System Admin Tools
A brief overview of several sets of system administrator tools, why they are needed and how they can be useful to a regular computer user. Every user whose work is…

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How to free up disk space with Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10
How to clean a computer’s disk from garbage, junk, unnecessary files, free up disk space “C” in Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10. In this article we will look at various…

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How to choose a laptop for work?
What criteria should a laptop meet to work, taking into account the time and ease of use along the way, as well as the tasks that it is designed to…

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unnecessary efforts

Installing a cooler on a processor

Background to the experiment: CPU cooling (LGA775 socket) was provided by the CNPS7700-AICu cooling system. Intel Pentium D930 processor, was purchased in 2005. At that time, quite powerful and expensive. Therefore, I did not save on cooling. Bought a Zalman CNPS7700-AICu. For four years he regularly performed the task assigned to him. There are no complaints about cooling the processor now, but it has become pretty noisy.

Therefore, I decided to send the old man to retire and started repairs. It is repair, because replacement is laziness and squandering, at least in this situation. In place of the noisy fan, I decided to put Floston, because the noise from it is less than from the dead, but it costs a penny in comparison with its predecessor. Continue reading

Child lock

I think many visitors to the site have children. Everyone certainly has a computer. And now you just have to turn away, as the child begins to play on the computer keyboard, like on a piano. As a result, anything can happen. Therefore, I am often asked questions about how to block a computer from small children.

Also, a lock is needed from time to time, when suddenly you suddenly realize that the keyboard needs to be cleaned, moreover, without delay. Locking the computer in this case is also a more convenient, practical and quick solution than turning off the PC during cleaning. Continue reading

Computer assembly, pitfalls

Assembling a computer, especially a new one, is a lottery game. A number of factors that are not dependent on the builder can lead to the fact that the computer will not work stably or even refuse to start. Factory defects, violation of storage (transportation) conditions, a crude version of devices and drivers for them, as well as the totality of all of the above in different proportions.

Add inattention or negligence when assembling a computer as a possible aggravating factor. What do we have as a result? Assembling a computer is a very complex and responsible event that requires attention, caution, and the presence of certain knowledge and experience. So it’s worth it, so to speak, to be savvy before rushing into battle. Continue reading

How to choose a laptop, ultrabook and netbook
Parameters of portable computers: screen size, matrix type, processor, video card, memory, hard drive, battery capacity, connectors, marking, how to choose a laptop for study, work and games. Laptop, ultrabook…

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How to clean your laptop from dust?
Possible consequences of dusting the laptop, self-disassembling and cleaning the laptop, useful tips on how to do it right and what you should not do. Dust consists of small particles…

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Dummies about computers
This article is for those who flew to Mars about 70 years ago and lost contact with the Earth. And when they returned, they discovered that new obscure words appeared…

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The computer does not turn on: reasons
It is probably hard to imagine a more terrible start to the working day: you sit down at your computer, press the power button and ... nothing, but only a…

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