Maintain and Upgrade Your PC
How to Use Windows Defender
Windows Defender scans your computer for malicious software and provides alerts and default
actions such as putting suspicious software into a quarantine area where it can't run. It
also uses real-time protection, which detects a malicious or unknown programs attempting to
install themselves or run on your computer or attempting to change important Windows settings. More ...
Installing A Power Supply
When you've upgraded your PC system by adding on a number of new peripherals it might
be time to upgrade your power supply as well. Please note that many popular PC systems
use power supplies made especially for those systems and cannot be replaced. Read your
instruction manuals to make sure your PC's power supply can be upgraded. More ...
The most important part of installing memory is to make sure you are using the correct
type of memory for your motherboard. Its important to study the manual that came with
your motherboard to determine exactly what type and speed of memory is required. More ...
What's the Difference Between DDR1 DDR2 and DDR3?
What is the confusion about RAM? Most computer users do some research before upgrading
their system so they exactly know about a perfectly matching CPU, motherboard and video
card combination that will meet all their needs. But most of them fail when it comes to
RAM because they don't know what DDR1, DDR2 or DDR3 is all about. More ...
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) - Backbone of Your Small Business
An Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) is normally bought as an afterthought, if any
money is left after buying the PCs. But a UPS not only keeps work going in case of
a power cut, but also protects machines as an advanced surge protector and a device
that provides clean power supply essential for a PC. More ...
Why Not Defragment Your Hard Disk Today?
Does your computer run as fast as it did the first day you brought it home from the
store? If you have been using it for several months or more, more than likely it has
begun to operate more slowly. The most common cause is a fragmented hard disk. More ...
Clean-up Your PC
In order to keep your system clean, you need to properly install and uninstall applications.
Many applications tend to leave permanent files laying around on your hard disk.
Your system does not need these files and so, apart from wasting space, sometimes they
may adversely affect the performance of your system. More ...
How Power Surges Can Smoke Your PC
Surge protectors are often the last thing most people buy when
setting up a new computer system. By using a power strip (a fancy extension cord)
in place of surge protector you are setting yourself up to damage your computer. More ...
Removing and Installing the Hard Drive
Before you remove the hard drive, you should backup all files on your old drive and
capture your system information using a separate utility. Even though you may not
need this utility, it's worth its weight in gold should something go wrong with the
installation of the new drive. 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 ...
Free TweakUI User Interface Configuration Utility
TweakUI is one of a group of utilities called "PowerToys" that you can download from
Microsoft's web site for free. TweakUI makes it easy to configure several Windows
Interface options that are difficult to find or are not available in Control Panel. More ...
How to Add or Replace a Graphics Card
Remove the old graphics card, if you had one. Your monitor may have been connected to the
integrated graphics card. You won't be removing this one. Take the new card and place it in
the slot you just took the old card out of, that is, if this card is made for the same type of slot. More ...