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Daily News Round #1 for October 31, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for October 31, 2003

| Posted: Oct 31, 2003 3:03 pm

- New Shuttle XPC BIOS


Sylvia from Shuttle in Taiwan sent us some information regarding a new BIOS for their Intel 865-based SB61G2, SB62G2 and SB65G2 XPC's. The new BIOS is supposed to increase performance by 30% by enabling PAT as found on the Canterwood chipset, as far as we know.


We've done some initial testing with the new BIOS and found performance in various benchmarks to be around 30% slower, not quicker. Memory performance is up in SiSoft Sandra but that is it.


(Taipei, Taiwan - October 30, 2003) Shuttle Inc, a leading provider of small form-factor (SFF) computers and mainboards, has posted P-BIOS with Turbo Mode. Design to improve performance on Shuttle's SB61G2, SB62G2 and SB65G2 XPC's by up to 30 percent (individual user results may vary).


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- Kingmax 512MB DDR-400 SO-DIMM


For all the mobile users, Kingmax let us know about the release of their 512MB DDR-400 SO-DIMM modules that they are calling a "world first".



Kingmax, Taipei Oct 30 2003- Kingmax Semiconductor Inc., a leading memory module maker renowned for the stable quality, leading specifications, and high performance of its products, has successfully developed the world's first high-capacity 512MB DDR400 (PC-3200) SO-DIMM, providing a memory upgrade solution exclusively for the latest desknote computers. The new SO-DIMM excels in function and performance, providing good heat dissipation, high compatibility, and high reliability, and fully accommodates users who wish to upgrade their desknote memory modules.


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- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- Cooler Master Centurion @ Viper Lair
- GigaCube Radeon 9600 Pro @ Hardware Zone
- Eumax EZ-8000 Smart Office Keyboard @ Envy News
- Asetek New Generation WaterChill @ MonkeyReview
- ABIT IC7 MAX3 Motherboard @ OCNZ
- PowerColor Radeon 9800 XT @ OCC
- Thermalright SLK-900U HSF @ 8Balls
- Chaintech FX-71 GeForce FX5600 Ultra @ Tweak News


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