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Daily News Round #1 for September 7, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 7, 2003
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Sep 8, 2003 1:43 am

- OCZ reach 594MHz


We got word late last week from OCZ Technology that the folks over at OC Prices were able to hit 594MHz DDR with OCZ PC4000 Gold RAM on the EPoX 4PDA2+ V2.0 motherboard.


OCZ is proud to announce that in an independent review at UK-based hardware site OCPrices, OCZ PC4000 Gold Dual Channel memory was able to operate at an incredible 594 MHZ DDR on an Epox 4PDA2+ V2.0 I865 based mainboard.


- OCAU on IC7 MAX3


Chainbolt over at Overclocker's Australia has taken the brand new ABIT IC7 MAX3 motherboard for a spin.


The Max 3 is a variation of the IC7, which was launched in May 2003 and was one of the first Intel 875P chipset based boards in the market. With good overclocking stability, high bandwidth throughput, a 4-phase power regulation, ICH5-R, and CSA the IC7 was well received. The Max 3 is more than a revision of an already existing product. It comes not only with an improved circuitry but also with a few innovative features such as Secure IDE, 4-channel SATA RAID and a new cooling system. These features were not available with any other desktop board when the Max 3 was launched and we will of course have a closer look at them in the following pages.


- Refrigerator Cooling


Talk about making a man jealous. Xtreme Systems has posted a review of the VapoChill XE by Asetek. If anyone from Asetek is reading, please send us a sample immediately.



With phase change cooling, your CPU will reach temperatures well below freezing. This is required to overclock your processor to well over its rated MHz specifications. For an example, an Intel P4 2400 MHz CPU can reach, and run stable at 3400 MHz with this type of cooling. The VapoChill XE achieves this by using a cooling system similar to the o­ne that cools your refrigerator that you may be familiar with. It uses a compressor, condenser, and a direct die evaporator for this specialized application in a PC. asetek has managed to put all this cooling power into a 22 inch X 22 inch X 10 inch computer case.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- Club3D RADEON 9800 Pro @ X-Bit Labs
- Mission 2 Water Cooling Kit @ GideonTech
- Abit Siluro FX5900 128MB OTES @ Hard Avenue
- Corsair Hydrocool 200 @ AMD MB


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