Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brag: Sandy Bridge has arrive!

Ok, I got good news and bad news, not that you care anyway. But since it's my Blog, I'll just spew out the good and the bad. The good news is that, Sandy Bridge has arrived and the motherboard, BIOS, and OS are all humming along just fine. The bad news, I'll be off for a vacation and can't play around with it.

It's not the gift I am expecting for this Christmas, but hey, I can live with it. After all, who can complain getting the latest gadget from Chipzilla? So how about you? What are your wishes this coming festive season?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Press Release: Kinect for Xbox 360 Hits Million Mark in Just 10 Days

OMG! I am not console guy, but the reason why I said OMG is that I have been waiting for the product to launch since I saw it a year (or two?) ago. And about a month ago, I saw console stores having "Kinect Ready" and "Kinect pre-order" flyers and ads all over. My wife and I was thinking if we should get one, but one review turned me off. Furthermore, wifey said she tried one over at Wal Mart and while she had fun, she feels the "game" is not responsive. Well, I am thinking it's the kinect that isn't fast enough to track motions. Anyway, Microsoft is racking up some $$$ and that seems to be good for business.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): CPU-Z v1.56 is out

Go and get it you techno geeks. Who could resist the latest release of the ever sweet CPUZ? I know I can't, and if you're an overclocker, you'd probably be wanting it. And best of all, it's still free for the picking!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): 3DMark 11 Sneak Preview

Lost Circuits has a nice sneak peak of the upcoming "de facto" 3D benchmark software "3D Mark 11". Michael Schuette goes over the features quickly. Since it's a preview, don't expect a lengthy article, but it's enough to wet your appetite (be forewarned, for some odd reason, that article is under an ATI/AMD article group, brrr).

Friday, October 08, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): New AIDA64

Woohooo, another software is out! For those old benchers out there, you'll notice the "familiarity" of the name "AIDA". Well of course, the developers of AIDA64 are those who are behind AIDA32 (which became EVEREST). If you have space for another benching software, give this one a try.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Tech Link (CPU): The Sandy Bridge Preview

Anandtech posted an article about a performance preview of the upcoming new uArch from Intel: Sandy Bridge. Check it out...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): H.P. Ousts Chief for Hiding Payments to Friend

Ok, this news made really feel very very afraid of making any kind of expense report. I don't wanna get fired. I mean come on, I don't deliberately mis-use funds but what if I made a mistake and turned into something like this? Well I'm pretty sure I won't get headlined since I a no-name guy anyway, but heck, this would still suck big time.

Tech Link (Industry): "Deciding between a PC and a Mac?"

A friend sent me an update regarding the latest buzz over at Microsoft. Just recently, Microsoft has launched a page comparing Microsoft's (Windows) OS vs Apple's OS (MacOS). I am a Mac-newbie and I don't have enough time to research on this thing so I really can't say much whether Microsoft is doing at least a "decent" comparison. I mean, it's a Microsoft site, what can you expect right? However, what I can suggest is if you're like me who's Apple/Mac newbie, then don't just chew everything that's posted on the site. And just the same, if you're a Microsoft/Win newbie, don't just chew everything said on the Apple/Mac camp.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): Aiptek's 3D HD Camcorder and Portable 3D Display

Woah, first time I have seen such products. Aiptek is going to release their new line of 3D-enabled products, namely 3D HD 720P Camcorder and Portable 3D Display. These are cool nifty toys, and are pocketsize, making it portable and handy. However, I find the product name too lame for its capability. The products are not released yet, but you can pre-order these products at Amazon, Sears, Target, Walmart, and B&H. That's right folks, US only! I don't know if and when they plan to released it in Asia.

The 3D HD 720p Camcorder can record and capture stills and videos in 3D. It's got a built-in 3D-LCD for quick playback. Of course, it can also capture in standard 2D! The other toy, Portable 3D Display, also offers nifty features, because you can now watch and view pictures and videos without 3D glasses! I reckon it's something akin to those "3D" postcards I used to get when I was a kid. Aiptek said, they made it possible thru their "Parallax Barrier" technology.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Tech Link (Overclock): Core Temp and Core Temp Gadget 2.3 Released

Well, I know I'm late but hey, better late than never. Anyway, since I am "trying" to come back in being active with Blog and in the tech community, I have started to visit my old favorite sites. It's a good timing I guess, as I'm just a few days late about the cool new updates from CoreTemp author. Aside from the latest CoreTemp 0.99.7, there's also a new Core Temp Gadget 2.3!

