ramblings about the costs related to gaming. If you're a die-hard gamer, you might want to check this out and know what some game companies might be putting you through.

In doubt? Here's a quote:
"While a die-hard gamer has the time and resources to constantly keep up with technology, Joe Gamer out there really doesn't. On the boxes of games minimal specifications are mentioned, but have you ever tried playing a game with a machine with those 'minimal specs."

06/10/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Those fine looking handsome, smart, and sophistical guys at G3D:Gaming In 3d have whipped up their new review on the 2 Cool Computer Water Block. Here's
a quick blurb:

"A peltier? Ha! Air cooling? Ha! That's right folks. Us true hard core overclockers use water baby. Today at G3D, we're taking a look at 2Cool Computer's Water Block. This is designed for all sockets by the way. ('cept for the BP6 Mobo). Now, everybody knows if water leaks out and gets all over your computer parts, the CPU, video card, sound card, motherboard, and etc. your screwed. Because of this, you better invest your money in a good water block or your screwed. Let's take a look at how 2 Cool Computer's fares:"

06/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hmmm. This should prove interesting.

I picked up an Intel PIII-700 today from Villman, slapped on an Alpha P3125, then plopped it into the BE6-II and that's what I got. Well, not really. I could run all benchmarks that don't use 3D, but when I try to do 3DMark2000, the thing bails. Looks like my GeForce DDR can't handle the stress. It is, however, stable at 1001Mhz. which is what I'm running right now. I'll get the benchmarks up soon. This is just an example of what you might get if you purchase a PIII-700 with the new cb0 stepping.

NOTE: This speed wasn't reachable with the stock cooler.


06/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I was over at Axis Global earlier today and talked with some of the real nice folks there. They happen to be the distributors of Abit and some other cool stuffs here in the Philippines. They let me have an Abit BF6 to review, as well as an Inno3D Tornado GeForce 256 video card that I'll be sending over to our affiliate site, Planet Savage, for them to fool around with. Our reviews should be up by next week so watch out for those.

Big PROPS go out to the guys over at Axis Global for being so cool!!! We should go send them mail expressing our love. Ok, scratch that. ;-)

06/09/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown has a guide documenting How To: Install a NIC (Network Interface Card) in Windows9x - Everything from Psychical Installation to File and Print Sharing is included in this detailed 3 PAGE Guide!

Here's a quote:
"We've covered this one before in our old How To Setup A LAN guide(s) but because LAN Parties and LANs are such a common everyday thing now (for most) we have made a guide just for the NIC because without it you'd be screwed at a LAN ;) BTW - This guide is meant for a beginner/newbie so if you feel confident enough just zip through the rambles/information you already know."

06/08/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Club Overclocker Summer Giveaway Week #2

"The week #2 drawing is now open! Head over to our contest page to find out how to win this week's drawing for a Global Win VOS32 Monster Convertible Athlon/SECC2 PIII Dual Cooler provided by KD Computers!"

"The prizes are starting to stacking up with many more on the way so you still have lots of opportunities to win. In fact, we may have enough prizes to last us well into 2001!!!"


Well??? Head on over there and win yourself some cool stuffs.

06/08/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
CPU-bURN has a new review: "Data Plus - Mouse Plus USB-400"

Intro:
"We are all working to achieve the greatest performance from the least expensive equipment possible.  CPU-burn has come across a mouse which costs $11.50 and performs almost identical to its Microsoft equivalent.  For the budget conscious consumer, this review is a must read!"

I don't know about you but I'm pretty picky when it comes to my mouse. It's like choosing your woman. The curves have to be right and should move like a fresh summer breeze. Ok, ok, ok. Go check this one out before I lose myself again. ;-)

06/07/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Sorry for the lack of updates today. I've been real busy with some stuffs. Thank Julius (not related to any Romans or NBA dudes) for reminding me that I have this website to care of. ;-) Here goes!!!

I received some mail from G3D about a new contest they've set up. Here's what's up:

"Are we nice guys or what? Anyways, now that our old contest has ended
(congrats to the big winner: Mike Palmer - Virginia) our new one has opened.
Sorry it's not a PIII 550E, but instead it's a 55 watt peltier kit from
PelTEC. Woohoo! To enter, just check out the link below.

http://www.gamingin3d.com/contest.shtml

Note: To enter the contest, you just have to check out a few sites, and then
mail in your answers. No registering in forums, no giving us your social
security card number, your credit card number, and more. Just sending us a
few answers. =D Good luck."

06/06/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown has taken a look the MSI GeForce256 32mb SDR graphics card!

