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Printers - A Practical Buyers Guide
Buying a printer can be a complicated business, there are more shapes, sizes and types of printers available to the home and small business user than ever before. Printers have also become specialized for their intended purpose. More ...

How and When to Upgrade Your Sound Card
Installing a new dedicated sound card in an empty expansion bay will greatly improve the quality and sound of anything you listen to on your computer, especially those awesome in depth games you play. More ...

The Truth About Power Supplies
Because your power supply is so important to the life of your system, when it's time to buy a power supply it is essential that you know the difference between a good power supply and one that is merely adequate. So, what should you look for in a power supply? More ...

Tuning-up Windows XP Computer
The purpose of this procedure is to get your computer running again in peak performance just like the day you purchased it. Many of the steps listed here will free up wasted hard disk space, increase protection of personal information from outside intrusions, and clean and reorganize the system registry. More ...

Turn Off Windows XP Service Pack 2 Firewall
If your PC is running Windows XP Service Pack 2, the first thing you need to do is turn off the firewall. Why? Because a serious firewall blocks unwanted inbound and OUTBOUND connections. SP2's firewall does not block unwanted outbound connections. More ...

Graphic Cards - How to Choose the Best
if you do plan to work with graphic arts or plan to play a lot of games on your computer you will definitely need to get a graphics card that has a lot of memory as well as a high-speed processor. More ...

A Quick Guide to Wireless Networking
The first thing to do in setting up a wireless home network is to get the correct equipment. A wireless home networking kit typically, these come with a firewalled wireless router (e.g. the immensely popular Linksys WRT54G). Some also bundle a wireless PC card for connecting laptops to the network, or a wireless USB adapter for connecting desktop PCs. More ...

Windows Vista Upgrade - What to Watch Out For
You may be wondering if your computer is "Vista Ready". My first gripe with Vista. If you are currently running Windows 2000, there is no upgrade offered to Vista. This article is designed to point out a few potential pitfalls. More ...

Guerrilla Overclocking Primer
How would you like a PC 30 percent or more faster, for FREE, and with very little risk? It's a bit of a no-brainer really isn't it? Overclocking is becoming more popular than ever as a means of getting more out of your PC without having to spend any money. More ...

Video - How To Refill Your Laser Printer Toner Cartridge
New toner cartridges can cost from $100.00 to $400.00. Why waste your money buying new toner cartridges. This video shows you how easy it is for you to refill your own toner cartridges. More ...

DIY Disk Cleanup Program No Tech Need, No Tool Need
Not only have these junk files wasted the valuable disk space, but also made the system as slow as a snail. Let us learn how to clean the systematic junk out! Just two simple steps to DIY your own Disk Cleanup program. More ...

Digital Photography Printing - Simplifying the Pixels and DPI's
When it comes to getting the printing done, there are a few things one should keep in mind to prevent wasting too much of quality photo paper, and the costly printing ink. In this article, we'll review a few basic terms related to digital photography and offer a few tips on getting the best prints. More ...