cpu

Mon
17
Jan
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New AMD Chip to Change Perceptions of Netbooks

Thought you knew netbooks? Hardware producer Lenovo is determined to change that. The company says its newest line-up of ultraportable netbooks will boast portability as well as power. For most of their brief history, netbooks have been little more ... than compact, lightweight web browsing and word processing tools with minimal performance capabilities. For many consumers, that's been just fine. Netbooks perform these basic functions (which, let's face it, are probably the most important things a computer can do) admirably, and in most cases they cost less than $500. Changing the Way Consumers ... (view more)

Thu
11
Mar
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'Total Background Check', and 'CPU Frequenz'

Total Background Check Want to see what Big Brother knows about you? Here is a comprehensive list of websites and phone numbers for specialty consumer reports that might help people find out your employment, rental, and cheque-writing history. ... http://www.consumerist.com CPU Frequenz Pulling out your hair trying to figure out why your PC is running so excruciatingly slow this afternoon? Then try the very handy new program CPU Frequenz, a small tool to accurately identify the CPU frequency. http://www.softwareok.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell ... (view more)

Tue
02
Feb
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Firmware

In electronics and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from end-user products such as PCs, ... laptops, netbooks, remote controls and calculators, and even include scientific instrumentation and industrial robotics. More complex consumer devices, such as mobile phones and digital cameras, contain firmware to define the device's basic operation as well as implementing higher-level functions in the future. Firmware Versus Software Technically, ... (view more)

Thu
31
Dec
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Sony Considers Multi-Core CPU for PS4

Sony's PlayStation 3 has only in the past year started to emerge as a legitimate contender for the console crown currently held by Nintendo and its Wii. However, even as PS3 sales slowly inch up, news of the company's next gaming system has recently ... emerged. According to a report from Japanese industry insiders "PC Watch Impress," Sony is currently working on a multi-core CPU (Central Processing Unit) to be used in its next gaming console, tentatively (and likely) dubbed the PlayStation 4. Sony Exploring Multiple Options for PS4 CPU It's not yet known what the exact specifications ... (view more)

Wed
03
Jun
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XP to Vista 64bit: Should I upgrade?

NOTE: Be sure to grab my supplemental report '10 Key Concepts of PC Optimization' at the end of this article for more great tips like this one -- or click here to download now! Infopackets Reader 'lde4' writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm currently using ... Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (32 Bit). I ordered a new computer with Windows Vista Home Premium (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1. Question: Can I use all my old XP programs and games with my new computer using Vista 64bit? " My response: The quick and short answer: not all XP programs are compatible with Vista (32bit or 64bit, for that matter). As for ... (view more)

Mon
25
May
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'CPU Frequenz', and 'Color Console'

CPU Frequenz CPU Frequenz is used to quickly, efficiently, and accurately identify the CPU frequency on your machine. http://www.softwareok.com Color Console ColorConsole brings a little color to the black and white world of Windows (DOS) command ... line. Installation not required: this program runs from a single file. http://www.softwareok.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to review ... (view more)

Wed
31
Oct
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'Mz Ultimate Tweaker', and 'Mz Cpu Accelerator'

Mz Ultimate Tweaker As you might expect, Mz Ultimate is a system tweaker, equipped with the most powerful speed tweaks for Windows XP. Recommended for advanced users. http://mztweak.bravehost.com/index.html Mz Cpu Accelerator Mz CPU Accelerator is ... an application that automatically changes the priority of the foreground window, by allocating more CPU power to the currently active application (program-game). Automatically de-allocates CPU priority when a new active application is selected. It works on any version of Windows. http://mztweak.bravehost.com/index.html (view more)

Tue
03
Apr
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SpeedUpMyPC 3.0: Review

If you've been subscribed to Infopackets for any length of time, you've undoubtedly seen a program called "SpeedUpMyPC" recommended in our email newsletters. Judging by name, one might think that SpeedUpMyPC is just another run-of-the-mill system ... optimizer -- but don't click away just yet, because this may be one of the most demystifying articles you'll ever read. ;-) Allow me to elaborate. Back in 2003, I reviewed SpeedUpMyPC 1.0 when it debuted: and it impressed the pants off me -- not just because of the results, but also because it's such a unique product. But I wasn't the only one to ... (view more)

Tue
23
Jan
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'E Board', and 'Cpu Control'

E Board eBoard is an application to share your thoughts over the Internet. Using your mouse like a pen, eBoard sends drawings via LAN or Internet to showcase ideas visually. You can also send files or use an integrated chat-function; you can also ... use eBoard while you are talking on the phone and both sides can see and make changes to the project at the same time. http://www.koma-code.de Cpu Control CPU-Control handles the CPU-affinity for multicore-systems. Instead of running each process on both CPUs, you can define it as you want it. For example, if you want, you can separate firewall and ... (view more)

Wed
21
Jun
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'I Want A Firefox Extension', and 'Cpu True Speed'

I Want A Firefox Extension 200 plus extremely useful Firefox extensions that save time and effort. http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-firefox-extension/index.html Cpu True Speed CPU TrueSpeed will calculate the actual speed (frequency) of the ... microprocessor (CPU) in your computer. The speed of the CPU is rated by how many cycles it runs per second. This speed is measured in Hertz (Hz). 1 Hz is one cycle per second. A Pentium III computer, for example, with a CPU rating of 500 MHz has a speed of 500 million cycles per second. Actual CPU frequency is not the same frequency which is reported by ... (view more)

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