Feb 2007; We are happy to be back after server problems, we are now on
a brand new server. During the time we have been off the web we
have taken the time to change the forum to YaBB this will be up and
running in the near future so please change your bookmarks to www.burningissues.net/forum/
You will have to re-register to post....We look forward to seeing you
memory bandwidth in 32-bit Windows . . . burningissues
tests the unique & brand-new NFORCE3 Pro/250-based Iwill DK8N
dual Opteron workstation motherboard. This first part (of 3) focuses
on the practicalities of configuring & setting up such a new
computer is slowing down or you are having trouble writing/reading
DVDs and CDRs. Like a good lad/lass you have fully up-dated your
win NT based system (Win2k and XP are included) ....Now
that is where you went wrong.
Many people are suffering an extreme slowdown of their computers
because they have installed the MS security update 811493. If
your computer has suffered a severe performance hit in the past few
weeks it is advisable that you uninstall this update by going to your
computers install/uninstall program. If you have installed one
of MS's SP updates since you installed 811493 you may have to go back
to an earlier backup to uninstall this security update. If you
have any problems please ask us in our forum
and we will try to help.
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is available, from Microsoft, but it contains the Alexa spyware.
Burningissues takes a long hard look at the new
Iwill MPX2 Motherboard:
We decided to test this board some five months ago on catching industry rumour on its likely capabilities: in late May 2002 we sourced & paid for three Revision 1.3 MPX2's with very low serial numbers [59-61]......This review is of these two MPX2's, with any strange behaviour checked against the third sample.....This approach avoids drawing conclusions from a single sample......
The Optical Storage Technology
Association is hosting an Optical Storage Symposium in San Francisco
on Sept. 17, with an opening reception and dinner on Sept. 16.
This is a premier networking event for optical storage, consumer
electronics, entertainment, personal computer and digital
photography professionals to exchange ideas and address issues.
Additional information on the
program and the registration form can be found on the
OSTA website at www.osta.org/oss
, or by calling (408) 253-3695.
There is a
severe IE security problem that Microsoft has not yet released a Patch
for. This security flaw effects IE, Outlook and Outlook Express
and I think it was this blighter that was guilty of formatting my
you cannot find the answer to your question don't be afraid to ask in
For a little information about the kind of topics we have covered take
a look at our Introduction to our Forum which will be here in the near
Security warning: The MS IE Saga continues. Are
you still using IE, then think again. Despite efforts from MS to
secure IE they have failed miserably because a rogue web site or
email, if you are using Outlook or Outlook express, is still able to
read the information on your Hard Drive.
has warned users that versions of its Internet Explorer browser could
leave their personal information, such as passwords and credit card
you worried about catching a Virus? We have teamed up with Trend
Micro to bring you the latest, always upto date, Antivirus
relative new comer to the CDR software world is CDMate from Copystar.
CDMate is the whole singing, whole dancing software which will copy
your protected CDs, write your files to disk, write audio files, ISO
files and will even write files from CloneCD.
If you have any problems with this software then post in the CDR
Software section of our forum
where the Tech guys from copystar promised to answer any
questions. You can get the latest software from our CDR
you know what your computer was doing last night or did you allow your
computer to play on the internet with no firewall or no antivirus.
If you allowed your computer to play out without any protection then
it may well have been involved in a Denial of Service attack (DoS).
Your computer can't think for itself and if someone tells it to do
something then it will blindly follow orders, break into internet
banking sites, give your credit card details or even take down parts
of the internet. It's
time to protect yourself and others. In
this article we take a look at what happened to a security site
and advise on protecting your computer.
. . . BURN-proof . . .SCSI-3 . . . yum, yum . . . & it's
supposed to read & write every last scrap of data that gets tucked
away in RAW+96 mode. Burningissues [at last] tests a burner.
v 3.x is out & better than ever. The beta
has a fine new read-engine - & much much more: the final will
0.99.1.3 was released on the 25/02/01 and can be downloaded from our CDR
anyone in their right mind take a hardened needle and deliberately
scratch a CD? Hudzon did, not just with one CD but with 20...Has
he totally flipped? Has he been hitting the Christmas Spirits a little
too much? Could there be a sane reason for doing such an insane
thing? Should we get the straight jacket out for the poor
guy? Lets go
and find out
WTF? A Burning Issues
review which starts: "Get this thing now............"?
