80 GB PS3 coming soon

ACCORDING TO THE Sony Computer Entertainment Korea website, Korean gamers should expect an 80GB Playstation 3 in their territory next month.

After news reached the press of this specification, a Sony spokesperson confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz this morning that an 80GB PlayStation 3 is to go on sale in Korea – but said there are currently no plans to launch the model in Europe.

The 80GB model will bear a pre-tax price tag of KRW 518,000 (232) and will hit the shops on June 16.

The 60GB model in the UK has a suggested retail price of around 425 – that’s 193 more for 20GB less and the loss of hardware based backwards compatibility.

The INQ tests its PS3 titles and software on a Japanese PS3 which cost half of the UK price, and comes with the full support of a substantial Playstation library.

There is no word on when or indeed whether the 80GB PS3 will go on sale in other regions. The Xbox 360 still leads the disk-space war with the Elite’s 120GBHDD, doubling the available memory of a European retail Playstation 3.

While the 80GB PS3 is a slight improvement on the original officially-released 60GB hard-drive, the price differential between 60GB and 80GB is negligible. This could simply be a re-sourcing exercise by Sony which has resulted in a benefit to potential Korean Playstation 3 owners.

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Bulk Storage on mobile devices are now easy

Samsung SD Cards

Samsung produced MicroSD memory card which can stores upto 5 DVD movies .Samsung said that this memory card can store 2000 songs or 4000 Photos .The card has a read/write speed of 16MB/sec. and 6MB/sec., respectively.
The microSD card, about a quarter the size of a standard SD card used in cameras, is backward compatible with SD cards using an extender to allow multimedia files downloaded by mobile phones to be displayed on other media.

iPod user Beware

This is Info to all iPod User that using a iPod may contain Some health risk . According to a study Closureness to an iPod?cause?electrical interference?upto 50% in?pacemaker?due to electromagnetic interference.

The study was conducted at the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute at Michigan State University across 100 patients with an average age of 77, all equipped with implanted pacemaker devices. Thakers somewhat worrying results (which only focused on the iPod, and not the effects of other digital portable music players), were presented on Thursday at the annual meeting off the Heart Rhythm Society in Denver, Colorado.

While the test results are worth noting, the study’s senior author, Dr. Krit Jongnarangsin (who is also an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) conceded that the patient and age demographic generally associated with iPod use doesn’t coincide with the related demographic of those fitted with pacemakers, and therefore actual figures connected to possible misdiagnosis are hard to amass.

“Most pacemaker patients are not iPod users,” said Jongnarangsin in a Reuters report. “This needs to be studied more.”

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Intel Preps Quad-Core CPU for Lappies

2008 is gonna be an interesting year if Intel keeps its promises. You see, on their 2008 roadmap sits a quad-core Penryn mobile processor designed for intense gaming and hardcore power users. Quad-core to go? You better believe it.

Intel’s not saying how they plan on achieving this or what kinda battery life these lappies will have, but as long as they don’t fry my kneecaps or burst into flames, this will definitely be worth waiting for, even if only for bragging rights
On Intel’s 2008 roadmap is a quad-core 45nm Penryn mobile processor aimed at high-level gaming and mobile workstations.

The quad-core mobile chip will likely be different in some way from Intel’s current desktop and server quad-core chips, which strap together two dual-core dies inside a single chip package. One possibility is the release of a quad-core chip on a single silicon die – something that Intel has hinted will come in the future, but has so far not discussed in concrete product terms.

