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    AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor

    In truth, we're beyond the fan boy days. Our modern processors from both camps can eat a lot more than is thrown at them. It's the software coders that suck. Until they can code, consistently, multi-threaded clients, we're all just in the dark. Because we've anointed Intel better the last ten...
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    AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor

    Pushing the architecture to 5GHz is a tad lame on the face of it... until you stop to consider that the architecture ALLOWS it at all. Then casting aside our fabulous "disnecessity" ( to coin a term ) for 5 GHz, we really should appreciate at least the accomplishment.
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    Woz to FCC: Keep the Internet Free

    It is clear that Net neutrality is in the best interests of American citizens, so relocation shouldn't be a viable option. Though a thriving economy is a necesity, it is the clear that the government's primary obligation is to work in the best interests of its citizens. if it doesn't, there is...
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    Woz to FCC: Keep the Internet Free

    Agreed: retract their monopolies and the idea of charging per site or per byte would never enter their head. I live in China, which gets more than its fair share of criticism for net policies, but no one here would stand for such a scheme. Net neutrality is literally an issue of one's right to...
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    Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD and Asus Crosshair IV Formula ?

    Just check your owners manual to see what PCI-E lanes are shared on a particular slot, Asus is very good about notating that. I have the M4A89TD-Pro/USB3 from Asus and when I ran my Asus DX souncard in the 4X slot, my internet connection would sometimes drop. After a quick review of the manual I...
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    Corsair Vengeance RAM Giveaway! 5 12GB Kits!

    Because Corsair is the pinnacle of memory modules. If you want the best, then Corsair is the last word.
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    Looking for motherboard

    Valset has a very good point as to Nvidia's chipset being, in essence, outdated tech. As long as we're talking about that, if I remember correctly the 980A chipset really draws alot more power compared to an AMD-based chipset. In the end, you would be better served by going the AMD chipset route...
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    Looking for motherboard

    No problem, hope it helps. By the way, it occured to me later that the Asus Crosshair Extreme carries the Lucid Hydra chip, which will let you use any combination of GPUs. Besides the exorbitant price, it is more motherboard than 99.9% of us needs. Also, I believe MSI makes an interesting board...
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    My AMD based Build

    Hey AnAngelsDeath, First of all, not to impune Kingwin in any way (I've used their products in the past without any issue whatsoever), but just pick up the Corsair if you have the choice; their reputation and quality are impeccable. Next, get the 1055T: what wasn't mentioned in the discussion...
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    Looking for motherboard

    That appears to be your one and only choice. If you want/need to add USB3 or SATA 6, Asus also has an add-in card you could take a look at, the ASUS U3S6 (Asus page). But do your online research regarding it. Good luck!
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    MSI 890FXA-GD70

    You can seat it in another PCI-E slot (if you're just running one GPU). And I agree with you; after putting a lot of good thought into the board, they go and knowingly cancel the PCI-E x1 slot. Just goofy! I mean, why not situate it just above the primary PCI-E x 16 , a la Asus?
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    China Targets `Foreign Forces' in Web Crackdown

    Well, isn't somewhat legal along the lines of somewhat pregnant? Especially in a land of the rule of law?
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    China Targets `Foreign Forces' in Web Crackdown

    To keep a little perspective, the Bush administration secretly monitored, spied on, American's communications for years. Is that hypocrisy, too? It seems so. It's a little like complaining about the stink coming from a neighbor's toilet when you haven't flushed your own in a few years. Stink is...
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    Asus M4A89GTD-USB3

    Anything new fyshawk? How's it going with the new RAM modules? I once had a similar issue with the Gigabyte GA-790FX-DQ6, and only changing memory modules to either a big boy like Corsair, or something mundane like DDR2-800 worked. The middle echelons were all fucked. Using Patriot DDR2-1066...
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    Phenom II X6 1055T hits Retail in China... Any benchmarks?

    Keep in mind, a lot of the MB vendors maintain production (and sometimes R&D/verification) facilities in China. A quick check of Taobao (like a Chinese eBay) shows four listings, three of which are located in shops in Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province, China). All four are shown as having none in...
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    790gx vs. 890gx (which motherboard i shall buy?)

