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Intel Celeron Dual-Core E1400 CPU
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Scrapping the bottom of Intel’s processor line, we discover the E1400 2.0Ghz Dual Core product. Looking at the E1400 specifications can be quite confusing since it seems that the dual cores all you really need to run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Keep reading to find out more..."
  FULL STORY @ BAYREVIEWS

Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 3:23P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you've ever used Windows, chances are you've experienced the lovely shade of blue associated with the famous Windows Stop Error or 'Blue Screen of Death.' This frequent, although less so in newer operating systems, error occurs whenever Windows senses a software, hardware or driver error which will not allow it to continue operating properly. In other words, it happens all the time, for all sorts of reasons.

Often, if you're lucky, the problem will resolve itself with a simple reboot and you may never have to worry about it again. More typically though, the BSOD is a harbinger of trouble and you may find yourself faced with another and another until you throw up your hands... but all is not lost.

In this article PCSTATS will walk you through the BSOD in many of its most familiar incarnations.

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

CHiL digital controllers highlighted in newly launched Sandy Bridge-based perfor
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 12:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

www.pcstats.comCHiL Semiconductor Corporation, a leading developer of high-performance, mixed-signal power management integrated circuits for the server, personal computer and high-volume computing market segments, announces that its digital controllers are highlighted in motherboards containing Intel’s newly launched P67 “Sandy Bridge”-based performance motherboards from Asus, Intel and ASRock. 

The new motherboards reflect the CPU voltage regulator’s (VR’s) key role in both performance and energy savings. The customized power solution showcases performance in overclocking, stability, and features, while at the same time providing exceptional power efficiency. CHiL’s well proven digital power management is at the core of the power solution.

The CHiL VR solutions are found in ASUS high end motherboards, overclocking gaming motherboards, and workstations like the Maximus 4 Extreme and the P8P67. They are also in Intel motherboards like the Intel DP67BG (Burrage) Extreme Series, manufactured by Mitac and the BA 3+0, manufactured by Pegatron, as well as ASRock’s high end motherboards, P67 Extreme 4 and P67 Extreme 6.

Voltage regulator modules are considered among the most essential motherboard design components. According to ASUS, the use of the new digital power design empowers users with superior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability and greater power efficiency.

Anandtech, a leading industry source for hardware analysis and news, notes that these new motherboards have lower power consumption than virtually any other available platform under load.

“The introduction of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor family brings brand new power requirements to the VR industry,” said CHiL chief executive officer Ram Sudireddy. “These requirements, known as VR12, implement a new, highly digital communication SVID bus between the CPU and the VR in order to optimize efficiency and performance. Implementing this highly digital content means that an all-digital VR solution is definitely the best choice.”

The CHiL VR is extremely efficient, which is of greater concern than ever in the marketplace. When high power use is not needed, many of the phases can be turned off. Unlike analog solutions, which have difficulty maintaining a stable voltage with some or most of the phases disabled, the new digital VR ensures that under any voltage and current, with any version of the Sandy Bridge CPU, the optimum number of phases is chosen, while the voltage is always guaranteed to be stable. At very low power levels, the VR’s digital algorithm automatically senses that power is low and places the VR into a very low power state, called discontinuous mode, which saves even more power, so the user saves power in idle state as well.

The system’s telemetry reports back all critical information to the system with extremely high accuracy, including voltage, current, power and temperature.  The VR can change switching frequency on the fly, to reduce system noise and help with efficiency. When the voltage is changed significantly, or the current increased significantly in an overclocking board, the digital solution’s stability parameters can simply be changed, something impossible with an analog solution.

The CHiL VR also features new circuit protection features. As the voltage changes in overclocking, or as the current increases, overcurrent protection and voltage protection set points can be updated in real time, ensuring the circuit is always protected.

With the P67 family of processors comes a new way to achieve overclocking. The VR solution extends the Sandy Bridge voltage range to reach higher voltage levels with extreme accuracy, stability and voltage and current protection, all managed by CHiL’s digital engine. The VR also allows the motherboard to remain in turbo-mode safely, protecting the CPU with exceptional thermal performance, allowing a much richer, but safe overclocking experience. 

The all-digital VR is also extremely reliable. Analysis using Mil-HDBK-217F, a military quality technique for determining reliability, showed that the digital VR is two times less likely to fail than an analog solution, primarily because the digital solution uses far fewer external components and pins than an analog solution.

The new CHiL VR has a uniquely engineered spread spectrum technique, where the VR switching frequency is changed as it operates, reducing board level noise, ensuring safe, low noise operation.

Besides saving energy, the CHiL VR uses fewer external components and comes in a smaller, fully RoHS-compliant package, thus reducing the number of electronic parts that may someday require disposal in a landfill.

