Refreshing your computer gear

The computer is probably number one place where we spend the most time. We usually use it for many things, including work, study, playing games, watching movies, and socializing with friends. It is essential to keep PC workplace comfortable and attractive. The computer itself needs refreshing from time to time. When it is still relatively new, I mean up to few years old; you may want to upgrade some parts like HDD, RAM, and Video card. They can revive PC to new performance level, but if you are looking for a more drastic change in performance, then you should think about getting new PC. But in most cases, simple upgrade gives a better feeling. Simple replacement of the magnetic hard drive with SSD will give you noticeable improvement. I think this step should be first on your list. You will get much faster boot time, faster loading applications, and quieter work. SSD, in my opinion, is also more reliable because there are no mechanical moving parts that can fail.

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How to Save on Building a Home PC

A personal computer – a PC, is one of the most versatile tools you can have in your home to keep it short. Although it has no specific destination, as many other devices built to do something, it can be used in various ways. You can use your PC as a gaming device to play online games at Euro Palace. The gaming outlet offers you a wide range of over 700 titles to try free or play for real and win real cash by downloading the free casino suite from their website. Euro Palace also offers its new and existing players the most varied promotions, from free cash to dream vacations and even the chance to win a Caribbean cruise. But all that fades besides the biggest prize a player can win over there – a jackpot worth over $8 million. A topic I’m going to discuss at a different time.

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Short PC reinstall became long

Yesterday a friend asked to look at his old computer. He told that computer crashes randomly with Blue Screen of death (BSOD). He suspected to be an HDD problem due to bad sectors or so. He also wanted to save his pictures if nothing else can be done to make it work. Well, I took the PC for inspection. First of all, I tried to save photos – copy them to flash memory. Started up the computer and what you know – Antivirus software expired long ago, the virus is thriving. Found out that it is worm: Win32/Brontok@mm. From its description, I found that: Win32/Brontok is a family of mass-mailing e-mail worms. The worm spreads by sending a copy of itself as an e-mail attachment to e-mail addresses that it gathers from files on the infected computer. It can also copy itself to USB and pen drives. Win32/Brontok can disable antivirus and security software, immediately terminate certain applications, and cause Windows to restart immediately when certain applications run. The worm may also conduct denial of service (DoS) attacks against certain Web sites.

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Building Your Own Computer

While buying a factory-built computer is quick and easy, there are many advantages to building your machine. For one thing, you are sure to get precisely the components, software, and functionality you need, versus what the manufacturer wants to give you. Another issue is that pre-made computers often have proprietary parts and cases, making them difficult to alter and upgrade; homemade machines are more flexible in that area. Finally, homemade computers can be significantly less expensive. Be sure to work in an area that’s free of dust and on a non-conductive surface, like a wooden table. You should also avoid working on carpeting, which can generate static electricity, and ground yourself by touching the computer case’s metal part before touching the components. You can also wear an antistatic wrist strap to prevent static electricity. Step 1: Set up the Motherboard ·  Remove the motherboard from its packaging and set it on a steady surface. Do not sit it on top of the antistatic bag that it came in. Fit the processor into the designated slot or socket on the motherboard. If it has a heat sink, it should come with a thermal adhesive for you to attach to the processor.…

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