RIAA will no longer sue individual pirates
RIAA announced this week it will no longer take legal action against individual people who stole music over the Internet. Instead, RIAA will try a new approach that relies on the cooperation of ISPs to cut off pirates.
Instead, the Recording Industry Association of America said it plans to try an approach that relies on the cooperation of Internet-service providers. The trade group said it has hashed out preliminary agreements with major ISPs under which it will send an email to the provider when it finds a provider's customers making music available online for others to take.
Depending on the agreement, the ISP will either forward the note to customers, or alert customers that they appear to be uploading music illegally, and ask them to stop. If the customers continue the file-sharing, they will get one or two more emails, perhaps accompanied by slower service from the provider. Finally, the ISP may cut off their access altogether.
The RIAA said it has agreements in principle with some ISPs, but declined to say which ones. But ISPs, which are increasingly cutting content deals of their own with entertainment companies, may have more incentive to work with the music labels now than in previous years.
Download: Realtek HD Audio 2.11 Driver
The new Realtek HD Audio 2.11 driver is available for download. The binaries support Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64.
Due to the UBER slow servers from Realtek we made a package containg both the XP and Vista drivers.
1.Vista WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887
2.Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887
3.HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4.OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Vista x86/x64
5.Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
2.Add DisplayVersion registry key in INF files.
Download from Guru3D (XP/Vista package @ 24MB), click here.
Download Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Driver 2.18.0008
This download is a driver providing Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series of audio devices.
This download is a driver providing Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows
EVGA X58 SLI motherboard review [Guru3D]
Today we'll test the fifth X58 motherboard in a row, this time from the folks at eVGA. They recently released their eVGA X58 SLI motherboard loaded with features. Tagged with a 299 USD sales price this motherboard seem to be very impressive. But since it's eVGA, they decided that this motherboard should be all about overclocking, and nothing else.
So hypothetically, if you were planning to purchase this product, pop in a Core i7 processor and leave things as they are .. well, you'd be wasting money really. In this article we'll show you why that is. We'll cover the motherboard from A to Z, and to spice it up a little I'll slap on some water-cooling and overclock our processor towards 4.2 GHz, stable.
You can read the review here.
OCZ launches DDR3-2000 CL 7-8-7 Blade series
CoolIT Systems Domino Advanced Liquid Cooling
Advanced Liquid Cooling to the Masses for $79, I already have this kit here in the lab. And it's pretty unreal what CoolIT brings for a 79 USD product. The sample arrived really late though and with several NDA reviews I haven't even had the time to open up the package. Soon we'llr eview it though.
CoolIT Systems announces Domino Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC) that offers the technological advantages employed by high-end liquid cooling solutions of superior performance, quiet protection and years of maintenance-free operation that cannot be achieved by similarly priced heat sink/fan combinations. The unprecedented integrated status display and controls provide users with the ability to easily switch between multiple operation modes satisfying the need for quiet or the desire for overclocking performance.
Corsair launches new TX850W power supply
Corsair announced the launch of the Corsair TX850W power supply unit (PSU), the latest addition to the award-winning TX-series of high-quality PSUs.
The TX850W has been designed by Corsair and engineered to meet the demanding requirements of PC enthusiasts, creative professionals and gamers. The TX850W is built using Industrial Grade components to ensure clean and stable voltages, and has been qualified to operate at 100% load at an ambient temperature of 50
Canon issued service notice on 5D Mark II Black Dots issue
Last week, Canon USA technical adviser Chuck Westfall briefly addressed the 5D Mark II owners that having the Black Dots issues to stay put for an announcement. Today, it came though; a service bulletin has been posted on Canon Australia web site addressing the increasingly heated topics. Unfortunately, it doesn
Lian Li unveils top panel radiator kits
Lian Li introduced the new T-7024W and T-7022W Top Panel Radiator Kits for their PC-A70 / PC-A7010 cases.
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched two top panel radiator kits called the T-7024W and T-7022W. Both are suitable for the PC-A70 / PC-A7010 chassis only. The kits include a copper radiator mounted into the underside of the top panel with open vents to allow the internal fans to exhaust the heat. The outer face of the panel has multimedia ports for ease of use. These combo panels are ideal for those with water cooling kits and who want to keep the kit low profile and internalized, while keeping the functionality of cooling your PC rig at a premium.
Multimedia Ports and Radiator specifications
The top panels have USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE 1394 x 1, E-SATA x 1, HD+AC97 Audio connectors on the outer face of the panel, while mounted below are copper radiators, with each model having a different size. The T-7024W has the larger radiator at 140x280mm with 2x 140mm (1500RPM) Ball Bearing Fans for cooling. The smaller T-7022W has a 120x240mm copper radiator with 2x 120mm (1500RPM) Ball Bearing fans for cooling. Both are made with the superior craftsmanship and attention to detail that Lian Li is renowned for. The kits do not include tubing nor a water pump assembly and are designed to be an add on feature to an already existing water cooling setup.
