Month: December 2003

XP Defragmenting

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The Windows XP defragger – is it good enough for the enterprise?. I’ve been running the XP defragmenter quite a bit on the video machine. Man, is it slow. Also doesn’t seem to speed things up much. So I’m off to try some commercial defragmenters. Here’s a quick review: * “O&O Software”:http://oo-software.com. This is another…

Unlocking an Athlon XP

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With Pentiums, the only way to overclock is to increase the bus speed of everything. But, the Athlon, with the right hardware and know how, you can leave the buses at their normal speeds and just increase the clock on the processor. here’s how: * “XP-TMC Adaptor Socket”:http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030703/index.html. This is a piece of hardware that…

Dealtime is now Shopping.com

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Dealtime.com is now shopping.com remade. Here are some parts that aren’t listed on pricegrabber yet: * Athlon 64 AMD Processors – Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com. The Athlon 64 family. They have both the 3200+ and folks are taking orders for the 3400+. Not in stock and no details yet. * “Shuttle SN85G4”:http://www.shopping.com/xGS-sn85g4~FD-0~DL-0~SK-0~FI-0~S-1~CLT-SAM01. The…