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AMD bang for buck CPU

AMD's new 32-bit Sempron processors have hit the market. Set to compete in the budget sector against Intel's Celeron processor line, the Sempron provides a larger cache memory capacity: 128KB Level 1; 256KB Level 2 - a boon if you want affordable bus...

PCI Express graphics: Extreme AX 600XT

Mid-range PCI Express graphics cards currently comprise NVIDIA's GeForce PCX 5750 and ATI's Radeon X600 series of graphics chips. This month we tested the ASUS Extreme AX 600XT card, based on the Radeon X600 XT chip and having 128MB of 128-bit DDR1 m...

Upgrader: Firmware fixes

When you buy a DVD burner, the natural assumption is that it'll work faultlessly and provide you with unlimited joy and versatility. Sadly, the reality is often different. As DVD burners get faster, you may begin to experience difficulties with some ...

New Intel processors

Intel's new range of Pentium 4 CPUs coincides with the release of its new platform (LGA-775 socket) and numbering system for its 520, 530, 540 and 560 processors. We tested the P4 560 and another new CPU using the new socket, the 3.4GHz P4 Extreme Ed...

Next-gen mobo: 925X platform

Intel's new D925XCV mother-board is based on the Intel 925X chipset and ushers in a new era of interconnectivity for the PC platform while featuring integrated high-definition (24-bit/192KHz) 7.1-channel audio and four Serial ATA ports. The 925X is t...

Book Review: Exploiting the Internet

Exploiting the Internet is aimed at the entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to implement an Internet connectivity strategy and an online presence for their business. It starts off by explaining the virtues of the Internet, and the best way...

Slick and tough LCD: Eview

Panasonic's new eView LCD monitor is one of the best-looking 17in units currently on the market, and its build quality is very good.

New P4 designs: Northwood and Prescott CPUs

Intel has shipped what will be the last upgrade to the Northwood line of the Pentium 4 CPU. Running at a speed of 3.4GHz, and with the same particulars that you’re used to (including 512KB Level 2 cache, 800MHz front side bus and Hyper-Threading), th...

Creative happy snaps

This 3.2Mp camera is a small and sturdy unit that is perfect for point-and-click situations, and more. It has a built-in flash and a 1.6in LCD viewfinder, and you can even take MPEG4 videos, with audio, until the memory runs out. The camera comes wit...

Next-Generation Mobile Pentium 4 Cpu

Dell is always very quick to provide its customers with the latest in CPU technology for their computing products, and this month it continues that trend by incorporating Intel’s newest Pentium M CPU into its Latitude D600 notebook.

Book Review: Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

From Scott Mueller — the author who so far has brought us 15 editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs — inevitably comes a technical manual dedicated to the notebook computer. This book is much like an encyclopedia for notebook computers in that it al...

PC Games: CSI Dark Motives

Dark Motives is the second CSI game to hit the market, following CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and presents five mysteries to solve. Solving each mystery requires a great deal of patience and perseverance, and a keen eye for detail. Crime and suspe...

ADSL and network configuration

As a greater number of entry-level ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) modems start to provide affordable router functionality, there is no doubt they will become a popular upgrade for users who want to get the most from their ADSL connection. ...

More bits to play with:Windows XP 64-bit Edition

PC users with current 64-bit hardware, such as Athlon 64 CPUs, may not yet have had the opportunity to test out the hardware with a 64-bit operating system. Microsoft has made the evaluation version of Windows XP 64-bit Edition available for download...

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