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As a concerned reader pointed out a few days ago, AMD is not the mortal enemy of Intel, but Via could be. Having successfully picked off a few points worth of desktop market share, Via now seems to be turning its attention to the workstation market. Anand has come through again with the lowdown of Via's Apollo Pro 133 chipset.



Fullon 3D has run an explanation of DRAM and memory in general. Remember what I was saying about

buses

(of the public transport variety) and memory having much in common? Well, another makes three. If anyone has a favourite of the three we've cited, let us know and we'll tell the world. Or the bit of it that reads the hardware round-up anyway. The article is

here

.




OC Workbench has posted a press release from the people at Gigabyte about EasyTuneIII. This is a tool available with newer Gigabyte boards which allows auto optimising of your FSB. You can even save the state of the FSB so that it will run at the saved FSB. So no more tweaking of jumpers here and there, or so we're told. Check it out

here

for the full story.




For those of you who like a little humour with your hardware, may we draw your attention away from the soldering iron, and suggest that you swing by

this site

. It's a tongue in cheek cartoon spin off of the whole Napster shebang, very 'Garbage Pail Kids' style drawings. ®



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