“Extreme Guide” to upgrading: Creative's Nomad Jukebox Zen
A while back, we reviewed Creative's Nomad Jukebox Zen and gave it our "Extreme Excellence Award" for its generous storage capacity, excellent sound quality, and powerful feature-rich interface. The Zen has quickly become one of Creative's top selling products. While its 20gig capacity will satisfy many, some demanding audiophiles crave more storage space but don't want to settle for a larger, bulkier MP3 player. If you’re a hardcore audiophile like myself, you have an extensive collection of MP3's and CD's and only find it growing rapidly as you discover more great music. What if you can upgrade the small yet powerful Nomad Jukebox Zen to 40gigs or even 60gigs? Well you can!
If the Asus P4G8X Deluxe showed us some impressive numbers, the MSI NEO-LSR Canterwood board impressed us even more. After flashing the BIOS using the MSI Live Monitor, we ended up at a whopping 173MHz frontside bus(FSB) and 1.95Vcore, making the 4GHz mark close to touch. Alas, 3.98GHz was the closes we could get 100% stable during our extensive stresstesting. We did reach 176MHz FSB, or 4048MHz, but that also gave us an occational hangup and even a nice and shining Blue Screen Of Death.
"...Um den Aero 7 für viele User interassant zu machen, spendierte ihm Coolermaster eine erstklassige und neuartige Optik. Nicht nur die Optik, sondern auch die Leistungsregelung des Hochleistungs-Radiallüfters mittels angebrachtem Potentiometer spricht für sich. Ob man für knapp 46 Euro einen Kühler erwirbt der das hält was er verspricht, möchten wir in unserem neuen Kühlertest herausfinden. Wir wünschen Euch viel Spaß beim Lesen und sind gespannt, ob Coolermaster wieder ein Top-Produkt gelungen ist.
Some nifty functions that come with this fan are the fan speed modifiers. You can either control the fan speed by an analog dial, which attaches to the fan by a two pin connector, or by a thermal sensor which you can place anywhere within cable reach.
Now, like any kid with a new toy I had to see how it looked in the dark, once I had the blinds pulled and the lights out I got an impressive eyeful of this guy in full action. Like the documentation states, the EluminX gets better as the environment gets darker. Now that we’ve come to the conclusion that the EluminX keyboard does in fact deliver the promised visuals, let’s see how well it holds up during regular usage….
Some of the keyboards features are kind of subtle, like the fact that the keyboard stays lit after you power down your PC... The keyboard turns off it's EL after around fifteen minutes of system inactivity as well, a feature that will extend the life of the product, moving the mouse or touching the keys causes it to light back up... Also of note, when the EL does turn off it is not an abrupt thing instead it gently dims to off, subtle indeed.
How many of you have an obnoxiously loud CPU heatsink fan, and are really getting tired of the decibels it emits? Maybe when you purchased it you thought, “What the hell, it can’t be THAT loud?” But soon after the initial power up, you find yourself regretting that logic