Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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From two to three GPUs with CrossfireX Quad

From two to three GPUs with CrossfireX Quad

There was a reason that I was excited about AMD/ATi releasing the Catalyst 8.3 drivers yesterday - and that's because I had (waiting in the wings) a dual-GPU Sapphire Radeon 3870 X2 dual GPU graphics card which I wanted to fit into my main system along with a Radeon 3870 using CrossfireX Quad technology.

March 5, 2008 by in Processors

Getting ready for Vista SP1

Getting ready for Vista SP1

I've now carried out well over a hundred Vista to Vista Service Pack 1 upgrades. While many of the upgrades I carried out were experimental and done on test rigs which I considered to be sacrificial, quite a few have been key production machines which I cannot afford to have out of service for any extended period of time. With the public release of Vista SP1 drawing nearer, it's a good time to share with you the Vista to Vista SP1 action plan that I developed that has meant that I have (so far ... ) enjoyed a 100% success rate. By following this action plan I've kept downtime to a minimum and suffered no data loss at all.

March 3, 2008 by in Windows

Vista SP1 - Benchmarking round-up

Vista SP1 - Benchmarking round-up

Given that I've made numerous posts relating to benchmarking Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) on this blog over the past few weeks I thought that many readers would appreciate a single post that pulled together all the individual posts and which drew together the thoughts, findings and conclusions from the individual posts.

March 3, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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