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04-03-2002, 09:52 PM
Digitimes is reporting that a new version of the nForce chipset is set for release at the end of the month, and nVidia is to release a completely new version of the chip by the middle of the year. Here's part of the scoop:
According to sources, besides the updated chipset, Nvidia also plans to introduce a next-generation nForce2
product at Computex Taipei in June. The new chipset, possibly to be codenamed Crush17, will continue to support the AMD platform. Although other specifications of the chipset have still not been released, the market expects that the nForce2 will likely be based on the latest DDR333 or DDR400 architectures, as the nForce only supports up to the DDR266 standard while competitors have launched DDR333 or DDR400-compliant products.<http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?IR=N&ClassID=100&datePublish=2002/02/27&pages=13&seq=90>

Aus3D has reviewed the new Everglide Mousing Surface V-1, covering its functionality and compares it to a couple of other mousing surfaces that are available at the moment.<http://www.aus3d.net/main.php3?News=0&Community=2&Review_Preview=newegmat>

For all you fans of Adrian's Rojak Pot, rejoice, because he is back online at this new web address, Rojak-Pot.com<http://www.rojak-pot.com/>

If you have Epox 8KHA+ and you are thinking of buying one of the new Visiontek Ti4600 geForce4 cards, you may want to think twice. NvMax has posted news that the Visiontek Ti4600 has a capacitor on it that could break when the card is inserted into the AGP slot on the EPoX board. This is caused by another capacitor under the AGP slot on the EPoX board being in the way. EPoX's statement to this was that it only happens with Visiontek cards. You can have a look at the offending capacitor Here.<http://www.nvmax.com/cgi-bin/nvmax.pl?action=news&num=1015042352>

An updated Inf file for the Detonator 27.70 drivers released last week has been done. The updated file makes it possible to run all cards with the 27.70 drivers (e.g. GeForce 2 GTS/PRO). You can grab it here, and when downloaded, just replace the original .inf file with the one appropriate to your OS, making sure you back up the old one first, just in case.<http://www.warp2search.net/download.php?op=viewsdownload&sid=9>

New SoundBlaster Live drivers have been released for Windows ME/2000/XP. The version number for these is 5.12.01.3520 and they are WHQL complient. You can grab em here.<http://fernando.darocha.free.fr/fdr-sblive-3520.exe>

cheers monty <http://www.ozquake.com/montysdump/index.html>

04-03-2002, 10:21 PM
Well here's a fix for the Capacitor one... (Real Kiwi job..)

Cut the damn thing off, solder two wires to the stumps on the board, then trail them out of the way, and solder the capacitor onto the other ends of the wires and blue tack (I told you it was a kiwi job...) it to somewhere convenient...

Just be sure that if it's an electrolytic capacitor, as most are on motherboards, it's polarised, so stick it on the right way around!

Buy anyway, anyone who can afford a GF4 4600 can afford a new motherboard anyway, or they could pay to have the wires made with a gold core to ensure good conductivity!

:)

Erin

04-03-2002, 11:36 PM
Erin!!!

And you expect people to buy PC's assembled by you!!!

I'll take hot-glue and string any day over blue tack!

Sorry about the '!!!!!!'

G P

05-03-2002, 03:46 PM
Heard that DivX 5 is out now. But where do you get it?

05-03-2002, 05:30 PM
thx for the tip.

see http://www.divx.com/