February 21, 2009

Radeon HD 4850 VS GeForce 9800 GTX

ATI or NVIDIA ? That is a big problem when you have to choose a Video Card. Both of the companies produce really great products. The performance you get from your Video card depends on the your other parts of the computer and the applications you run in your computer. Speaking about the applications everybody knows that nvidia cards are better optimized for Crysis and ATI cards are better optimized for Half Life. If you have a Intel motherboard or Intel chipset it's better to choose ATI. If you have nvidia motherboard or nvidia chipset go for a nvidia.

ATI Radeon HD 4850 and NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX are two of best video cards that's in the market. Best means there not expensive but producing great performance comparing to the price. Here are some technical specifications about these two cards.

February 17, 2009

Skype 4.0 For Windows

Skype recently release their newer skype version for windows. It's called Skype 4.0 With this new version you'll get all the fetures which you used to have on your old skype program plus Bigger video, Crystal clear and even more reliable Calls and Pick up and switch between conversations.

New skype interface is redesigned for the newer version and it's beautiful. To setup this on your computer you'll need following system requirements.

  • PC running Windows 2000, XP or Vista. (Windows 2000 users require DirectX 9.0 for video calls)

  • Internet connection – broadband is best (GPRS is not supported for voice calls)

  • Speakers and microphone – built-in or separate

  • For voice and video calls we recommend a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and of course a webcam

  • For High Quality Video calls you will need a high quality video webcam and software, a dual-core processor computer and a fast broadband connection (384 kbps)

  • Download Skype 4.0 For Windows from here

    February 16, 2009

    Pirate Bay Trial Begins Monday

    World's largest bittorrent tracker site Pirate Bay has been charged with conspiracy to break copyright law in Sweden. The Pirate Bay's servers do not store copyrighted material but offer links to the download location of films, TV programmes, albums and software. The defendants are Fredrik Neij, Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom. If convicted, the four men could face a maximum of two years in prison.

    The charges relate to 20 music files, 9 film files and 4 computer game files. The site claims that it has 25 million peers. So, if somehow the site goes down all this traffic is going to point to the other bittorrent tracking sites like mininova, demonoid and isohunt. If that happens there is a big chance of total system fail in bittorrent tracking system because rest of the servers can't handle that amount of traffic. But Pirate bay says there servers are located in outside of Sweden and therefore the site will remain active forever.

    February 13, 2009

    Best Gaming Notebook #2

    Welcome to my second post on best gaming notebooks. This time I have a Dell notebook with me. It's Dell XPS M1730 Laptop. It is on top of the line in Dell XPS gaming laptops. This laptop is designed more similar as Alienware Laptops. It has lot of lighting everywhere. It comes with Core 2 Duo Processors. You'll get windows Vista with it. Very eye catching design and it equipped with all the modern mobility and multimedia options.

    Full Technical specs

    Operating system

    Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
    Genuine Windows Vista Business
    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
    Genuine Windows XP Professional


    Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
    Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz/800Mhz FSB/6MB cache)


    Up to 4GB Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2


    NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics
    NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8700M GT with 512MB GDDR3 Memory
    NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8800M GTX with 1GB GDDR3 Memory


    17" UltraSharp Wide Screen WUXGA (1920x1200) display with TrueLife


    5.1 channel output with for true surround sound experience with no external decoder required.
    2 speakers with 2 18mm transducers per speaker enclosure providing 10 watt output power.
    Premium Digital Array microphones for enhanced voice and communication applications.

    Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD sound processing software for enhanced gaming,
    music, and movie experiences

    Hard Drives

    Single Drive:
    Up to 320GB configured with a single 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive.
    Up to 200GB configured with a single 7200 RPM SATA II hard drive.

    Dual Drive: (RAID 0)
    Up to 640GB configured with (2 x 250GB) 5400 RPM SATA II hard drives.
    Up to 400GB configured with (2 x 200GB) 7200 RPM SATA II hard drives.
    Up to 128GB configured with (2 x 64GB) Solid State Hard Drives.

    Dual Drive: (RAID 1)
    Up to 250GB configured with (2 x 250GB) 5400 RPM SATA II hard drives.

    Solid State Drives:
    64GB configured with a Solid State hard drive.

    Optical Drives

    DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer DVD+R write capacity
    Blu-ray Disc

    I/O Ports

    4 USB 2.0
    Dual-link DVI-I (support for 30-inch displays)
    HDMI via DVI adapter
    VGA via DVI dongle
    Firewire (IEEE 1394a)
    RJ45 Ethernet port (10/100/1000)
    S-video with component, composite, S/PDIF support through dongle
    8-in-1 card reader
    ExpressCard 54 mm slot
    Consumer IR
    Dual headphones, microphone (stereo line-in) and support for 5.1 audio out


    Integrated 2.0 MP camera


    Wi-Fi Options:
    Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 802.11 a/g Mini Card Wireless
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini Card

    Long Range Wireless:
    Dell Wireless 5520 HSDPA
    Dell Wireless 5720 EVDO

    Additional Options:
    Bluetooth 2.0

    Weight & Dimensions

    Weight: Starting at 10.6 lbs (4.81 kg)
    Width: 16.0" (406 mm)
    Height: <2.00">

    February 12, 2009

    Star Rating Widget

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    February 5, 2009

    Nvidia Tesla

    The Tesla GPU is NVIDIA's third brand of GPUs. It's based on high-end GPUs from the G80 and on, as well as the Quadro lineup. Tesla is NVIDIA's first dedicated General Purpose GPU. In this post I'm going to explain more about NVIDIA Tesla C1060 GPU Computing Processor.

    The NVIDIA Tesla C1060 transforms a workstation into a high-performance computer that can dramatically outperform a small cluster. This gives technical professionals a dedicated computing resource at their desk-side that is much faster and more energy-efficient than a shared cluster in the data center.

    Spoolsv.exe using 50% of CPU

    When I turn on the computer today I noticed that my computer is running really slow. So I thought to check the performance of the computer using Windows Task Manager. In their what I can see was my CPU usage is more that 50%. But I'm not doing anything. So I decide to search the internet to find a solution for it.

    I found the answer thanks to Technology Questions Forum. What happen in there was a file waiting to print in Microsoft Office Document Image Writer. I double clicked it and cleared all print jobs. After that It went back to normal mode.

    February 4, 2009

    VssAdmin: Unable to create a shadow copy


    On a Windows Server 2003-based computer which has many shadow copies that are being used, the paged pool memory on the computer may become exhausted. This problem may occur when the shadow copy snapshots are of large volumes and when each volume contains many files.

    February 2, 2009


    Cbox is a unique chat widget that combines the best features of regular chat and tagging systems into one ideal solution. And the best part is Cbox Basic version is completely free for everyone.

    Some of unique features in Cbox
    • Message history
    • Customizable
    • Secure
    • Easy to use

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