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Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.7
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - PPM Mode
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 9)
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.3
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
ASUS Reveals The Transformer Book Chi & ZenBook UX305
ASUS Malaysia invited us to the launch of the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi and the ... Read here
U Mobile Gives You More Reasons To Own The Amazing iPhone 6!
At their unveiling event today, U Mobile finally revealed their maiden iPhone plans a... Read here
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review
Today, we are going to look at the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. This is the improv... Read here
Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.7
If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Co... Read here
The Hard Disk Drive Short Stroke Guide Rev. 2.0
Short stroking will not magically turn a 7200 RPM drive into a 10,000 RPM drive. As w... Read here
Western Digital Green (WD60EZRX) 6 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
Today, we will look at the Western Digital Green (WD60EZRX) 6 TB hard disk drive. It ... Read here
The Intel / iPro LIVEPAD 8.9 Face To Face Event
According to iPro, the response was overwhelming, with the first 500 units taken up i... Read here
The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Unpacked Event Rev. 2.0
About 60 members of the mainstream and online media were at hand to join Samsung Mala... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.9
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
GAMDIAS HADES Laser Gaming Mouse Review
Today, we are going to take a look at the GAMDIAS HADES GMS7011 laser gaming mouse. T... Read here
AMD Carrizo APU Details Revealed!
AMD revealed at the prestigious International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)... Read here
   
ED#193 : Jony Ive : Waterproof iPhone Not Happening... Ever
In an internal email that discussed possible "killer features" for a future iPhone, A... Read here
ED#192 : What To Do If You Destroyed Your Apple iPhone
Ever since HTC announced that they would cover their newly-launched HTC One (M9) smar... Read here
ED#191 : Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Launch Date & Prices
We have also identified more launch countries and their launch prices. Check out the ... Read here
ED#190 : HTC To Provide Free Accidental Damage Warranty For The HTC One M9!
With a slew of other Android smartphone manufacturers fighting for the same market se... Read here
ED#189 : Pre-Order Record For Samsung GALAXY S6 & S6 Edge & Other Updates
Although the lack of a microSD slot or a user-replaceable battery had many people gru... Read here
ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug Rev. 2.0
Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my c... Read here
ED#187 : How Well Does The Samsung S Voice Work?
Today, we are going to perform a few simple tests to see how well the Samsung S Voice... Read here
ED#186 : Experiencing The Samsung Gear S Smart Watch At The Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Rev. 2.0
Check out what I experienced during the Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Read here
ED#175 : How To Integrate Cloud Storage Services With Microsoft Office 2013 And Office 365 Rev. 3.0
To avoid another antitrust case (remember Internet Explorer?), Microsoft Office 2013 ... Read here
ED#185 : The New TrueCrypt - VeraCrypt Or CipherShed?
A French cryptography and IT security company called IDRIX announced the release of V... Read here
ED#184 : #Bendgate Isn't New But It Could Finally Change The Industry For The Better
#Bendgate is becoming a marketing boon for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. T... Read here
ED#183 : The Apple iPhone 6 Isn't The Only Smartphone To Bend It Like Beckham
Apple haters are having a field day with #Bendgate, with many comments and parodies i... Read here
ED#182 : Why Are Apple iPhones So Expensive?
We are not going to go into why Apple iPhones are not using "dated" hardware or "olde... Read here
ED#181 : How To Give Adobe Photoshop A Performance Boost With Your GPU
Let us show you how you can get Adobe Photoshop to use your discrete GPU, instead of ... Read here
ED#179 : Why It's Really Time To Ditch (And Strip) The Short Filename Rev. 2.1
Unless you are using old software from when Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock first bro... Read here
   
   
   
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
ED#193 : Jony Ive : Waterproof iPhone Not Happening... Ever
12:58 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Sorry, folks, but as long as Jony Ive’s in charge, you can kiss the waterproof iPhone idea goodbye.

