This week, Gordon, Andy, and Will talk about leaked internal Microsoft emails, AMD's new 4-GPU Crossfire X systems, hacking EAX5, Dave "The Console Defender" Murphy. Then, we take a brief detour into the lab before answering a ton of reader questions!
This week, Will, Gordon, Dave, and new producer Andy talk about all the
crazy things going on in Maximum PC's epic lab, including why we frown
at Vista, Cooler Master's big new product line, and Will's obsession
with getting smoked by the computer in real-time space strategy games.
If you’re running your CPU at stock speeds, you’re missing out on your PC’s true potential, because processors often harbor power beyond their official specs. Your proc, for example, might be rated to run at 3GHz but is actually capable of operating reliably at 3.3GHz. There are myriad reasons for the hidden headroom, ranging from natural variance among parts (even those made from the same batch), to the manufacturers’ practice of underclocking parts to meet market needs, to the improved capabilities of a part over the lifetime of its production.
This week, the gang reflects on the tech year that was and tries to
peer into the future to divine what we can all expect in 2008. We also
award a SanDisk Sansa Connect
MP3 player to the winner of our Make Outro Music for the Podcast
contest. Listen to our new outro music at the end of the show.