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Ways to Speed Up your PC

Ways to Speed Up your PC

Are you constantly getting annoyed by the dreadful amount of time your computer takes to start up and load applications? Is your web browser taking an even longer amount of time to load a page? Before you start jumping to conclusions that your PC is turning old or that your wireless router is turning faulty, [...]

Computer Virus? Be Prepared!

What is a computer virus? Yeah, yeah, it’s this disease that infects your computer so that all your hardwares aren’t working properly. You can’t surf the web and your hard disk is completely messed up and erased. The virus could be so contagious that other computers become infected as well. That is one way to [...]

Is Your IBM Laptop Annoying You? Save $500: Fix it Yourself!

Is your IBM laptop making a “buzzing” noise and preventing you from doing anything productive? No, it’s not your imagination. Nor is this noise the consequence of listening to earphones for too long (although that does contribute). The noise is coming from your CPU fan. Some noticeable signs of aging that your laptop gives are: [...]

How to choose your computer hardware: Part 2.1 The Graphic Card (GPU)

The old days of computing asked us to be content with computers that uttered no sound except the occasional “beep,” printers that made more noise than a cat using a scratching post, and monitors that offered either an orange or green glow. Fortunately, all that is history, and we may now bask in the glow [...]

How to choose your computer hardware: Part 1.2 The Hard Drive Disk Size and Transfer rate

Hard Drive Size – Why It’s Important The hard drive disk of a computer is the primary storage device of the computer. It is a non-removable device that retains all the information when the computer is turned off. A fast hard drive supplies the computer with data as soon as it is needed. Hard drives [...]

How to overclock Core 2 Duo (Part 2)

1.6 Software 1.6.1 Temperature Like I mentioned before; as soon as you start overclocking, the CPU will get warmer than normal, thus a good CPU cooler is very important. To check the temperature of the CPU, you can use a program like Coretemp. This program allows you to check the temperature of both cores separately. [...]

How to choose your computer hardware: Part 1.1 The Hard Drive Disk (HDD)

How to Select A Hard Drive For Your PC Deciding on the appropriate hard drive is a personal decision made according to an individual’s computing needs. These days, 160 gigabytes, up to 300 gigabytes, 400 gigabytes, 500 gigabytes and even larger are common. When pricing hard drives, it is common to see very little price [...]

How to overclock Core 2 Duo (Part 1)

1.1 Introduction Overclocking. For one it’s a sport, for another it’s a way to increase the performance of the PC. Overclocking is actually no more than letting the hardware components run on a higher speed than the stock speeds. Depending on the product that you want to overclock, there are several ways to do it. [...]