This cool little add-on looked really nice on my Win7 desktop and I'm like "Ohh, schweeetz!" I suggest you go and grab 'em coz they are not only hot, they are FREE! I mean, with such cool software costing nothing, not even crippled, but a full-blown, no fuzz software, this is totally awesome! Grab it!!!!!!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tech Link (Gaming): Cologne's soil will quake heavily!

What does Intel and FanBoy have in common (aside from lovin' Intel products?). Well, they are both Blizzard supporter!

Intel, together with ESL (Electronic Sports League) is sponsoring a Starcraft II tournament game in the Intel Extreme Masters event. There are 16 players who will compete for the event, and 14 of them have already been predefined (lucky them). Check out more of the details below...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Well, it's no surprise this game has reached such following. It has been long awaited and highly anticipated by Blizzard fans. I, for one, have been longing for the new release, and not because I rule in RTS games, but more about the continuation of the storyline. I have already developed a sense of "relationship" with the characters and it feels incomplete to have no closure on the story.

However, the plot thickens. For those who are on the prawl, they may already got an idea that this is just the early installment. Because this is a "trilogy", the first installment, the current released is entitled: Wings of Liberty focusing on Terran race. And first expansion is called Heart of the Swarm, putting the Zerg race in perspective and the final one is Legacy of the Void, which as you may have already guessed, Protoss part of the trilogy.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Tech Link (CPU): AMD Ontario performance numbers leaked

Apparently, a leaked performance of AMD's upcoming architecture (Bobcat) shows that it has "good" performance against Intel's Atom D510. However, I am really not sure what the graph shows since it says on the right most column under the heade "Speed-up" (vs Ontario), Atom D510 shows 0.58x. The rest of the column, from top to bottom, shows 1.15 (vs Athlon II X2 250u) and 2.42 (vs Phenom II X4 965BE). If I am to read that, Atom is 0.58 faster than Ontario. Oh well...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Article: Fanboy's Feedback on The Last Airbender Movie

I just saw The Last Airbender [in 3D] last weekend together with my kids. I decided to write a mini review to share my feelings about the movie since I am a fan of the animated series. I have always kept my eyes open for new episodes at Nickolodeon channel and Avatar: The Legend of Ang has always offered me fun and entertainment after a grueling work, or tasks from the office. It offers me a brief moment of solace and isolation from the world around me, as I engulf myself in the world of Avatar. I have come to like all the characters, and have always been looking forward for the next episode. So it's not a surprise that when a movie was planned, made, and shown, I am also one of the faithful that flock the cinema. I will now share my mini-review and my feelings after watching the movie.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): "TRON:Legacy" movie brings video game world to life

Wow, I am so excited to learn about this cool stuff. I have been an avid fan of the original TRON movie, it was so cool back in the days. The great about this movie is that, well, we're now well matured in digital animation and movie technology and many people are now more aware of "computers". I mean, back then, when you speak computer, I remember my parents asked me, "what's that?".

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tech Link (Industry):The Gamer’s Guide to Comic-Con 2010

Stumbled upon this nifty info since I was hunting for cute cosplayers. Apparently, if you live in San Diego, USA then you're a lot luckier than me and I'm definitely jealous because Comic-Con 2010 is happening there right now (or probbaly happened already). But to be sure, check it out...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): Andre Yang found doing "malpractice" of overclocking

Apparently, the famous Andre Yang, is banned for doing "malpractice" with the recently concluded MOA LOO contest. Well, he's banned at XtremeSystems.Org and HwBot also issued a 1-year ban on Andre and all those involved: Hiwa, eXtremetweaker.de, KJ and Skinnee.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): SetFSB is still alive and kicking!

A looooooong time ago (ok, not too long), I was obsessed with the dark arts of overclocking. I scour each and every nook of the interweb forum and wreak havoc among the naysayers, blasphemers, unbelievers, those who lack faith and just outright spawn of the devils (I am actually refering to AMDroids if you're still lost). I would pin down all those rascals, the nasty claims against the God of Processors. I would battle them from graphics relevance, to power consumption; from price to performance; from socket changes to chipset differences; and even against those who claim no difference at all!

