Ten Years Later, Technology Catches Up with Go-L's Fictional Systems

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lordfirefox

My PC is laughing at the people behind Go-L.

Poo-RAM sounds about right for this company. Full of shit and then some.

I'm glad they failed.

Also saw Windows Longhorn. LOL. We all know what became of Vista.

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stradric

"We all know what became of Vista."

It turned into Windows 7?

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

That whole thing was a scam. The "owner" threatened to kill one reporter who kept pressing for details on the business. I remember it being one guy operating the scam out of his house. He was just hoping to take a lot of stupid people's money and run. I'm amazed you are legitimizing the scam with any sort of coverage whatsoever.

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chop_slap

You obviously got pinched by the scam. Nice one.

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PCWolf

Oh the Memories!
One day, I Predict that system Ram will be a thing of the past & that all data will be accessed directly from DDR5+ SSD storage drives, once the speed, Price & Memory Durability issues are overcome.

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Blackheart-1220

ahh those were the days, it's like having a pinup poster on the wall.

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xRadeon

I always wanted one of those systems... alas it never was.

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Strangelove_424

"Breakthrough exclusive software / hardware design allows for real-time background manipulation of key BIOS values while within the Windows environment, automatically adjusting voltages, thermal controls and clock speeds for memory, CPU, AGP, system bus, and more as needed,"

Super BIOS sounds like ROG Connect to me, minus the separate computer/USB cable.

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dedgar

Is this the one that had the refrigerant system built in for the cpu cooler?

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limitbreaker

That was an amusing article, I thought about a cooling system that works in that way before but wonder why no one has ever created it and I guess I was wrong. I wonder if I could build such a thing my self using it to cool down a full loop water cooling. Either that or buy a small freezer and build my whole PC in it lol.

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Satchboy

This reminds me of the 1997 PC game called Virtual Springfield.

Under the recommended system specs it had a fictitiously high system listed as follows:

Frikiac Systems:
6200ZDQ 731Mhz with 271MB RAM (319.6 Recommended)
FrinkOS 97BBX.0011D Vers33w.94
33,798MB Free Hard Drive Space
56.3x CD-ROM Drive
(Oscillation Ratio of 14.9:6 Recommended)

At the time it seemed insane but now you could build that for a few hundred dollars. :D

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stradric

Ha! That's hilarious. Now we have cell phones that blow that computer away -- that you could get on ebay for under $100.

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stabile007

I remember this whole thing when it all happened and I had this magazine. I re-read this one and its hilarious. I love seeing all the old recommendations like "Don't buy a mouse from Razer" and it is true a lot of their claims actually came to be just not at the time.

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gmvolk

I had totally forgotten about the PuRAM. Just the name still makes me chuckle.

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jgottberg

I actually DO remember this fiasco!! CRAZINESS! Just goes to show that sometimes, imagination becomes reality when it comes to technology. All you have to do is think it and eventually, it will come to pass.

Nice article... oh the memories :)

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