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    New Intel Processors On The Way...

    PC Notes

    New Intel desktop processors promising lots of power but significantly lower operating temperatures, plus 64-bit compatibility — an ideal combination for computer-based musicians — are about to arrive. If you're on the verge of upgrading your PC, read this first...

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    Core Duo Laptops: Battery Life

    PC Notes

    Intel Centrino laptops, especially those using the brand-new Core Duo processor, offer much to the PC-based musician but can suffer a reduction in their usually generous battery life under certain circumstances. We investigate...

    Techniques May 2006
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    Changing To A Dual-Core PC

    PC Musician

    If you've been waiting and wondering whether to 'go dual-core' in your next PC upgrade, which processor to choose is only one of the factors to consider. We discuss the options and implications.

    Techniques Mar 2006
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    M For Mobile...

    PC Notes

    The Pentium M processor has various desirable qualities, not least its very low power requirement, which leads to a reduced need for cooling and a quieter life for musicians. However, it has always been confined to use in laptops, with corresponding limitations — until recently.

    Techniques Aug 2005
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    New Intel Chipsets: Good For Musicians?

    PC Notes

    Intel's latest chipsets are finding their way into new PCs — but do they offer any advantages to the computer musician?

    Techniques Sep 2004
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    Clean Up Your Windows Registry

    PC Notes

    Even if you've cleaned out all references to old hardware from your Windows registry, it's a fair bet that it is not quite as spick and span as it could be. Housekeeping tasks and installations leave behind their own trail of junk, but fortunately it can be removed. Find out how...

    Techniques Aug 2004
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    How Good Are Centrino Laptops For Music?

    The Mobile Musician

    With the promise of improved battery life and more compact designs with no compromise in performance, Intel's Centrino technology should be the answer to the mobile musician's prayers. But does the promise hold true when running the most demanding music and audio software?

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    Pentium-M Laptop Tests

    PC Notes

    Encouraging results are achieved from testing a new laptop equipped with an Intel Pentium-M processor. Could it become the centre of the PC user's ideal mobile setup?

    Techniques Dec 2003
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    Devising Music PC Test Routines

    PC Musician

    PC paper specifications can vary so much that it's hard to know how one PC compares to another in terms of its performance with real-word audio apps. Hence the need for tests designed just for music PCs...

    Techniques Nov 2003
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    Choosing A Portable PC For Music

    PC Musician

    The attractions of making and recording music on a laptop computer are obvious, but choosinga laptop can involve you in performance compromises and compatibility problems. Here's what you need to consider if you are thinking of going mobile.

    Techniques Oct 2003
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