I operate beyond the shadows, beneath the cover of my pen name, and slay all those who would go against my belief. I am venageance, the mere mention of my name brings forth flames and sorrows against my enemies, for I am death_metal, the harbinger of doom, the right-hand of justice, the ultimate FanBoy!

Ok, what I'm trying to say is that my good ol' friend Abo is still alive and kicking and spewing out many versions of SetFSB, the great OC software. I never knew that he came back and started developing by June of this year again. Anyway, go visit his website, he's got a lot of cool new updates and who knows, your product might be supported.

Ah oh, if your product is not supported, let him know and he'll give you instructions and how it can be supported. He's a cool Japanese dood, and he helped me developed several Intel-branded board OC software back in the days.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tech Link: CPU-Z 1.55 is released

If you're like me, you'd have the latest and greatest CPU-Z version. Why? Because it's sexy! Go ahead and make your wet dreams more misty and juicy, grab the latest version, nom!

- VIA VX900/VX900M and VN1000/VN1000M chipsets.
- Intel Core i5-760, Core i7-875K and Core i5-655K processors.
- Intel Core i7-940XM, 840QM, 740QM mobile processors.
- Intel Core i5-450M, 540UM, 430UM, Core i3-370M mobile processors.
- Intel Pentium P6000 processor.
- New parameter in cpuz.ini : UseDisplayAPI.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): Two Flagship Gigabyte Mainboards: GA-P55A-UD6 and GA-P55A-UD7

I have long lost interest with XbitLab's articles as I find them to be going the way of the dodo whenever they post articles. But, the same can be said to most tech sites I visit nowadays, so I guess it's probably me that's going the way of the dodo. Anyway, this post is ain't about me so if yer interested to see and pondering of getting a new board, this article might help you make up your mind.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): A Tour Of The Kingston Memory Factory In Taiwan

THG have a "photo" story up and running about their trip to Kingston. I think they are pretty good and interesting, go check 'em out if it's yer thing...


Friday, May 28, 2010

Brag: And I just paid my Pre-Order Fee

I got a call from DataBlitz earlier, informing me that I finally got my "Pre-Order" approved for Starcraft 2: Collector's Edition. However, they won't accept full payment even after I insisted. They accepted 3k, and gave me a receipt and a "pre-order" form but I still can't say it's 100% sure.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Brag: And the winnaaaaaar is....

I got a call from my good friend a few minutes ago. He is teh best, best of the best, the uber, the supreme. Non other than bartman! Wow, just last week I was hoping he'd pull it off, and he did!!!

Congrats man, am so proud of you, GOOC 2010 King of the Hill! I appreciate the fact that I am the first person you called with teh best news of the week, probably, best news of the month for PH OCers =).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Misc: Shoutout to my friend bartman of OCXPH

I just want to wish my friend bartman of OCXPH goodluck and more power. I lend him a few of my golden babies, and last time we chat, he had a good run =). Here's hoping you get to show them OCers who's the bad ass of OCXPH, good luck with Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2010 competition!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Article: My experience overclocking with Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC and Intel® Pentium G6950

It's been quite some time since I last posted an "Article" kind of blog post. I can't really recall the last time I did it since most I post are mostly Brag, Rant, and Misc as well as a few Tech Links. Of course, you can blame the fact that I have also stopped the site for a long time.

But excuses aside, let me welcome you with this short article, sharing my experience when overclocking an processor with this board. Yes, this board has an overclocking feature (Host Clock Frequency Change). I won't go to the details of how to overclock or about the many benchmarks but I'll just share a few benchmarks that I used to show that the board DOES overclock. Be forewarned, I never took many pictures of the actual product nor went into the details of the board. For that kind of article, let me guide you over to several articles at
XBitLabs, Motherboard Reviews, and a YouTube one with Motherboards.Org.

So how does this article differ? Well, read on...

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Eeeew, so the June 2010 rumor is just that, a rumor. But hey, it's not so bad as it gives us FanBoys something to drool on. And what's more, there is now an official statement released today about the availability of the game.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tech Link (Game): SC2 on June 11?

You know how it is for Fanboys, we get excited for anything and everything related to the things we love. So apparently, a German site found out something about the release date of Starcraft II. Of course, me being not included with CB (Close Beta) is really gearing up for this game. After all, the last Blizzard I played is Warcraft III (yeah, I played WoW but I never got past the free trial days). Expand to read on more...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Misc: New Job, New Challenge

So I just accepted my new role. Techie = gone, new function will have to take over....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Brag: Intel® Xeon® Processor X5660 is my poison!