"TweakTown are happy to give you a review of the MSI GeForce 256 Power3D 8809 32mb SDR. This beautiful video card sports a 256 bit Single Chip GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), AGP 4x and 2x with Fast Writes support and a 350Mhz RAMDAC just to mention a few - Yummy!"

This sounds cool. Read more here.

06/06/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
ASUS has released a new bios for the P3V4X. You can get 'em here.

06/06/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Finally!!! The case-whackin' dude over in Singapore is back up and ready to go. Virtual Hideout was gone for so long that they accumulated all this stuffs for us to read. Rumor has it that he was actually abducted by aliens but I guess he wouldn't know anything about it.

Well, anyhoo:

AOpen HX08 Full Tower Case Review
"The AOpen HX08 Full Tower Case is a very good case indeed. Solid construction with rolled edges, lots of working space inside, excellent cooling capabilities and plenty of drives bays. And the padlock location is a plus for situations where security is a must. And for case mods freak like me, the case is very Mod-Friendly!!! Trust me!!"

Rheostats Baybus How-To Guide
"So you've just hacked your casing so you can install fans to improve it's airflow and help cool down your overclocked PC. Your system now runs cooler but you're getting a headache from all the noise the fans make!! You wondered whether you can live with all the noise or is there a simple way to control the noise. Enter the Rheostat Baybus!"

Stephen's HX08 Case Mods
"A little history; Stephen a.k.a. Hacker contacted me after seeing some of my case mods projects and asked if I was interested to help him built one for his personal use. Obviously, I did not turn down the offer!! So we met up and we did a little shopping and he got himself the infamous AOpen HX08!! He then decided to have the exact same mods as my AOpen HX08 Full Tower, including the Rheostats Baybus! With a little extra in the form of a Temperature LCD Display!!"

06/05/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
FullOn3D has the stuffs on the new 1Ghz. AMD Thunderbird processors. Go look here. I want one. :-)

06/05/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
CPU-bURN has a new review: "Project Audio/Videophile - Multimedia Server"

Intro:
As you well know just about every person on the planet who has anything to do with computers knows about MP3s.  Napster has been on the news for the past month sucking up the airwaves with the constant controversy about weather or not it is legal.  Well, in the spirit of the events, we have decided to make a remote controlled MP3 Server, which will integrate into your Home Theater system so that you can jam out with the high quality speakers your Home Theater system uses!  This server has a dual purpose, it not only works to eliminate your CD collection, it also plays DVD movies!

Hmmm. I wonder what the hell this MP3 thing is? ;-)

06/05/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Just received word from Dean that Villman already has stocks of the Intel Celeron 566 and 600 processors. They also now have the Abit BF6 and BP6 motherboards. They might have the Leadtek GeForce IIs soon too.

06/05/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Athlon OC has a lil' giveaway thingy going for the peeps. Check out this snip from the email:

" First place will get
1 Athlon overclocking package
Includes a rev 2.0 Northwind GFD
and a Northwind dual 60 cooler (Two 60mm Fans Provide 60 CFM of combined
airflow I haven't used this baby yet but it sure does sound like a sweet
cooler!)"

"Second place will get
1 genuine Athlon 550 core necklace ( that's right 1 burnt out Athlon on a
chain) That sure does sound cool to me! I want one =) We'll post a pic of it
probably tomorrow"

That sounds like good stuffs to me. It's one of those shindigs that make me wanna win second place instead.

06/05/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
And here's what's up at G3D:

"G3D's art dude,  Shizo, has whipped up an official G3D wallpaper. It looks pretty nice....they've got them in 2 resolutions. The wallpapers are in 800x600 and 1024x768. Even if your resolution is higher than 1024x768, you can still download the wallpaper and stretch it. It still looks great!"

Below are the URLs:

800x600 Official G3D Wallpaper -
http://www.gamingin3d.com/g3dback/g3d_800x600.zip
1024x768 Official G3D Wallpaper -
http://www.gamingin3d.com/g3dback/g3d_1024x768.zip


06/05/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Magic Torch Overclocking has bastardized a poor lil' GeForce. They strapped a Global Win VFP32C Cooler on the thing and it looks rad. Check it out for yourself.


06/04/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
There's a new "Babe of the Week" so check her out.

06/04/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
PC-Alternative has a review up of a Tornado HSF. Looks like a nice unit for PHP 300.00 at PC Options. I have no idea what it is or if it's any good so if that applies to you too, I suggest you go over and read it.

06/04/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The new Via 4-in-1 drivers are here!!! Finally!!! I don't know if these are any good or if they won't screw up your 'puter so be warned.

