1.4GHz squeezed out of a 1.2GHz Athlon

Not too shabby

HWRoundup A nice little tidbit for you from OCWorkbench today. On the frontpage they have an overclocking record: Maku has squeezed nearly 1.4GHz out of a 1.2GHz Athlon using ASUS A7M266. Not too shabby, we think you'll agree.



More fast running Athlons over at AMDMB.com. They took a look at the Epox 8KTA3 board and came back smiling. Have a look at their road testing

here

.




Dr Tom and friends have fun with a bunch of Socket A boards today. But if you thought this would be a run of the mill affair, think again. Seven new boards join the field. To quote the reviewers: "Boards from Acorp, ECS, MSI, NMC, QDI and Transcend join the test field of a total of 23 KT133 boards. Three of them have surprises in store." Check it out

here

.




Having finished his server upgrades, Anand gets back in the saddle to put together

this

look at the VIA Apollo Pro 266. Anand reckons VIA might have hit on something here, although he doesn't seem sure how this will make you life a zillion times better.




And to finish off for today...a goodie over at

Arstechnica

who report that some boffins have found a way to stop light in its tracks and then get it going again. This is one I'll be reading more closely. Full story is

here

at the New York Times. Quantum light switching anyone? ®

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