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February 3, 2011  8:59 AM

Sandy Bridge SATA Port Flaw



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASRock, ASUS, core i5, core i7, flaw, Gigabyte, H67, LGA 1155, microprocessors, MSI, P8P67 Deluxe, Sandy Bridge, sandybridge sata port flaw, SATA 6G, Serial ATA-600

So you all heard the news, that there is a minor flaw in the new Sandy Bridge mainboards, I for one am not currently affected. I am using more than just SATA ports 0 and 1, but I do not have any SATA 6G devices, I will definitely take part in the mother board swap as I want to make sure I get the...

January 19, 2011  3:13 AM

Core i5 2500k and the ASUS P8P67-Deluxe



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, core i5, Core i5-2500k, Core i7 950, Intel, P8P67 Deluxe, Sandy Bridge

Well I told you all that I would be getting the new Sandy Bridge, and I did! I bought a Core i5 2500k processor and an ASUS P8P67-Deluxe Mainboard, along with 8GB of Corsair Dominator Memory. Cost me about $650.00 with taxes. And let me tell you, what a great purchase.  My processor when clocked...


January 6, 2011  2:33 AM

Asus’ New BIOS and Sandy Bridge Chipset



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, Core i3-2120, Core i5-2500k, Core i7-2600K, EZ-Mode, Maximus IV Extreme Board, New Bios, overclock, Overclocking, P67, P8P67 Pro, P8P67Pro, Power Saving, Sandy Bridge, UEFI Bios

Wow... i was shocked, after 18 years, the white box Bios has changed! You have to check out this video. That's it... I will have one before summer... the below video is based on the P8P67Pro Board. They also go on to show the Maximus IV Extreme Board. The boards feature an Easy Mode, which...


May 31, 2010  11:53 AM

AsusTek shows off tablet computer.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, AsusTek, competitor, Eee Pad, Ipad, Slate device, Windows 7 Embedded Compact 7, Windows 7 Home Premium

Okay, you've got to check this out...

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. unveiled Monday a portable tablet computer that runs on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, joining a slew of manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices following Apple's launch of...


April 9, 2010  2:19 AM

Nvidia Optimus



Posted by: Nathan Simon
alienware, ASUS, dell, Direct X 11, discrete graphics processors, Intel, laptop, Nvidia, Nvidia.com, Optimus

Hey everyone, I had reviewed the alienware laptop a few posts ago, here is the technology being utilized.

"With Nvidia's Optimus technology, you get the best of both worlds, as general application and multimedia duties are handled by Intel's HD graphics for improved battery life, and...


March 5, 2009  4:43 AM

Asus Eee PC 1008HA (Netbook) and 1000HE(N280 Netbook)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, eee 1000HE, eee 1008HA, N270, N280, Netbook

Asus just launched this cool new Netbook. Some specs are as follows *

  • A 92%-scaled keyboard
  • 1" Thick
  • 2.4 lbs
  •  multi-touch touchpad,
  • Instant key (for quick access to Wi-Fi and the touchpad lock)
  • Digital Array Mic
  • 1.3...


February 12, 2009  3:09 AM

NetBooks What are they good for?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ACER, ASUS, dell, HP, IT professional, N270, N280, Netbook, Samsung, SSD, Windows XP, Z520, Z530

I’ve been following Netbooks closely, not too close, but close enough :) Jenny, yes our Jenny, asked me a couple notable questions. Answering that question will inform people that there are options out there to make the Netbook experience a joyful one. "I enjoyed your coverage on...


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