September 08, 2010
In a computing context, the term ‘hardware’ refers to the electrical parts and components inside a computer system which power it. The operating system (such as Windows 7) and other ..
January 23, 2010
Computer processors (also called CPU) are the most important part in the computer at all. It controls the overall remaining components of the computer such as the mouse, keyboard, monitors, and ..
November 19, 2008
The CPU or central processing unit is the brain of your computer. It does all of the processing of data and of applications running on your system. The CPU is the most important chip in your Computer .
October 10, 2008
Does your computer drive you crazy with all of the noise? Have you done everything in your power to eliminate the noise so you can at least enjoy playing your games or do your work? Are you ..
September 10, 2008
When most people hear computer hardware, they get a blank look to their eyes and almost a scared look on their face. That's what computer hardware talk does to most, but let's make that less likely. ..
August 25, 2008
There have been many heated debates amongst many PC enthusiasts about which CPU in cores is better. Some say a dual core is better because the cores are clocked higher than a similar price quad. ..
August 19, 2008
NIC stands for Network Interface Card. It allows users to get connected to each other through cable or wireless. It basically allows two computers communicate with each over networking or Ethernet. ..
July 15, 2008
I've been into computers since I was like 10 years old, now 25. Ever since then I always thought that Intel jacked up their clock speed to make it seem faster than AMD processors to the normal ..
July 12, 2008
A home theatre PC, otherwise known as a HTPC, can do many different things. You can watch TV, movies, view photos and do standard PC tasks. But most people are confused when building a home theatre ..
July 09, 2008
So you think that the XP and your computer need to be taken aside, since it operates slowly? Or there is a need to dispose the Windows XP because it is now prone to problems? Hold thought for a ..
June 26, 2008
Whether you're buying a prebuilt computer or you're building your own computer you will undoubtedly need to choose what CPU you want. Not only will you have to choose a CPU but often your choice of ..
June 19, 2008
What is overclocking? Overclocking is mainly a set of well-known mechanisms that you apply to your machine to gain better performance. Some claim that after overclocking their machines, the overall ..
March 20, 2008
Overclocking CPU is a process to increase the GHz rating of the CPU. The formula to calculate the speed of the CPU is as follows - The product of the FSB in MHz and the multiplier is the speed in ..
March 16, 2008
The best part of building a PC is that you get to build it yourself. The Hardest part of building a PC is trying to find all the components you need. I will show you a simple way to find your ..
December 13, 2007
Have you seen a popup for a “live operator" when you try to leave a website after viewing a product? That's a little pesky program! It attempts to entice you with a discount on the product that .
June 06, 2007
What is overclocking? Overclocking is pushing your CPU to run at a faster clock speed than the manufacturer has it set at. What is involved? FSB For Intel Core 2 Duo’s typically you overclock ..
June 06, 2007
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 04, 2007
Why would anyone want to buy a computer with an Intel processor instead of an AMD or a Motorola processor? Let's look at some history to find out why Intel has the edge over the other two main ..
May 23, 2007
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 ..
April 18, 2007
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 13, 2007
Beginner’s Article: A Computer’s Hardware In our modern society the computer is an integrated and depended upon resource. Because they have been in our homes for quite awhile now many ..
March 06, 2007
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. ..
February 28, 2007
Over the last 20 years or so, computers have become a pillar of our society. Like other such pillars, most people don’t know how they work despite the fact they are critical to our lives! ..
February 20, 2007
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 13, 2007
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 ..