06/04/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
There are some T-Bird pics over at TweakTown. No, no, no!!! They aren't dirty pics of lesbians doing the wild thing. These are pics of AMD's new Thunderbird processor. Included are some mobo pics so go here if you find this stuffs interesting. My browser is already loading as I type.

06/04/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Wanna see a pic of a 1Mb. Cache Athlon? Athlon OverClocking has got your fill. Well, ok. So it's a fake, but it looks real slick. Check it out!!!

06/04/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown has just published their ATA33 vs ATA66 article! In this article they show you the difference in speed, reliability, heat (temperature) compared to ATA33 and Ultra ATA66 modes...

"How fast would you like to be travelling in your brand spankin new Porsche 911 - 80k's or 100k's? It's the same when comparing how fast you would like your hard drive to operate (or spin) at on your PC. Although ATA33 and ATA66 are getting a little 'old' these days, they are still by far the cheapest and most popular hard drive standards around the world (at time of publishing), second coming to SCSI..."

06/04/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
This is cool!!! Club Overclocker will be giving away free stuffs all summer long. I really never win anything because my luck can suck an aardvark dry but hey, you never know when you'll finally get that free "Pamela Anderson life-size inflatable doll" you've always wanted. GO NOW before they all run out!!!

"We have always felt that the best things in life are free so we are going to give away some really cool prizes every week all summer long!  Well, at least until all the prizes run out anyway!  Thanks to our outstanding sponsors, some very sweet prizes are starting to roll in and we should have plenty to keep us busy for many weeks to come!

Head on over to our contest page now and find out how to enter!"


06/03/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hmmm. I don't know about you but I really enjoy sex a lot. I'm just wondering what this guy had for breakfast. Come on!!! You gotta admit those E3 Booth Babes rock major buttholes!!! I'd prolly buy into sex more than anything. I'm just some slinky-ass pervert like everyone else!!! ;-) Still, it's a good read and deserves your attention if you like taking things seriously.

Personally though, I would've "loved doing E3 Booth Babe" pictorials if someone actually bothered sending me over. Of course, I'd have taken some real shots during my "smoke-cigarettes-till-you-fart-it" break just to fill a page or two. ;-)

Read on.

06/03/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
We have a new comparo up. This time we pit the Alpha P3125 HSF against the Global Win VOS32. Has Global Win finally retaken the crown? Find out here.

06/02/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Check this one out from Abit:

"Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. May 31st, 2000—What is SETI@home? Since its beginning a  few years ago as an idea to ease the access to computing power for a scientific project, the SETI@home project has steadily grown in popularity and has become one of the biggest distributed computing projects in the world."

"Even though the SETI, or Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence project has existed for a while now, it got best known after the movie “Contact” with Judie Foster came to cinemas around the world. Like in the movie, SETI scientists try to analyze data from radio telescopes for signs of intelligent origin. Instead of having to apply for large funds to buy computing power of supercomputers to analyze their data, a team of the University of Berkeley in California had the ingenious idea to ask people around the world to help in their search."

Wanna know more? Follow these links:

To know more about the SETI@home project read the official website:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/  

Download the SETI@home program directly:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/download.html

Join the ABIT SETI@home team at:
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-in/cgi?cmd=team_join_form&id=68402

View the statistics of the ABIT SETI@home team:
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/stats/team/team_68402.html

More about ABIT and the products:
http://www.abit.com.tw

Here's what you might get:

- ABIT Motherboard: High powered for any CPU you can throw at them

- ABIT graphic cards: If you don’t find them with SETI, you can at least talk to, shoot or play with aliens from cool games with perfect graphics or excellent DVD playback.

- ABIT Emodulator sound system: 5+1 channels sound system. If you don’t hear them  with this system, you might as well forget about it.

Well, what are you still doing here? Get going!!!


06/02/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Well, for those of you interested in mobo stuff, here's a press release of the MSI K7T Motherboard for the AMD Thunderbird and Duron processors over at TweakTown. They even have a "birds-eye-view" shot of the motherboard!

06/02/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
nVidia has released some new drivers called the Detonator 2. Lemme know if they're any good.

06/01/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hey!!! Check out what's going on at TweakTown?

