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The great upgrade: Tales from the ancient past
— 10:51 AM on July 14, 2010

Our current contest challenges readers to relate their first PC upgrade experiences for a chance to win a copy...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage

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A note on GeForce GTX 480 noise levels
— 11:27 AM on April 15, 2010

Now that GeForce GTX 400-series graphics cards are out in the wild, although in limited numbers, I should say something quickly about the main...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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Core issues
— 12:07 AM on April 8, 2010

Keeping your cores straight isn't easy these days.  Here's a quick cheat sheet. CUDA core - Not a core Shader multiprocessor - Might be a core

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Taking a crack at the great CPU-GPU balance question
— 10:16 AM on December 8, 2009

We get some interesting questions and article suggestions via email from time to time, and we just don't have time to address them all with...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The pool wants you!
— 9:52 AM on November 25, 2009

As Chicago said back in 1970, does anybody really know what time it is?...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Linux-Unix Networking

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On PC upgrades and diminishing returns
— 10:14 PM on August 13, 2009

Like many of you, I'm giddily waiting on the release of Intel's Lynnfield processors to upgrade my main desktop PC. This system is still trucking...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Requiem for a 4870
— 12:14 PM on June 29, 2009

It's been a bad month for celebrities, so forgive the poor taste. We've lost David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Billy Mays....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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Some speculation about that Larrabee die shot
— 1:44 PM on May 14, 2009

We don't yet know as much as we'd like to about Intel's upcoming Larrabee GPU-CPU hybrid, but enough useful information has leaked out over the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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The Radeon HD 4000 series pushes things forward
— 1:08 PM on January 14, 2009

I'm sure I'm not the only person looking forward to AMD's Mobility Radeon HD 4000 graphics processors wending their way into notebooks everywhere. I'm currently...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Where are we going from here?
— 7:40 PM on May 11, 2008

How can we make voice communications available to rural communities in mountainous regions of the developing world? I have been searching out answers to this...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Slow Vista SP1 file copies: no fix yet!
— 12:21 PM on April 29, 2008

After my post about slow file copies with Windows Vista SP1, some of you offered potential fixes and asked for an update once the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Retest day
— 9:15 AM on January 29, 2008

January 17, 2008   We were finally able to make it up to the mountains again to finish what we...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Linux-Unix Networking

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Talkin' CES on the OCF Podcast
— 3:41 PM on January 19, 2008

I've made an appearance on the latest episode of the OCF Podcast.  This time, we talk at some length about the developments in PC...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Input devices

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Test day
— 12:38 PM on January 14, 2008

December 6, 2007 Because of the problem with node 10 from the day before, I removed the node 10 antenna and remounted it on the other...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Final test day preparations
— 2:57 PM on January 4, 2008

December 5, 2007 Click on diagram for a larger version The diagram above...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Setting up long distance routers
— 7:53 PM on December 13, 2007

November 24, 2007 I had originally planned on using inexpensive Linksys WRT54GL devices for the long distance link. This has been done successfully in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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A few long distance links
— 12:08 AM on December 8, 2007

November 8, 2007 I realize I'm not going for any world records with a 100 km WiFi link. Many have gone before me; here is...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Permission for node 14
— 12:42 AM on December 2, 2007

October 29, 2007 Some effort was required to get permission to do our testing on the node 14 site.  It turns out that the east side...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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