Issues would like to wish all its readers a very Merry Christmas and a
prosperous New Year.......Many of you will be receiving new burners
from Santa and the chances are this new toy will either come with
Adaptec EZCD or Winoncd. Unfortunately we couldn't get
anyone with the nerve to install EZCD on their system so we are unable
to bring you a How-to on this, at this present time, however, if you
was lucky enough to be bundled with the superior WinOnCD then we have
the answers to your questions. RobbieD has taken a look at
Winoncd and brought you this How-To
Should anyone wish to write a review or How-to about their new toys
then please contact
has turned out to be quite a marathon. The one page article we
launched last week is now a complete three pager. We have
updated the Hot air article
and have also uploaded an extra page to help you calibrate
your motherboard monitor.
PSU's deserve to be grey . . . . " but this one's got a
massive 165Watts from the +3.3v/+5v rail & you can't hear it
running. So burningissues tried to break it . . . .
has received an unexpected amount of feedback & information after
our report on the MSI
694D-ProA dual-CPU motherboard: The result's building into a
growing series of linked tweaks & mods to get the best out of this
impressive product. At present we cover: [hardcore]
vcore stability tweak; Northbridge cooler mod; BIOS-flashing
Stage 1 - converts the models A/AI to "RAID -lite" AR/AIR
spec & (Our
NEW addition) RAID-mod
Stage 2 -goes beyond anything store-bought & unlocks the full
functionality & performance of the onboard Promise PDC20265
controller to give RAID 0/1/0+1, full 4-HD support, & variable
stripe-size. We also illustrate the only secure yet reversible
"RAID-mod" resistor-method so far - it's just like putting a
plug in [er - well - that's exactly what it is].
still can't put together an ordinary motherboard review; from France
we have a very personal
and passionate review of two 'clockers' boards: the Soyo SY-7VCA
and the Asus CUSL2. Our favourite bit is where we learn an Adaptec PCI-host:
"declared itself MUCH faster than usual" - this was at - er
- 46MHz PCI-bus . . . . .
Crazy, or just plain crazy? :-) Burning Issues shows you how to connect
two PSUs to one computer, safely and without the need to cut the
cables of the PSUs. We also show you some trade secrets to
make your life easier.
ain't Country & Western written
down by the kind of girl who dots her I's - it's a solid,
portable measure of how well cooling widgets work: our
new article shows how to cut
through a web-full of half-assed reviews & find out which products
will work for you in your system.
We have now moved the
older news to our news archives page
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start with a couple of real burningissues:
all know the importance of a firewall, one of the best is ZoneAlarm.
Now ZoneAlarm pro has been released should you upgrade from the free
version. To find out more take a look at robbieD's
review of this new program and make up your own mind.
We are pleased to
present, what we believe is, the first review
on the net of the new Blindwrite /
Blindread suite which will be released on the 26/08/00
you ever tried to record those vinyl
Lp's onto CD's but just couldn't master it. With Hudzon's
help you can now. We have used winoncd for this project
you want to keep your CPU cool without: a) having to wear ear-plugs,
& b) having an alloy half-brick in your computer - visit our
Radial Cooler Review & examine the latest widgets under
Is your machine
loaded? . . . and you don't live in Alaska? -
visit our Making a
Plenum & keep your cool.
like to know which CDR burning application is the fastest? Visit
our Speed Tests of the
major [& minor] players - can the little guys really take the
it have to take hours to copy a protected CD? We are presently
completing speed tests using the only two applications which can copy
protected disks without the need for a patch: BlindWrite
test many common - & uncommon - CDReaders & CD-burners for the
speed with which they can read a Safedisk-protected source. As
we are testing each device three times it can take in excess of ten
hours to test just one of them: if you're considering buying a new
reader or burner . . . . this could save you more than time . . . .
watch this space.
lastly, a classic: Making a
Bootable CD [for those vital DOS utilities & backups] - we
show you how with full examples of the bootup files you'll need &
sources for drivers & other utilities required.
where you'd like to see some facts out there? - contact the
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