January 05, 2006

Impact of RAM on System Performance

Windowsnetworking.com has a very interesting article explain all about your computers RAM, paging and how it all affects your computers performance.
Understanding the Impact of RAM on Overall System Performance

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November 01, 2005

Have a OSX machine for $200

Since Mac OSX came out I was waiting for the day it would come to x86 (Intel) hardware. There is still some time to wait for the official Apple x86 hardware to come out but if you can't wait and have the correct and available hardware you can experience Mac OSX today. There are lots of guides online about how to run the 'leaked' developer version and I-Hacked.com have the best guide I have seen. I-Hacked.com Taking Advantage Of Technology - Building the $200 OSx86 Mac:

I am now frantically searching for the needed hardware. Hummm maybe it will run on a spare PC at work??

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July 29, 2005

DVD Media Guide

DVD Burners are now dirt cheap and if the price continues to go down Kellogs will be giving them away in boxes of cereal. That means nearly everyone should have one by now and while the DVD drives are mostly the same specification, the media definately is not. To save yourself buying the wrong media and ending up with lots of useless coasters, read this great guide which explains all about the different quality of DVD media from different companies. Personally I like Ritek and Bulkpack.

digitalFAQ.com | Blank DVD Media Quality Guide

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March 15, 2005

Upgrading a PC

Technician's always get asked "I have a computer, how can I upgrade it?" and we normally ask "what spec is your system at the moment?" which is always answered with a "huhhh?". PCStats.com has a very details beginners guide to upgrading your PC and explains about the POST and BIOS screens and how to upgrade components. Beginners Guides: Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC - PCStats.com

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March 01, 2005

Power Wattage Calculator

When building a new PC or even upgrading your current one you should never overlook the power that will be required by all of the components. This site makes it easy to calculate how much power you will need so you can make sure you have the correct power supply unit. Power Supply Wattage Calculator - JS Custom PCs.

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February 15, 2005

Comparing ATA to SATA

I just upgraded one on my PC hard disks to a SATA drive so this article I heard about at www.digg.com comparing ATA to SATA was very interesting. Hard Drives: ATA versus SATA

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February 07, 2005

Common Ways to Kill a PC

Beginners Guides: Most Common Ways to Kill a PC - PCStats.com Learn from our peoples mistakes with this good guide about computer hardware and installation.

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