In an internal email that discussed possible "killer features" for a future iPhone, Apple’s design wizard, Jony Ive, poured cold water on a waterproof iPhone in the future. This was sealed with the introduction of the Apple Watch.



Despite the popularity of waterproof cases and waterproof smartphones, Apple has never been very interested in making a waterproof iPhone. Even so, many iPhone users had held out the hope that the idea might revive in the post-Steve Jobs era. After all, many have lost their iPhones (and data) to water damage. The solution, according to Jony Ive, is the Apple Watch.

Link : ED#193 : Jony Ive : Waterproof iPhone Not Happening... Ever

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28548-ed-193-jony-ive-waterproof-iphone-not-happening-ever.html



Microsoft Introduces The Surface 3 - The Thinnest & Lightest Surface Yet!
12:46 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

March 31, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. is introducing a new Surface, the Surface 3. Like Surface Pro 3, it’s a tablet that can replace your laptop but is thinner, lighter and even more affordable. Powerful and efficient, Surface 3 is optimized to run full Windows and Office and features long battery life.



The ability to run Windows apps and the versatile pen experience — great for taking notes or marking documents — make Surface 3 ideal for students, schools and anyone looking for a portable device to get things done. Starting at just RM1879 (~US$ 529), Surface 3 packs performance and value into an elegant, lightweight design.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28547-microsoft-introduces-surface-3-thinnest-lightest-surface-yet.html



Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.7
06:55 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications.

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1052 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.


Here’s the latest update in Revision 15.7 :
- Added the Intel Core i3-4370T dual-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i3-4170T dual-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i3-4170 dual-core processor.
- Added the Intel Pentium G3470 dual-core processor.
- Added the Intel Pentium G3460T dual-core processor.
- Added the Intel Pentium G3260T dual-core processor.
- Added the Intel Pentium G3260 dual-core processor.
Link : Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.7

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/20948-desktop-cpu-comparison-guide-28.html#post377068



vivo Malaysia Pay The GST For You
06:22 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

WARNING : Much Engrish

Malaysia’s GST will be put into practice on 1st of April 2015. Definitely there are many merchants will be increase the prices in order to survive in the market which indicate that it will increase the financial burden of the citizens.

Yet, the heartening will be vivo smartphone in Malaysia is said that they will bear the burden of GST which means the prices of vivo smartphone will not increase even though after the implementation of GST.



vivo had showed their understanding towards consumers by carry up the 6% GST individually and guarantee that the price of those series of smartphone under it will not be affected to subside the consumers.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28546-vivo-malaysia-pay-gst-you.html



Team Group Inc. Releases The TM4PS4 & TM8PS4 Solid State Drives
06:13 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Hsinchu, Taiwan – March 31, 2015 –Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of its 4th generation HS4 All-In-One Media Reader. The multi-function reader improves upon the previous model as it reads all major card format types including the latest SD card speeds (UHS-I, UHS-II) and CF Type I and II (UDMA 0-7).



Users can easily back up and transfer music, photos, videos and other digital data with USB 3.0 high-speed performance. This allows users to save time transferring files as USB 3.0 allows up to 5Gb/s data transfer speed – almost 10x faster than USB 2.0.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28545-kingston-releases-fourth-generation-high-speed-media-reader-64gb-600x-cf-card.html



Team Group Inc. Releases The TM4PS4 & TM8PS4 Solid State Drives
06:07 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Team Group Inc., the world’s leading memory brand has announced today the launch of our solid state drive TM4PS4/TM8PS4. This next generation high speed SSD M.2 (also known as the Next Generation Form Factor, NGFF), provides your mobile computing devices an excellent data saving performance with ultra compact size and lightweight for convenient portable use.



The Team M.2 SSD is exactly designed according to the M.2 specification. TM4PS4/TM8PS4 adopt a new generation of SATA III 6Gb/s transmission interface which has a stunning data transfer performance and compatibility. For different environment usage, TM4PS4/TM8PS4 comes in two sizes, 22x42mm and 22x80mm.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28544-team-group-inc-releases-tm4ps4-tm8ps4-solid-state-drives.html




Monday, March 30, 2015
ED#192 : What To Do If You Destroyed Your Apple iPhone
09:38 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Ever since HTC announced that they would cover their newly-launched HTC One (M9) smartphone with a free Uh Oh accidental damage warranty, it has put a spotlight on the warranty coverage for other smartphones in the market.

