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07-03-2002, 10:43 PM
The Matrox Technical Support Tweak Utility version 4.03.002 has been released. The main fix of this rellease is that it takes care of the Windows XP registry settings with 5.8x drivers would not take affect problem.<http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=385>

Beware everyone, RAM prices are set to rise again. The Korea Times is reporting that the two largest Korean manufacturers, Samsung and Hynix have started negotiating another memory chip price-rise with their main partners. You can expect a price rise of somewhere between % and 10%.

RealOne Version 6.0.10.505 is out. You can update your player using the Tools> Check for Update feature built into the player

WebSite-Watcher 3.40 is out.<http://www.aignes.net/index.htm> WebSite-Watcher allows you to monitor any number of websites for updates and changes with a minimum of time and online-costs. When changes in a website are detected, WebSite-Watcher saves the last two versions to your hard disk and highlights all changes in the text. To see the massive number of changes, take a look here. Download the 955KB utility here<http://168.144.184.193/download/wswsetup.exe> or here<http://168.144.118.174/download/wswsetup.exe>

LimeWire v2.2.3 is out without a list of changes, but if your into the peer-2-peer program, get it here.<http://www.limewire.com/index.jsp/download#free>

More on the Epox/Visiontek saga. Epox have come up with a fix for the problem. Here's what they have come up with:
EPoX Computer Co., Ltd., a leading developer and manufacturer of high end mainboard, storage and communication solutions is giving today an official press statement, regarding technical issues being discovered by users when using an EP-8KHA, EP-8KHA+ and a VisionTek GF4 Ti4600 graphic card.
Mr. Thomas Huang, VP of Research & Development Dept. of EPoX Computer said: ?Regarding the high capacitor on EPoX motherboard EP-8KHA, EP-8KHA+, it was designed to optimize the stability of a DDR motherboard. While DDR solution was first introduced in the first quarter of 2001, according to the technical information the power consumption of the DDR memory will be much higher than SDRAM architecture. EPoX?s technicians decided to use switch circuit design. And the output end came important. After evaluating all the graphic cards sold in the market and ensure there was no mechanism conflicts, to keep wider tolerance in memory voltage and current, the bigger capacitors (1500?f/6.3V, LSR capacitors) was complemented to reserve big space and optimize the voltage stability. Each EP-8KHA and EP-8KHA+ even equipped with 2 of them.
However according to the real experiences of using the selling DDR modules in the market, the power consumption is much lower than it was reported. In fact one 1500?f/6.3V, LSR capacitors is enough to handle it. In EPoX internal testing, the stability and overclockability is still very high without any influences.?
By case users has difficulty in installing VisionTek GF4 Ti4600 graphic card on EPoX EP-8KHA+ and EP-8KHA, the first solution will be removing the CE6 capacitor. If users are not experienced in solder iron, they can use pliers to remove this component. If users are still confused with it or have any questions, they can contact any EPoX branch office in worldwide.

Zone Alarm Pro 3.0 has been released featuring the following new features:
Security that's tighter than ever
An all-new interface for new and expert users alike
Privacy protection including cookie control, ad blocking and mobile code control
Component protection to prevent abuse of trusted programs
Professional logging with new IP address mapping and more info
Enhanced networking with unique wireless network identity
Expanded information and control
User-controlled interface color schemes
Much, much more
You can have a look at the new version here<http://www.zonealarm.com/>, but unfortunately users of the existing version cannot upgrade for free.

KaZaA 1.5.1 has been released. KaZaA is a second-generation peer-to-peer file-sharing service with which you can search and download media files from other KaZaa users. You can also organize and play/view your media files through an integrated media jukebox, publish your own work, reach an audience, and communicate with other KaZaa users. KaZaa supports audio, video, software, games, images, and documents. There is no word of changes in the new version except that an improvement in search speeds has been made. Get it here.<http://download.kazaa.com/kmd.exe>

ALI have released a new AGP Driver version 1.83 offering improved system stability for those running PCI TV cards. The new driver supports the following northbridge chipsets:
M1541, M1621, M1631, M1632M, M1641, M1644, M1646, M1647, M1649, M1651, M1671
Grab the driver here if you have one of the chipsets above.<ftp://www.ali.com.tw/driver/agp_1.83_eng.zip>

Gainward have released their own version 27.50 Detonator Drivers for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP. Grab em from the links below:
- Drivers for Win9x/ME<ftp://ftp.gainward.com/Vga/Driver/Nvidia/V27.50/2750w9x.zip>
- Drivers for Win2000/XP<ftp://ftp.gainward.com/Vga/Driver/Nvidia/V27.50/2750w2k.zip>
- Drivers for Win NT<ftp://ftp.gainward.com/Vga/Driver/Nvidia/V27.50/2750nt4.zip>

DriverManager 1.02 has been released for download. DriverManager is a program designed to allow an easy means of viewing, modifying or removing drivers and their information from Windows NT 4, Windows 2000 and Windows XP platforms. Grab it here.<http://www.majorgeeks.com/getfile.php?site=2&file=865&gfile=yes>

Opera Software have released Opera 6.02 (build 1052) of the ultr-fast browser. Grab it here if you are a confirmed Opera fan.<http://people.opera.com/~windows/snapshot/o602_1052.exe> (tweak'e says GO OPERA;-)

Techno-Garb have released their latest version of ASUS video card drivers based on the 27.70 nVidia Detonator drivers for Windows 2000/XP. As well as the drivers, removal of multilingual support has been added. Grab the drivers here. As an ASUS user I have found these to be quite stable and quick as well as the added benefit of the added NView applet in Control Panel.<http://www.maxreboot.com/technogarb/download.php?op=getit&lid=19>

GeForce Tweak Utility v3.2 t24 is out for all you tweakers out there. The new beta includes the following changes:
New program icon
After a huge hassle with the XP compatibilty of the GTU I decided to release the next new beta to the public. The XP support should be ok now, the same goes for W2k and W9x.
Overclocking should work with 27.xx drivers.
bugfix at twinviewdisabled for 27.xx drivers
Grab it from the beta section here.<http://www.guru3d.com/geforcetweakutility/>

08-03-2002, 12:29 AM
More bloody Ram price rises!!!

Just about kiled me last time...

Now what have I told you about removing components with a soldering iron???

Now Epox think it's an appropriate business practise... Tsk tsk tsk such low standards!

:)

Erin

08-03-2002, 04:05 PM
OK everyone, a big hand for tweak'e - look at how much effort he's put into making sure the links are proper links. (For those who don't know what I'm on about, click on View and you'll see them).

Three cheers for tweak'e:

tweak-ray, tweak-ray, tweak-ray!!