RAID – On-Board or PCI card?

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Is a PCI RAID card better or faster than an on-board controller? John takes a look at features and performance of these two implementations of Promise RAID solutions.

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ATA/100 – 5400 RPM vs. 7200 RPM

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Is a newer ATA/100 5400 RPM Hard Drive faster than an older ATA/66 7200 RPM Drive? John takes a look at this question to find out.

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Socket A Processor Comparison

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Does a faster CPU mean faster system performance? Does the Athlon provide a significant performance gain over the Duron? This article may provide some of the answers.

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PIII Memory and Chipset Comparison

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What is the best chipset and memory combination for the PIII platform? John provides some answers.

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Socket A DDR Chipset Comparison – Revisited

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As the Socket A DDR platform matures, how do the various chipsets compare in performance?

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VIA Issues – IDE and SoundBlaster Live, Update 2

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VIA has provided an (apparently) unofficial patch that seems to fix the reported problem.

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VIA Issues – IDE and SoundBlaster Live, Update

Additional testing shows that the problem seems to be isolated to VIA Northbridge and Southbridge implementations, and does not occur when other Northbridge chips are used.

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VIA Issues – IDE and SoundBlaster Live

Is it Too Early to Point the Finger at VIA?

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Socket A DDR Chipset Shootout

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In this article, John Howland pits the three available Socket A DDR chipsets against each other in a head-to-head performance shootout

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AMD 760 vs. ALi MAGiK1 at 266MHz FSB and PC2100

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John Howland continues his look at various DDR solutions, this time focusing on the AMD 760 and ALi MaGiK1 chipsets at 266MHz FSB.

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