An Unpacked Legend of Zelda Game Sold for $870,000

An Unpacked Legend of Zelda Game Sold for $870,000

If you thought $660,000 was expensive for an unsealed copy of the original Super Mario Bros. game, think twice, because an unpacked copy of The Legend of Zelda was recently auctioned for a whopping $870,000 (via The Verge).  The game in question is from the original run of The Legend of Zelda NES R cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The company released the game cartridge…

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Intel Confirms Alder Lake & Raptor Lake Compatibility

While some signs from Intel pointed to compatibility between platforms for Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors, the evidence is now overwhelming. Based on a document filed with the industry standards committee SATA-IO, Intel’s upcoming 600-series chipsets will support both Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors. Last month an Intel contractor submitted compatibility testing results…

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Owner of China's Only 3D NAND Maker Faces Bankruptcy

Owner of China’s Only 3D NAND Maker Faces Bankruptcy

Tsinghua Unigroup, a Chinese high-tech conglomerate, on Friday confirmed that it had received a notification from a Beijing court informing it that one of its creditors demanded insolvency protection of the indebted company. As of mid-2020, Tsinghua Unigroup owed approximately $31 billion and had $8 billion in cash and cash equivalents, according to Reuters. Tsinghua Unigroup…

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Should You Buy a Used Graphics Card?

Should You Buy a Used Graphics Card?

Should you buy a used graphics card? Every few years, cryptocurrencies seem to go nuts and the best graphics cards all disappear into the eager hands of miners. Combined with the pandemic already causing GPU shortages in 2020, the past nine months have been a terrible time for PC gamers looking to upgrade their most…

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How to Fix VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE BSODs

How to Fix VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE BSODs

Two Windows BSODs,  VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE BSODs and VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED, both relate to video timeout detection and recovery (TDR). Both are triggered when, as the MS Doc file for VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED says “…the display driver failed to respond in a timely fashion.”  Simply put, when a graphics issue makes a Windows PC freeze or hang, and users try to…

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