Tag Archive: AMD

Nov 16 2013

Upgrading or Building Anew?

I have been doing some thinking about what to do with my desktop computer as it has served me well since I first built it back in 2009. Aside from a minor hiccup here and there it has strode on through the years quite admirably however I have recently run into some bottlenecks. Firstly, 12GB …

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Mar 02 2012

64-bit Windows 8 in a VM Requires Hardware Virtualisation

Here’s a quick tip for tonight relating to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which I have written up yesterday as well as the installation process. If you want to use the 64-bit version of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview you need to make sure that you computer can provide hardware virtualisation. This function allows a virtual …

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Apr 30 2011

nVidia SLI to Appear on AMD Motherboards: Will You Jump Ship?

For quite a while there has been little choice for gamers should they be wanting an SLI setup for their computer as SLI has only ever been licensed to motherboards built upon the Intel platform whilst AMD CrossFire has been available on both AMD and Intel based motherboards. This left people wanting to use nVidia …

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Sep 19 2010

Would You Pay to Unlock the Full Potential of your CPU?

In an article published on Neowin, it appears that Intel is looking at shipping some processors with some capabilities initially locked that can be unlocked later on for a nominal fee. It does look like this is being aimed at the low to mid-range market where a performance boost might be more readily noticed than …

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Apr 07 2010

64-bit or Bust – Don’t Settle For Less

Casting my mind back over the last decade with regard to the development of 64-bit computing, I’ve realised that it really has taken a while for 64-bit platforms to become the mainstream. Certainly from the perspective of x86 (which is the instruction set architecture that many desktop and servers systems have used for just over …

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