None more so if it is an Apple iPhone, because they are not about the most expensive smartphones you can buy, their users tend to lose a lot more data than users of other smartphone platforms.



Now, we can’t do anything about the lack of a physical backup solution for the Apple iPhone, but we can tell you what your options are if you ever destroy one...

Link : ED#192 : What To Do If You Destroyed Your Apple iPhone

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28543-ed-192-what-do-if-you-destroyed-your-apple-iphone.html




Sunday, March 29, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - PPM Mode
11:19 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.



This week, we will be taking a look at the PPM Mode BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"Support for ACPI 2.0 processor performance states was first introduced in the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. It finally allowed the operating system to directly control the processor’s power and performance through the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).

Support for multi-processor systems and multi-core processors was eventually added to the ACPI 3.0 specifications. This is where the PPM Mode BIOS option comes in. It allows you to change the operating mode of the Processor Power Management (PPM)..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - PPM Mode

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-32.html#post377048




Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 9)
02:56 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Week 9 of the Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway is almost over, with FIVE 10400 mAh Mi Power Banks from Xiaomi up for grabs!

These awesome power banks not only pack 10,400 mAh of battery capacity, they feature nine layers of circuit protection and improved power output efficiency!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!


Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 9)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway-2.html#post377043




Friday, March 27, 2015
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.9
12:23 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 513 mobile GPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 24 different specifications for each and every GPU! We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates!



Here are the latest updates :
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M mobile GPU.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M mobile GPU.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce 940M mobile GPU.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce 930M mobile GPU.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce 920M mobile GPU.
Link : Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.9

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/8576-mobile-gpu-comparison-guide-29.html#post377033



Surface Pro 3 Is Now CHEAPER & Available In More Stores!
12:14 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 March 2015 – Building on the launch momentum of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in August last year, Malaysian consumers and businesses looking to boost their productivity will now be able to get their hands on the one device that doubles up as both a tablet and a laptop through more retailers and commercial resellers.

This is thanks to a nationwide distribution agreement between Microsoft Malaysia (“Microsoft”) and local distributors, ECS Astar Sdn Bhd (“ECS”) and Ingram Micro Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Ingram Micro”).



Both consumers and businesses can log on to www.microsoft.com.my/surfaceoffer starting today to find out the latest promotional offers for the Surface Pro 3 – buyers, for instance, can now save RM330 when purchasing the Surface Pro 3 today.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28542-surface-pro-3-now-cheaper-available-more-stores.html



Leading Universities Worldwide Join OSVR
12:07 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

SINGAPORE – Organizers of the Open Source Virtual Reality, a software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality input devices, announced more than 20 research institutions are joining the OSVR development community as part of the OSVR™ Academia program.

The OSVR Academia program provides hardware development kits (HDKs) and related support to partnering universities and their research labs.



OSVR includes an open-source hardware design and software framework. The HDK provides a high-fidelity, wide visual field and onboard video processing in an expandable, hackable form factor. The software provides a standardized way to discover, configure and operate a multitude of VR devices, as well as to add smart processing functions such as gesture engines, SLAM algorithms and more.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28541-leading-universities-worldwide-join-osvr.html



MSI Releases World’s 1st AMD Motherboard Featuring USB 3.1
12:00 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is proud to announce world’s first USB 3.1 featured AMD motherboard, the classy black & white 970A SLI Krait Edition.

Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. Copying files from your external hard disk or USB pen drive will be faster than ever.



