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Hello, recently i installed the saphire edition if the ATI radeon 9800 PRO with 256 MB of memory. I got a manual driver intall from driver doctor but i am having some trouble. I i play a game that uses 3D then the driver or card will crash, the screen will flash on and off a few times and then come back to life. If i then try to load a game that uses accelerated open GL then it will not detect the required drivers and refuses to load. I can not get the drivers directly from AMD because the …

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hi all, I think I had done enough googling on this.But unable to get a proper explanation.Even there's not a wiki page exists there. So I need your help in advance. what is pre-rendering that coming with the AMD FUSION?I need to someone to explain it's architecture,and its ins and outs. So it will passing pre-rendered graphics objects through the protocol or they just send wire-frames and world coordinates through this protocol and rendered using FUSION integrated GPU system? --Thanks In Advance--

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When you rush legislation through Washington, like Congress did with the two financial sector bailout bills, you lose the right to complain when the outcome blows up in your face That means you Senator Chris Dodd, who actually inserted the language in the $170 billion AIG bailout bill guaranteeing the company’s right to pay bonuses promised before February 11, 2009. And come on down, Sen. Chuck Schumer, who wants to tax 100% of the AIG bonuses, without a legal leg to stand on. And President Obama - we love ya and we’re in your corner – but rushing legislation along …

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Barrons has a great article today on how tech industry chief information officers and chief financial officers can't keep up with the free-fall in consumer spending. That's why we're seeing so many downward adjustments in industry revenue estimates that, right now, seem to be spread way out into 2009. The magazine is forecasting that with a strengthening dollar and the decline in consumer spending, the technology sector is looking at "multiple quarters of negative revenue growth." That scenario is more bearish than the one presented today by U.S. economists, who are predicting a recession that will last 14 months (with …

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Intel officially announced the introduction of 10 Core 2 Duo and Core Extreme microprocessors for desktops, workstations and notebooks. Intel said it has over 550 customer system designs underway, with the CPUs built on 65 nanometre technology. Machines using the desktop chips will be available in early August, while notebooks will become available at the end of that month. Five of the family are aimed for desktops, five for notebook and mobile users. The products were formally codenamed "Cointreau" and "Merom". The chips support 64-32 instructions, so called smart cache which shares L2 cache, wide dynamic execution, and instructions that …

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After months of possible merger information it finally happens and I am surprised at the amount of money that AMD had to spend on this. This is a huge step for both companies. Currently Intel is the lead manufacturer of microprocessors, semiconductors, and graphics chips with AMD being the second for microprocessors and Nvidia and Ati battling it out for second in the graphics chips. Now of course Intel graphics chips are like integrated graphics obviously if you need a high end graphics card you would go with a Nvidia, Ati, or some of the other card manufacturers. The only …

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VIA Technologies has long since been known for a small is beautiful philosophy, and there is no reason to start doubting now if the [URL="http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/v-series/vx700/"]VX700 [/URL]chipset is anything to go by. Created specifically for Ultra Mobile PCs, the UMPC Origami form factor getting publicity and hyperbole in equal measure from the direction of Microsoft right now, the VX700 enables an even smaller form factor courtesy of its single chip design. Chinhwaun Wu, Special Assistant to the President, Processor Platform Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. reckons that "Together with the VIA C7®-M processor, VIA can now offer a platform that breaks …

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The world of malware could be turned upon its head if the Blue Pill virtualization based rootkit due to be demonstrated at the [URL="http://syscan.org"]SyScan 06[/URL] Conference, Singapore, in a couple of weeks proves as undetectable as the security researcher who has created it claims. [URL="http://invisiblethings.org/"]Joanna Rutkowska[/URL] is a stealth malware researcher with a Singapore based IT security business, and specializes in rootkit technology. Using AMD's SVM/Pacifica virtualization technology, she has created a working prototype that not only takes complete control of the underlying operating system but also remains 100% undetectable while doing so. The demonstration will be on the Vista …

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The triple-gate transistor is not new, almost exactly three years ago on June 12th 2003 at the [URL="http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20030612tech.htm"]Symposia of VLSI Technology and Circuits in Kyoto[/URL], Japan, [URL="http://www.intel.com"]Intel [/URL]was heralding it as the future of chip design. However, the fact that at the same [URL="http://www.vlsisymposium.org/index.html"]Symposium this week in Hawaii[/URL], Intel reveals the technology is moving out of the conceptual research phase and could be used in chip production as soon as 2010 most certainly is newsworthy. Intel has successfully built the transistors which use gates on three sides to control current: a structure that reduces leakage (so less overheating and less …