"Starting off a HUGE month here @ TweakTown ( http://www.tweaktown.com ) - We have published our 4 PAGE - GeForce Overclocking Guide, covered in the guide are such things as What You'll Need, Video Card overclocking?, Why Should I, Cooling, Overclocking, Benchmarks and more"

Want a quote from the guide? Here it comes:

"So you've got yourself one of the fastest video cards on the market today, that is the GeForce 256. Why not make it a little faster? If you are wanting to do so, overclocking is the answer... Overclocking any video card in particular the GeForce, already run VERY HOT, overclocking more then they are designed to be can kill or cause lockups. Overclocking any product these days will, VOID THE WARRANTY, this is the same with a GeForce 256 video card! We will not take any responsibility for any damages, although you are unlikely kill your GeForce - unless you push your card a little to far, Enjoy!..."

Read the whole thing here.

06/01/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Who needs water kit when you've got a peltier?! Today at G3D, they've finished reviewing a 55 Watt Peltier Kit from a new company known as PelTEC. (TEC standing for Thermo Electric Couple. Catchy huh?) Here's a quick quote if ya need one:

"Today at G3D, we're taking a look at a 55 Watt Peltier Kit from a new company known as PelTEC. With more people starting to overclock each day and new folks coming up with insane solutions to cool your CPU, this peltier kit might be more common in a month or so. Oh yeah and by the way, this kit is for socket, so if you have Slot 1, forget about buying this kit. If your about to email me saying what a lame ass I'm being, check out PelTEC for some Slot 1 coolers. Now read on..."

06/01/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Insane Hardware has reviewed Seagate's biggest Barracuda Hard Drive. This baby weighs in at a hefty 28GB and certainly isn't a hard drive for the faint hearted.

Here are some snips:
"When you talk hard drives, you talk speed, you talk interfaces and you talk quality, all of which Seagate excels in. Seagate's most infamous desktop/workstation appointed hard drives come from it's Barracuda series. Spinning at an insane 7200RPM and boasting the ATA66 specification, it is not a drive to be taken lightly."

"The Barracuda drive is equipped with the SeaSheild covering and can prevent any accidental damage to the drive that may occur whilst handling it. From what I could see underneath the SeaSheild, there is some foam which I would presume is moulded in such a way to create some sort of heat pipe, allowing a channel for the heat to escape from within."

05/31/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
This just in from Insane Hardware.

"Well after Asus told us to take this down 2 weeks ago, we have reposted the specs after a press release from Asus. The specs were online for all of 5 hours last time so most of you did not get to see them. A few highlights of this board include the ATA/100 Controller, Socket A CPU Support, AGP Pro Slot and 3 Thermal Sensor Headers (great for a video card as well as CPU etc etc)

To cut costs the board design can easily migrate to KM133 Chipset in the future."


Check the whole thing out here.

05/31/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Here's a link to a thread that might help sock your overclocking woes with the Asus P3V4X. I personally haven't tried it myself but someone might have the time to do so. Enjoy and let me know how it goes!!!

05/30/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
What Happens When You Overclock An Athlon 'Till It Goes Boom? Hmmm. I've been wondering that myself. Anyway, I'm not "Insane" enough to try so just go find out here.

"Ever wanted to know what happens when you overclock a little too far? Well this isn't quite what happens but wouldn't it be cool? I reckon. Well this burnt out Athlon need a cosmetic facelift so we kinda did a re-enactment of what SHOULD happen to the overclocker's glory."

05/30/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
CPU-bURN has a new review: "Alten KVM Switch Review"

Intro:
"For those of you who read last weeks article on “Converting your old PC to a Network File Server,” this article will be of interest to you too.  I know some of you use all the computers you have stacked up in your spare bedroom or computer room to heat your house in the cold winter months, but I found a 3 to 6 degree temperature drop in my computer room with the Alten K/V/M Switch!"

Check here for the stuffs.

05/30/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Here's some stuff from Chick's Hardware, the hottest BABE site on the WWW. Ok. Maybe not. Here goes:

"We have just finished our interview with Rendition, once a pioneer in the 3D graphics industry, now owned by Micron.

Part II will follow up soon, and we are asking for any readers, or other sites to submit questions that they want to ask Rendition. Mail your questions to navid@chickshardware.com?subject=Rendition%20Questions"


Snip so you know:

"Once a pioneer in the 3D graphics industry, Rendition has recently been clouded with mystery lately. It was thought that they were working on an upcoming video card, but then it was clarified that the board would never see the light of day. Embedded Dram was going to be a key factor in this upcoming board. What has Rendition been up to?"

You video card toting geeks should be interested in this. Send 'em a longass list of stuffs to ask.

05/29/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I've updated our Socket Cooler Roundup with a mini-review of the Global Win FKP32 and it appears we have a new winner. Go read for more. Be sure to check out the conclusion. It's important.