    Which will allow for better component upgrading in the future. OCWorkbench has today hinted the 890GX/SB850 combo may offer equal/better than an Intel H55 MB with same-clocked CPUs, but that remains to be seen, so get out the Morton's...
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    I am just going by the original article that linked to MS's statement. But it was MS that did this thing, if it is a violation. But it has the tenor of blaming China.
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    Which I said before, that it was an MS issue, and one brought to public eye by MS and one thoroughly undefined, in short... a non-issue entirely at the moment it was posted. Agreed?
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    So you just throw everybody into the same soup you wish to cook? To continue the metaphor, you'd add spices for beef, but throw in mutton and chicken and fish as well, and expect to get a homogenous dish? Let it go? No thanks. Best to get it right. Steve has an issue with China specifically. I...
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    Oriental is a very broad term. Chinese is much more specific. You wouldn't compare an Englishman to a pole, would you?
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    I'm actually doing the opposite of what you suggest: I'm drawing upon the overall tenor of his posts. I never took an interest in Steve, or Kyle, or any other [H] luminary's private live: it is none of mine, nor anyone else's here private life. I have too much respect for them than to intrude...
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    And after some searching you found this 'one' example to weigh against the balance of his china-realted stories? Please Azhar, I know you can't because it isn't there, but still..
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    You have a good point, and I concede it. In the modern world, control of IT is THE control. One act, one congressional bill and the US can flip the lights out around the world. So why isn't there an annually reported congressional or pentagon paper on the threat from the EU? No, Steve is...
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    The story said nothing about either issue, so where did you get them? And since the story never mentioned the 'issue' in question, why was Steve all hopping on it like a hot tart? As for US IT IP theft, there was a post a few up just about that matter, I didn't comment on it. Because it is...
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    Azhar, what questions about what? Can you answer me that? But Steve is all hot on it. Maybe it IS an issue, or maybe it isn't. But Steve is always Johnny on the spot with anything detrimental to Chinese, IT related or not.
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    Last time I checked, I never said he did.
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    Microsoft Investigating China Joint Venture’s Juku Feature

    Nice try Steve, better luck next time at race/nationality baiting. Sounds like the matter is being handled responsibly by MS et al. You seem to have an 'issue' with China, trying to start something. China hasn't an issue with you, so let it go.
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    Motherboard failure or Power supply failure?

    It sounds as if something within the case is shorting out the motherboard. As Giga... advised, remove the motherboard, use only the basic extras to get a boot: Video card, one stick of ram in the slot nearest the CPU (not electrically optimal, but what all MB vendors advise), and keyboard. If...
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    Nvidia kills GTX285, GTX275, GTX260, abandons the mid and high end market

    The recession is something all camps need to take into consideration. ATI was forced be necessity to take the lower-priced road due to their lesser (comparatively) performing cards. Now that they are neck and neck again, it remains to be seen if they will take the recession into consideration...
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    Nvidia kills GTX285, GTX275, GTX260, abandons the mid and high end market

    Now any who knows me knows that I've always preferred ATI to Nvidia. But I currently run a GTX 260 because it was the best buy price/performance at the time. Charlie there has always had a bug up his bum when it comes to Nvidia (ex-girlfriend?). Whatever the reason, he's always been way out of...
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    Patriot Memory in Testing @ [H]

    I've had two sets of Patriot DDR2-1066, and they worked damned well, though I didn't OC them, if you OC memory. After about 8 months I had to RMA a stick from the first pair, but that got accomplished without too much grief. All in all, I'd be happy to buy Patriot again, if their kit is...
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    Phenom 2 965 is out

    From the enthusiast POV you are entirely right; but not all enthusiasts can afford an i7 platform setup, if you include GPU(s). Taking into account many of the limitations real/average enthusiasts face, the AM3 platform yet has several attractions. Not the least of which is the fact it isn't...
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    Phenom 2 965 is out

    In reviews in which the used an AM3 platform and DDR3 1600, it faired equally with the Core i7 920 (for example Neoseeker or OC Club). Naturally there are any number of manipulatable variables, but it seems fairly consistent that at the variables I mentioned earlier, it does seem to hold ground...
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    Phenom 2 965 is out

    Shy of 4 GHz is clearly the limit of this architecture (at the 140W TDP, at any rate). I'd like to know why there is one significant hardware site that hasn't been ready with a review? And has anyone noticed a number of other review sites using an AM2+ platform to review this chip? The...
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    MSI 790FX-GD70 AMD Motherboard @ [H]

    Indeed I'm sure he doesn't. I've had this board for over a month now and have had not one problem with it. I'm running RAID 0 and have zero issues with it. I think Kyle is right and that those issues were probably due to aging/faulty mechanical drives. I've found the GD790FX to be stable, easy...
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    Best non-Creative gaming card?

    Seconded! An awesome card for the money!
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    Xonar DX -> Essence. Worth it?

    I just got the Xonar DX (PCI-E short height card) two weeks ago and was just floored with the leap in audio quality when compared to onboard sound! I felt it was entirely worth every penny. Your Essence should be even better.
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    If China Gets MS Office for $29, Why Don't We?

    You are entirely correct, Azhar. Reputations are often born of one's own actions, even if they are mistaken reputations. [H] clearly didn't write the article, of course and no one is saying they did. But I just think banning the guy sends a particular message that implied racism is acceptable...
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    Bug in Firefox 3.5.1 Isn't Exploitable

    Nothing new there. Coding its a tad unreasonable to expect it to be an exact science. There's a reason there are no widely available, independent browsers for sale.
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