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Over the past several months, I have read an unreasonable number of discussion forum posts which offer inaccurate and often times incorrect information. It's not really all that surprising to read poorly conceived information on the Internet, which seems to be a anonymous means of passing off opinion for fact. As a general rule we don't let too many things go untested, and the advice of wanna-be experts is not doing the hardware enthusiast and overclocker community any good. In this article, Benchmark Reviews dispels myth and establishes fact on the topic of proper application of Thermal Interface Material.

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Dacă încă oscilezi în a alege varianta unui calculator personal ( PC ) şi mai consolele dedicate jocurilor ( Gaming console ) un ajutor în luarea deciziei poate să vină citind un articole de genul "face to face" consolele de jocuri vs. pc, avantaje şi dezavantaje, două lumi atât de diferite şi totuşi cu universuri atât de comune.

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Computer hardware is an ever-evolving industry, and since Moores law only applies to an exponentially growing transistor count then there should probably be another law for cooling. In the very recent past there have been two major trends which have accelerated the performance potential of CPU cooler. That first development was the use of heat-pipes to directly contact with the CPU surface; which resulted in the Heat-pipe Direct Touch technology. The second development is by no mean a new concept, just new to our industry in specific.

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Benchmark Reviews strives to offer the overclocker and hardware enthusiast community solid evidence reflecting the true performance of computer products through rigorous testing and evaluation.  We understand that many of our readers have been involved with other community websites for years, and take our test results personally; this was made clear to us when we released our 33-Way Thermal Interface Material Comparison article.  So then after months of planning and preparation, we have worked to achieve the most complete source of test results possible, offering irrefutable test results gathered in a controlled environment. The purpose of this article is to document our findings and declare the best and top-rated CPU coolers available as of Q1 2008.

 

ASUS has created a huge wave in the sub-notebook & portable Internet device markets with their Eee PC. Sub-notebooks are normally wonderfully exotic looking hardware for delightfully high prices. Well, exotic until one looks at the specs. The MacBook air is a great example - it looks like a killer machine until one looks at the combination of the lackluster specs and a price that makes even the most enthusiastic Mac fan blush.

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On April 1st, 2008 NVIDIA will officially launch the GeForce 9800 GTX. It's been over sixteen months since the GTX series was last launched, and with such a successful debut of the 8800 GTX back in 2006 there is a lot of skepticism surrounding the new 9800 GTX. Enthusiasts may recall that the last time around NVIDIA launched their new generation of graphic cards with the GTX and GTS models, and later followed up with some mid-range offerings and one slightly faster "Ultra". This time around though, the playbook looked a lot different.

 

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It seems like it was just yesterday that I bought my first discrete graphics card to outfit an overclocked Cyrix M2-300 6x86MX-based computer. Back in those Windows 98 (first edition) days of 1998 the term GeForce wasn't even in existence yet, and NVIDIA was called referred to as nVidia. So when I bought my first computer late that year, I would have never thought Quake II played on my RIVA TNT2 AGP video card would mark the last time I would spend money in an arcade. This was nearly ten years ago and since that time NVIDIA has developed several successful GeForce product lines, including the newly launched 9th generation.

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IceWorld şi-a luat inima în dinţi, laptopul sub braţ şi a încercat să găsească părţile bune rele în proaspătul lansat Service Pack 1 pentru Vista. 

"SP1 era ceea ce asteptam pentru a mai da o noua şansă sistemului de operare de la Microsoft, fapt pentru care am facut sacrificiul de a muta datele de pe laptop şi a crea o partiţie mai mare aşa cum cere Vista. Am pornit instalarea Vista Ultimate, după care ... a urmat SP1, pe care l-am dat jos de aici. Prima mea constatare a fost aceea ca ăştia de la MS odată cu acest SP cred că au rescris întregul sistem de operare ... nu că ar fi ptr prima oară. Instalarea service pack-ului dureaza mai mult decât instalarea sistemului de operare, updateurile fiind foarte numeroase şi în general în ceea ce priveşte compatibilitatea şi găurile de securitate."

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Mtron offers the Pro 7000 SSD as a high performance storage device designed to solve the bottleneck of computing system by traditional hard disk drives. The Pro 7000 SSD can be a drop-in replacement to hard disk drives without any additional software installation. Customers may benefit instantly from the SSD's high random access performance and solve the legacy problem of access time bottlenecks traditional to hard disk drives. Benchmark Reviews tests the performance of the Mtron SATA7025 Solid State Drive to see if it's worth the high purchase price.

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