Offering reliable and fast Gigabit LAN together with Nvidia® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFire™ support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards, the new classy black & white 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard is a testament of quality. Military Class 4 provides all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28540-msi-releases-world-s-1st-amd-motherboard-featuring-usb-3-1-a.html



Koh Boon Hwee Joins Razer Board Of Directors
11:50 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

SINGAPORE – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers announced that Mr. Koh Boon Hwee has joined its board of directors.

Mr. Koh, a well-known angel investor, previously served as the chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited, Singapore Telecom Group (SingTel) and the DBS Bank Singapore. From January 1997 to September 2010, he served on the executive committee of Temasek Holdings.



Mr. Koh is currently the non-executive chairman of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., a publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a market capitalization in excess of US$8 billion. He is also the non-executive chairman of Sunningdale Tech Ltd, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited and Far East Orchard Limited, which are traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28539-koh-boon-hwee-joins-razer-board-directors.html



SNS Network Adds More Intel Devices to Its JOI Tablet Lineup
11:42 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27, 2015 – SNS Network Sdn Bhd has announced the addition of new devices to its lineup of JOI tablets. The well-received JOI 8, an Intel-powered Windows 8.1 tablet released last year, will now be joined by the JOI 7, JOI 8i with 3G and JOI 10 Flip.



The JOI 7 is a variant of the JOI 8 tablet, featuring a 7” display, an Intel Atom processor, and 16GB of storage. It packs most of the same features as its predecessors in a smaller and more compact form factor.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28538-sns-network-adds-more-intel-devices-its-joi-tablet-lineup.html



Canon Celebrates 12th Straight Year Of No.1 Share Of Interchangeable Lens Market
11:29 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

TOKYO, March 26, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No.1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period spanning 2003 to 2014.



Canon develops the key components, namely the CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses, employed in its interchangeable-lens cameras. The most advanced of these technologies are incorporated across the Company’s entire product lineup, spanning from professional-use flagship cameras to entry-level models, enabling the Company to maintain the top global share by offering a robust product lineup that effectively responds to the needs of a wide range of users.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28537-canon-celebrates-12th-straight-year-no-1-share-interchangeable-lens-market.html




Thursday, March 26, 2015
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.3
09:46 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 657 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.



Here are the latest updates in Revision 30.3 :
- Added the ATI Radeon X1650 XT Dual graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X1650 XT AGP graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X1650 GTO AGP graphics card.
- Added the ATI All In Wonder 2006 Edition AGP graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X1050 AGP graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon X1900 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1900 GT Rev. 2 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1800 CrossFire Edition graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1800 XT graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1800 XL graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1650 XT graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1650 Pro graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1600 XT graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1600 Pro graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1550 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1300 XT graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1300 Pro graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI All In Wonder 2006 Edition graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1300 HyperMemory graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X1050 graphics card.
- Removed the ATI Radeon X1900 GTO graphics card.
- Removed the ATI Radeon X1800 Pro graphics card.
- Removed the ATI Radeon X1800 GTO Rev. 2 graphics card.
- Removed the ATI Radeon X1800 LE graphics card.
- Removed the ATI Radeon X1550 SE graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.3

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/7916-desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide-64.html#post377022



Dell Malaysia Announces Precision Family & Ultra HD Monitor March 2015 Offers
09:32 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Just a few days before the new 6% GST hits, Dell Malaysia announces offers on selected models of the Dell Precision family, and their latest Ultra HD monitors!

Check out the new deals, and grab them before GST is implemented :



To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28536-dell-malaysia-announces-precision-family-ultra-hd-monitor-march-2015-offers.html




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

   
ASUS P5Q Motherboards
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Overclocking Guide
Samsung @ World Cyber Games 2007
Marvell XScale PXA3xx Application Processors Tech Report
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX Graphics Card Review Rev. 2.0
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT Tech Report
Plagiarism - Well And Alive
Sennheiser MX500 Earphones Review
Soyo BayOne XP 9-In-1 Multi-Card Reader Review
Maxxing Out The GeForce Fx Go5200

 
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