Articles in Category: Computers and Computer Systems
Computers themselves, from the motherboard to the CPU to the RAM and other components that comprise “the system”.
Blue screen on shutdown could be indicative of an issue with either hardware or software. We’ll walk through some steps you can take to deduce the problem.
When it comes to things like memory and RAM, more is always better. But you may not need additional RAM just yet.
Advertisements popping up on a new computer bring several things to mind, including what many call “crapware.”
Setting a budget for a new computer is a fine idea, but it’s best to dive in a little deeper and determine your processing and memory needs before you go shopping.
Replacing your computer’s CPU will depend on your motherboard. But there is actually another option to get more speed.
There are many reasons a computer might get stuck continually rebooting. Fortunately there’s no need to lose data. You have several ways to get your data off there and with a little bit of luck you may get you a working system again as well.
You plug a new monitor into a laptop with a broken screen and still can’t see anything! You may need to tap a few magic keystrokes to turn it on.
The Microsoft Surface Pro – a complete PC in tablet form – intrigued me. I’ve been using it now for two months. These are my thoughts.
With Window Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, the operating system is available in two different “flavors:” 32-bit and 64-bit. I’ll look at why you’ll want one over the other and how to tell which one you already have.
I recently replaced the primary hard drive on my primary machine with an SSD. I’ll walk you through the steps I took that made the process relatively pain-free.
Overheating is the most common cause of random crashes in an old machine. If that’s not the case, there are a few more things to look at.
Spilling liquid into your laptop or keyboard can cause serious damage. The first step is to dry it thoroughly, and we’ll look at one possible solution.
Replacing a computer’s CMOS battery isn’t difficult, but since CMOS batteries last so long it’s often not even necessary.
The default configuration for most Windows laptops is to go into standby when the lid is closed. We’ll look at how to change that.
When setting up a ‘headless’ machine, you may need to change the BIOS setting to allow it to boot without a keyboard.
Virtual memory is conceptually somewhere between RAM and hard disk space; it’s disk space used to maximize the amount of RAM available to programs.