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#219| source: Tomshardware by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
http://www.tomshardware.com/mainboard/01q2/010509/index.html
Ali Magic boards and the Thunderbird and Duron Processors. How do these boards fair? Looks like their a bit premature with stability and performance issues.
#218| source: www.overclockers.com by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,49504,00.asp
CD-R Prices to TRIPLE this summer. Better stock up for those long cold nights.
#217| source: Chickshardware by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
http://www.storagereview.com/welcome.pl/articles/200105/2001050329160vsDC-390U3W_1.html
Tekram vs Adaptec...is cheaper better? A look at two of the main scsi competitors.

#216| source: Chickshardware by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
http://www.rizenet.com/hardware/hsf-roundup1/page1.php
Another Socket A heatsink roundup. For those of you who like it cool, instead of hot.
#215| source: Chickshardware by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
http://technicalbytes.com/sections/observations/general/p4_palomino/
Important information on the Pentium IV, and specific information on what differences are found in the new palamino (2nd gen tbird) vs the current thunderbirds.
#214| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
http://www.viahardware.com/
Beta Fix for the The Via Southbridge and Sblive problem. Also another blurb on intel's SMP/SMT platform.



"It will be launched at up to 1.7GHz, matching the P4. The processor will include a technology called SMT, or Simultaneous Multi-Threading, which mimics two 'virtual' processors in each XEON core. Software will have to be specifically written to support this feature. The processor will have the same cache configuration as P4, with 8KB L1 and 256KB L2. More expensive versions with up to 2MB of L3 cache will be available later. XEON will use a new Socket603, and will rquire new chipsets. The only chipset available on launch will be Intel's i860, which supports up to 4GB of RDRAM through four channels.


Despite all these enhancements, a single XEON will hardly be any faster then a single Pentium 4, until we see some larger cache versions and SMT support" - Via Hardware
#213| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
http://www.techmocracy.com/extremecooling/ts/1.shtml
An online trouble shooting guide for your computer in simple Yes/No Answers. Please don't email me asking where the yes and no buttons are on your keyboard.
#212| source: Geert by crossbow on Wed May 09 2001 
Http://www.2cpu.com
Here's a sniplet of news from the SMP Intel Front.


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Since this is a relatively insignificant reason for the delay of the product launch, Intel has every chance to be through quite soon and to announce the newcomer on May 21 already. The mainboard manufacturers in their turn were ready with their dual-processor Socket603 mainboards based on i860 Colusa core logic right in time. So, by the time Foster is finally launched, Iwill, Tyan and Supermicro will be ready to offer their solutions for this processor. The boards are expected to cost around $800-$1000. "



It looks like, before adding the price of memory into the Mix, that it will be impossible to get either a Dual Intel solution, or Dual AMD solution for less then 2,000 USD.

#211| source: Aceshardware by crossbow on Tue May 08 2001 
http://www.aceshardware.com/Spades/read.php?article_id=25000233
The Geforce 3 vs Kyro II. The battle rages on...(Part Two)
#210| source: www.overclockers.com by crossbow on Tue May 08 2001 
http://www.overclockers.com
PC2400 DDR. This DDR release is memory that can run at Cas2 at 150 Megahertz. (or 300 megahertz DDR).

 
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