Tag Archives: Hardware

Driver Packs for Windows – Snappy Driver

Need the latest drivers for your computer?  Use Snappy Driver to comb the internet for your drivers. http://sourceforge.net/projects/snappy-driver-installer/?source=typ_redirect

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Partition your HDD to increase performance

When a good friend gave me a laptop, the quad core (Intel i3), 6 Gb Ram seemed slow.   Thinking back to an old post, Resizing your HDD to increase performance, I decided to see what the difference in performance would … Continue reading

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Stats2000 Collect information about your files

Here’s an older program from contactplus.com that I have used for years.   This program is old but works on newer operating systems.   This powerful little freeware shows you size and detailed file information about your drives.

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Tobii Introduces Gaze Interface for Windows 8

Tobii tracking software will be at CES 2012.   This amazing software and hardware track your eye movement and allow you to use Windows 8 without touching your mouse or screen.  Read their press release.

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An expert’s review of solid state drives

Brandon and some of the other students including myself dream of having a solid state drive.  Bill Mullins recently purchased a solid state drive and gives and excellent review of how solid state drives are truly the way to go. … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Freeware

The HD Doctor Blog has dozens of Freeware utilities for hard drive information and maintenance. Go check it out.

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What kind of hardware are you running?

Want to know more about the hardware you are running?  How about a small program that has a small benchmark, sensor program and shows detailed information about your video card and cpu? HWInfo comes in both 32 bit and 64 … Continue reading

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Computer Hardware and Memory Charts

Computer hardware and memory charts can be found on Geekologie. An excellent resource for identifying computer hardware. D. Babian, GSAE

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Duplicate Your Hard Drive

Macrium Reflect allows you to replicate your old hard drive.  With Christmas coming up, this software can replicate your drive when you get the new one for Christmas.  Macrium Reflect. From Macrium Relect’s website: Create a disk image whilst running … Continue reading

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SATA 6Gbit/sec.: Does it double your SATA speed?

SATA 6Gbit/sec.: Does it double your SATA speed?.

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Turn your 4 core processor into a 6 core processor?

Tonight I reminded my students to check their motherboard manufacturer’s website for downloads and support on their motherboards as their computers begin to age.  Motherboard manufacturers often update BIOS to support more RAM, processors, other hardware or to correct issues … Continue reading

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Seagate’s huge new 3TB drive won’t work on your PC – Computerworld Blogs

Seagate’s huge new 3TB drive won’t work on your PC – Computerworld Blogs This article was posted on Computerworld and I have to disagree….  PC manufacturers along with leading operating systems will make modifications in order for larger drives to … Continue reading

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Free Disk Imaging and Backup Software

Rick over at Whats On My PC (blog) once again has found a great free software program.  Paragon backup and recovery has dozens of features allowing you to keep your data safe.  Go over and read his review.

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Information On Your Computer’s Hardware

With many different applications available, there are several that analysis your computer and find out details about the hardware you have installed. HWiNFO32 scans your computer and finds out details about your hardware.  With information about every piece of hardware, … Continue reading

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Detect and Benchmark Your Computer

Blzckbox allow you to benchmark and detect your current hardware.  Link

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Fix Your Computer with PC Fixer

You have to give Bill Mullins credit, he can find amazing software.  PC Fixer which scores a 4.5 out of a 5 is featured on his site and can take care of some pretty common problems.   While PC Fixer is … Continue reading

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Future of Hard Drives and Storage Media

Here’s an interesting article that shows technology that may be able to store 2 TB = 50 TB of data…. Link

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Remove Old Drivers to Optimize Your Operating System

DriverSweeper removes old bits and pieces of old drivers left behind or hardware that has been removed.  This software combs through your computer to remove these drivers optimizing the load time of your operating system.  Like any software, this should … Continue reading

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Largest Laptop Harddrive

The largest laptop harddrive? 1 TB of course as of 7/09.  Link

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Find XP drivers for your Vista Laptop

Many users come to me wanting to downgrade their laptop to Windows XP.   Now every technician will give you a different answer for finding the XP drivers.   You can find the drivers most of the time by going to … Continue reading

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