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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Kitchen PC hushed
— 6:27 PM on February 20, 2008

When I set out to build a new family PC, it needed to be small, attractive and quiet.  No need for anything crazy like Mini-ITX,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Cooling Miscellaneous

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AMD aims to unify SFF PCs with DTX spec
— 5:26 PM on October 22, 2007

Ever since we laid eyes on Shuttle's first cube, we've been enamored with the concept of small, quiet, yet capable PCs. AMD's proposed DTX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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The Vista nerd rage feedback loop
— 3:46 PM on October 1, 2007

Ask anyone in the techie community about Windows Vista, and they'll tell you the same thing:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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A pair of water coolers compared
— 12:11 AM on April 19, 2006

FOR YEARS, WATER COOLING has been reserved for the most committed overclocking and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Zalman's CNPS9500 LED CPU cooler
— 12:44 AM on October 20, 2005

IT'S RARE THAT WE review CPU coolers at TR, but every so often...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Zalman's VF700 GPU coolers
— 12:00 AM on April 19, 2005

ENTHUSIASTS HAVE ALWAYS sought to improve performance. Traditionally, we've measured these improvements in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Zalman's CNPS7700-AlCu cooler
— 12:00 AM on December 30, 2004

WE DON'T COVER cooling products much here at TR, but every once in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Quieting a PC on the cheap
— 12:00 AM on July 1, 2004

LIKE DAMAGE AND DISSONANCE, I TOO find myself turning into an...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Miscellaneous

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Zalman's Reserator 1 fanless water cooler
— 12:00 AM on June 14, 2004

MY FASCINATION with quiet cooling started out innocently enough, but it's rapidly blossomed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Asetek's Vapochill CPU cooling system
— 12:05 AM on March 17, 2003

THERE IS A PHRASE well-known to anyone who has ever tried to make...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling

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Zalman's ZM80A-HP passive GPU cooler
— 12:00 AM on February 13, 2003

NVIDIA'S GEFORCE FX has made it painfully clear that there's more to a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Ahanix's Iceberg water cooling system
— 12:00 AM on October 16, 2002

OVERCLOCKERS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING for something that will help them in their quest...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Remembering the Amiga's glory days
— 12:17 AM on September 8, 2000

Time to bust out some nostalgia! Eight years ago, PC's were boring beige business boxes, and many computing enthusiasts got their kicks out of funny little...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Operating systems

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