05/29/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The BIG Dude over at PC-Alternative has an article on "How to build your own PC." up for you newbies. It's a nice read. Really!!! Even I went through every page just to see if I was doing it right. Apparently, I don't know dick. So go now.

05/29/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Today at G3D:Gaming In 3d, you can get a free Artic Circle for a Pentium III
(SECC2)! Who doesn't want this? Anyways, check out their contest page for more
info.

05/29/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
New Overclocking Hardware!!! Monster PC has some new stuff from Global Win to throw at you at real kickass prices. Check 'em out ASAP.

05/29/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Yippee!!! There's a new BABE OF THE WEEK!!! Go check out her stuffs NOW!!!

05/29/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Dean has an article up comparing a 3Dfx Voodoo3 3000 AGP to a Creative Labs 3DBlaster TNT2 Ultra. You can read it here.

05/28/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
BigSteve at Chick's Hardware has finished his review of the iPlayMP3 Moveman Portable MP3 Player, which takes CompactFlash cards up to 320Mb!!

"The player itself is not connected to the computer via a direct line or a docking station like many other players, the Moveman uses a separate unit called the RocketMP3 USB card reader, which is basically a generic CompactFlash reader. Other readers are available which connect to an IDE connector or PCMCIA slot.

This is an ingenious idea, as the player doesn't need to be on when you are storing MP3s to the card and saves the battery power on your player. The RocketMP3 draws power directly from the USB port and also since it is USB it gives transfer rates ranging from 500-800 Kbps. This basically means that an MP3 can be transferred in a few seconds, the card can be filled in under a minute."

Go here if you're interested.


05/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I've uploaded the final version of the site. Lemme know if something's screwed up.

05/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Anyone interested in getting themselves a slick Athlon mobo? Check out  these babies over at Allhw.com. All 24 of 'em, 10 of which use the venerable KX133.

Here's a quote:
"AMD's Athlon is the hottest processor on the market right now. But choosing the right motherboard is anything but easy. We've pooled together all the information we could find about all the currently available boards to save you time when making a decision. We have all the specs, manufacturer information, manuals, pictures and reviews on 24 different boards. Ten of the boards are based on Via's KX133 Chipset and the rest are based on AMD chipsets. We hope this compendium is useful to you."

The article is here.

05/27/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Belinea 106030 19" Monitor review at Magic Torch Overclocking.

"19" monitors eh? Who would have em eh? Well for one thing they give you a hell of a lot of space to play around with when running at their recommended resolution, which is normally 1280*1024. Also games look much better when running above the normal 1024*768 Resolution (although frame rates start to suffer, unless you have a really powerful graphics card such as the GeForce, everyone start grinning now). We take a look at Belinea's budget offering the 106030 and see if its worth upgrading?"

Check it out here.

05/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Over at G3D:Gaming In 3d, they've whipped up a short guide on how to buy some decent computer parts. From CPUs to mousepads, they cover a lot of stuff here and there.

Here's a quick blurb if you need one:
"Okay, so you've got $5000 in cash and you want to upgrade that old 386. What do you do? You've been out of it lately and want to know what kind of parts you should buy. This is a quick guide to help some of you guys out. These parts are in totally random order by the way."

05/26/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Pardon our dust.

The site is undergoing a major redesign to get the final look that we want and also to make it easier to manage. It should be back on track by Monday.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

05/25/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
HardOCP has a review up one of the "Coolest" things there is in the overclocking scene.

"It is a case module made in Denmark that has a patented Vapor Phase cooling unit mounted in the top of it that is capable of getting your CPU to BELOW FREEZING temperatures while under a load depending on your specific conditions.  The difference between this one, and the other one on the market is very simple when it comes to what is important to us OCers.  The VapoChill unit is packaged for the speed freaks that like to build and tweak their own systems.  You can purchase this unit "stripped down" and put any board/CPU combination in it you want.  There is certainly more to this, but we will get to that later."

Go look here for more.

05/25/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Hi guys.

Sorry for the lack of updates today. Me and Joey have been busy with another one of our mad projects. Wanna know what it is? Well, I'll give you a clue. It's got 52Gb. of storage in a 4-drive (UDMA66, 7200RPM) stripe with a stick of Mugen's 256Mb. PC133 SDRAM module. ;-)

Stay tuned.

05/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I was doing ("trying to do" is a better term) a review of the MSI 6309 earlier but unfortunately, I ran into a whole slew of incompatibilities and crashes so I couldn't complete it. Sorry. Maybe my mobo is busted, I dunno. I'll have it changed and see what happens.