One lazy day (yesterday), I was forced to have longer time to stay in the office. Not that I like it, nor do I have an option but more so because I need to. Wifey's got to attend an event and I can choose to spend my time going with her but I rather let her enjoy her time with her friends since it's a company event. Then there's also an option for me to just go at to the movie theater while waiting for her. Or I could do some loitering around the malls. None of them really interest me, so I told wifey that I'll just stay in the office and play with the hardware.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Misc: Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC can overclock!

I was doing some trivial testing with Windows 7 with a typical Intel board (Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC) and I decided to change something in the BIOS. Something caught my eye and decided to play around with it. That something is about changing Host Clock Frequency.

I thought it's probably because my board is an engineering sample, so I never really give it much thought. I know Intel is adding overclock options, but more on their so called "Extreme Series" board. So I did a quick BIOS update, since I'm using a Beta BIOS, just to check if that BIOS option will go away. But surprise, it stuck up. So the next thing to do is to see if it works!

And another surprise, it does work. It's rather limited, but the thing is, it works!!! I will try to play around with it more and see if I can run a few benchmarks too. It's probably be interesting for those who are looking for a decently price board from Intel but still longing for overclock.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Tech Link (Gaming): STARCRAFT®II: WINGS OF LIBERTY™ COLLECTOR'S EDITION ANNOUNCED Special edition of Blizzard Entertainment

Awww, Blizzard fanboys should ready their wallet (I should)! SC2 Collector's edition is already announced, and as most of you know, Closed Beta (CB) has been running for quite some time already (unfortunately, despite my rigs awesome config, I am not selected). I can almost smell the game. Read more..

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Tech Link (Mobile): Apple's iPad - The AnandTech Review

Anandtech finally posted their very own detailed review of the iPad. In the earlier posting, you'll see a lot of fanboys complaining why iPad shouldn't be compared to a NetBook but even the top head honcho of Apple "disses" NetBook (see 1:30) and as such, I'm also convinced that iPad should be compared to NetBook since it's at the same market positioning.

Personally, NetBook can do more and perform more and be "modified" more (i.e. upgrade RAM or add more peripherals or increase HDD/SSD, etc). Of course, just like I am a FanBoy, the Apple FanBoy would flock to whatever new product is thrown at them and not because it's better but because it has "Apple" name tag in it. Now, my FanBoyism wanes in comparison to these fanatical flock of sheep.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Misc: Technical or Non-Technical, that is the question

Confused! That's one word to describe the last few days and still now. I have a chance to further my technical position or completely take a detour and leave the technical part behind (and that means death of this Blog too)....

The thing is, for the past several years, I have been doing a lot of business process re-engineering, time and motion study, process improvement, projects, developing workforce, changing how the technical team works together, on top of my "usual" technical stuff (fiddling with processors, boards, operating system, etc).

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Tech Link (Mobile): Alienware M11x: World’s Smallest Gaming Laptop

Anandtech has a new review up for a gaming laptop, dubbed as "World's Smallest Gaming" laptop. I guess it sounded like something that should go for Guinness Records only that it's less awesome-sounding. And oh, if you've been away of Anandtech for a while, don't be surprised with their new layout: gay!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): RTFM-chip details reveiled! - MSI Goes Off The Deep End

Eeew, I got this interesting news from Legit. Apparently, MSI is planning to release an "April Fool's Joke" email to its mailing list, but it seems it got out too early and the email is rather, umm, distasteful. Check it out...

Yesterday, I got a rather disturbing e-mail from MSI. In this e-mail it basically stated that MSI was fed-up with explaining things that can be answered by reading the manual that comes with their products and even said to RTFM!! It was a mass e-mail that looks like it went out to everyone on their mailing list for the MSI HQ User to User Forum. The MSI forum has 97,624 members and many of them include vendors, customers, enthusiasts and of course the press like us. MSI now claims that the whole ordeal is due to an Aprils Fools Day joke that started a week too soon. What do you guys think? Is this a cover up or did MSI really just blow up on their customers? Follow the link below for all the details and to read both of the full e-mails that MSI sent out.
The MSI-forum and MSI-support team are fed-up with explaining you what can be found in the manual. I mean, come on, how hard is it to read a manual? They are printed on paper so you see them. As we have been monitoring peoples behavior for some time and combined those with the RMA information from returned boards. At the same time monitoring questions on the forum and matched the IP's. We have made a discovery. A lot of RMA is unneeded and unwanted, many happens due to user mistakes, numbers show that 90% of the RMA is OC people killing boards and newbies connecting the wrong connectors or insert parts that should not be inserted. Or simply forget to remove standoffs or CPU-power.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): Adobe's Content-Aware Fill Sneak Peek