  FULL STORY @ CHIL SEMICONDUCTOR

CM Storm Spawn Review
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Just a week into 2011 and we have a brand new release from Cooler Master's CM Storm. Last year we were graced with the Inferno gaming mouse and during fall 2009 the Sentinel gaming mouse both of these gaming grade mice impressed us here at Vortez and scooped up our coveted awards. But this time we have a new kid on the block, namely the CM Storm Spawn. Designed specifically for gaming professionals that prefer the claw grip, the Spawn, on paper is an interesting peripheral. The Spawn comes loaded with a 3500 DPI optical sensor that also includes on-the-fly DPI adjustment, manageable buttons, macro assignment and Japanese Omron micro-switches to further prolong life-span - all in an eye-catching red anodized finish that will certainly draw in eyes."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

CM Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 12:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's another day of launches at CES and today we'll be taking a looking at a new gaming mouse from CM Storm, the Spawn. CM Storm is the eSports arm of Cooler Master and in recent years has impressed us with their products, such as the CM Storm Inferno gaming mouse we reviewed last August."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.20 GHz
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The return of Phenom II X4 800 marks AMD's yet another push to secure its dominance in the budget market, and its first representative, the Phenom II X4 840 has all of the features to continue the legacy of legendary Athlon II X4 620 - the first $100 quad processor. Clocked at high 3.20 GHz, and priced at $102, Phenom II X4 840 is going to compete nicely in this segment.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Silicon Power 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to storage, you can never have enough. This is especially true when you're on vacation and want to take a picture of everything. Join TechwareLabs as we take a look at the Silicon Power 32GB SDHC that will have more storage than you'll know what to do with.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

 
High Current Pro 1200W PSU
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Antec continues to raise the bar with the introduction of their new High Current Pro series power supplies. The HCP-1200 has excellent voltage regulation, very clean DC outputs, and operates very efficiently and quietly. Antec includes a good compliment of both fixed and modular cables/connectors and backs the HCP-1200 with a 5-year warranty. If you are looking for a high-quality, high-output PSU, this one will be hard to beat. Highly recommended!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Let's take a look at the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, a socket 1155 motherboard based on the Intel P67 chipset for the second generation Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs (Sandy Bridge architecture). The highlights of this motherboard include three PCI Express x16 slots, four USB 3.0 ports, four SATA-600 ports, BlueTooth 2.1 + EDR interface, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a high-end voltage regulator circuit."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There's something about a handsome brushed aluminum case that everyone admires. The Lian Li PC-B25S mid-tower case has that aluminum panache, and a whole lot of features to go along with it. Does it have the cool and quiet performance to stand next to SPCR's recommended cases for silent computing?
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

RunCore ProV 240GB SSD
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most frequent questions we receive with respect to SSD performance is whether the SSD can perform better than a RAID 0 configuration. We have never seen a single SATA 2.0 SSD perform better than any combinations of SSDs in RAID 0, at least not until we started testing the RunCore Pro V and ran a side by side comparison in Vantage HDD Suite. This review is going to examine one of the last solid state drives we received in 2010, the RunCore ProV 240GB SSD and before we started lets have everybody sit down and fasten our seatbelts shall we?You just might think we saved one of the best reviews until last because of our timing. The test results shown by the RunCore ProV 240GB SSD were such a shock that we elected to do leave the review for the New Year in order to give it the attention it deserves. Not only did it sail past all other single SSDs we have previously tested but, it also exceeded the Vantage HDD Suite results of two brand new Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSDs we had tested in RAID 0.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

In Win Dragon Rider Case Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Dragon Rider is the latest full-tower case from In Win. Its left-side panel is identical to the one used on the Ironclad and on the Maelstrom -two full-tower cases from In Win -, but the Dragon Rider brings several new features. Let's take a look at them!"
  FULL STORY @ DRAGON

Lian Li PC-A04
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian Li has taken the small form factor of the PC-A05N and has changed the interior in favor of mATX compatibility and added space to store up to 7 hard drives within the chassis. With a price tag of just under 100 Euros we take a really close look if it is as innovative as the A05N back in the day or if it is nothing but good looks.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Canon Pixma MG5220 All-in-One Printer Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:01P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today when you are looking for an all-in-one printer, there are a myriad of choices. Not only are there many printer manufacturers, but each manufacturer has a plentitude of different models. To be a top contender, an all-in-one must do everything well and have some features to grab the purchasers attention. The Canon Pixma MG5220 is an all-in-one printer, scanner, and copier with a wide range of features. We took a look to see how well it does at both performing everyday functions and at differentiate itself from the crowd."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Akasa Essential Power 300 W Power Supply Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Although it is an entry-level power supply, the Akasa Essential Power 300 W (AK-PD030FG) comes with active PFC circuit, automatic voltage selection, and 80 Plus standard certification. Funny enough, this unit isn't listed at Akasa's website."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

SilverStone Air Penetrator SST-AP121-L review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 12:03P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are less than half way through January, and we are already off to a great start with two new reviews for the year. To ramp things up in the next twelve months, we will try something new that we have not done before. In the past half decade or so, we have reviewed many different types of technology products. One of these products include the case fans. Interestingly, if you noticed it or not, all of these products previously reviewed were from the same company. Now Noctua is an excellent manufacturer of low noise cooling solutions. This fact is attested to with awards given to virtually every Noctua product we have ever evaluated. However, this time around, we will have something from a highly reputable manufacturer of everything from chassis to power supplies instead, and it is not Noctua. That company in question is no other than SilverStone, and they will be the second company to just send us case fans for evaluation (We have reviewed their cases and power supplies in the past). To be honest, at first I was a bit skeptical, because I did not really think SilverStone was really serious about making anything other than the run-of-the-mill case fan. But regardless of what I thought, I could not resist my interest in what this performance parts manufacturer had for us in store. So today, we have the SilverStone Air Penetrator SST-AP121-L for review, which is a 120mm fan with fancy LEDs. Let's see how this fan stacks up against the best in the industry.
  FULL STORY @ SILVERSTONE

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