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.+Continue Reading
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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!+Continue Reading
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!+Continue Reading
The Frio OCK is one of Thermaltake’s most popular CPU coolers. The CPU cooler features a dual-tower heatsink design with 6 copper heatpipes and a very large copper CPU block. It comes with a removable shroud that has 2 large 130mm cooling fans attached to it. The fans have a VR fan knob that allows you to adjust the fan speeds. The FRIO OCK is compatible with all Intel sockets up to 2011 and AMD up to AM3. If you bought this cooler before Intel’s 2011 socket was released they will send you the 2011 installation hardware for free. Many people own this CPU cooler and we have been asked many times about the installation of the CPU cooler. So we have decided to make a video showing you how to install the Frio OCK. Read on to check it out.+Continue Reading
About a week ago we did an online webinar with a few other tech site owers on how you can start a tech site. The webinar went very well and if you missed it, it was recorded so you can check it out! The webinar was done with John Chow, Stephen Fung and Gary Ng. We went over how you should start a tech site, what you should focus on and some of our experiences over the years. Thanks to everyone that took part in the webinar! Read on to check it out!+Continue Reading
Have you ever wanted to do what we do here at ThinkComputers? We get e-mails all the time from people asking how they can start a tech site. It is hard to answer that question many times, well tomorrow (5-12-11) we will be teaming with John Chow, Stephen Fung and Gary Ng to explain how you can start a tech / review blog or site. Anyone can do what we do, it just takes some hard work and the right direction. Read on to see how you can register for this webinar.+Continue Reading