05/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Insane Hardware has...well... an insane picture of AMD & Intel being friends. So although they have Processor wars, they still sit down at the end of the day and enjoy a few beers together and make ICs together :)

05/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
OCTools has an article up on "POTTING THE PELTIER". Ok. I know many of you guys haven't had the chance to get up close & personal with a TEC, but that don't mean you should be totally ignorant about it.

Here's a quote:
"With the proliferance of different cooling devices to meet the ever chilling needs of overclockers, PELTIERS has become a favorite and practical solution to most.  But with peltiers comes the issue of condensation and one of the best single precaution in preventing that concern is by insulating it through potting".

05/24/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Today at G3D:Gaming In 3d, they've whipped up a short article for beginners who want to install a small case fan.

"This tutorial is targeted at people who want to install a case fan easily, without fears of ruining it forever with a Dremel or any other tool. This category of people basically consists of either beginners or lazy bums (like me). Best of all - it does work. And if you decide to remove the fan, you don't necessarily leave your case UGLY."

05/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown has taken a look at the Global Win FKP32 for FC-PGA, Celeron 370, Coppermine + all Socket 7 CPUs. How does it perform against the Alpha PEP66? Read the review to find out!

Snip, snip:
"I know... I know we can't get enough of our cooling products, tell those CoolerGuys to stop sending them, jokin' keep them coming. :) Tonight we take a look at the Global Win FKP32 FC-PGA, for Celeron 370, Coppermine + all Socket 7 chips... How does it perform against the likes of a Alpha PEP66? Read on and find out!"

These guys should start sending me stuff too. ;-)

05/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Abit sends word that they are introducing a new motherboard to the market.

Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. May 17th 2000 
"Revealing the next version of the award winning KA7, ABIT is announcing the KA7-100. This board is designed to support AMD-K7 Athlon Slot A 200MHz FSB Processors using the VIA VT8371(KX133) /VIA 686A chipset.  It also supports all normal industry standard functions for motherboards such as Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI), AGP 4x and 100/133MHz SDRAM Memory Bus Settings. The KA7-100 uses four 168-pin DIMM sockets supporting PC100/PC133 SDRAM modules up to 2 Gigabytes MAX. (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB SDRAM). In addition, ABIT has added a new level of stability and performance with their famous 6 chip Data Buffer Set with ECC support."


05/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I just got word that Villman has the new Celeron 566 FC-PGA processors in stock. Can anyone confirm this?


05/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Another one from Kyle's HardOCP.

Teaser Alert!!!
"ATA100 already?  You are kidding me right?  

Nope, it is upon us and we have even found a drive to take advantage of it.  Boy does it take advantage of it!  If you were disappointed by ATA66, I doubt this adaptation of ATA100 is going to leave you feeling the same way.  Not to gloss over the KA7-100 being the most stable Athlon board we have tested to date."

Well? Go on over there and start reading!!!


05/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
G3D has a new address. Please update all your bookmarks to:

http://www.gamingin3d.com/

Mucho better methinks. 

05/23/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
My bud over at Virtual Hideout has whipped out another case review. This time it's of a Suntek Case.

Here's a quickie:
"The Suntek TH-762 Mid ATX Case is a good case overall. Sporting a clean and minimalist design, it should appeal to the corporate and the casual home users alike. It features easy access to the internals, high quality steel construction with folded edges and above average cooling capabilities. The carrying handle and the fan duct are nice additions to the case too."

05/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
GotApex has a little review of the Asus CUBX mobo. Some people have been asking about this but I haven't a clue. Go check this out instead.

05/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Check out what's cookin' at Kyle's.

"I got myself a couple of those new cb0 stepping Coppermines. Two 800MHz units made in Malaysia and I've been beating it harder than a frat boy on a lonely Tuesday night."

Interested? Go look.


05/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
There's a new feature on OCM and I'm sure a lot of you will be interested in this. If you'll look to the right, you'll see a link to the Babe of the Week. Wonder who it is for this week? And no!!! This is not a prelude to our becoming a pr0n site.

05/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
Insane Hardware has got a Press Release Up about the Remarked Athlon Situation In Australia. 

"AMD has confirmed that a single small batch of remarked Athlon processors was detected in Western Australia. The company believes it has recovered all of the remarked chips and is continuing a full investigation into the incident."

"AMD takes this occurrence very seriously and is acting to prevent any recurrence," AMD said. 

05/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
I just finished our Socket Cooler Roundup. Go read it now!!!

