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Daily News Round #1

| Posted: Sep 9, 2003 6:18 am

- CD-RW Firmware Updates

 

A bunch of new firmware updates for Lite-on CD-RW burners have been added to the Lite-on website.

 

Firmware is the driver program stored & executed within opto-drives (like CD-RW). Not the resident driver to be installed under PC operation system (like Windows, DOS device driver). To upgrade firmware will change and improve the compatibility & performance of the opto-drive. The downloaded upgrade program still need to be run in your PC to transfer the new firmware code into the flash memory of the opto-drive. Some of the upgrade programs can be only run under pure DOS operation system enviroment, some can be done directly under Windows enviroment (compatibility related). Please download the program you need & unzip it, choose the proper operation system enviroment to execute it. For example, boot from DOS floppy disc into the pure DOS mode to run the program that only for DOS enviroment, do not use the MS-DOS prompt window under Windows enviroment. The detail upgrade procedure please click "How to Upgrade Firmware".

 


- Gainward CoolFX Shots

 

Dark Hardware, a non-English hardware website, has posted several shots of Gainward's $1000 US FX 5900 Ultra graphics card with 256MB of RAM which comes with water-cooling equipment from Innovatek.

 

 


- Notebook Tweaking

 

Remember a website called Tweak3D? Yes? No? Well, they have recently came out of hiding with a swag of new content, the most recent being a notebook tweaking guide.

 

We've posted a new tweak guide! This time we've covered the basics of tweaking notebook computers. Our portable buddies suffer from poor battery life, performance, and excess heat, and our goal was to eliminate some of these problems (at least partially).

 


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

 

- AMD's Athlon 64 FX, it's all that you asked for @ Hardware Analysis
- Overclocking the Xeon @ Linux Hardware
- Antec Modular TruePower 550W PSU @ Viper Lair
- Silverstone Technologies 360W PSU @ Club OC
- Creative 3D Blaster 5 FX5900 Ultra @ Beyond3D
- Albatron GeForce FX 5200 Ultra & 5600P @ LAN Addict

 

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