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amdI was checking for tips and guides to optimize my gaming experience in my desktop and it just popped out from my mind to check for the latest driver for my ATI Radeon 4650 Video Card (yeah I know its quite old hehe) and surprisingly, AMD just released an updated driver form my graphics card. They released the update last January 21, 2013 and stated that they have fixed application specific issues and critical updates for the card. I hope it will greatly help in improving The War Z and Ragnarok Online 2 graphic rendering as well as its speed. I’ve been having lag spikes and low fps while playing this games. I don’t know if its my CPU or my video card. I’ll probably update my system later once I get home to know if it will help. 😀

AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver

AMD Catalyst™ Driver for AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series
AMD has moved to the AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series new driver support model.  These updates will focus on resolving application specific issues and critical updates. The reason for the shift in support policy is largely due to the fact that the AMD Radeon HD 4000, AMD Radeon HD 3000, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series have been optimized to their maximum potential from a performance and feature perspective.

Hardware:
AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series
AMD Radeon HD Series AGP

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This is a late post regarding my Nokia BT 503 Bluetooth Headset. So I got this item last Christmas 2012 as a gift from my workmate. Its customary here in the Philippines to  have “exchange gifts” during holidays and this is what I requested. Actually, I had 2 requests; 1 is the armband of Dwight Howard and the other one is the headset (you know what I preferred the most hehe). Good thing, the one who got my name bought this one instead of the armband. Lucky meeee! 😛

As for my own personal experience with this headset, the sound quality is pretty much good. As for the price, its relatively cheap compared to other Bluetooth headsets from Motorola, and Jabra. It costs as much as $20 USD though it can be bought from retailers as low as $18 USD or P750 php here in Manila. I haven’t really used it that much in calls so I can’t really comment regarding if its clear though at times it felt like the sound volume is low when I’m in a call. Its also comfortable to wear in the ears, Its light, durable and not easy to be removed when your wearing it. Standby time can last up to 2 weeks, though I use it only when I travel to and from the office. The downside of this headset is the configuration and pairing. The first time I used it I had a hard time in paring it to my Blackberry. I didn’t even know how to turn it on and how to pair it to other devices. I’ll give it a rating of 9 out of 10.

This are the technical specs of the headset:

  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • Profiles supported: Headset, Hands-Free, A2DP and AVRCP
  • Claimed talk time: 11 hours; play time: 11 hours
  • Claimed standby time: 210 hours
  • Head size: 5.9 x 2.95 x 6.1 inches
  • Headset weight: 3.7 ounces
  • AC Adapter: 100-240v

 

 

Well, that’s it for my first ever gadget review! 😀 Thanks for reading!