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Kingston Technology, asetek and Western Digital Unveil 5.46GHz

One of the fastest PCs in the world on display at CeBIT 2006
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

[08 March 2006] asetek (DK), Kingston Technology Europe Ltd and Western Digital (US) have joined forces to build and demonstrate one of the fastest commercially available PCs in the world at CeBIT 2006. The Dream Machine, equipped with top hand-picked hardware running CPU speed at amazing 5.46 GHz, is on display at asetek's booth (Hall 22, Stand C20).

asetek A/S, known for its high-end and extreme VapoChill and WaterChillTM cooling products, has partnered with Kingston Technology, the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products; and Western Digital, the data storage pioneer and longtime leader in the hard drive industry, to show the lightning fast Dream Machine, running at an amazing 5.46 GHz CPU speed.

The jointly configured system based on, VapoChill LightSpeed CPU cooling, WaterChillTM graphics and motherboard chipset cooling, Kingston Technology HyperX KHX7200D2K2 DDR2 RAM, Western Digital Raptor X hard drives and Intel P4 3.8GHz CPU, forms the basis of the ultimate Dream Machine for PC enthusiasts and gamers.

"To reach a CPU speed at 5.46 GHz it is crucial to have very efficient cooling on all essential hardware. That is why we have chosen phase-change cooling reaching CPU surroundings close to -33 Celsius degrees under load. Additionally the graphics card and the motherboard chipset are chilled by asetek's highly recognized and awarded water-cooling product line; WaterChillTM," comments Morten Berg-Christensen, Senior Communications Manager at asetek.

"This is the fourth time we have joined asetek during CeBIT and helped build one of the fastest PCs in the world. Obviously our Kingston Technology HyperX RAM series is developed for true and excellent performance and matches such a project perfectly," expresses Brigitte Haas, PR Manager EMEA at Kingston Technology.

"Introducing the fastest SATA drive on the planet and first ever drive with a view, our new WD Raptor X 150 GB hard drive, for PC enthusiasts and gamers is truly the right choice for such an ultra-fast Dream Machine. Choosing each hardware component with consideration is a key factor when you want a state-of-the-art system configuration," says Kristian Amberg, Nordic Sales Manager EMEA at Western Digital.

The +5.46 GHz Dream Machine will be displayed at asetek's booth in Hall 22, Stand C20.

Please note that asetek will have several hardcore system configurations on display including the new WaterChillTM Xternal cooling unit and a new OEM WaterChill liquid cooling technology for Digital Home and Small Form Factor PCs.

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About Kingston Technology

Founded in 1987, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory and digital media products. Kingston Technology operates manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Fountain Valley, Calif. Kingston's back-end processing facility supports memory test and logistics. Kingston Technology supports all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module. Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more than 3,000 locations worldwide.

For more information on Kingston Technology, call the European toll free number on 00800 8888 0101 or go to www.kingston.com/uk.

For further information, review requests or images, please contact:

Anne McCreary

Fresh Communications

Tel: 020 7739 7744

Fax: 020 7739 7789

Email: [email protected]

Brigitte Haas

Kingston Technology

Tel: 01932 738813

Fax: 01932 738811

Email: [email protected]

Western Digital

Kristian Amberg

EMEA Nordic Sales Manager

Email: [email protected]

asetek A/S

Morten Berg-Christensen

Senior Communications Manager

Tel: +45 9645 0047

Email: [email protected]

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