Video: Notebook Battery Explosion and Fire

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Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, 10:11
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Beware young and old — want to know exactly what stages your poor little laptop battery will go through when it ignites? We kind of didn’t either, but that didn’t stop us from fighting our compulsion to watch the above YouTube vid. Scary, sobering stuff. You did return your recalled battery, right?

Engadget :: The stages of an exploding laptop battery

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Overclocking the ATI X1600 GPU in the MacBook Pro

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Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, 09:16
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Mac speed freaks are already aware that it’s possible to overclock the ATI X1600 GPU in the MacBook Pro using ATITool in Windows XP.

XLR8YourMac has posted clocked and overclocked 3DMark05 benchmark results/comparisons with a new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. They’ve updated the previous page on ATI X1600 overclocking using ATI Tool in XP.

xlr8yourmac.com :: Mac owner reports on ATI X1600 Overclocking

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The Apple Core: “Undervolting” promises to increase battery life

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Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

Everyone’s heard of overclocking a CPU to wring the last few drops of performance out it, right? Well, a notebook jockey’s equivalent is called “undervolting” and it’s designed to increase battery life not clock speed.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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