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A guide for C2D Overclocking

Part1. Tidying Up Your BIOS (not all BIOS may have those options)
*You must update your BIOS to the latest version before proceeding*
1. Disable AI Tuning for ASUS ,C.I.A.2 for Gigabyte
2. Set PCI Express (PCIe) frequency @100Mhz (Auto for DS3/DS4/DQ6)
3. Set PCI frequency @33Mhz
4. Disable Hyperpath 3 (for P5W DH only)
5. Disable any spread spectrum
6. Disable Q-Fan (for ASUS only)
7. Disable Limit CPUID Max to 3
8. Disable any overvoltage protection
9. Disable C1E
10. Disable EIST
11. Disable Virtualization Technology
12. Disable No-Execute Memory Protect
13. Disable any other thing you don’t use
14. Do not enable any speed enhancements you see
Part2. Memory Adjustments
**Expand options for Gigabyte BIOS under M.I.T. by pressing CTRL+F1**
Gigabyte: Set Memory Multiplier to 2 (1FSB:1RAM operation)
ASUS: Set DRAM Frequency to DDR2-533 @266Mhz FSB (1FSB:1RAM operation)
As you increase the FSB, the RAM will follow in the pattern of 1:1 shown in BIOS.
1. Set DRAM Timing to manual or disable SPD (use SPD for P5W DH)
2. In BIOS you will see 4 separate timing digits, change them to the ones specified on
your RAM
e.g. 4-4-4-12
CAS# Latency (tCL)
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
RAS# Precharge (tRP)
RAS# Precharge Delay or Active to Precharge (tRAS)
When 1FSB:1RAM is overclocked above the rated frequency of your RAM use the
following values
Timing: 5-5-5-15
vDIMM: 2.2V
e.g. DDR2-667 4-4-4-12 1.9V operating at ~400Mhz will need to be set to 5-5-5-15 2.2V
3. Leave the rest of other timings either at Auto or at their default values
Part3. Voltage (again not all BIOS will have the option or uses different name)
***The following voltages are to be used with Part4***
1. Set DRAM/DIMM Voltage (vDIMM) to 2.1V or 2.2V if specified by RAM (+0.3V or
+0.4V) and as you are Overcloking even if your default volatage is 1.8 set it to 2.1
2. Set MCH Voltage (vMCH) to 1.55V
3. Set FSB Voltage (vFSB) to 1.40V
4. Increase SB Voltage (vICH) by +0.1V from default-lowest value
5. Set CPU Voltage (vCore) for the following CPU
E6300=1.370V E6400=1.375V E6600=1.400V E6700=1.400V X6800=1.400V
Part4. Frequency Control
First attempt:
1. Set CPU Host Clock/Frequency (FSB) to 333Mhz (300Mhz for X6800)
2. Set CPU Clock Ratio or Multiplier to the default value for your processor
E6300-> 333*7=2331
E6400-> 333*8=2664
E6600-> 333*9=2997
E6700-> 333*10=3330
X6800-> 310*11=3410
3. Save settings and reboot
Further attempts:
1. Up even more FSB by 5Mhz or 2Mhz increasement
2. Calculate your final clockspeed
3. Up even more vCore if needed by 0.025V increasement
Part5. Stability Testing
You will need the following programs:
– CPU-Z
– Prime95
– Memtest86+
– Core Temp
– SpeedFan
1. Fire up CPU-Z and keep it running in the background to monitor clock speed
2. Fire up Core Temp to monitor temperature but since Core Temp is not so accurate use
TAT
3. Fire up SpeedFan to monitor voltages
3. Run dual instances of Prime95 in torture mode for 2 hours
4. (Optional) Run Memtest86+ for 2hrs
5. If stable go to Part4-Further Attempts, if not go back to last stable frequency
6. Once you’re happy with the settings proceed to the final part
Note1: The higher the final clock speed, the lower the temperature for CPU has to be to
maintain stableness
Note2: vCore should not fluctuate by more than +/- 0.100V. If it does, improve cooling
on MOSFETs
Note3: If an attempt fails and the computer doesn’t boot, hold down Insert key when
booting to restore default settings in BIOS
Part6. Finalising
-Lower vCore by one notch at a time until lowest possible while maintaining the same
stableness
-Do the same for vMCH, vFSB, vICH after the above step is completed
-Record the BIOS settings which works (except DFI and ASUS owners)
-(Optional) Pull off a PCMark and/or SuperPi32M score and compare to stock to gauge
performance increase
P.S. Thx to THG,ASUS,Gigabyte forums and specially GOOGLE
P.P.S. If u r not able to boot then try clearing ur CMOS Battery

Special Thanks To Rajesh For this Article

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