Rosewill RHM-556 3.5mm Circumaural Headset review

I got this headset from a while ago for $14.99. the price is very good when compared to other headsets with the same specifications.

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New hard disk not appearing in ‘my computer’? make it

Problem: You got a new hard disk, after installing it, your system can’t find it.

Causes: If the hard disk appears in the “Device manager” it is probably just not formated.  Samsung and other brands ship their HDs unformated

Solution: From the control panel go to “Administrative tools” choose “Computer management” and inside it select “Disk Management”. In the lower portion of the form you will find your HD as “unpartitioned” right click it creat partitions as you wish then format them as you wish.

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Asrock Instant Boot review

asrock-instant-bootYou can see it the minute you enter asrock’s website : “Instant Boot: boot up to windows is 4 seconds“. Sounds good for me, but lets look some more into it. First you must use Windows XP or Vista , Have only one User, AND no passwords… hmmmm, I can live with that so lets continue reading.

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AMD Phenom II X4 socket AM3 finally

AMD have released their last line of multi-core CPUs. these new 45 nm are more or less the same their AM2+ equivalents . the only difference is the new DDR3 support
Until now. no motherboard is able to run the AM3 with DDR3  in triple channel, which is one of the main disadvantages of this CPU. Also the X3 model has been proved to have the higher performance per cost according to the guru of 3d

So for now AMD is still out of league with intel and their core i7.

I have been waiting for the AM3 phenom II for a while, but I decided to skip on it for the following reasons:

-no triple channel DDR3 yet

– far from any competition with core i7

– AM3 boards only support AM3 processors and DDR3  (Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ / AM3 CPU for one DIMM per channel only)

you can get the AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W  for 169$ and a respected ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard for 199$. So the total is 368$

You can also get the  Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W for 290$ and an ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard for 290$. So the total is  580$

So you will have to spend an extra 212$ to get the i7 system up and running. if you have that extra money go for it. If not, many pros have given thumbs up for the new AMD maybe it is all you need.