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    New RAM Chip Gives around .3GB more usable rather than ~2GB?

    This week, I cracked open my computer and installed another RAM chip EXACTLY like the one I had in before (from an identical, untouched computer). They're both 2GB. I started with ~1.9GB usable ram, and only jumped to 2.2GB usable RAM with the new chip. Is there any way to figure out why exactly...
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    Upgrading HDD to SDD

    Hi there, I am currently in the process of upgrading my Laptop by replacing the current HDD with a SSD and then using the HDD as an extra hard drive. I would however like to run my windows off the new SSD. When i purchased the laptop it came with windows 8, which i upgraded to windows 10 while...
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    Will Windows 10 future Proof Current Software and Hardware?

    Microsoft has announced that Windows10 will be the last version of Windows. Historically, not all programs are compatible with newer versions of Windows. For example: You cannot install or run older games or software from Windows95 on Windows10 due to compatibility issues. Not only that, but...
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    Tracing hardware via asset/serial number

    Morning all, I've recently been brought on to a project to ugrade a companies hardware. I have a list of assets to hand off to a build engineer for rebuilding, but am unable to find a number of laptops in their storage area. I have some suspiscions, but I'd like the chance to rule out foul...
  5. Buying a New Computer

    Buying a New Computer

    How many people have actually documented the REAL purchase, sale, and set up of a new computing rig? What are the challenges for someone who knows NOTHING about computer hardware? What is the thought process that goes into buying either a PC or a Mac? What are the networking considerations? That...
  6. Convert 2.5" Laptop to 3.5" Desktop SSD in Seconds!

    Convert 2.5" Laptop to 3.5" Desktop SSD in Seconds!

    Make your desktop PC, workstation, or server lightning fast with state of the art solid state technology guaranteed to bring your computer to the next level of speed and reliability.
  7. HOWTO: Remove and Replace Nexus 7 Battery

    HOWTO: Remove and Replace Nexus 7 Battery

    Is the Nexus 7 so internally complex that you can't change the battery? Perhaps not. Check out this video, as we rip a broken one right open. For the record, although our sites emphasize Windows products, Android products are great as well. Too bad this one took a turn for the worse. We had to...
  8. How To Make Your Laptop USB3 Compatible

    How To Make Your Laptop USB3 Compatible

    It is fairly easy to upgrade your laptop to the latest USB3 and eSATA technology using PCI-based expresscards found on many older laptops. In this video, Mike Fara from http://windows7forums.com shows you how it is done. We go through some benchmarks and the process of backing up the laptop...
  9. When Solid State Hard Drives Fail

    When Solid State Hard Drives Fail

    In this video, "When Solid State Hard Drives Fail", Microsoft MVP and 7x Certified Information Technology Professional and Consultant Mike Fara, from Windows 7 Forums (http://windows7forums.com), takes a look at the frustration of identifying a SSD failure, the response from retail outlets, and...
  10. How To Make A Bootable USB Flash Drive

    How To Make A Bootable USB Flash Drive

    Learn how to make any bootable CD or DVD bootable on a USB flash drive. This process allows you to quickly and easily create bootable USB flash drive copies of important software, such as Microsoft Windows, firmware update utilities, and various Linux operating system distributions. Most CDs and...
  11. How to Update Realtek Network Interface Card Drivers (PCIe GBIE Family Controller)

    How to Update Realtek Network Interface Card Drivers (PCIe GBIE Family Controller)

    Easily update Network Interface Card Drivers from Realtek: Network interface card drivers are often left neglected on many systems. Yet the updates that are brought forth can be beneficial to resolve connectivity problems on LANs and WANs. This video tutorial demonstrates how to acquire...
  12. How to Build a Intel Core i7 System from Start to Finish

    How to Build a Intel Core i7 System from Start to Finish

    More on parts here: http://bit.ly/cISTCL Build a system to last the test of time. In this demonstration, I show you how to install an Intel Core i7 on a Gigabyte GA-X58-A UD5 (Socket LGA1366) with 8GB DDR3 RAM using a CoolerMaster Centurion 534, CoolerMaster 600W Power Supply (PSU), and Cooler...
  13. Repair and Fix Hard Drive and Disk Errors

    Repair and Fix Hard Drive and Disk Errors

    How to repair and fix your hard drive from within Windows. Determine if there is a problem with the hard disk in the form of file system corruption or bad sectors (disk errors). Analyze or export this data to make an assessment about the condition of your hard drive. Examins the chkdsk utility...
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