Now that you’ve had a little bit of time with your shiny new gear, opened every box, checked every fitting, I bet you can’t wait to start installing parts! Well hold on for just a minute there cowboy. Before we can start the real fun there are few chores that must be done to prepare those brand new parts for use. Of course you could throw caution to the wind and skip this whole article but I wouldn’t recommend it. As nice and shiny as those parts appear on the outside, due to the manufacturing processes involved the insides are not usually so pristine. So welcome to Water Cooling 101 Episode 4; where we help you get your parts ready for use.
Welcome to Water Cooling 101 Episode 2! If you’re here we are going assume that you have more than just a passing interest in water cooling and are looking to get wet yourself. During this two stage article we will cover a couple of the most important aspects of water cooling. The first part will cover designing your loop. While we understand you must be excited to get going on building, you must first take your time and carefully decide how you want your loop to connect and flow. After we’ve decided on our loop design we will go over some of the most popular parts and components for bringing your dream system to life. Let’s get started!
Water cooling while extremely effective and often times beautiful to look at can be entirely overwhelming especially if you are new to the hobby obsession. Fortunately we here at ThinkComputers have your back! We will be imparting our years of water cooling knowledge and experience to you in a series we’re calling: Water Cooling 101. Follow along and we’ll help you pick out the best parts for you, show you how to install those parts, and have your own loop up, running, and free of air bubbles in no time. Welcome to Water Cooling 101!
When you upgrade your Windows installation from Windows 7 or 8.1 you might notice a Windows.old folder in your C:\ drive. Windows keeps an old version of your operating system on your PC in case you are not happy with Windows 10 and want to revert back. Now if you feel you are happy with Windows 10 you are going to want to delete that folder as it takes of several GB’s of space on your system. If you just try and delete the folder Windows won’t let you as it thinks many of the files are system files. No fear though, we are going to show you how to delete the Windows.old folder and free up some space in your system!
It’s happened to everyone at least once, you unplug a device that’s charging and the cable goes flying off of your desk into an awkward space that you don’t want to crawl into. Griffin’s Guide solves this problem by fusing metal with magnets to keep those pesky cords where they belong – on your desk!
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod you know that you have limited storage space on your device. After you load all of your music, movies, games and apps on your device you could be close to running out of space. Well one way to free up some space is to turn off Photo Stream. Here we will be showing you how to turn off Photo Stream in iOS to save storage space.
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.
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!
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.
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.