Review of Network TV-tuner AVerMedia HomeFree Combo

Computer technologies develop at lightning speed. Average customers manage to master all intricacies of new gadgets much slower than to keep pace with innovative technologies, since numerous companies introduce their products practically every day. The development of wired and wireless networks is considered to be a foreground direction in the computer technologies market, so the products which serve the platform for those developments appear on regular basis. Network connection, which enables the TV signal receipt by means of PC employment, is implemented via dedicated TV-tuners. AVerMedia company offers a totally new broadcasting solution in the form of free-running network TV-tuner HomeFree Combo which supports as digital so analog broadcasting of DVB-T standard.



Framework and Delivery Set


TV-tuner HomeFree Combo casing is made of dead plastic. The casing clipboard is equipped with light-emitting diode activity indicators, infrared sensor, and indicators signalizing …

Intel Debuts with an 'Ever Efficient' Motherboard DX79SR

Intel has officially introduced its new motherboard codenamed DX79SR. According to the company's developers, this board is the most functional one among all models ever released by Intel. One won't find it difficult to guess that the release of DX79SR is devoted to the announcement of a flagship processor Intel Core i7-3970X EE which breaks all records in terms of power-efficiency: its TDP level is estimated at 150W.



Motherboard Intel DX79SR is developed in ATX form-factor. It is compatible with LGA2011 socket and operates under Intel X79 Express chipset. The manufacturer alloted eight 240-contact slots for SDRAM memory of DDR3-2400+ type; the overall capacity of system memory might achieve 64 GB. Intel HD Audio is represented by 10-channel subsystem (7.1+2 channels with independent current transfer) with five analog outputs and optical S/PDIF output.


Motherboard extension facilities include three slots for PCI-e 3.0 x16 expansion cards, a couple of PCI-e x1 slots, and a …

CPU Cooling System Scythe Katana 4 Review

Cooling systems supplied by Japanese manufacturer Scythe are distinguished by the tilted radiators. The latest CPU Katana 4 cooler is not an exception: it is notable for the unusual shape of the radiator. This product is going to compete for mass audience in middle-end market segment, since its price is estimated not for inveterate gamers or overclockers but for users with common cooling needs. Scythe Katana 4 will be a perfect match for average PC systems intended at efficient central processor airflow.



Basic Specifications


The first, and most striking, distinguishing feature of Scythe Katana 4 is its compatibility with a large number of Intel/AMD processor sockets. Even the systems with outdated sockets can hope placing this cooler model. The list of supported sockets include: Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, and AMD FM1, AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, 940, 939 and 754. Other specifications of the model are listed below:

— dimensions: 100x102.5x143 mm, weight – 480 g;
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Download driver USB-to-Parallel Port Driver

Vendor Naxos Tecnologia
Driver type PORTS
Version 1.8.5.11
Driver Date 2006-05-04
Operating system XP
Upload 2011-06-21
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Driver for USB-to-Parallel Port Driver you can download from
mirror 1: WIN_2k-98-XP-ME.zip (1.94 Mb)
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Porta Naxos USB-to-Parallel MOSCHIP\COMPOUND_PARALLEL_INTERFACE
Porta Naxos USB-to-Serial MOSCHIP\COMPOUND_SERIAL_INTERFACE
USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7705
USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7710
USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7715
USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7717&REV_0100
USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7719
USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7720
USB-to-Parallel Port Driver MOSCHIP\COMPOUND_PARALLEL_INTERFACE
USB-to-Serial Port Driver MOSCHIP\COMPOUND_SERIAL_INTERFACE
Naxos USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7705
Naxos USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7710
Naxos USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7715
Naxos USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7717&REV_0100
Naxos USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7719
Naxos USB Compound Device USB\VID_9710&PID_7720