Build it, multiboot it, and overclock it

Mobos, chipsets and GPUs from the regular hardware sites

First a brief foray into the world of operating systems with a look at a "how to" on Tweak 3D. The site has a step by step guide to multibooting your computer with Windows and Linux. It has been written with the less experienced in mind, so if you are "Granny", this is where you can learn to suck eggs.

Also PC Scoop have got hold of a couple of new beta bios for their favourite boards out from Abit. "Could this be the bios that helps the SE6 (aka the i815E) in the numbers game against the BX chipset boards? Sounds like it to us." You heard it here (and there) first!

If you fancy a fight, there is a five-way video card battle going on at Planet hardware. They have stacked 'em up and got the 3d Prophet II, the Elsa GLADIAC, the 3dfx V5 5500, Leadtek Geforce DDR and the Diamond Viper II all going head to head. I'm not going to tell you who won because that would spoil the surprise, wouldn't it?

Via Hardware has had a look at the InnoVision GeForce DDR, one of the cheapest DDR cards on the market at the moment. It scored 3.5/5, losing most of the marks for lack of support, rather than performance, which matched up well with Creative's Annihilator.

Just in case you didn't already see it the crew at HardOCP have written a comprehensive review of the KT133 chipset board. As always, they found a few photos to go with the text and overclocking results.

System Logic has an column which seems to be a good old rant on all things hardware. This week eBay comes under fire for not describing fully integrated or Swiss Army motherboards as such on its site. Sounds reasonable to us, so check it out. ®