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In 2008 you will notice many changes here at OCC, and some may take a little getting use to. By now you are aware that the review staff of OCC publishes five hardware reviews a week, some of which are at times fairly short, and some that can actually consist of twenty pages or more. In order for us to keep this pace, we will no longer have an installation section that many of you have become familiar with. Instead of having an installation page, we will actually be publishing how-to guides on installing many products, such as CPUs (Intel and AMD), video cards (ATI and nVidia), external USB devices (Mice, Keyboards, etc.), and hard drives (SATA and IDE). The reason for the change is simple; to take pictures, edit them and post them is time consuming, so to save time and publish reviews of new and innovative products more quickly, the decision has been made to publish these guides and link to the guide specific to each review. This will also provide someone who does not have the knowledge on installing a component a step-by-step medium to learn. Let's face it, how many times have you seen a cpu on a motherboard?
As for our configuration section, there will be no changes; we will still show the installation of the software and its features. Software changes, but once you have seen a PCI-e slot and have installed hardware into that PCI-e slot, it's like riding a bike and just becomes second nature.
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If you would like to see what a socket 940 processor looks like on a motherboard, you may do so here.