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Daily News Round #1 for April 4, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for April 4, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Apr 4, 2005 2:23 pm

- AMD Athlon 64 3800+ *Venice*

AMD are shipping out their latest "Venice" E3 cored processors as of today. The two key benefits of the Venice's feature-list are that of SSE3 instructions, and a higher core frequency ceiling. As to just how high these new chips will go, The lucky XBIT crew have scored themselves a Venice 3800+ to give us some idea, along with a full rundown on other elements of the new core. If you're contemplating a shift from your current newcastle/winny to one of these, you'd definitely want to check out their full article today folks.


AMD is going to announce the discontinue program for its Athlon 64 processors based on the cores manufactured with outdated production technologies beginning this April. Since the time the first Winchester based processor came out, the company engineers have done great work. They designed a new 90nm core aka Venice (E3 revision), which should send old 130nm cores to the garbage heap of history. Big hopes pinned upon the new core are based on the fact that AMD starts introducing new production standards used specifically for the Venice core.


- Slipstream Windows Easy


Short-Media have just thrown up a nice easy to follow guide which explains how to go about creating your own slipstreaming Windows CD. Depending on how often you give your machine a fresh lease of life with a new Windows install, having a slipstreamed CD on standby can be a very convenient thing, in a similar light to an "auto-pilot" button on the dash of an aircraft you might say. Imagine a sole windows install having automatically included the latest service pack, all the seperate important updates you'd normally be installing one by one, and the latest drivers for all your hardware. Now thats time management!


Installing Windows can be a pain. First there is the hour long session with the operating system. Don't forget to press F6 if you are using SATA drives. Then there is the boredom of connecting to the Internet in order to download and install all the service packs and system updates. Slipstreaming a Windows XP installation disk is the answer and there is a simple and easy way to create your own Windows installation disk complete with the latest service pack(s), updates and disk drivers.


Slipstreaming, or integrating service packs and updates into an existing operating system installation disk, was a complicated procedure of extracting files and editing various system files. An inexperienced user would often be baffled by the task. It was only a matter of time before slipstream software begun to appear. XP Lite (from $39 USD) and nLite (Free) are two such software applications used in the process of slipstreaming an installation disk.


Free is a good thing.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A Videocard @ PCStats
- Sony PSP @ AMDGamer
- Plextor PX-716A DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner @ XBit Labs
- MonsterGecko PistolMouse FPS @ SLCentral
- Slipstream Windows Easy @ Short-Media
- A-DATA Vitesta PC4800 1GB DC Kit @ InsaneTek
- DDR Prices Dropping @ AMDZone


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