Processor History

CPUs have gone through many changes through the short years since Intel came out with the first one. IBM chose Intel’s 8088 processor for the brains of the first PC.


SCSI is an entirely different interface than the more popular IDE. It is more of a system level interface, meaning that it does not only deal with disk drives.

Maximizing G400 Performance

Matrox has been making quality graphics cards for over 23 years now, and it shows; their graphic cards have always been among the best on the market. The last couple of years we’ve seen the introduction of 3D graphics and the integration of 2D and 3D on one card. Matrox initially ceded the implementation of … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Networking: Part One

Welcome to Part One of HardwareCentral’s Ultimate Guide to Networking! We’ll start the guide with an introduction to networking, a run-through of networking terms and lingo, and descriptions of networking hardware. What is a Network? A network is simply a group of two or more Personal Computers linked together. What Types of Networks Exist? Many … Read more

Iwill Slocket II Review

It’s unfortunate to see, but it happens–otherwise excellent products slowed in their tracks by poor support and backing. Such is the case with Intel’s Pentium III 500E and 550E MHz processors. They’re quite excellent processors, fast, extremely overclockable and inexpensive. Sadly, over the past few weeks, most potential buyers have been forced to overlook these … Read more

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!

EAX and 3D Sound With the increasingly popularity of 3D sound support in games and Microsoft’s inclusion of DirectSound 3D in DirectX, Creative Labs decided to develop their own 3D sound API, EAX (Environmental Audio Extensions). Essentially, sound environments are created with the use of sound sources and effects that are processed in real-time using … Read more