Monday, April 30, 2012
Moors law is the observation originally made by Intel's co-founder that the number of transistors in a cpu will double every 18months. Since 1970 this has been followed by cpu manufactures but many experts think silicon has its limit and in another 10 years intel and other manufactures will have to move to other materials to keep producing faster processors.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Intel's line of high end 22nm desktop cpus are now available for purchase from many online retailers with quad core cpus starting at just $179. Being 22nm and having a higher maximum multiplier than the 2nd gen core i7 these cpu's should be able to hit some extreme overclocks.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Today I went to visit the National air and space museum with the new Nasa Discovery space shuttle! Very neat to see in person!
And yes this is the same SR-71 from the Transformers movie.
I'll upload some more pics tomorrow.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The next minor update for android (4.0.5) is right around the corner and for the most part based on info from other sites this update will fix many bugs including random reboot issues, better battery life, and signal issues on some devices.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Microsoft has released Security Essentials 4.0 a newer version of their lightweight and effective free antivirus program. Version 4.0 includes mainly background upgrades including an improved decision making system that requires less user input. There's also a few Ui tweaks. Overall this is a nice little update for a great free program.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
First off, the guy ahead of me in the Battlefield 3 competition got banned for disrespecting the server admin so now I'm in second place! Anyway...Even though cpu's are becoming more and more efficient overclocking still causes the cpu to generate way more heat; This require large copper/ aluminum heatsinks to dissipate the heat. The cpu cooler I use is a mid size tower style copper/aluminum heatsink. I usually run my core i7 920 at 3.8ghz and being a 130w cpu this puts out tons of heat usually running at 75C in a stress test and around 60C in games. So if your into overclocking... which only a few of my followers are lol be sure not to cheap out on a cpu cooler.
Monday, April 23, 2012
If you've never run a PC tune-up program before Glary Utilities is a good place to start. This program has all the basic cleaning and optimizing tools such as registry cleaner, registry defrag, and startup optimization. If your interested in this program you can get it here.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Amd is releasing its first dual gpu 7000 series card soon featuring 2 under clocked 7970 cores. Like the 7970 this card will have a 384 bit memory interface and 3gb of Gddr5 per gpu. The predicted price of this new card is roughly around $850.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Si Sandra 2012 is a great free benchmarking tool for comparing and testing computers. It's also fairly good at viewing the detailed specifications of your computer. On my first gen Core i7 system@ 3.8Ghz and a HD6870 at stock clocks I got 8.25kpt. If your interested get this program here.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thermal paste is a simple but critical part of almost all high performance electronics like computers and gaming consoles. It acts as a thermal interface filling the micro gaps between the heatsink and the processor which greatly improves contact. Arctic Silver held the top spot for quite a few years as the best thermal paste but now the 2 most popular and highest performing are Arctic cooling MX-4 and Shin-Etsu thermal compound.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy tab 2 is supposed to be released in a few weeks with an estimated price tag of $225-275 priced to compete with amazon's kindle fire. Featuring very similar hardware to the kindle fire this tablet is basically a watered down version of the Galaxy tab 2 Plus which features Samsung's high performance Exynos cpu. Anyway anyone looking to buy a kindle and modify the software to install stock android might as well just get this tablet because all the works already done and it only costs a bit more!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
For the extreme PC gamers with multi monitor setups the EVGA Gtx 680 Ftw edition is releasing with a whopping 4gb of video memory more than enough for any quad or even hexa monitor setup!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Many desktop PC's still come with 4gb of ram, is that enough? Well for a normal everyday user yes that is enough but anyone who does any work with demanding applications like games, video or photo editing or anything else you need at least 6Gb. Above is a picture of my computers Ram usage with Battlefield 3 open chewing down loads of ram. If you don't know what ram is just imagine its a library
that temporarily stores data untill it is needed if you have a bigger library you can hold more data and accommodate more people so to speak. Anyway Ram is very cheap nowadays so if you have any less than 4gb check out newegg, tiger direct or any other great tech site for an easy cheap upgrade.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
You can now pre order guild wars 2 off their site to gain access to weekend beta events and a 3 day head start when the game is launched! In other news the power supply in my secondary pc decided it was done providing power so I have to RMA that :(
Monday, April 9, 2012
Tweaktown.com is sponsoring a Battlefield 3 contest on their PC server! The top 3 players for the month of April win a gigantic Noctua CPU cooler. Needless to say I'm going to have to cut down my blogging time to win this one! If anyone is interested leave a comment I'll direct you to the forum!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
With the tegra 3 chips now finally getting into a few devices tegra 4 is right around the corner. The biggest change for tegra 4 is that it's an ARM 15 based cpu which means its going to be one of the most powerful smarphone / tablet processors ever released. Clock speed is also set to a blazing 1.8ghz!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Now affecting over 600,000 mac computers worldwide the mac malware attack called "Flashback" is one of the largest malware attacks on Macintosh yet. Mac users can protect their mac from attacks like this if they have kaspersky or another aftermarket security software. As for apple they say they are including a new security software for the next generation of Macintosh called "Gatekeeper"
Friday, April 6, 2012
Intel's first 22nm cpu is expected to hit the market sometime early May this year. This new cpu boasts Intel's new 3D transistor technology which helped intel pack 1.4 billion transistors into ivy bridge! As a reference the first generation core I7 had 750M transistors second had 1 billion and now 1.4. Also being a 22nm cpu means less power so notebooks featuring third generation core i7 cpu's will likely be some of the fastest notebooks ever available.