10:15 PM

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

Posted by Saleem Mukati

The XEON QUAD seem to be a little better at overclocking at least they have a higher temperture rateing,but it still comes down to the luck of the draw ,some overclock like mad and others no so mad

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 4.22g (1.28v) + Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Evga 680i-SLI + 8 Gigs PC2 8500C5+Corsair FAN 2-Seagate 7200.10 250g-Raid-0+ 2-Seagate 7200.11 500gigs+ 2-BFG GTX 280 OCX-SLI
1-LG 22x GH22LP20+1-Samsung 20x SH-S202J-DVD's
X-Fi Gamer+Logitech 5300e 5.1 + G9 Laser+G15
MOMO wheel + Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW + NZXT
TemPest case + Thermaltake Tough Power Combined 1150watts +Samsung Floppy

10:12 PM

Intel Celeron 1.8GHz Processor

Posted by Saleem Mukati

When Intel moved their flagship processor from the Pentium 3 to the Pentium 4 it was only a matter of time before the Celeron followed suite. After all, why would Intel have two different manufacturing processes for their processors; one for the Celeron on socket 370 and one for the Pentium 4 on socket m478?

By converging the two processors into the same formfactor Intel can make use of the silicon that didn't make the cut for P4 specs. By disabling some cache, that slab of silicon can rightfully be called a Celeron.

Intel's new line of Celeron CPU's are based on the older 0.18 micron Williamette core that was originally released two years ago and not the newer 0.13 micron Northwood core. The reason behind this is that Intel still has a vast 0.18 micron manufacturing process up and running, and it only makes sense for them to keep that operational while Intel is slowly moving everything down to 0.13 micron.

Now that we know the new Celeron's are based on the Pentium 4 architecture, how are they different from their more expensive bretheren? Actually the only difference between a Pentium 4 Williamette and the new Celeron Williamette is the amount of L2 cache

10:11 PM


Posted by Saleem Mukati

The Celeron is a family of microprocessors from Intel targeted at the low-end consumer market. CPUs in the Celeron brand have used designs from sixth-to-eighth-generation CPU microarchitectures

12:00 AM

Cooler Master CM 690 Black Midsize Tower

Posted by Saleem Mukati

Description: When looking at the CM 690, it's easy to be taken in by its bold lines and superb styling. But don't let its exterior fool you - the CM 690 is a lot more than just a pretty face. By utilizing a unique mesh design, the CM 690 effectively blends together both form and function.

11:56 PM

Industrial HMIs for operating and monitoring

Posted by Saleem Mukati

Kontron announces its second generation of Micro Client industrial HMI: the Kontron Micro Client II. By focussing on intended use as an industrial thin client including touch functionality for operating and monitoring, the company says Kontron Micro Client II provides all the latest features required for thin client oriented HMI applications in a cost-optimised design that includes a modular IP65 protected front panel with touch screen.
The Kontron Micro Clients II can be implemented with SATA, CompactFlash or Ethernet boot functionality. Depending on the application needs, the fanless and scalable Kontron Micro Clients II are equipped with embedded processors ranging from the 500 MHz AMD LX 800 processor up to the 1.0 GHz Intel Celeron processor. The HMIs are available with a resistive touch screen in all prevalent display formats (7, 10.4, 12.1 and 15-in).

The units offer 2 x 10/100 Ethernet, 2 external USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RS232 with optional RS422/RS485, as well as an optional CAN bus interface. They also feature embedded graphics for intuitive GUIs, as well as touch-beep and optional AC97 sound for multi-media oriented operating and monitoring applications including acoustic feedback. The fanless design enables silent operation, reduced maintenance costs and lower total-cost-of-ownership due to the MTBF of over 40,000 hours.

11:53 PM

Intel unveils Classmate PC tablet

Posted by Saleem Mukati

I am very interested in this machine. It is a little dull looking, but teh features sound great. 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8.9 inch touchscreen display, a rugged case, and an accelerometer. And, ist still awhile off so who know what else they might add or tweak.

11:50 PM

Intel unveils tablet Classmate PC design

Posted by Saleem Mukati

Intel has revealed the design for a tablet version of its Classmate PC, a low-powered netbook designed for use in primary schools.

The tablet-format Classmate, which was unveiled on Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will let manufacturers build Classmate PCs that can be used either as a standard clamshell laptop or — with a 180° swivel of the display — as a touchscreen tablet. As with most netbooks, it will run on Intel's Atom processor.

"Education is one of the best ways to improve the future for individuals, villages or nations," Lila Ibrahim, the general manager of Intel's emerging-markets platform group, said in a statement on Friday. "There are 1.3 billion school-age children around the world and of those only five percent have access to a PC or the internet. The IT industry has a huge opportunity to contribute to how technology can improve students' learning and students' lives."

Ibrahim's division developed the reference design for the convertible Classmate PC based on ethnographic research. Child-friendly features include a water-resistant keyboard and a sturdy frame. Another feature is dubbed "palm rejection" — in tablet mode, the user can rest their palm on the touchscreen while writing, without the screen registering the palm's pressure as input.

The original Classmate, which appeared in 2006, is widely seen as having kicked off the 'netbook' concept even before Asus released its popular Eee 701.