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Multiple core processors are set to dominate the marketplace by the end of 2007, after [URL="http://www.amd.com"]AMD [/URL]follows [URL="http://www.intel.com"]Intel [/URL]down the ‘more performance for less power’ road. Having already beaten Intel to the dual-core processor punch, the announcement from AMD that it will ship four-core processors for high end desktops, servers and workstations by mid-2007 puts the chip giants back head-to-head once again. Considering the market share that AMD has carved out for itself in such a relatively short time, currently standing at 20%, Intel look a little exposed right now. It was hoping to stall the market slippage with the …

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In 2002, IBM scientists managed to produce a magnetic data tape capable of a storage density of 1 billion bits per square inch. This week the [URL="http://www.almaden.ibm.com"]IBM Almaden Research Center [/URL]boffins have done it again, in conjunction with Fuji, to the tune of 6.67 billion bits per square inch. That figure I confidently expected to rise to 8 billion by the time the tape becomes commercially available in 2011. If you are not a large corporate then this news will probably hold little more than a passing geek interest. For the enterprise that requires large volumes of static data storage …

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Microsoft this week updated Microsoft Works -- the consumer-level "home" edition of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Works Suite 2006 is now available for SRP $99.95 Microsoft Works is an integrated word processor, spreadsheet, database, calendar, and email client wrapped up into one large program. The programs are sufficient for most home users -- keep a checkbook, write some letters, perhaps sort some recipies and/or keep track of your music media. Works does not easily interact with Microsoft Office, however, especially the database file format. One would think that MS Access could open a works database file, but that is not the …

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Microsoft's new Digital Locker system allows users of Windows computers to download computer software from a variety of vendors. A number of software vendors already provide this functionality -- Microsoft's system brings those vendors under "one roof", manages the financial transactions, and then stores the license information for later use if your installation croaks. Using the familiar shopping-card functionality, users can browse the software listings, and pick out what software they would like to download, and then purchase the items. Once the finances are arranged, a separate program called the Digital Locker Assistant will manage the downloads, and allow you …

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OpenOffice.Org, the creaters and maintainers of the open-sourced OpenOffice, have just released version 1.1.5 of their office software suite. The update addresses a security problem concerning a buffer overflow; there are other issues that are repaired since version 1.1.4, such as porting updates (OpenOffice was developed for Linux first, and from there ported to other OS's), document translation issues, new currency formats, and some compiling problems. The other neat thing about OO 1.1.5 is that the software will now read in the new OpenDocument format introduced with OpenOffice 2.0 beta. Presently in Beta2, OO 2.0 greatly enhances the suite by …

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Microsoft is currently reorganising itself into three main divisions, in an effort to streamline the processes of decision making and bringing products to market. The three divisions will be: [b]Microsoft Platform Products and Services Division[/b] Responsible for Windows products, corporate server products and MSN web services. [b]Microsoft Business Division[/b] Responsible for software and software based services for business [b]Entertainment and Devices Division[/b] Responsible for multimedia content and devices to deliver media at work, home or on the move. As well as the three main divisions, Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie will be responsible for developing software based services across all …

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Last week, Intel announced a new chip design that promises less power use per unit time, along with embedded security and management functions. The goal is to provide a 3.5 times performance-per-watt improvement over today's single-core Xeon based server CPU. Intel's CEO Paul Otellini said that this new design goal would be implemented across all design lines. Anyone who has taken the lid off their computer can easily see the large heat sink atop of a CPU -- some video cards even have heat sinks on the graphics card processors. Heat is a killer of an electronic system -- heat …

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According to Information week, AMD and Intel have cut their prices on their processor platforms, anywhere from 10 to 30 percent on some models, such as the Centrino and Athlon64 X2 dual-core chips. This is interesting news, considering that there is a lawsuit in Federal Court in Deleware, where Intel and AMD are going at it legally concerning improper actions in the marketplace. As people in the industry are aware, CPU speeds have not increased greatly over the 3.5 GHz levels, and attention has turned to side technologies, such as cache levels, the depth of the instruction pipeline, direct memory …

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Has the next major upheaval in PC hardware reared it’s head? Every once in a long while, a new type of component arrives which dramatically changes how we consider our computers. The development of components such as video capture cards and TV tuners have added functionality, but that functionality is very much task oriented. Such add-ins don’t really change the way we work with out PCs – they simply add an extra function for those who need it. The most recent really major change in PC hardware came with the introduction of 3D acceleration. Manufacturers of the first 3D acceleration …

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