05/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
A guy from Canada named John Finley sent over some pics of his stuffs. Errr, not those stuffs. I mean his computer stuffs. Check here if you wanna see some results he got from an Asus P3V4X and an overclocked PIII-600E. Betcha can't guess what it's overclocked to.

05/22/2000
- Posted by Head Geek
The Forum has been moved here. Kindly update all your links and bookmarks and post your messages there for better coverage.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

The old forum is still operational but belongs to Monster PC.

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
I don't know if this means anything but I get to be on Webstat's Top 100 list. Kinda funky huh?

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Insane Hardware has got the juice on Asus again and this time it is on a brand spankin' new Asus mainboard which supports DUAL FC-PGA natively. Dubbed the CUR-DLS, this baby has LAN and SCSI onboard and uses PC133 SDRAM. Surprisingly this board hasn't got an Intel or a VIA Chipset which means no MTH issues nor bandwidth troubles. They also have lots of nice photos of the board including some interesting shots of the first FC-PGA CPU terminator Card.

"For awhile now, the hardware community has been awaiting the arrival of a mainboard capable of running Dual FC-PGA Processors that would not need the assistance of PowerLeap adaptors. With the demise of Intel's i820 chipset and the lack of i840 mainboards, Asus were left with one alternative when looking for a chipset vendor. VIA were out of the question due to the poor memory bandwidth required to pump the data through to the Processors so they turned to ServerWorks who are well known in the Server industry for well rounded and robust chipset combinations."

Too bad this thing still isn't available. Here's another FC-PGA touting dual board from MSI that has yet to be released.

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
The critics over at PC Critix have some Via AGP 4.02 driver testing done on the Asus P3V4X which we just reviewed. I didn't bother doing it since I wanted to test the new Via 4-in-1 pack that seems to be delayed.

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Monster PC has updated the "Hardware for sale" list again. Check it out here.

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
OC Max sends word that they have some results from a PIII-650 Coppermine at 975Mhz. here and some 3DMark2000 scores from a PIII-700 Coppermine at 1008Mhz. here. Awesome stuffs if I may say so myself.

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
The handsome geek at Overclocking, Manila has put together another review. This time, it's of the Asus P3V4X motherboard. Go read it!!!

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
The dudes over at TweakTown
have started doing How-To guides. What?!?!? Have they gone mad??? Not really. Go check out the first one on how to install a hard drive.

Quick quote:
"If you have another Hard Drive on the same channel (ie 2 Hard Drives on IDE1) you will need to make one Master and the other Slave. Make the Hard Drive with Windows on it Master as this what your system will look for to boot off of..."

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
This Saturday at G3D, they take a quick peek at the MX400. Can't decide between the SQ2500 or the MX400? Read their review to find out which one is right for you.

"In the end, if you want a decent sound card for a fair price, than this is a pretty good card to check out. You shouldn't expect too much in the software bundle or in the performance in un-supported games, but for the price, it's just right. I would only recommend this card to you if your a budget gamer."

05/21/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Insane Hardware sent over an update as to what is it exactly you can win.

Here goes:
"To celebrate this, we are giving away a few prizes to some lucky people who register with us including an Aopen AK-72 Athlon Mainboard, an Intel Pentium III Backpack, an Iwill Slocket-II, a HighSpeed PC TweekDevice 2 Gold Finger and an Athlon Dual Fan HSF."

What are you waiting for??? Go on over and register!!!

05/20/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Those crazy dudes over at Insane Hardware have set up a new forum known as The Asylum. Go register and you just might win something.


05/20/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown has updated their BIOS Flashing Guide which now has added support for Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / 98se and 2000!

Snip:
"With the likes of Abit, Asus, Epox, MSI releasing new bios updates just about every month you really do need to know how to flash your bios with the latest updates. The bios (or cmos) allows you to change system options like CPU Overclocking, Voltages, Time / Date..."


05/19/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
I'll be moving The Forum over to EZBoard. Check it out here and tell me what you think.


05/19/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
We'd like to take time-out and welcome a newcomer to the local hardware scene.

Welcome PC-Alternative!!!

All I can say is I hope they don't do iMacs and I hope the dude over there doesn't actually live an "alternative" lifestyle. You know. Alternative. PCs. Oh, screw it.  ;-) Just go give it a look and enjoy.


05/19/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Wanna get in touch with us? Use the "Contact Us" button on the menu or just click here. All contact info has been updated.


05/19/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Kyle over at HardOCP has a review up of the Agilent ArctiCooler.

