Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category


What Hardware Do I Need for my Home Network?

Posted by Rich On February - 15 - 2010

If you don’t have a home network set up or if you have some of the components you need but haven’t set everything up yet, this guide is for you. In this guide, I show you what hardware you need to set up a home network, where to get it (if you’re in the US), and give the basics of connecting it all together.
Read the rest of this entry »

Save Energy when Running Your PC with ASUS EPU-6 Engine Utility

Posted by Scragg1 On January - 31 - 2010

ASUS has a unique software called EPU-6 Engine that monitors your energy consumption and CO2 emissions of your system. I have utilized this software and have found it to be dependable and beneficial. It allows the system to exhibit minimal cooling to maximum cooling, either auto or manual settings. Completely configurable through the GUI, this software is a must for the gaming machine that has many cooling fans.
Read the rest of this entry »

Keep Your PC in Top Shape with a Semi-Annual Hardware Cleaning

Posted by Scragg1 On January - 29 - 2010

One of the worst things for any electronic component is “heat”. Cooling is essential for electronic components! Every six months I clean the inside of my system and perform maintenance on the electrical contacts of each card. REMEMBER Grounding is essential always when performing maintenance.

Read the rest of this entry »

30 Steps to Building Your Own PC the Right Way

Posted by Scragg1 On January - 26 - 2010

Build your own PC

USE NO MAGNETIC TOOLS

Step-1 is to obtain the case from a computer parts warehouse of your choice. I recommend Tiger Direct. Make sure you have planned ahead for your hardware i.e. video cards, memory, memory speed, bus speed, processor, all associated fans for cooling, modem if so desired, hard drives and the chosen size, whether you desire SCSI, SATA, IDE etc. Your DVD/RW, USB devices, Card Readers, what ever hardware you choose make sure that your case is of a good quality and that the power supply is of enough wattage to support all your hardware installed with enough left over as not to tax and overheat the power supply itself. I would recommend at least an overage of 50-100 watts above my hardware requirements.

Read the rest of this entry »


Computer tips in your inbox
Sign up for the Windows Guides newsletter to get PC tips and access to free Windows books (More details)

Subscribe now
Popular Guides

See which sites have been visited on your PC (even if private browsing mode is used)

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

Best Free Anti-malware

Hibernate vs. Sleep vs. Shut-Down

i3, i5, and i7; Dual, Quad, Hexa Core Processors. How to they Differ?

Intel's Ivy Bridge Processor: new Features

Windows Guides on Facebook