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Guide to PC Workstations
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 4:03P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the second part of this series, we presented some initial tests to illustrate how CPU and graphics can affect different types of performance in a PC workstation. In this third part, we focus down on one particular, industry-standard benchmark that puts a workstation through a range of tests with popular 3D modelling and design applications.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

How To - AMD FX ATX Gaming Rig
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:22P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're going to show you a guide on how to build an AMD based system. This rig should be a multi-talent and we want it to perform everyday tasks very well. Therefore we occasionally wish to play games with FullHD resolution. We also want this system to be very silent and upgradeable.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

How To Unlock Windows 10 God Mode
     Wed, Aug 26 2015 | 4:01P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 10 has been out for just a little while now and the same God Mod that was present in Windows 7 and Windows 8 can be unlocked in Microsoft’s brand new operating system. God Mode will put all of the configurable options and setting for your operating system all in one place."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

How To Significantly Improve Battery Life In Windows 10
     Tue, Aug 25 2015 | 1:16P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Battery life is something we’ve always struggled with since computers became portable. With the release of Windows 10 Microsoft has introduced new features to help users get better battery life out of their devices. If you have upgraded recently to Windows 10 or have purchased a new device with Windows 10 installed here are some features and tips to get the most out of the battery life."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

what the benefits of an upgrade are
     Tue, Aug 25 2015 | 1:13P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have a nice feature on Hardware.Info: we built and benchmarked gaming systems that were current 2.5 and 5 years ago, and compared them to a modern build. What are the performance gains you can expect? We benchmarked both modern and older titles to see what the benefits of an upgrade are. Whether you want to know how 2010 Stalker is performing on 2015 hardware or if Far Cry 4 can still hold its own on a 2012 system, we have you covered. Interesting material for reading and discussing, I’m sure you’ll agree!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

How To Use VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel
     Tue, Aug 25 2015 | 12:03P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VLOOKUP In Microsoft Excel Among the rich library of search and reference functions offered in Microsoft Excel is the VLOOKUP function. VLOOKUP is useful when searching a database stored in a worksheet by the value in the left-most column of a user-defined range. Excel developers create Excel applications using the VLOOKUP function to search a number of different types of …
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

TechPowerUp $800 Build Guide
     Mon, Aug 24 2015 | 1:10P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our latest entry to the Builder's Digest series, we put together something that can game at $800, complete with a monitor and peripherals.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
How To Stop Windows 10 From Automatically Rebooting
     Thu, Aug 20 2015 | 12:03P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft's zeal to ensure that Windows 10 is the most secure operating system they have ever made has now turned into a major problem - IT AUTOMATICALLY REBOOTS ITSELF! Unlike Apple's OS X operating system, Microsoft Windows 10 does NOT save the state of open applications or documents, so they will automatically restore themselves after the computer reboots. So if you did not save your work before it rebooted itself, the work is lost.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

How Much Memory Should You Get?
     Wed, Aug 19 2015 | 7:48P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today's modern games and many productivity applications can consume 4GB on its own, so there's little argument for not going with 8GB. However, the need for 16GB of memory is a hotly debated subject, so today we are going see if and where this much memory might be useful for desktop users.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

How To Stop Windows 10 From Automatically Rebooting Itself!
     Wed, Aug 19 2015 | 9:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft's zeal to ensure that Windows 10 is the most secure operating system they have ever made has now turned into a major problem - IT AUTOMATICALLY REBOOTS ITSELF! Unlike Apple's OS X operating system, Microsoft Windows 10 does NOT save the state of open applications or documents, so they will automatically restore themselves after the computer reboots. So if you did not save your work before it rebooted itself, the work is lost.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

How to Delete the Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
     Tue, Aug 18 2015 | 3:17P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you upgrade your Windows installation from Windows 7 or 8.1 you might notice a Windows.old folder in your C:\ drive. Windows keeps an old version of your operating system on your PC in case you are not happy with Windows 10 and want to revert back. Now if you feel you are happy with Windows 10 you are going to want to delete that folder as it takes of several GB’s of space on your system. If you just try and delete the folder Windows won’t let you as it thinks many of the files are system files. No fear though, we are going to show you how to delete the Windows.old folder and free up some space in your system!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

A list of common default router IP addresses
     Tue, Aug 04 2015 | 12:02P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here's the scenario: you are helping a relative with network issues and need to access their router's browser interface. You can typically find the information by entering 'ipconfig' into the Windows command prompt, but if for some reason you can't retrieve the router's IP address using that method, we've compiled a brief list of popular router brands and their common default addresses. The list includes most router manufacturers with more than a dozen or so models.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Complete Guide To Speeding Up Your PC's Boot Time
     Mon, Aug 03 2015 | 12:00P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you know, many people buy SSDs to not only speed up their computing experience, but also speed up the boot time of their machines. SSDs will sometimes cut minutes off boot times when compared to hard drives, however, more often than not, many people do not know how to properly configure, or even know that it is possible to configure their system in such a way to speed up their boot time even more.There are some other things you can do than just slapping an SSD in your system and setting the SATA mode to AHCI or RAID to achieve ultra-fast boot times by using the latest hardware. When we say ultra-fast, we mean powered off system to desktop in 6-10 seconds.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

System Guide
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 9:01A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this edition of our System Guide, we update our recommendations to account for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards. The Breadbox Mini-ITX build makes a return for the college-bound.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Moving From Intel Ivy Bridge 3770K to Intel Broadwell 5775C
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 1:15P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in 2012 we built a custom mini-ITX gaming PC that featured an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Intel Z77 motherboard, NVIDIA Kepler GPU, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and water cooling. The original build cost on our system in 2012 was $2600, so it was a high-end build using some of the best components available at the time. We’ve racked up nearly 16,000 hours and have written 230 Terabytes of data to the original Kingston HyperX 5K 480GB SSD over the years. Despite the system still performing exceptionally well we have been wanting to update it now that faster more power efficient processors are available. The Intel Core i7-3770K ‘Ivy Bridge’ quad-core processor is still a very capable CPU today, but it does show signs of weakness in certain tasks...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Adobe Flash Zero-Day Exploit In Use From Hacking Team Breach
     Thu, Jul 16 2015 | 12:45P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In only a days time, malicious users have started using the yet-to-be-patched Adobe Flash Player exploit that came out of the 400GB of leaked data just a day ago from the Hacking Team breach. The exploit was found by security experts yesterday within the breached data files that were stolen from the Italian security company, the Hacking Team.
  FULL STORY @ GEEKINSPECTOR

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  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
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  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
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  23. Ergonomics & Computers
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  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
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  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
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