Cooling Fans Explained

Written on 1 May 2015 by

Ever wonder why those small fans inside your computers continue to run even after years of use, thanks the bearing less motor for that which is actually derived from hard drive technology that uses precision motors to spin the fan without any contact points. If you’re technically inclined and are familiar with brush less motors, they’re the same principle with bearing less motors that spins the fans of our computers. They rely not on mechanical bearings but a sleeve bearing that has less friction compared to mechanical bearings that wear out in time. They will break down eventually for they do burn out or some part can fail, but overall, they are capable of serving us for many years. Continue »

Heat, your PC’s worst Nightmare

Written on 24 April 2015 by

chipsetHeat is the enemy of any computer system or any other electronic device for too much can burn out specific parts rendering them useless and possibly catastrophically to fail and give you a puff of smoke that smells. There may be too much dust that has accumulated within your computer’s casing that it is causing excessive heating wreaking havoc to an otherwise healthy computer system. Get your vacuum and open the casing, removing most of the ones you can to allow reach into all nooks and crannies. Use a special metallic brush that dissipates static electricity or use a wrist strap to prevent damage from static. Use the steel brush to remove stubborn dirt while keeping the vacuum at a safe distance from the motherboard (you may just suck some small part like a vital jumper or worse).
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Video Card Errors – Part 2

Written on 17 April 2015 by

agp.jpgLook for the video card and check if it hasn�t popped out of it�s slot (remember the monitor, the card to which it is connected to is the video card), if so re-seat and try booting up. If the video card is embedded (meaning it is part of the motherboard) it may have failed (sorry, replacement is the only option for this form of motherboard) or if you have a slot for third-party video cards you may purchase one and disable the one embedded within the system.

Note: It is normal for Video Cards to pop out of their slots (AGP or PCI) due to some manufacturers making them with teeny-tiny edges where the contacts are located that fail to seat firmly into the board. They tend to jump out by themselves especially if the PC is used heavily or there is a source of vibration nearby say in an office. The short edges, instead of being grabbed by the connector on the motherboard, sits just above the clamping part which acts as a spring hence the jumping part.

Moving Old Files to your Slave Disk

Written on 9 April 2015 by

Normally, you will find yourself running out of space when folders such as you’re documents directory would soon be filled up. People want to leave their files in their directory since most of the time that is the first directory that applications such as Word and Excel would point to.

You can do one of two things. One of which is to change the target directory of your software via the options or preferences panel or second, just make another directory on the secondary hard drive to serve as historical files data. That is why when you format your hard disk, it would be best to split it into two so that in these cases, you have a logical way of storing files as archived ones.

Defrag your Computer Regularly

Written on 2 April 2015 by

Our computer is delicate especially if you do not properly shut it down. Most of the time, we cannot avoid sudden hang-ups or even power failures that make our computer encounter some problems whenever we turn it on again.

In these cases there will be lost fragments which go astray. While we cannot check out how to place them back, we can always use a defragment service that our computer has to ensure that these lost fragments are brought back to where they originally were.

Aside from that, we can help optimize our system as well. All it takes is a couple of minutes to allow our computer to re-align itself and we are bound to get it back to good as new.

Blue Screen of Death – Part 1

Written on 26 March 2015 by

bsd1.jpgMany of us have experienced it many times over, the dreaded �Blue Screen of Death� when using personal computers or just about any computer as a matter of fact. Mostly associated with windows errors, this is called a memory dump which signifies that windows in it�s many versions has encountered an unrecoverable error and has ceased to function. This is a signal to panic for the term paper or presentation you�ve just spent the whole week making and refining has turned to dust hopefully which you might have had a back-up file on some other form of medium.

Saving up the Available Slots of your Motherboard

Written on 19 March 2015 by

When you get a new computer, you will notice that you will have free slots for additional peripherals such as network cards, TV cards, or modems. While most of the time these slots are not used, it may come to a point when you may use up all of them and then run out of space.

With that in mind, you may be thinking that perhaps it would be better to get motherboards with more slots. Actually, you can simply categorize the add-ons you need. Sometimes, people just want to satisfy their enthusiasm with these slots. It does not always follow that you should have the latest peripherals for the sake of bragging rights. Besides, they will go passé at some point in time anyway.


Written on 12 March 2015 by


大変、モニターが死んじゃった。 パニックする前に以下を調べてください。

壁のコンセントから電気が供給されていますか。 他の電気製品を接続してみてください。 もし電源が入るようでしたら、電気は供給されています。
過電圧保護を使っていますか。もしそうだったら、これをバイパスしてください。 主要電源に接続してください。
ほとんどPCはケースの裏にオン、オフスイッチがあります。 オンであることを確認してください。

これら全てのステップは貴方のPCシステム内の電源を調べるためです。 これら全部を調べてもまだ直らないようでしたら、電源管理またはAPMと呼ばれるウィンドウのアプリケーションを調べてください。少しリサーチをして、設定を変更してみてください。設定が間違っているのかもしれません。

Troubleshooting Windows Registry (Part 1)

Written on 5 March 2015 by

Windows registry is known as a very important filing system acting like the central nervous system of your computer. It stores all the settings information and preference for permissions, file associations, administrative settings, and individual user settings for hardware and software. This registry is made up of different folders and files which varies in name and location depending on your Windows version.

Windows will constantly refer to the registry as you use your computer. This is why corruption, clutter, and registry errors can lead to severe problems in your computer. Some examples of registry-related troubles are runtime errors, ActiveX problems, dll errors, freezes, crashes, and overall sluggish performance.

Screech….ing hard drive – Finishing the Job (Part 6)

Written on 26 February 2015 by

hdfail5.jpgOne drive systems usually have no jumpers while two or more drive systems can have them installed. Set your errant drive as the slave and the master drive (the new one) as the master drive. Install the drive and screw securely while ensuring all power cables and connectors are set in their proper places before you power up. Partition the new drive if desired and format each partition (this ensures no malicious programs might have been innocently???? left in the drive during testing by the retailer or manufacturer) even if the retailer who sold you the drive says it is factory formatted. Re-install the OS, drivers and all the other programs; re-copy all the necessary files and you’re all set to go. Oh, don’t forget to take out the errant drive after you copy all your documents and files (the drive can fail and damage the computer if the controller board shorts due to failure of the mechanical parts damaging the rest of your computer including the new drive).

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