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Daily News Round #1 for April 13, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for April 13, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Apr 13, 2004 3:24 pm

- Kingmax Offers Complete Line of High-Quality Memory Products

KingMax have just issued everyone a press release highlighting their full range of various memory modules on offer such as their TinyBGA, SuperRAM, and Hard-core series. More details on each of the modules within the attached press release here.


Taipei,Taiwan April 12, 2004 -Kingmax, a world-leading memory solutions provider, offers a full line of high-quality memory module products which include specialized memory for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, workstations, and servers. As the world's first memory module manufacturer to have its own advanced testing and packaging facilities, Kingmax has made its name in the industry with the unique, patented technologies created by its premier R&D team. All Kingmax memory products are fully compatible with all major motherboards on the market, and bring your system to peak performance with high efficiency, the best heat dissipation, high capacity and high stability.


- The Radeon 9800 Pro to Radeon 9800 XT Mod Guide!

Got a Radeon 9800 Pro and you're feeling a little daring? Take a look at Adrian's latest guide over at RojakPot showing you how to mod your card into a 9800 XT. At the end of the day it's quite simple, just a mere BIOS flash, but it's having the RIGHT 9800 Pro for the task that may prove to be a problem for some of you. In any case, this is well worth the read for all you 9800 Pro owners itching to get the most out of your system's performance.


The 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro's BIOS restricts the card to its official clock speeds of 380MHz core and 350MHz memory. It also disables the OVERDRIVE and thermal diode features of the 9800XT. But if you reflash the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro with a Radeon 9800XT's BIOS, you unlock its hidden features and the card automatically runs at 412MHz core and 365MHz! Just like any other Radeon 9800XT. Excited? You betcha! That's why instead of settling for the 128MB Radeon 9800 Pro, I chose to spend the extra USD 100 (RM 380) and get myself the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro instead. And why not? The Radeon 9800XT is even more expensive than the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro! About USD 100 (RM 380) on the average. Well worth the effort.


That brings us to the purpose of this article - how to mod a 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro into a true Radeon 9800XT! Let's get on with it!


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPU family officially announced @ Digit-Life
- Primecooler PC-HDB SuperSilent passive HDD Cooler @ Madshrimps
- LG World's First All compatible DVD burner @ PC Unleash
- Transcend TV-BOX USB2.0 @ Hardware-Pacers
- Leadtek & Pixelview cards with FarCry benchmarking @ Digit-Life
- USB Pen Drive @ The TechZone
- Syntax AP7600 Pentium 4 Notebook @ ExtremeOverclocking
- Modding the MkII to 404a @ Over-Clock


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