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  • We're back with another informative and fun edition of the weekly Forums Spotlight! This week in the Forums Spotlight we've highlighted discussions on the best RAM, Modem connect woes, Intel's small transistors, Counter-Strike maps, and Mckinley.

    The Forums Spotlight is a highlight of just a few of the new topics posted in the SharkyForums, where over ten-thousand enthusiastic computer users post daily for help, to discuss the latest trends and products, or to just shoot the breeze in the Off Topic forum.

    Each week in the Forums Spotlight, we take several of the most popular, insightful, or even controversial threads and present them to you for easy digestion. Feel free to add your own thoughts (subtract the profanity, please) and help us multiply the reader participation here at Sharky Extreme (and you thought math was tough...). We've added links on each spotlight page so you can easily add your own comments and contribute to the debate! If your repartee strikes us as useful, humorous, or otherwise entertaining, it stands the distinct possibility of being featured next week.

    Without further ado...

    Last Week's Sharky Forums Stats
    Registered Users: 14,223 Topics: 60,165 Posts: 461,977

    Current Sharky Forums Stats
    Registered Users: 14,508
    Topics: 62,053
    Posts: 477,789

    Technical Support Q/A: sportster 56k modem never above 28.8
    While using an internal Sportster 56k modem, one user seems to average a connect of 26.4. Some of our readers discuss the problem and offer a few words of advice to try and get a better connect.

    General Hardware: The BEST Ram?
    G3n has a pretty specific question - what is the best RAM to use for a new ASUS A7V133 KT133A ATX? Those who know much about RAM offer some excellent suggestions.

    Highly Technical PC Forum: Presentation of Intel and 20nm transistor
    Intel recently announced that they have been able to manufacture a transistor whose gate length is only 20nm in size. This is only months after announcing the world's first 30nm gate based transistor, which eclipsed IBM's earlier announcement last year of a 50nm gate length transistor. Now, Intel has announced even small transistors. Tune in as our forums users discuss the voltage of the chip, transistor properties, and much more.

    Highly Technical PC Forum: Mckinley
    Mckinley processor are said to have 7 stage pipeline (30% shorter than Itanium) and 1.2 Ghx frequency... (around 50% higher than Itanium). How can this be? Check out what our readers have to say on the correctness of this information.

    General Games Forum: Best CS Map
    There is no denying that Counter-Strike is one of the most talked about games on the net right now, and in the SharkyForums there is no exception. Check out what some of our readers favorite CS maps are, and why!





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