Published on 13th June 2005 by
You can't deny it's better than the old G styling, the look is more refined and everything is clean and stealthed behind shiny plastic covers.
Originally Posted by RotoSequencePerhaps its the english teachers at my school who are getting to me with this comment...
Your liberal use of the word style and its various other forms makes me want to reword parts with the word aesthetics, or at least phrase things differently to take out the word; repetition of the same word referring to the same thing makes the reading very monotonous, and a bit more boring than if you rephrased lines to remove the word style.
Other than that, nice review Bindi; Id love to get one if only it could overclock-and if I had cash to spend on such things :p
Originally Posted by BindibadgiThat's the joy of choice of where you read reviews. If you dont like my own british english style then there are many other sites to cater to your tastes :P
I get what you mean about reptition but it goes through 2 editors, stuff is swapped around and there's litterally only a certain amount of times you can say the same thing "it's fast" "it's nice" blah blah :|
Originally Posted by Da DegoHmmm...someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed (or hasn't gone yet). :) Bindi, was that really necessary? :) That was only constructive criticism...not like he was ripping your review apart!
Originally Posted by FirehedI've also heard conflicting things about the chipset. I've read NF4 ultra and non-ultra. Even amongst the review sites I've had split results, and customer reviews at newegg show the same thing. One guy said that an updated bios (and a call to shuttle) showed it as an NF4 Ultra, but I'm really not sure.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiIirc, nvidia has a standard hardware firewall, but lacks the activearmour in the non-ultra version. I think.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiYou cant just pop in a SATA2 harddisk, you first have to enable ACHI in the BIOS and reinstall windows with ACHI enabled. If you try to use an ACHI harddisk in a non ACHI system windows will BSOD on boot and visa versa.
Originally Posted by FirehedI thought activearmor was just the software component that lets you configure the hardware bit, like the gui in a router. I know the version that came on my CD was POS and quite unstable (although I think newer releases are better), and as I have a router for hardware firewall, I'm not worried.
And what exactly does ACHI do? From my short bit of research, it's sounds like it's just a standard controller that includes all the SATA-II features (many of which are on SATA-I drives as well, most notably NCQ)
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