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iStat Menus hits 3

One of our favorite OSX monitoring apps has just hit version 3. Bringing to the table tools to monitor everything from battery usage to network traffic at a glance, Bjango’s iStat Menus is a must for any OSX geek. To quote some of the features: Realtime CPU graphs and a …

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Low Voltage Athlons on the way

AMD recently announced new 45W desktop processors and from what we have heard today they will be released in the coming week. The Athlon X2 245e will be clocked at 2.9ghz and is going to sell for around 75 euros and this will be followed up by a 3ghz clocked …

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Drop your laptop CPU temperature by 10 degrees

KitGuru can’t count the times we’ve toasted our collective groins with a laptop running full pelt for too long. Now Cindy from Evercool has a solution to excessive heat build up in this area – and it is ‘Fit’. Evercool’s Fit is a special CPU cooler designed for laptops. It is …

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No need for quad core Atoms (just yet) says Intel

No additional cores on the horizon for the users that might need them most? While professing that more cores are always better, it seems that the Intel hierarchy have no immediate plans to bring quad core goodness to netbooks yet. Intel Insiders KitGuru spoke to earlier today said that “Software still has a …

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“Little Idiot” designs world’s best mainboard?

To Italians, Shamino means little idiot. However, in EVGA’s labs, it means Peter Tan: The Godfather of modding mainboard design and he’s about to put horses in the beds of anyone who doesn’t take him seriously. As Intel processors move from single to dual to quad and finally six core …

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Rival’s Crucial taunt: Can its DDR3 really go ballistic?

Professional applications and benchmarks can be as sensitive to memory response times as they are to overall throughput. On that basis, what has happened to Crucial’s top performaing memory – why has it fallen behind? Now that rivals Corsair, Kingston and OCZ are all shipping DDR3 with a CAS latency of …

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Clevo preps nVidia GTX SLi notebook

With a global drought on GTX 470/480 graphic cards for desktop systems, Clevo has had to pay top dollar in order to get a handful of special nVidia chips ready for a new top end gaming notebook. This bulk purchase of GPUs begs a second question, if the desktop cards draw …

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KitGuru and the future

Hello! It seems like a very long time since I sat down to ‘address’ a readership. Some of you may know me from my last position as Founder and Editor In Chief of DriverHeaven.net – which was the result of many a bored night wondering if I could be productive …

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A Jobs well done?

A large portion of people reading this article will assuredly have strong opinions on Apple as a company and I would take an educated guess that at least 75% will feel they are ‘overpriced’ and form the heart of an elitist group of users who mock enthusiasts who prefer to …

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Mobile Phone Buying Guide

Blackberry, iPhone or Smartphone – which is best?  With the most attractive contracts running around 2 years, your next choice could be with you for a very long time. KitGuru opens the lid on mobiles to help you decide, which one’s best for me? Technologies If you type a lot, …

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Memory Buying Guide

Some people swear that memory is crucial to performance, while others think it’s the ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ of upgrades. How much memory do you need, what speed should it run at and is it worth upgrading at all? Technologies Actual memory comes in tiny chips. These chips are mounted in …

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Monitor Buying Guide

The price of TFT screens has plummeted over the past 2 years. At the same time, the glass panels that are used to make monitors have been getting bigger and bigger. More screen real estate is always better.  These advances allow you have more applications open at once, play games …

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Graphics Card Buying Guide

Almost nothing affects your PC experience as much as the graphics procssor you choose, from integrated chips that come with the mainboard – through to running multiple high-end DX cards – KitGuru breaks this complex subject down into some very simple, practical advice. So what are the main considerations? Do …

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AMD 1090T: The Lion Roars @ Intel

AMD 1095T Architecture

Will AMD’s Leo platform be hopelessly outgunned by the awesome power of Intel’s latest, top-end, 6-core, i7 Extreme Edition… or are they aimed at totally different markets?  KitGuru gets in the ring to investigate who LEO wants to tame. In 2007, Pat Gelsinger gave an open interview about Intel’s future …

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