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Lsdmeasap takes Mushkin 1600MHz DDR3 to 2700MHz with dry ice!

Cameron Wilmot | RAM | Wed, Jun 16 2010 1:41 PM CDT

Blimey Charlie! Words that not all of you will understand. But let us just say when I just got word now of Lsdmeasap aka Ed, GIGABYTE volunteer tech support and all-round great guy from our forums, hitting a 2700MHz DDR3 memory speed, I got just a little excited. We all know this guy knows his motherboards inside out, but even I didn't know he was really into extreme overclocking.

Lsdmeasap takes Mushkin 1600MHz DDR3 to 2700MHz with dry ice! | TweakTown.com

Using a GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 motherboard and a Mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz Blackline triple-channel kit, oh and of course some lovely cold dry ice, he managed to hit an incredible memory speed of 2700MHz DDR. This was with the memory set at a 2:16 ratio and the timings set at 9-12-11-31. And remember this is in triple-channel mode!

And you thought you had to buy G.SKILL, Corsair or OCZ RAM to get the big clocks. Welcome back Mushkin! Head on over to this forum thread for the full details and more impressive photos.

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Thermalright dresses Venomous X heatsink in all-black attire

Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Wed, Jun 16 2010 7:14 AM CDT

In the same fashion as the TRUE120, Thermalright is looking to bring out an all-black version of its latest air cooling monster, the Venomous X which hit the market earlier this year. Again, it's basically the same model of cooler, but is black nickel plated from head to toe and comes with mounting kits for both AMD and Intel platforms.

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A quick run back over the Venomous X's attributes; this is a cooler measuring 127 x 63 x 160 mm with a weight of 755 grams. It uses an all-copper base that is mirror finished and makes use of six 6mm heatpipes. Both 120 and 140mm sized fans can be strapped onto this cooler with the use of the included sets of fan clips and Thermalright includes its Chill Factor III thermal paste.

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Microsoft not interested in giving 360 3D support right now

Steve Dougherty | Gaming | Tue, Jun 15 2010 3:06 AM CDT

3D this, 3D that; as time goes by the push for 3DTV in the household looks to be cementing itself deeper and becoming a new standard. There are several early adopters already in the way of 3D-enabled displays and Blu-ray player updates. Even Sony is getting all serious about it with firmware updates for the PS3.

But how about Microsoft and its more beloved than ever Xbox 360 (thanks to a little known add-on called Kinect)? - Well, in Microsoft's opening press conference at E3 they made no mention of making 3D a standard feature on the 360 and were 100% focused on Kinect.

Microsoft not interested in giving 360 3D support right now | TweakTown.com

This is not to say they've turned a blind eye on 3D, but apparently their reasoning for not showing interest in it at this time is due to slow adoption rates. Microsoft don't feel 3D support would be demanded enough on a whole and would rather leave the decision up to game developers to implement it for their specific titles.

In the future as 3DTV grows Microsoft promises to take notice and add support. "We closely and constantly evaluate consumer trends. If there is demand, we've demonstrated in the past that we are able to quickly dedicate resources to respond to consumer interest."

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Kinect for Xbox 360 to rock lounge rooms on November 4

Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Mon, Jun 14 2010 2:43 PM CDT

We just got done telling you about how Microsoft will begin selling its new and improved Xbox 360 later this week, but let's go over some of the Kinect for Xbox 360 details right now.

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Kinect pronounced like 'konnect' will go on sale starting November 4th in the United States. It was interesting that Microsoft did not announce a price during its recently concluded E3 2010 press conference. That may suggest that a price has not yet been confirmed by the software giant.

What we can tell you about Kinect or as it was formerly known Project Natal is that it totally kicks ass. Using the Kinect sensor that includes not only three cameras (by the look of the below press image) and microphones, it is able to really change the way you think of gaming. You see all kinds of futuristic movies and see some cool (yet fake) technology and wonder how far we are away from reaching it. Well, I'd say around 5 months and we'll be there.

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Toshiba debuts new dynabook series notebooks

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Mon, Jun 14 2010 12:08 PM CDT

Toshiba has unveiled several new notebook computers today in the dynabook line. The machines all use Windows 7 and have LED backlit monitors. Most of the machines will launch this month. Among the new machines is the SpursEngine packing Qosmio V65. The machine has a special video engine for performance.

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The V65 also has a Blu-ray player and can record to Blu-ray media. It uses a 15.6-inch screen and an Intel Core i5 CPU and has 500GB of storage. Toshiba has also unveiled the 16-inch Dynabook TX with a Core i5 CPU and Blu-ray.

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Dell unveils official Streak accessories

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Mon, Jun 14 2010 11:10 AM CDT

Dell has been talking up its Android powered Streak MID for a while now and admittedly, the device is pretty cool. Most users who buy a Streak will want to get their hands on some accessories as well. For these folks the official line of Streak accessories are now available.

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Among the official accessories ranging from 24 to 54.99 are extra batteries for the device, a Car Dock kit, and an International Travel kit. The Car Dock Kit includes a windshield mount, DC lighter adapter, and a sync/charge cable.

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Foldable tablets? Copper nanowires could make it happen

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Sat, Jun 12 2010 12:38 PM CDT
Foldable tablets?  Copper nanowires could make it happen | TweakTown.com

Ever wonder what it would be like to roll up or fold your iPad and put it in your pocket? Scientists at Duke University are trying to make something like that possible in the future. The indium tin oxide that currently connects the pixels in flat panel TVs, solar cells, and screens could be replaced by copper nanowires that are less brittle, more efficient, and much cheaper to produce.

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Fujitsu and Toshiba join forces in cell phone operations

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Sat, Jun 12 2010 9:07 AM CDT
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It looks like Japan's #2 and #3 cell phone makers are joining forces to battle their foreign competition in the smartphone market by merging their cell phone divisions. Negotiations have reached the final stage according to the Nikkei for the two entities to team up, with Fujitsu becoming the main shareholder in a joint venture with Toshiba to come together in the cell phone market.

This is not a new move; NEC Casio Mobile, a joint venture of Casio, NEC, and Hitachi with their cell phone divisions, came together on June 1st in a similar fashion. Reducing costs, sharing ideas and marketing, and boosting competitiveness in a rapidly globalizing market are the big plans for these groups.

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Foxconn leaving China?

Shane McGlaun | Business, Financial & Legal | Fri, Jun 11 2010 1:06 PM CDT

Foxconn has been in the news a lot lately after ten workers at one of its Chinese factories where Apple products are built have killed themselves this year. Some blame harsh working conditions at the plant for the suicides.

Foxconn leaving China? | TweakTown.com

Foxconn has given the workers pay raises and opened its typically closed plants up to outside regulators and journalists to prove that working conditions are good. A new rumor is floating around that claims Foxconn is ready to close its Chinese operations and move the plants to other countries.

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MSI GX740 gaming notebook now shipping in the US

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Fri, Jun 11 2010 10:06 AM CDT

Back in March, we talked a bit about the MSI GX740 gaming notebook. The thing looks cool with its big screen and red accents and it promised some nice specifications as well. MSI has announced that the rig is now shipping in the US.

MSI GX740 gaming notebook now shipping in the US | TweakTown.com

The machine has a 17-inch TFT-LCD with a resolution of 1680 x 1050. Other features include 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB of storage and a 9-cell battery. This configuration uses a Core i5 CPU and is available now at Amazon and Newegg for $1399.

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