Posts Tagged ‘Intel’

If you happen to use Intel based computer such as Intel’s motherboard, processor, chipset, graphics, ethernet, wifi etc, you may want to use this web-based driver checker.

It is a web based application but requires Java or Active-X. No worries, you can install it on the fly.


The Intel® Driver Update Utility keeps your system up-to-date. It detects which driver updates
are relevant to your computer, and then helps you install them quickly and easil

Before the Intel Driver Update Utility can analyze this computer you need to give your permission to download an ActiveX or Java Plug-in component called, SRLApplet or System Requirements Lab from Husdawg, LLC. For more information about this component, see below. You may need to disable any Pop-up blocker you are using in order to use this service.


It can only be downloaded with your permission.
No personal information is collected.
Easy and fast to download and run.
Easily removed after analysis performed.
If you are behind a firewall, you may not have permission to download browser components.
Your browser’s security settings must allow you to install ActiveX/Java Plug-in components.
The tool is not Spyware or Adware

CPU : Intel or AMD

Posted: July 5, 2008 in Hardware
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This is classic question, what CPU should I use for my new/upgraded system?

Well, we don’t have much choice, do we? Either ‘blue’ or ‘green’ CPU. However, the good news is, you can’t go wrong with either of this CPU. Both CPU is stable enough to run your application. Games is optimize for both CPU. Perhaps certain application a bit bias to certain CPU manufacturer for optimization but generally, both work fine. And both will provide about the same performance too ; with the price they ask.

Historically, I was AMD and Intel user. I own couple of them. My first CPU was Intel Pentium 100, then 166 MMX (notebook), jump to Intel Pentium3 600 MHz. A year later, can resist with AMD performance with their so call slot A Athlon 700, then Athlon socket A 900, upgrade to Atlon 1333 (AXIA code which the best overclocking room at that moment), Athlon XP 1600+. Athlon 2500+ which running at 3200+ since the very first day I bought that processor till now, Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.8 GHz and Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz.

What can I conclude, there is no such thing that AMD processor is not stable, over heated etc as many will believe. Both processor got their dark age (high temperature CPU).