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Poll: How big is your CPU fan?
— 1:14 PM on December 2, 2010

As CPUs have become more power efficient, the fans used to cool them have grown in size. That might seem counter-intuitive, but it speaks...

Poll Question: • How big is your CPU fan?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?
— 3:17 PM on November 17, 2010

We'll have a new sound card review very shortly, and writing it got me thinking about how much folks spend on the speakers or headset...

Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Poll: How important is USB 3.0?
— 1:38 PM on September 8, 2010

After making its debut on high-end motherboards, USB 3.0 is quickly trickling down to more affordable boards and making its way into notebooks. It's...

Poll Question: • USB 3.0 is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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Poll: Will Bulldozer deliver?
— 2:06 PM on August 25, 2010

In case you missed it yesterday, AMD revealed a great many details about the new Bulldozer architecture that will underpin the company's next generation...

Poll Question: • Will Bulldozer deliver?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Your next desktop motherboard form factor
— 1:53 PM on July 28, 2010

When I first started building PCs, the only motherboards worth considering were ATX models. Back then, you had to go full-size to get a...

Poll Question: • What motherboard form factor will anchor your next desktop PC?

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Poll: Do you have a home-theater PC?
— 12:03 PM on July 14, 2010

With the exception of my desktop, the next most often-used PC in my home sits in the living room. I've had one in there for...

Poll Question: • Do you have a home-theater PC?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Poll: What audio setup do you game with?
— 12:01 PM on April 22, 2010

Our look at Psyko's 5.1-channel gaming headphones this morning has made us wonder... how many PC gamers actually use surround-sound setups? Even the most...

Poll Question: • Poll: What audio setup do you usually game with?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Poll: Processor voltage madness
— 3:43 PM on April 9, 2010

Today's processors, especially Intel chips with Turbo Boost, do a reasonably nice job of keeping power consumption down when they're idle and maximizing performance when...

Poll Question: • The processor in my primary system is:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Are you upgrading to Windows 7?
— 4:50 PM on October 22, 2009

So, Windows 7 is finally out in stores. What does this mean for TR gerbils? Are our trusty readers rushing to upgrade, or are...

Poll Question: • When are you upgrading to Windows 7?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Poll: What are you most looking forward to?
— 5:38 PM on July 29, 2009

Looking at the latest roadmaps, both official and not, it's hard to be indifferent about the wave of shiny new products coming this year. We...

Poll Question: • What are you most looking forward to?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Windows

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Poll: Will Chrome OS stand a chance against Windows 7 next year?
— 11:16 AM on July 9, 2009

So, it's official. Google will release an operating system for x86 netbooks next year. Chrome OS will be based on a Linux kernel and...

Poll Question: • Will Chrome OS stand a chance against Windows 7 next year?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Poll: How much did your motherboard cost?
— 3:41 PM on May 18, 2009

Pay a premium for a better processor or graphics card, and there's a good chance you'll get better performance in return. Do the same when...

Poll Question: • How much did your mobo cost when you bought it?

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Poll: How will Windows 7 compare?
— 3:53 PM on May 6, 2009

The positive hype surrounding Windows 7 seems almost as fervent as the negative reactions to Vista. Apparently, Microsoft's next operating system will fix all of...

Poll Question: • Once Windows 7 is released, the best desktop OS will be:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Poll: Does Intel's Atom provide a good user experience?
— 3:53 PM on April 21, 2009

Intel's Atom processor took the world of low-cost PCs by storm last year, and it's accelerated the decline of traditional systems with more expensive,...

Poll Question: • What do you think of the user experience on Atom-based systems?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: If you were building a PC now, what socket would you choose?
— 4:10 PM on March 27, 2009

In both our latest system guide and our processor value comparo, we pointed out that AMD's Socket AM2+ and AM3 platforms actually have...

Poll Question: • If you were building yourself a PC now, what socket would you choose?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Poll: How will the Phenom II do against the competition?
— 5:22 PM on December 2, 2008

Now that we've taken a look at the performance of AMD's 45nm Opterons, we can better guess how upcoming Phenom II processors will do...

Poll Question: • AMD's Phenom II processor will:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: At what clock speed does your main PC's CPU run?
— 11:54 AM on October 29, 2008

Our PCs all have different processors with different numbers of cores, different cache sizes, and different architectures. Right now, however, one factor can determine everyday...

Poll Question: • At what clock speed does your main PC's CPU run?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: How many CPU cores will your next PC have?
— 1:39 PM on June 12, 2008

With quad-core processors available for less than $200 and six- and eight-core CPUs on the way next year, the core race is well in progress....

Poll Question: • How many CPU cores will your next PC have?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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