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#491| source: Anandtech by crossbow on Mon Sep 17 2001 
http://www.awaremag.com/hardware/sink0801/socketa_1.html
Feeling a little hot? Getting stuffy inside your room? Are all your fans leaving you? These and other problems can be fixed by looking into...thats right! A replacement heatsink! Awaremag destroys the competition (well joins them) in a major Socket A heatsink review.
#490| source: Aceshardware by crossbow on Mon Sep 17 2001 
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/VirtualPressRoom/0,,51_104_543_550~5546,00.html
AMD uses the opportunity to announce a new AMD760MP Dual Socket A motherboard...and introduces a new 768 southbridge with full 66 megahertz 64 bit PCI support!
#489| source: Aceshardware by crossbow on Mon Sep 17 2001 
http://www.aceshardware.com
Apple announces the G5, a Processor mysterious running at 1.6 gigahertz with an "increased" pipeline stage, and a 400 fsb. Interesting. I wonder what other chip has an increased pipeline and a 400 megahertz fsb and is available at 1.6 gigahertz and scales past 2.0 ghz =).
#488| source: Anandtech by crossbow on Mon Sep 17 2001 
http://accelenation.com/?doc=71
What? Where? Whats that? Could it be? Thats right folks, its a dual Tualatin motherboard with DDR support from Iwill. Watch out AMD here comes the competition again!
#487| source: Maximum3d by crossbow on Sat Sep 15 2001 
http://www.maximum3d.com
Nvidia has decided to cancel all support for 3dfx in Windows XP. This of course has many people very upset. Although 3dfx video cards are the last choice for a 3d application, it is rather disheartening to know your video card's support is truely dead.
#486| source: Maximum3d by crossbow on Sat Sep 15 2001 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/21562.html
The Pentium III will cease to be produced on December 7th according to Intel sources.

This of course means the current Socket 370/PPGA/FC-CPU interface's days are numbered.

#485| source: 1-800-933-BLOOD by crossbow on Wed Sep 12 2001 
http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/paypage/PKAXFNQH7EKCX/002-6283628-5833629
We have all lost something due to the horrible disasters which have occured this past day...We all feel that there is nothing that we can do to help. But there is. Click the top url to make a donation to the american red cross relief fund. Every amount helps, even the smallest.
#484| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Wed Sep 12 2001 
http://www.hardocp.com/reviews/cpus/intel/tualatin/index.html
A review of the new 1.2 Tualatin Intel Processor. This thing really tears up the casba.
#483| source: FiringSquad by crossbow on Wed Sep 12 2001 
http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/solarismlm1503/
A review of an ultra bright LCD. For those ultra dimm rooms.
#482| source: Aceshardware by crossbow on Wed Sep 12 2001 
http://www.aceshardware.com
Ace says this best so this is a direct quote from his article.


"....theVIA P4X333 supports also Quad Data Rate technology. The kicker here is that it is functional with normal PC2100/PC2700 modules. While it not dual-channel,P4X333 is able to offer up to 5.4GB/s of bandwidth with PC2700 modules!


...Considering that almost every 850 chipset can run at 533 MHz, Northwood will probably feature a 533 MHz FSB (133 MHz quadpumped) featuring a 4.2 GB/s FSB.




Via might be giving the P4 its first fighting chance.

 
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