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Increase Computer Speed: Parts You Need

Increasing computer speed can often mean hardware changes. Even an older computer’s performance can be improved through upgrades that are often simple to perform. Here is a list of possible ..
(June 06, 2007)
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Computer Overheating- Would a Freezer Fan Help?

If computer overheating has you worried, often your first thought will be to install an extra fan. But what if you’ve not got an empty fan port? A slot fan might help, but they usually have to ..
(May 23, 2007)
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Learning How to Build a Computer

There are three primary methods of learning to build your own computer: (1) the classroom, (2) from a website, or (3) a how-to book. Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. ..
(January 26, 2007)
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Computer Upgrade - DVD-ROM Required for Microsoft's Vista

Microsoft’s Vista is so large the company was forced to issue it on DVD. There are a generation of computers that have at least the minimum necessary processor and system memory, but were sent ..
(March 21, 2007)
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Why You Should Build Your Own PC

You should build your own PC, if for no other reason than this: you will be the master of the machine, rather than the other way around. How often have you been stymied by a computer that did ..
(March 25, 2007)
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Computers: Do You Need An Upgrade?

Have changing demands left you unsatisfied with your computer’s performance? An upgrade may be called for. But which should you get to fill your needs? Computer repair shops make their money ..
(February 13, 2007)
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Microsoft's Vista: What You Must Know Before You Buy

The hardware requirements for Vista have many people hesitant about installing the new operating system. Older computers that were acceptable for Windows XP may have to be extensively upgraded. The ..
(February 28, 2007)
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Cheap PCs - Bargain Today, Heartache Tomorrow?

Maybe you saw an ad in the local paper. A big electronics store was selling a certain model of PC at rock bottom prices. Now’s the time to get one, you figure. Why put it off any longer, ..
(April 10, 2007)
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Computer Upgrades - The Top Three May Surprise You

The three top upgrades being asked for in computer shops may surprise you. While all the excitement and controversy over Vista gives you a clue about two of the top three, one of them that I am asked .
(April 18, 2007)
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Computer Overheating - Increase Airflow to Lengthen Your PC's ..

Computer overheating damages components, and can even kill your PC. While the causes of overheating are many, one key to overcoming it is airflow. If you can increase the airflow in your ..
(April 03, 2007)
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Writing How-To Books - Digital Photography Is a Necessity

For my recent book, “Building a PC for Beginners” I would have to supply more photos than I ever had for a project. My initial estimate was for somewhere around 100 illustrations. By the ..
(March 31, 2007)
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Upgrade Your Computer To Improve Game Play

Have you dreamed of owning the perfect gaming computer, only to be rudely awakened by the price tags on such units? For many of these rigs, $2000 seems to be the ground floor. What if I told you ..
(March 17, 2007)
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Processor Upgrade - Should Your Next CPU Be a "Pull"?

With the advent of Microsoft’s Vista, many people are considering upgrading their CPU. Its requirement of a minimum 800Mhz processor will force those with anything slower to upgrade, or stick ..
(March 14, 2007)
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Learn to Build a Computer in an Afternoon, and Get the PC You ..

There’s no computer sold in a store that’s as good as one you can make yourself. And if you’ve never built a computer before, you can learn by doing. If you want the perfect ..
(March 11, 2007)
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Computer Overheating- How A 10 Dollar Part Saved A 1000 Dollar .

Recently, a friend of mine installed a new graphics card in his computer. The rather steep price, $150, was justified by the remarkable improvement in performance. Game play had never been so good. ..
(March 06, 2007)
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Building Your Own Computer: What the Experts Don't Want to ..

If I could offer any words of advice to a first time computer builder, it would be these: not only is building a computer easier than it seems, it’s easier than anyone is willing to tell you. ..
(February 20, 2007)
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Building Your Own Computer: How Many Steps Are Involved?

In the space of this very short article, I’m going to tell you every step it takes to build your own computer. Why? Because I want you to know just how easy it is. First, you start with the ..
(February 09, 2007)
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Building Your Own Computer for Editing Video

If you have a serious interest in editing video with a PC, you may have discovered that just any run of the mill computer won’t do. Degraded image quality is often the result, with a loss of ..
(February 03, 2007)
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Building Your Own Computer

An average person, without technical training, can build their own computer. The assembly can be done in an afternoon. Learning how, and planning the system they want, can take place in little bite ..
(January 26, 2007)
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Crossfire: The Dual GPU System Gamers Want

CrossFire is the new dual graphics card system from ATI. It offers remarkable image quality improvements for game play and 3-D work. People who demand the absolute highest levels of performance have .
(January 17, 2007)
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Building Computers: Is It Harder to Build a Gamer?

If you’ve priced a custom built gamer, the quote you received may have left your eyes rolling. To get exactly the machine you want will probably require big bucks, unless you build it yourself. .
(January 06, 2007)
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