The Single Least Expensive Yet Most Valuable Way to Upgrade Your Computer's Performance

Written by Dennis Eppestine

Is your computer not what it used to be? I bet when you bought it, it was top ofrepparttar line, wasn't it? Well, I can almost guarantee it's not anymore! Atrepparttar 107907 current rate of development, it probably lackedrepparttar 107908 most modern advances byrepparttar 107909 time you got it out of box.

If you're like me, you can't buy a new computer everytime some new feature is released. But there is a way to quickly triple your clockspeed (that means how fast it runs).

How? Upgraderepparttar 107910 RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and to make a long story short,repparttar 107911 more you have,repparttar 107912 faster your computer runs. It also makes multi-tasking much easier. Doublingrepparttar 107913 RAM in your PC can triplerepparttar 107914 speed of your computer.

The Trials and Tribulations of A Confused Computer

Written by Donna Sweat

During a recent period ofrepparttar fretted PC breakdown,I came to realize that I took my computer for granted.I thoughtrepparttar 107906 high tech machine would never let me down and I was never further fromrepparttar 107907 truth. Just when I thought things were going smoothly,"BANG",I was in deep trouble.

Home-based businesses should be aware that computer down time can and will mess up your schedule.After only a week,I was behind and a bit discouraged to sayrepparttar 107908 least. I was lucky enough to be able to fix my pc myself,but this isn't alwaysrepparttar 107909 case. Sometimes it takes an expert to bail you out and it can be costly. Professionals charge $50.00 per hour,and up, to find and correct problems. It may be wise to stash a bit inrepparttar 107910 bank for such an occasion.

I found backing up your files is ofrepparttar 107911 utmost importance. Store your important pieces on floppy or Cd-Rom. Do not wait too long and be sure to format those floppies. I stored information on a floppy and found after I was back to normal,repparttar 107912 floppy was no good and would not open my files. Never store a program on a floppy, it will not work properly when you try it. Programs must be reinstalled. A good example is Aureate Group Mail or something you downloaded online. If you have an opt-in list,that can be saved to floppy.

Think you know your computer? Take a look at its contents. Go to my computer, C drive, Wow,I was amazed atrepparttar 107913 contents andrepparttar 107914 worst of it was I did not know what everything was. Another great place to seerepparttar 107915 internal contents of your computer isrepparttar 107916 Control Panel, Go to my computer,control panel,system, and device manager. This place is a maze of high tech content. Do not change anything unless you know what you are doing. The results can be disastrous. I have had my share of problems with down time,ranging from installing anew Cd-rom, to blowing dust from my tower. Yes, dust is a common culprit! Fans get clogged with dust quickly,andrepparttar 107917 result is overheated components and leads to computer failure.I blow outrepparttar 107918 dust using a vacuum cleaner and also being careful not to disturb delicate parts.

PC problems sometimes develop from a loose connection. It may be a cord or a circuit board withinrepparttar 107919 tower. Gently pushing in a loose connection may solve a problem.

Booting intorepparttar 107920 safe mode is a safe way to fix problems. When booting, afterrepparttar 107921 start up screen,pressing Ctrl, putsrepparttar 107922 pc in this mode with internet access, and many programs disabled, sorepparttar 107923 problem can be found and corrected.

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