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Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
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Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
August 14, 2014   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that's what we'll be laying out in this article today!     Continue»
 
Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
March 21, 2014   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Hard Drives
The Backup Plus Slim is a self-contained 2.5" SATA-600 interface hard drive in a black aluminum and plastic enclosure which connects via USB 3.0 cable to any PC or Mac computer.     Continue»
 
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
March 20, 2014   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Hard Drives
In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 240GB Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD - a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for sequential read speeds up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 450MB/s.    Continue»
 
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows
February 25, 2014   |   By: Mike Dowler   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
Newest Update! PCSTATS covers all the TechTips you need to push a Windows XP PC from sluggish to quick. This Guide deals with quicker boot times, making your current hardware work faster, and 99 other Tips from PCSTATS that will help you make your computer run better, quicker, and more efficiently!    Continue»
 
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
February 25, 2014   |   By: Mike Dowler   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
Newest Update! Take control of Windows with help from PCSTATS. We've got 99 ways to squeeze out better performance, enhance boot times, free up hard drive space and trim away Windows's fat.    Continue»
 
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
January 27, 2014   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
Microsoft Research has developed a free program called Image Composite Editor 1.4.4.0 - which is a really powerful, but simple to use and nearly completely automated panoramic image stitching program that works with photos or video!     Continue»
 
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
December 23, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Notebooks
Samsung's ATIV Book 9-Lite slots in somewhere between mainstream laptop and tablet on steroids, though at first glance it looks unassailably like an Ultrabook.    Continue»
 
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
November 25, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Home Theatre
Seagate's GoFlex TV HD is a media player with network connectivity and hard drive dock. The pint-sized black box fits unobtrusively in a living room environment - unlike a full sized Media PC - and the GoFlex TV HD's on screen controls are simple to navigate via the infrared remote control. Full size media PCs often need a keyboard and mouse to be useful, having cooling fans that make a lot of noise and take up too much space...    Continue»
 
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
November 18, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.    Continue»
 
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
October 02, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.    Continue»
 
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
July 27, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Motherboards
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.     Continue»
 
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Hard Drives
All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.    Continue»
 
Samsung 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 13.3-inch Ultrabook Notebook Review
May 08, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Notebooks
Samsung's 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is the first touch screen laptop to cross PCSTATS test bench with Windows 8 installed. Our first impressions of this new touch screen interface are positive...    Continue»
 
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
May 02, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Motherboards
PCSTATS really liked what we saw from Gigabyte's Intel Z77 based GA-Z77X-UD4H motherboard -- the board graciously offers up a comprehensive feature set, its layout and implementation are well executed and the build quality is first rate.    Continue»
 
ECS Z77H2-A2X Black Edition Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
April 24, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Motherboards
PCSTATS has a real treat for you today - the ECS Z77H2-A2X Black Edition Golden motherboard! Every metallic surface on this board is gold plated so it's got quite the 'bling' factor going for it.    Continue»
 
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
April 12, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Motherboards
The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB motherboard is a fully featured mainstream-gaming platform based around the Intel Z77 chipset and bundled with a Wireless 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0 PCI Express x1 card, not to mention all the bells and whistles of a highly expandable workstation platform and a good set of overclocking tools.    Continue»
 
Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death
March 23, 2013   |   By: Mike Dowler   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
PCSTATS lays out the ground rules to fixing the problems that can cause a Blue Screen of Death. Or, you can just reinstall your ENTIRE PC... it's your choice!    Continue»
 
Beginners Guides: Virtualized Windows 8 Installation with Oracle VirtualBox
March 18, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Beginners Guides
Just updated -- Try out Windows 8 by setting up an easy-to-use virtual machine in an existing PC. PCSTATS shows you how to create a Virtual PC, how to install it and where to tweak Windows 8.    Continue»
 
AMD's 35W Elite Performance 'Richland' APU Introduced
March 12, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: CPU / Processors
The four mobile APUs we'll be introducing you to in this article represent the 35W mobile 'Richland' platform as it stands now. Throughout the rest of 2013, AMD has revealed it will release more power efficient 25W TDP and 17W TDP notebook processors.     Continue»
 
Samsung 9-Series NP900X4C-A02 15.1-inch Ultrabook Laptop Review
February 02, 2013   |   By: Max Page   |   Topic: Notebooks
Design wise, Samsung have done well by their 9-Series Ultrabook; the system is wrapped in dark cobalt blue aluminum chassis that adopts many of the design elements of an Apple Macbook Air, yet posses the large screen size of a MacBook Pro (albeit with better hardware) and a sticker prices that won't cause heart failure.    Continue»
 

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  2. 101 Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
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  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
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  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
  16. Creating MP3 Music Files
  17. Decrypting Lost Document & Zipped File Passwords
  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
  19. Diagnosing Bad Memory
  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
  22. Encryption and Online Privacy
  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
  26. Firewalls and Internet Security
  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
  43. Installing Windows XP
  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
  81. Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
  82. Wireless Home Networking
  83. Wireless Network Security
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