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#1569| source: by crossbow on Fri Jan 30 2004 
Got Heat? Get Cool with Zalman!
Zalman's now rereleased one of their most successful heatsink designs with the ability to mount it on virtually any socket.

With full Socket A, Socket 478, and Socket 754 (Athlon 64), this cooler is sure to be a big hit.

Just make sure it fits before you buy!
#1568| source: by crossbow on Fri Jan 30 2004 
Apple Admits to iBook Screen Failures
Ah, it only took a few ten thousands complaints.
#1567| source: by crossbow on Fri Jan 30 2004 
The Final Northwood...3.4 Ghz Pentium IV
The ironic thing, is this processor is actually going to be FASTER then the upcoming 3.4 ghz Prescott.

Go intel! Only you can cover up performance loss with mindblowing PR!
#1566| source: by crossbow on Fri Jan 30 2004 
Intel Decides "64-bit A'OK!"
Ah always nice to see companies back talk themselves. Intel now feels extremely threaded by AMD's continuing 64-bit market saturation. They've decided that now IS the time to push 64 bit computers.

Go figure...At least their only a few years late on this gem of an idea.
#1565| source: by crossbow on Fri Jan 30 2004 
Xbox Prices to Drop to $99 USD
Microsoft obviously wants to increase market share what? Video game consoles. It must be nice to have enough money to take a horrendous loss just to beat your competition.

Why's this posted here? With a few key mod's, an xbox turns into a fullfeatured linux since its only going to be 99 bucks, this makes it one of the most attractive TIVO/Gaming/DVD systems on the market.
#1564| source: by crossbow on Fri Jan 30 2004 
Server Style Opteron/Xeon Testing
GamePC goes and does something completely off the wall. They go and test a bunch of xeon and opteron systems with webserver applications.

#1563| source: by maximum3d on Thu Jan 29 2004 
Beware: New Version of Mydoom
Kaspersky Labs, a leading information security software developer has detected a new version of Mydoom (Novarg) - Mydoom.b. Kaspersky Labs has received reports of infections by this malicious program. Their analysts believe that Mydoom.b is probably using machines infected by the original Mydoom, which could mean as many as 600,000 units. These infected computers may have received a command to send out copies of Mydoom.b. Therefore, the computer community may be facing a much more serious outbreak than the one caused by Mydoom.a yesterday, January 27. The new version contains minimal technical innovations. Mydoom.b also spreads via email and the KaZaA file-sharing network. The email contains a different set of text strings in the body. The carrier file is about 28 KB in size and contains the text string: "sync-1.01; andy; I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry". Mydoom.b is scheduled to launch a DoS attack between February 1 and February 12 2004 on two web sites: and
#1562| source: by maximum3d on Thu Jan 29 2004 
Windows Server 2003 Security Guide (updated)
The Windows Server 2003 Security Guide focuses on providing a set of easy to understand guidance, tools, and templates to help secure Windows Server 2003 in many environments.
#1560| source: by maximum3d on Thu Jan 29 2004 
Windows XP Security Guide (updated)
This guide includes settings for Windows XP clients deployed in a Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain. The document also includes guidance for an environment requiring an extremely high level of security in which application compatibility or usability may be constrained. Finally, this guide discusses procedures for implementing Windows XP security settings in stand-alone clients.
#1559| source: by maximum3d on Thu Jan 29 2004 
Home-made CPU-,GPU-,Chipset-blocks tested
The Madshrimps test a collection of Custom made waterblocks, pitting them against the Asetek Waterchill kit.

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