Here's a teaser:
"Agilent has been claiming to enter the CPU cooling game and do it better, faster, and cheaper than the competition.  (Well I actually made up the cheap part, but it did sound good.)  Agilent has finally delivered and given the Hard|OCP the honor of cranking up the first one for review on the Net."

Now when do you think these guys would send stuff over here? Prolly never!!!

Anyhoo, go read!!!


05/19/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
There's a Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X Motherboard Review at Club Overclocker that you guys might wanna check out.

"Via Technologies has been beating down Intel by showing the hardware world that they can make a top quality chipset, something Intel hasn't had too good of luck in doing these past few months.  Via chipset based motherboards are quickly becoming the favorite choice in the overclocking world due to it's incredible stability.  I myself have been a little reluctant to trade off my ABIT BE6-II due to a slight memory performance lag in the Via chipsets.  However, new bios updates with a few tweaks here and there are closing the performance gap making Via chipset based motherboards the ideal upgrade choice.  Let's take a look at one of our upgrade choices, the Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X motherboard."

05/18/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
In the market for a new monitor? Check out this compilation of something like 110, 19in. models put together by our buds over at Allhw.com.

Here's a snip:
"The monitor is the most important part of the computer. Some may argue with me, but the monitor is often the most expensive and most thoroughly used part of the computer. CPUs, video cards and motherboards come and go, but the monitor is always right there in your face. So you better have a good one."

05/18/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
550E FC-PGA to 825Mhz!
Magic Torch Overclocking has posted a new article about overclocking a 550E all the way to 825mhz with some crazy 3D Mark2000 scores along the way and some competitive Quake III frame rates :-)

Check it out here.

05/18/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Monster PC and Overclocking, Manila are now sharing forums to help keep things simple. Start posting here.

05/17/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Virtual Hideout is proud to present the Dremel How-To Guide! I know I should have left this guide for Tim "The Toolman" Taylor, but we're talking about case mods here!!

"For a case mod freak, the Dremel is a very valuable tool to have. It lets you mutilate..... errr....... I mean modify your PC case in ways you have never dreamed possible. It is very easy to handle and it carries out it's intended purpose without much hassle. I know this, not only because I'm a mod freak, but also because I own one!!! I knew from the very moment I laid my eyes on this baby that I got to have it!!!"

05/17/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Insane Hardware has got pics and specs on Asus' new boards for FC-PGA and Thunderbird processors. The CUSL2 (i815 Solano) board even has features like slowing down overheated CPUs!!! Its like "SpeedStep" for mobos. Sure to save the overclocker a CPU or two! This board even has ATA100. 

The A7V is Asus's first SocketA board based on the KZ133 chipset and has an ATA100 controller onboard.

Full board specs and a pic at Insane Hardware.

05/17/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
The guys over at G3D have a review on the Senfu Water Cooler. Here's a quickie:

"The most common type of water-cooling uses a water pump and a water block. It works by pumping water through the water block, which is attached to the CPU and either through a radiator or back into where it came from. A water block is a piece of machine metal that has cut outs or water channels that water is forced through and absorbs the heat coming from the CPU or heat source. The Senfu cooler uses this method with a radiator and does it well."

Go check it out here. And the screenshots here.

05/16/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
TweakTown takes a look at the Logitech QuickCam Express. Here's a quote:

"Guess what? Even the Logitech QuickCam Express can be tweaked, that's right the default frames per second was set at 15, can't have that, this unit support a maximum of 30 frames per second which results in a pretty smooth transmission. The maximum video capture size is 352x 288, not as big as I would have liked, but still ok..."

Cool 'eh? Check the whole review out here.

05/16/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
The guys over at Insane Hardware have posted an updated version of their "Insaned" Bios image file for the ASUS K7V because ASUS released a new Bios for this particular motherboard. You can grab them here.

05/16/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
There's a nVidia Detonator driver comparison over at Planet Savage. Click here if you wanna read it. 

05/16/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
The guys are working on the CGI that'll let us post news from the WWW easily. Hopefully, it'll be functional real soon. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime, I'm inviting anyone and everyone to submit any articles, reviews, guides and/or pics to help build the site. "I'm gonna make you famous!!!". ;-)

05/15/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
Dean over at Planet Savage sends word that he has an overclocking article up. It's about his experience with an Intel PIII-550E processor that he was able to really get up. I think he's ok, but he gave me a really good beating and took this processor from me. What a nut!!! Read it here.

05/14/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
We are officially going online!!! Finally!!!

To start things off, we have a little review of an Epox BX6 motherboard. This is an amazing BX-based motherboard that we think should be a top contender for your moolah. Check it out here.

03/17/2000 - Posted by Head Geek
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