Whenever I have a problem with a computer system I am working on I boot into Windows Safe Mode to see if the problem exists there. Many people use Safe Mode to troubleshoot PC’s, but it Windows 8 Microsoft made it a little bit harder to boot into Safe Mode. With previous versions of Windows we would just hit F8 and be able to go right into Safe Mode. In this guide we will show you two different methods for booting into Safe Mode on Windows 8.
Portable hotspots have become extremely popular among people who constantly find themselves on the road. The increase in WiFi hotspot usage means an increase in malicious users who’s primary goal is to gain access to these types of networks and the information that’s being transmitted on them. If you’ve recently purchased a mobile WiFi hotspot device, follow these simple tips to help keep the hackers, jackers and slackers out of your personal business.
As you may know I have recently added a Kindle Fire HD to my gadget list. I actually really like the device. You can read my lengthy review on it here. Amazon tries to keep you in their ecosystem with the Kindle Fire HD. As such you can only download apps that are in Amazon’s App store. This really does limit you. Amazon’s silk browser is alright, but there are plenty of better browsers available for Android. Amazon blocks them from their app store, but you are still able to install them. In this guide we will show you how to easily install Google Chrome on your Amazon Kindle Fire HD. This process shouldn’t take that long and the best part you do not even have to root your Kindle Fire HD! Let’s get started!
Computer memory speed is something that is often overlooked when people purchase a computer. They mainly are concerned with the actual size of the memory rather than the speed. Speed is important for a couple of reasons. First if you need to replace your memory you will need to know the speed. Second if you are upgrading and want faster memory you are going to want to know the actual speed of the memory currently in your system. So in this guide we will be showing you a few different ways you can find the speed of your memory. It should not take you more than a few minutes!
So you’re on the hunt for a new memory kit, and whilst you know that “lower = better”.. you don’t exactly know why. You may even know the name “CAS Latency” .. but what is that, exactly? Why is it better to have CL8 over CL10? What are all these other numbers? What do the abbreviations mean? Why is it all so complicated!? Oh, and why do I care? Well.. read on, find out, and rejoice! I’m here to save the day.
Welcome to the ThinkComputers overclocking guide for the NVIDIA GK104. Also known as the NVIDIA GeForce 680, 670, and 660Ti! This guide does MAY apply to other cards in the series, but, use it at your own risk, as it has not been tested on those devices. If this is your first time overclocking, we hope this guide will be useful to you. If you’re running Intel’s latest processor technology, Ivy Bridge, feel free to check out our sister guide that’ll help you in that area.
There has been a lot of Android news lately, especially with the release of the Nexus 7 from Google. With their low cost Android tablets are very popular, but are they just a novelty item or something that you can use to get real work done? After having my ASUS Transformer tablet for quite some time I believe you can be quite productive on an Android device. So I have put together a quick guide that highlights some great apps and products that you can use to be productive using your Android device.
Over the past year or so I have noticed when syncing my iPhone with my PC that data labeled as “Other” was taking up quite a lot of space. I’m not talking about just a few megabytes, I’m talking almost 3 gigabytes! When your iPhone is only 16GB losing 3GB or more is definitely a lot and does not go unnoticed when your iPhone is filled with music, apps and photos. There are many different things that actually could cause your “Other” data to pile up. So in this guide we will go over different solutions to minimize or completely remove the “Other” data on your iPhone. These solutions should also work with your iPad, iPod or any other iOS device.
So your computer has seen its heyday and now it seems that it is slower than it once was. Your computer is “hanging” when opening relatively simple applications, it takes what seems like a lifetime to finish loading into Windows, and often you get issues trying to do anything at all that could be considered intensive. This guide is here to help you revive your computer and restore it to a level of performance that you may feel is lost to you. We’ll start with in-Windows tools, moving on to third party software, and then finally, hardware changes or upgrades.
So you’ve picked up a Intel Z77 board and an Ivy Bridge unlocked CPU and you want to know how to make your CPU perform better. In this guide I’ll be detailing how to overclock your CPU with both offset and fixed voltage methods, along with ideal board/BIOS parameters for your new clock to remain stable. So are you ready to overclock? Let’s go!
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