You have got to watch this Adobe feature about Content-aware thingamajig. I just found this out from one of the tech hardware site (which I forgot) so I quickly re-scanned my YouTube history and wolah, found it again.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tech Link (Motherboard): First Look: MSI XPower X58 Big Bang Motherboard

The folks at bit-tech had their paws and fangs wet with their first look with MSI's latest board MSI XPower X58. It looks cool, black and blue combo with heatpipe hogging the CPU VRMs. Forget about your "legacy" add-on card because this board won't take any old technology in its six 16x PCI-Express slots!!!!

Everyone seems to be in the midst of an X58 refresh right now; partly due to the arrival of SATA 6Gbps and USB 3, but mostly thanks to Intel's new 6-core Gulftown Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. We've seen Asus' latest Republic of Gamers motherboard and we got an early look at MSI's latest XPower board at the start of last month. The board has been refined since, so MSI dropped it off at the bit-tech lab in order for us to take it apart have another look.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tech Link (Cooler): Intel DBX-B CPU Cooler For Core i7-980X Processors

I just want to share this YouTube how-to installation of the new Intel stock heatsink fan. Remember, you saw the stock cooler first here at FanBoy and it's just so awesomesauce. Check out the video by expanding this article, FanBoy out!

This is the new Intel DBX-B CPU Cooler that comes with retail boxed Core i7 980X processors. This video goes over how to install the new cooler!

Source:LegitReview via YouTube

Tech Link (Storage): Intel's X25-V & Kingston's 30GB SSDNow V Series: Battle of the $125 SSDs

It seems the headmaster guru leader tophonch Anand has an inside info about the deal between Intel and Kingston, but hey I suggest skip that part of "unvalidated" information and instead, focus on the article benchmark results. Check out the latest value SSD (which is my latest craze) review from AMDTech.

The story goes like this: Intel let Kingston build a value version of its X25-M G2 drives. This became the 40GB Kingston V Series Boot Drive. When Intel added TRIM support to the G2 drives, Kingston was told to wait. Kingston would get TRIM support when Intel launched its own 40GB version of the G2. Here’s where things get hairy. Intel and Kingston couldn’t work out terms for the TRIM enabled firmware on the V Series Boot Drives. Intel wanted too much money and Kingston wanted to keep the drive price below $100. The outcome? Kingston V Series Boot Drive owners never got official TRIM support and the product was dropped altogether.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Brag: Oooo, 4GHz easy on my Intel® Core™ i7- 980X Extreme Edition

Yeah baby!!! I got 4GHz...well, not the best out there but hey, if you're as busy as me with my kids and what nots, you won't have enough time to tinker with these bad boys. I always want to play around and find the sweet spot of the QPI and the Multiplier combo but I guess gone are those days for me.

I mean, wow, so many hexa cores and a dozen of threads, I can only guess about the price. Yes, I think this would be "pricey" compared to what's out there right now, but considering how Intel price their EE (extreme edition process) and if it remains the same, then the price is very much "reasonable".

Case in point, the Intel® Core™ i7-975 Processor Extreme Edition and Intel® Core™ i7-965 Processor Extreme Edition both runs at estimated $999 bucks. And I'm pretty sure the older Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor used to cost as much.

Good luck and have fun, FanBoy out!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tech Link (CPU): The Core i7 980X Review: Intel's First 6-Core Desktop CPU

Anandtech has an article about Gulftown. They seem to like it though their overclocking is quite lacking. I'm pretty sure that despite the performance, there will always be fanboys that will hunger for more!

It’s rare that anything we review has the longevity that Intel’s Core i7 Bloomfield platform has enjoyed. If you were one of the fortunate few to buy a Core i7 920, 940 or 965 back in November 2008, you’d still have one of the fastest desktop CPUs today in March 2010.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): CeBIT 2010 Coverage

The folks over at Madshrimps has a pretty cool CeBIT coverage. They have lots of images of new products, and dang, they got pretty hot girls in there!