Radiators for water cooling
Both radiators of the T-7024W and T-7022W have pure copper internals with black anodized coating and will be the perfect addition to any water cooling setup you may have. The advantage of the integrated radiator keeps the size and look of the traditional PC-A70 / PC-A7010 chassis, while adding the hidden dimensions of a rad for your cooling needs and convenience.
GeForce GTX 295 preview [Guru3D]
The all new GeForce GTX 295 tested. Today is the day that we can lift up a a big chunk of the mystery that you guys have heard about in the rumor channel for a while now. It's the GeForce GTX 295. As usual, the rumors where pretty accurate.
The GeForce GTX 295 is a new dual-gpu graphics card from NVIDIA based on the 55nm GeForce GTX 200 derivatives. Guru3D 's preview includes a deep look at the product and we've tested the GeForce GTX 295 with the hottest games, such as:
- Far Cry 2
- Fallout 3
- Call of Duty 5: World at War
- Crysis WARHEAD
- Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway
- Left 4 Dead
Check out the full Guru3D 14 page preview at this link.
NVIDIA entering Netbook market in 2009
Toshiba launches largest SSD with 512GB
Toshiba introduces a record setting SSD with its latest 43nm Multi-Level Cell Flash technology, doubling the 256GB record set earlier this year, boosts 512GB of massive NAND storage space into the 2.5-inch disc drive platform. New arrival also improves drive speed; data access rates reach a jaw dropping sequential read speed of 240MB/s and sequential write speed of 200MB/s.
Additionally, the 43nm NAND SSD family also including smaller size members from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities to be available in physically smaller 1.8-inch disc drive platform as well as the 2.5-inch or as SSD Flash Modules.
Toshiba says its 2nd gen SSDs bolsters advanced MLC controller to increase drive performance with parallel data transfers and improve reliability. Security feature offers AES data encryption to prevent unauthorized data access.
Toshiba will showcase its new SSDs at the coming CES 2009. PC makers can expect the drive samples to be available in the first quarter of 2009 while mass production will be following in the second quarter.
Water-cooled ready OCZ Flex EX memory launched
OCZ have released a new Flex FX memory series featuring the integrated liquid injection system designed with 100% aluminum block (which is weird galvanic corrosion wise)
Designed to fulfill the needs of most demanding PC enthusiast and gamer, the high density Flex FX memory can deliver extremely high frequencies of up to DDR3-2000 and DDR2-1200 speed. The water cooling ready
Crysis Wars Patch 1.3; Ten Days of Free Play
Spotted this one at ggmania today, and submitted by Watcher. If you're seeking system-killing eye candy but don't care for single-player gameplay, then you're in luck. Starting today, gamers can take advantage of this great offer by registering online at www.mycrysis.com and by downloading Crysis Wars.
After registration, players will receive a unique key generated on the site that will be saved to their profile, allowing them to play on all online multiplayer servers from Friday, December 19th at 9:00 AM PT to December 28th at 11:59 PM PT. The free sample period comes hand-in-hand with the 1.3 multiplayer patch, which reportedly adds two new official maps and fixes problems with custom assets in downloaded maps. Speaking of updates for games with "Cry" in the name, Ubisoft has released a 1.02 patch for Far Cry 2. This update adds a number of multiplayer tweaks and fixes.
The Hunter Teaser Trailer
Avalanche Studios and Emote Entertainment seek to change to the way hunting sim games are played with an online and FREE experience in The Hunter for the PC.
Oh and guys, the graphics engine on this game is looking really good. Check it out.
New AMD layoffs - this time EMEA staff
We've just learned that one week before Christmas AMD again is enforcing another round of layoffs. EMEA = Europe, Middle East and Africa. From what we heard 100 of the roughly 250 people that still where active at AMD EMEA have been fired, with around 20 going from Germany alone two weeks ago and around 15 of the UK operation given the bad news last week.
It's weird, because things are finally picking up and Phenom II is looking pretty good, despite that more and more people are getting fired.
When you look at the layoffs accumulated, you'll notice that two fifths of AMDs workforce now was fired. That's a horrendous number and you start to wonder with how much people AMD can actually run their business ?
My thoughts are with the people who learned they have been made redundant this week.
G.Skill DDR3 Gold 6GB Triple Channel kit review [Guru3D]
We take a 2x3= 6GB DDR3 memory kit rated at 1600 MHz from the good people at G.Skill.
G.Skill is known not to be fighting with the uber-low latency timings based memory, making their product really fast but not enthusiast products. The benefit you'll find back in the sales price though. Of course with the more expensive memory you'd achieve maybe a 2000 MHz clock frequency which the G.Skill kit won't do .. but as our tests will show, it wasn't at all afraid of 1866 MHz either though.
Check out our review here.