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Daily News Round #3 for September 1, 2003

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 1, 2003

By Cameron Wilmot | Sep 1, 2003 10:25 pm CDT

- OCZ PC-4200 First Look

We received two PC-4200 Enhanced Latency beta modules from OCZ Technology today for testing. I thought some of you might be interested in seeing them; we will have a review posted later this week. The rumour is these modules are hitting 600MHz DDR, we'll soon find out exactly what they're capable of.

- New ABIT BIOS for better OC

ABIT has released two new BIOS' for their IC7 and IC7 MAX3 motherboards which allow the FSB to increased over 255MHz when running 1:1. You will find the new BIOS for the IC7 and IC7-G here and the new BIOS for the IC7 MAX3 here.

Enhanced the system stability when over clocks the CPU FSB over 255 MHz with CPU:DRAM = 1:1 setting.

- Gaming, Microsoft and the Future

UK Gamer talks Gaming, Microsoft and the Future in their latest article. If gaming is your thing, don't miss it.

Longhorn with its new version of DirectX Microsoft say "will simplify gaming" and make the PC the "ultimate gaming platform". So what exactly does it mean for Microsoft's console business? After all it would seem there's a conflict of interest between touting the PC as the ultimate gaming platform when you are spending billions of Dollars developing and promoting a console? Well, according to Dean what looks like two separate entities, the XBox and PC will eventually intertwine into one. For years we've been hearing how the PC will become a 'lifestyle device', part of that lifestyle will be watching movies, playing music, using the Internet and now we can add gaming to that list. After all, we think playing games should be part of anyone's healthy lifestyle.