It´s that time of year again at Hannover Messe. CeBIT 2010 gave us high expectations. New CPUs from Intel and AMD, Nvidia Fermi video cards and loads more motherboard releases. Since we had only 2 days to wander around, we made the choice to meet and greet first the partners we work closely with and that supply us with all the review hardware. Our schedule had to be quite closely adhered too. Day 1 was less hectic in total visitor numbers, day two was already pretty crowded and much harder to snap decent pictures and guided tours.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Tech Link (Graphics): NVIDIA Leaks GeForce GTX 480 Unigine Benchmarks, 3D Surround Vision Demo

The folks at HotHardware has put up a report about the upcoming video card from nVidia. Apparently, nVidia has leaked out info of their own technology ahead of time. Go check it out...

Tom Peterson over at NVIDIA gets all the chicks. I mean with his technical know-how, witty banter and boyish good looks, it's easy to see why. Okay, maybe that's not why. Maybe it's because he gets daily hands-on time with the soon to be released but not yet, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, otherwise known as GF100. Not only that, he also has the ability to defy and breach NVIDIA's very own NDA embargo launch times for the product, well ahead of us here in the lowly Tech Press community. I mean really Tom; do you have to steal all our thunder? Well, there is still plenty more to see in the weeks ahead, as we take our turn at the test bench with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, but in the mean time, take a look at what Tom has cooking in the NVIDIA lab. You can almost here the groupies up front chanting "Free Bird" and holding up lighters. Wait, that's just his florescent green test rig...


Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked

THG has posted a web-browser speedfest. They pit the top 5 browsers known to mankind and put them to the test. Are you a fan of any browser? Well, I am. I am mostly a FireFox / Chrome guy (leaning more to FireFox). Check out whether your favorite browser wins some score or performs poorly like umm...just check it out!

"The fastest browser on Earth."

That's what the Opera homepage has said since Tuesday. After five release candidates and two betas, the boys from Oslo just recently launched the final build of Opera 10.50. That's a pretty heavy claim to make, though, especially with well-establish competition already in the field demonstrating impressive performance at an unbeatably-low price. Does it hold up?

And although you might have missed it due to iPad hysteria, both Mozilla and Google recently released new versions of their browsers as well. Opera isn't the only one making bold statements on performance, either. In the days leading up to the unveiling of Apple's impossibly over-hyped slate, Mozilla dropped Firefox 3.6 and claimed a whopping 20% speed gain over version 3.5. Three days later, Google quietly unveiled Chrome 4.0 stable, though the actual version number is


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Tech Link (Industry): Intel DH57JG “Jet Geyser” - Intel's First Mini-ITX H57

Bah, I have this board and I never got around to testing it. Anandtech has gotten their mouth wet and the author seems to like the board *oops*. Before I spill out any more beans and spoil your fun, go check out the article and drool with me...

It’s been a few years since we’ve written a full review featuring an Intel motherboard. The reason for that is simple; we just didn’t see some of the Intel boards as being competitive in terms of features, performance and pricing when compared to products from third party vendors. Probably not a good decision on our part because appearances can be deceptive... Take a look at our H55/H57 coverage and you’ll see that sub-vendors often struggle to get the basics right.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rant: I r failzorz

I totally forgot about my Blog, oh my, what a failzzzzzzzzzz. I got sucked up doing "real world" stuff, you know, it's called "work and responsibility". Bugger, I want to do stuff and share and brag and show off and do my hobby, and yet, those mundane and trivial tasks always take up my time.

Sorry to my readers, I can't promise I'll be better in posting, but I'll see what I can do. I'll target at least 2x post per week, but not zero. Of course, the more the merrier...

Gosh, I r sux

Friday, February 19, 2010

Brag: Intel® Xeon® Processor W3520 overclocked to 4GHz

I am just too itchy to get myself rolling back to the picture again. You know, my Blog, I'm trying to make it active. And what's the best way to get your Blog active? Well, post your hobbies and things that you like.

And this time around, I pushed an Intel® Xeon® Processor to a blazing fast 4GHz processor! I love how this processor overclock so easily, considering my board isn't the best overclocking board out there. Well, I almost gave up when I can't even bring Host Frequency a wee bit pass 160Mhz but nevertheless, I found what's holding me back and zoom, 4GHz is achieved!

I'll probably try and post a benchmark as well as my OC experience, but don't hold your breath for that. The keyword here is "try" =). Fanboy out!