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March 17, 2012 by Neilo
Iv'e been using Winamp as my music player for years now and i'm bored with it. So, i'm looking for alternatives. I have iTunes, but i don't care for it, i use it to manage my idevices.
I'm not looking for anything fancy, as long as it plays mp3 and has decent file management.

So, what do you use, or recommend? I'm on win7 if that's a concern.

February 20, 2012 by Neilo
Since the last time Doc posted about this site, i have kept an eye on it in case any more good stuff comes along.

Just noted today's give away, and thought it might be of some use to ya'll!
You have as of this post, 20 hours to grab it for free!

AthTek Reinstall DirectX EZ 5.36

February 19, 2012 by Neilo
Came across this article in the Sydney Morning Herald today, and i'm duly impressed!

Nano-transistor breakthrough to offer billion times faster computer
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/nanotransistor-breakthrough-to-offer-billion-times-faster-computer-20120220-1thqk.html#ixzz1msUDUqsCI knew nano technology was going be huge ( ) but this breakthrough goes beyond what i thought i would see in my life time.
I understand any real world quantum computing would still be...
February 18, 2012 by Neilo
Hi all!
I recently updated my BitDefender Internet Suite to the 2012 version and in doing so have been given free licenses for BitDefender AV 2012. Now all my PC's and the ones i look after all use Internet Suites, so stand alone AV's are more than useless to me, so i'm more than happy to offer them up to anyone who needs one.

You must download, install and activate within 30 days, but it's a genuine deal (see link) and i wont be using any of them, so i have 5 keys to give to...
January 5, 2012 by Neilo
Hey all, i have my DuoOrb currently on my lga775 core 2 quad but im upgrading to a core i5 in a 1155 socket. It occurs to me that my DuoOrb will not be of any use.
Does anyone know of adapter plates or anything of the like that will allow it to fit? perhaps the 1155 mobo's simply do not allow its size...

If this is a lost cause, anyone have any good cooling suggestions for socket 1155. I really liked the twin fan side by side design of the DuoOrb,

It will be a shame to see it relegat...
January 3, 2012 by Neilo
Hi guys, thought id take advantage of a good Aussie dollar an do a cheap upgrade for my PC

So this http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3898#ov

plus this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233235#top

plus this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

and this http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4068#ov


Equal a damn fine little upgrade if i do say so myself. I'm running a Q6600 on DDR2 8...