As fast as your technology may have been on day one, it's probably not quite so speedy now. That doesn't mean you can't restore it to its former glory.
So you've got a kickass computer, but the summer heat means a warmer office, which means a hotter computer, which explains why your computer's been impersonating a jet engine lately. If your computer's generating a bit too much heat and noise, here's how to give its cooling system an overhaul for cool, silent operation. Whether you have an old desktop or a brand-new home-built machine , you can reduce the noise in a number of ways.
Graphics cards are often unused for purposes other than gaming.
Even if you're a Windows fan, you've probably thought about trying OS X. Maybe you'd like to test drive OS X before switching to a Mac or building a Hackintosh , or maybe you just want to run that one killer OS X app on your Windows machine. Whatever your reason, you can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based Windows PC with a program called VirtualBox.
Most of us have our computers on our desks or our laps, but there are so many other places in and out of our homes that can make a great spot for an old PC. The smaller your PC the more places you can put it, so laptops are obvious choices for moving around to different parts of your home.
You've got, what, one DVD drive on the front of your computer?
Maintaining your computer, tidying your desktop, and doing a number of other digital chores requires a lot of effort—or at least time—on your part.
Dear Lifehacker, The cost of hard drives are still rising like crazy. Is there any way I can still buy them for a reasonable price? Or are there any other ways I can upgrade my storage cheaply or even for free? Sincerely, Disk Poor Dear DP, Actually, yes!
Every millisecond counts when you're browsing the web, and if you'd like to eke a bit more speed out of your internet connection, you can change your DNS server to make those pages load a bit faster. Here's a brief introduction to what DNS is, how it affects your connection speed, and how you can easily change your computer's settings to use the fastest DNS possible. Photo by Studio 37/Shutterstock .
Learn how to rapidly increase your internet speed by using the D-Link DIR-825 dual-band router.Ã‚ The standard wifi spectrum is filled with dirty signals from Bluetooth and microwaves and that constant interference slows down file transfers and internet connection. “On the other hand, 5GHz 802.11n is clean and incredibly fast – it’s really easy to upgrade if you’ve got a simultaneous dual-band router like the D-Link DIR-825 (cheap on eBay ). How to set it up: First setup your central router normally, assigning it an SSID and select the 5GHz method where the option is available.Ã‚ Typically, you can find this under the settings menu but it’s different for various manufacturers.
No matter how fast and shiny your laptop was when you got it, time takes its toll, and your laptop's now dirtier, hotter, slower, and less effective than is was on day one.
If there's one thing everyone dreads, it's rebooting their computer. It may only take a minute or two, but it can seem like forever. Here are our top 10 tweaks that'll make your computer boot a little faster.
This article describes how to partition (prepare) and format a hard disk using the Windows XP Setup program before you install Windows XP. This article also contains things to consider before you partition or format your hard disk, and links to resources that can help you troubleshoot if problems occur. This article is intended for an advanced user. Before you partition and format the hard disk Before you partition and format your hard disk, make sure that you do the following: Prepare the hard disk according to the manufacturer's instructions