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DFI Admits 5Volt Vdimm Problem

If some of you are not aware, the DFI Nforce 4 Ultra/D/DR SLI models has a jumper setting onboard that allows you to increase the voltage supplied on the Vdimm feed from 3.3 volts to 5 volts. This will give users the option to supply more than 3.2 volts to the ram on their DFI motherboards. http://www.Warp2Search.Net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=23699

InsaneTek’s Ultimate Gaming Rig @ InsaneTek

Quote:? "We put together all the hardware we currently adore and slap them all in one nicely decked out case.? The result is a high performing system without the high cost.? Keep in mind that this is an article on what we would suggest to use, not a typical "buyer’s guide" Read the guide HERE

Web Roundup :Friday

Todays web roundup. Another Faility motherboard, PLaystation 3 still in developments stage, a look at the pentium D, and a competition at Tekbnker to WIN GTA: San Andreas! Watford Aries 6435 System – bit-tech ABIT AN8 Fatal1ty S939 Motherboard – Hexus Playstation 3 GPU is Still In Development – bt-tech D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless 108G Gaming Router – Modthebox SilverStone LC13 HTPC Case Video Review – 3DGameman Thermaltake Silent 939 K8 Air Cooler – A1 Electronics Intel’s Pentium D 820 and Pentium 4 670 processors – Tech Report SeaSonic S12 500W Power Supply – Techniz Win GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS PC Version -Tekbunker

OCZ 2x 512 MB PC3200 (2:2:2:5)

Another OCZ review for you! Quote: The memory performed beautifully at very aggressive 2-2-2-5 timings and we pushed memory bandwidth towards ~5100 MB/sec on a (normally) 800 MHz FSB Pentium 4 processor which really needs memory bandwidth. It would have gone much further with a higher Voltage. This product uses Winbond BH chips. The nature of these chips is such that they do very firm 2-2-2 timings at 200mhz with 2.8v, yet for a good overclock at 2-2-2 timings, they generally require 3.4v to 3.5v Read the review HERE

DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D & SLI-DR Thermal Images

Quote:? The thermal imaging camera (a Mikron Infrared Thermal Imager) is back, and we have a detailed look at a couple of modern motherboards and 6600GT PCIe graphics cards…? This time around we take a look at some thermal images of DFI?s latest creations, the Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D and SLI-DR. The majority of the images shown in this article are of the DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D with the exception of the last three. Shown in the last three photos are the significant areas of increased temperature of the SLI-DR board. Everyone knows the importance of cooling computer components, and we’ll see what areas on these boards may need extra cooling for optimum performance. Read the article HERE

G70 Specifications Confirmed ? Geforce 7800 GTX

I?ve just been told from a very, very reliable source that the G70, Nvidia?s next generation card will officially be called the 7800 (we all new that, didn?t we?).?It will?initially be available in three versions , the 7800 GTX, 7800 GT and 7800 and?they will be launched on the 22nd of June. I've just been told the new GTX moniker will?NOT replace the Ultra. An overclocked GTX will come some time after launch and this will be known as the 7800 Ultra. The Ultra may possibly be Nvidia's first 90nm part. Below is the specification for the 7800 GTX:


Thermalright XP-90C Heatsink @ Viperlair

"Three or four degrees difference over the Zalman cooler may not seem like much, but to an enthusiast that may mean the difference in a decent overclock and a great overclock. Naturally when compared to the stock cooler on the 3.4 there is no surprise in the huge temperature difference, but it does give a great example of how much more efficient the XP-90 is." Read the review HERE

World Exclusive: Pictures and Concrete info on IWILL’s upcoming ZMAXd2

Packing support for NVIDIA’s SLI technology via nForce4 SLI core logic, along with support for dual-core Opteron, the ZMAXd2 crams even more into the same space, doubling the CPU and graphics power with help from a new 400W power supply, specially developed by IWILL for the unit. Check the article HERE

OCZ Platinum PC5000 DFI nF4 Special 1GB Dual Channel Kit @ InsaneTek

Quote: "OCZ surpasses themselves with their latest DDR entry. The Platinum PC5000 is the fastest rated memory and provides cutting edge performance. If you have the cash to spared, don’t even think twice. But sadly, we’re not all rich." Read the full review HERE

OCZ Platinum Edition EL PC-4800 DDR @ OCIA.net

Quote: "Not mentioned above is the fact that these modules are based on Samsung’s infamous TCCD chips. These chips have a great track record and are highly sought after by overclockers and enthusiasts alike. EVP is the abbreviation for Extended Voltage Protection, under which OCZ offers a Lifetime Warranty for these modules all the way up to 3.0V ? 5%. ULN (Ultra Low Noise) technology uses various printed circuit board (PCB) techniques to reduce the amount of electrical noise that is present in all high-speed ICs. This results in faster and more stable memory." Read the review HERE

AMD and Star Wars – A Force to be Reckoned With?

Yeah yeah,?bad title,?I know….but if you’ve ever wanted to know what workstation hardware Star Wars is created on, why Lucasfilm loves HyperTransport or whether it’s possible to hack 32-bit applications to get an AMD64 advantage, this is for you.?Bit-Tech also got the inside gossip on George Lucas’ sandwich habits, which?I personally want to know more than anything else in the world. Read the article HERE

Atrix G8023C Case @ ThinkComputers.org

Quote: ?There are many, many pre-mod cases out there; prices range from $30-$200 for a basic model pre-mod. Today I have a case that is in the lower range, but could easily sell for much more; The quality of the case is just amazing for the price of it. This is a case made by a little known company called Atrix, they have been around for a while but it doesn’t seem many people have actually heard of them, or promoted their products. This case for review today retails for $46.50. In my opinion it could easily sell for much more and easily compete with other ‘Top of the Line’ pre-mod cases out there today.? Read the review HERE

EVGA GeForce 6200 TurboCache 64MB PCI-Express @ Techniz

Quote: "The EVGA GeForce 6200 TurboCache is the best budget and gives good performance that is suitable for the low end users. The performance of the GeForce 6200 TurboCache performed very well in all the benchmarking compared to the ATI X300. For the overclocking, the EVGA GeForce 6200 TurboCache has an increment of 92MHz for the core and 125MHz for the memory. That brings it up from the default at 350/550MHz to 442/675MHz. The only bad thing is the poor bundle, anyway who cares as long as the performance of the graphic card is good. The total onboard memory of this EVGA GeForce 6200 TurboCache is 64MB. its able to use the system memory and assign up to 256MB for the graphic usage." Read the review HERE

NZXT Trinity Case @ OCIA.net

Quote: "The bezel is made of a thick molded polystyrene (the stuff model cars are made of, but much thicker). The "bolts" are molded into the bezel and have a chrome finish. The LCD display is a temp monitor. As you can see, the case doesn’t have a blowhole. The top is held by screws instead of pop rivets, so cutting one would be a relatively easy task" Read the full review HERE

ATI’s R520 Spotted

While at E3 the Anandtech crew spotted an Intel PCI-e rig at ATI’s booth?with an R520?inside. Quote: "In a bit of a surprise, ATI is running working R520 silicon behind closed doors at their booth here at E3. The R520, not the GPU in the upcoming Xbox 360 but rather the next-generation PC GPU, was running in an Intel PCIe system at ATI’s booth. The system was used to demonstrate Remedy’s upcoming title called Alan Wake. The game itself was quite impressive, with an incredibly large and interactive environment, as well as some of the most impressive weather effects we’d ever seen." Read it HERE

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