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GIGABYTE X58A-OC Mobo takes X58 Bclk World Record @ 276.42

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jul 10, 2011 2:40 pm



Today the new GA-X58A-OC motherboard has proven itself to be a supreme overclocking board, breaking the long standing X58 base clock world record. After seeing Ed's third place entry last week of 269.28 Bclk with the new X58A-OC motherboard, we knew he would soon secure the first place position, overtaking the previous record of 271.51 held by PSYCHO a.k.a. "kurumi" since September of 2010.




Anxiously wanting to secure that top position after seeing it within his grasp, TweakTown Forum helper Lsdmeasap quickly got to to work and began overclocking, and ultimately reached a record breaking 276.42 Bclk. This result was emblazoned on his LCD screen over the past weekend, using the extreme temperatures of dry ice cooling. Ed was able to achieve these results only days after our previous news post last week on his Bclk ventures...

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Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables, illegal - soon to be taken off shelves

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Jul 10, 2011 2:00 pm

Meanwhile, all sorts of drugs are somehow imported into the [super secure] borders of most countries (like the US for example), yet a little 'ol cable like the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables have been deemed by HDMI org to be illegal. HDMI org are the committee that oversees the HDMI specification, saying such wires are illegal and could soon disappear from stores.




HDMI org claim that any cable with a male Mini DisplayPort connector on one side and a male HDMI connector on the opposite side is unlicensed and shouldn't be sold on store shelves. HDMI org did back up its claims with a few lines from the HDMI specification, one line says that a HDMI cable consists of only HDMI connectors, nothing else is permitted.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider delayed until Autumn in the UK

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 10, 2011 1:00 pm

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider was due a little while ago and has now been delayed with a hint of "soon" and looks to get itself smelling the UK Autumn air for a release date. The QWERTY-powered slider will ship in Autumn and ASUS have put together some surveys and better "understand what is important for our customers."




I put this into my magical translation device and it turns up with "LOL, it's delayed and there's nothing you can do about it." The Slider itself looks pretty killer and should start making its way to not only shelves, but hearts soon enough.

BitFenix listen to their fans again - Shinobi Window White Edition is coming

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 3:34 pm

If you'd be sold on BitFenix's Shinobi Window in all-white attire, then ready up the pennies, because a special edition is coming to North American shores July 20th.




This popular, clean looking, well featured, super low priced (for what it offers) mid tower is one of Bitfenix's more successful cases released thus far, and from listening to many folks writing in requesting an all-white version of the case, Bitfenix deliver!

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GIGABYTE's T1125P Booktop looks to be coming out this month

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 2:42 pm

Following its first appearance at Computex early last month, GIGABYTE's T1125P booktop is now listed at website ExcaliberPC with an indicated date of availability being July 22, albeit pricing is yet to be disclosed on the unit.




In case you missed the rundown on it during all the goings on at last month's Computex, this is an 11.6-inch booktop (that can be used as a notebook, tablet or desktop PC) and is set to replace last year's T1125N which we reviewed a while back here.



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New BlueTrack equipped rodent from Microsoft spotted

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 1:24 pm

A new rodent from Microsoft has been sighted in London this week which could be of interest to those looking to pick up a replacement notebook mouse or some such in the near future.




Said to be scheduled for release later this month, Microsoft simply call it the Explorer Touch and have packed it with BlueTrack technology to ensure it will remain operable on practically any surface as well as being wireless in nature.


Other features of the mouse include five programmable buttons, scrolling in the form of a touch pad and a compact USB receiver that can be tucked away in a compartment under the mouse.

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Mozilla outs another Firefox build - 7.0 Aurora

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 11:43 am

Mozilla's Firefox development team appear to be working faster than ever lately with a new alpha (Aurora) build 7 now available, less than a month after Firefox 5 Final was released to the masses. They sure are chewing through version numbers of late.




The new 7.0 Aurora (alpha, 7.0a2) build brings what looks to be a decent amount of new features and improvements. with reported optimizations including a faster startup time, faster rendering performance and less memory usage. The new build also has an improved sync manager for syncing up your bookmarks and passwords effortlessly and instantly with your other devices.


Other benefits include better font rendering When GPu acceleration is enabled and some new web and server tools that allow developers to build performance tests directly into the browser.

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Download of the Day: FrostWire 5.0.7

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 9:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is FrostWire 5.0.7.


FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world.


Using the most recent version of FrostWire allows users to enjoy the best program functionality. Bugs reported in older versions have been fixed for the latest version. Any users with FrostWire 2.5 or earlier MUST update.


Frostwire's features include:


• Completely Free & Open Source!

• Faster Download Speeds

• No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.

• iTunes™ Compatible!

• Faster Torrent Speeds

• Friendly Online Chat Rooms

• Bittorrent Support!

• Even More Connections

• New & Improved Skins




Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

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Deal of the Day: ThinkPad Back to School Specials! Edge 420 from Only $579! X220 Ultraportable for Only $1119 with Core i7, 4GB Memory and More!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 7:42 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - ThinkPad Back to School Specials! Edge 420 from Only $579! X220 Ultraportable for Only $1119 with Core i7, 4GB Memory and More!.


Offer: Sale expire 7/13/11 for those of you looking to pick up some new ThinkPads for school!







Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Friday Morning Roundup for July 8, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 8, 2011 6:34 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 8th, 2011




- Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 @ Ocaholic

- Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets




- AMD A8-3850 Llano @ Lostcircuits

- AMD A-series APU Overclocking and Gaming Performance @ PC Perspective

- Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge Processor @ Legit Reviews




- ASUS GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II 1.5GB DirectX 11 Video Card @ HiTechLegion

- PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 SCS 3 @ Neoseeker

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