Maintain and Upgrade Your PC
Upgrading Your Memory to Improve Performance
Increasing your computer's memory is one of the most powerful ways to improve performance.
The following 12-step guide illustrates how you can install your desktop memory upgrade
in 10 minutes or less. More ...
Guide to Getting the Most from Laptop Batteries
Everyone who buys a notebook wants to know how long its battery will last. The brief answer -
it depends! Battery Life is highly variable, depending on how you use your laptop. More ...
An Uninterruptible Power Supply Can Save Your PC
You absolutely MUST have a surge protector to guard your system against electrical
spikes and surges, and do NOT sacrifice quality to save a few dollars. Leaving your
PC with inferior surge protection is tantamount to inviting unthinkable disaster. More ...
Satellite Internet Service Basics
Satellite Internet services are used in locations where terrestrial Internet access
is not available and in locations which move frequently. There are three types of
satellite internet service. More ...
Windows 7 Action Center Lets You Control Alerts
Annoyed by Window's constantly nagging pop-up messages? Windows 7 Action Center lets you
decide which Windows 7 alerts you see and which you don?t. Action Center monitors many system
security and system maintenance features of your computer and if the status of a monitored
item changes it notifies you with a message in the notification area on the taskbar. More ...
How to Backup Windows XP Home Edition
How many hours of work did you put into creating that data? One little event, like
a power line spike from a lightning strike, and all that work could be lost. Unfortunately,
backing up with Windows XP Home Edition is not as simple as it should be. 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 ...
How to Maintain Accurate Time on Your PC
PC's have internal real time clocks designed to maintain system time. The internal
clocks rely on relatively low-cost crystal oscillators, which are notoriously inaccurate.
In many cases PC system time can drift by several minutes each day. This article
describes various methods of maintaining a highly accurate time on your PC. More ...
Using Your PC as a Home Theater
What could be better than relaxing at home watching a film, browsing the Internet,
enjoying your favourite music or TV show in digital High Definition, or spending
a couple of hours whacking your enemy in World of Warcraft. Once upon a time you
needed at least half a dozen different expensive items of hardware in your home to
do this, but not any more. More ...
Printing Troubleshooting Guide
You troubleshoot printing issues like you would any other computer/network related
problem. You start at a general point and rule out the possibilities until you have
the specific cause. The first question that you need to answer is: "Is the problem
hardware, software, network or performance related?". 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 ...
How to Backup Your Hard Drive
We all know that we should back up our system as soon as possible. But if you're like most
of us, you will get to it tomorrow. Taking the time to backup your data or entire hard drive
is not as painstaking as it may seem. More ...