Start64!After recently comparing Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16 for boot speed and power consumption, up now are various Linux benchmarks under both of these distributions. This is a comparison of the 64-bit performance of Ubuntu 11.10 vs. Fedora 16 in an out-of-the-box configuration.

Start64!At the moment it feels like we've got an almost 1 to 1 ratio when it comes to X79 motherboards and accompanying Quad Channel kits, especially over the last week as we see less boards coming in, but more RAM arriving with the latest company to offer us a Quad Channel Kit of RAM being Patriot.

GeForce R290 Driver

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2011-Nov-29 | Tags: nvidia

Start64!Version: 290.36 BETA
Release Date: 2011.11.28
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
File Size: 195 MB

Aston2 Menu

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2011-Nov-28 | Tags: startmenu

Start64!New version! - Aston Menu is a feature-rich Windows start menu replacement with the enhanced functionality. Absolutely all Aston Menu elements are skinnable and can be animated, which makes it yet more attractive.

Start64!In 386 ASM it was possible to modify the lower 8-bits of AX without affecting the upper 8-bits of AX, by addressing these bit-ranges as AL or AH, respectively. And so one might have thought that one could also modify the lower 32-bits of the newer 64-bit registers such as RAX, RBX, RSI, etc, without affecting their upper 32-bits... by addressing them as EAX, EBX, ESI, and so on...

Start64!In this tutorial we'll look at the left and right shifts in the MMX instruction set. It's all pretty straight forward. There's a whole bunch of instructions so I've made a table similar to the one from the addition and subtraction tutorial.

ARM’s 64-bit dreams

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2011-Nov-26 | Tags: arm

Start64!There was a time when ARM processors were strictly for small devices such as mobile phones and embedded applications. But now the British processor maker has bigger ambitions: the data centre. ARM’s early successes were in the mobile phone arena as its processors were small and used very little power. But in terms of processing ability, ARM processors were not particularly powerful, and so weren’t suited to much more than basic smartphones.

Start64!There are going to be two openSUSE 12.1 reviews on Dedoimedo this autumn. This first one, on my high-end laptop with a proper Nvidia card, 64-bit and whatnot. The second will target a much older laptop, a T60p beast with a processor capable of 32-bit instruction sets only and a graphics card that runs on coal. Today, it's i5, dual boot, external disk installation, virtualization, desktop effects, and all that.

Start64!The R programming language, which is used in particular for statistical data analysis and visualization, now supports 64-bit integers, a limitation that has so far hindered some uses of the language.

Start64!The other day we looked at the new Corsair Dominator GTX8 8GB kit and we found ourselves really impressed with what Corsair was offering us. The problem with this kit is that to achieve 2400MHz DDR, you need a CPU that's able to offer that kind of speed and as we mentioned in that review, out of the three 3960X CPUs we had, only one could achieve this speed with the other two maxing out around the 2300MHz DDR area.

Start64!Corsair Vengeance DDR3 memory modules are geared toward the enthusiast and overclocking communities. The reason the Vengeance memory modules can target these market segments is because they are selected for their high-performance and overclocking potential. In addition, all kits of Vengeance memory utilize an aluminum heat-spreader design that improves heat dissipation for overclocking and, if it matters, a sleek design that can be had in multiple colors.

Start64!The 64 bit version of the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server. It allows native C and C++ applications to leverage the standard ODBC API and connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux also comes with powerful tools - sqlcmd and bcp.

Start64!A tutorial walking you through installing the KDS Flymentor software of Windows 7 64-bit version without messing around with 3rd party tools to sign a driver. At the end of the tutorial you should be able to download a 64-bit driver, install it and know how to disable driver signature enforcement during boot up of your PC.

Start64!A: You now have the choice to use the 32-bit or 64-bit version of most Windows OSs today (except for the latest server OS, Windows Server 2008 R2, which is now exclusively 64-bit). The reasons to go 64-bit include greater access to memory for 64-bit applications, access to more than 4GB of physical RAM (although often systems only see around 3GB because other devices use up the memory address space), and improved security capabilities. However, a common question is, does the 64-bit version actually use more memory than the 32-bit counterpart?