Learning All About Computer Hardware Maintenance and Repair

Video Cards: The Specific Needs Of A Gaming Computer

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Most consumer computers are sold with a general set of components that can accomplish the basics: web browsing, email, movies, music and business applications. The general computers aren’t designed to excel at the higher reaches of computing, such as playing games with high-end graphics. If you’re interested in playing the more interesting and highly developed games on the personal computer (PC) market, make sure to understand the video card and what makes it special in a gaming system. Read More»

Should You Choose Online Or Local Computer Repair?

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If you are having computer problems, you have two main options for getting repairs done; visit a local repair shop or get online computer help. Here are some things to think about when deciding between these two options. Do you need help right away? One big factor when deciding if you want to get online PC help or go to a local computer repair shop is how quickly you want help. Read More»

A Large Network For A Home Business? 3 Signs Your Home Office May Need An Upgrade

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If you’re like most people who work from home, your network probably only consists of a laptop, a wireless router and a wireless printer. While it might seem like you have all you need to operate your business out of your home, your small network might actually be costing you clients and money. Even home businesses rely on complicated network systems to keep ahead of the competition. If you haven’t upgraded your system yet, following are three signs that your home office might need a hardware upgrade. Read More»

3 Ways to Protect Your iPhone's Screen

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If you own an iPhone, you hopefully were smart enough to also pick up a case for it to protect its body in case you accidentally drop it. But most iPhone cases don’t cover the front of the device in order to allow you full access to the screen. This could be a problem if you were to accidentally drop the phone and it were to land on the screen side of the phone. Read More»

What Is Your Hard Drive Telling You? Signs Of Potential Failure

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Few computer problems can be as disruptive as a failed hard drive. When the hard drive fails, everything stored on it typically becomes inaccessible. In cases of extreme failure, you may not be able to recover that data at all. The best option is to back up your drive every day to a cloud-based or independent backup system, but understanding the warning signs of drive problems may allow you the opportunity to copy your data and replace the drive before it fails entirely. Read More»