Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
How to remove viruses for free.
There is couple of different ways for about doing this. One of the first ways is if you already know what the virus is, if somehow you scanned for virus and you know that you have a certain virus on your computer, and you got the name of for instance, tojan virus one, then you are going to search either on a major search engine or on a virsus software website such as Norton, you can search for that virus name and most of those virus sites, will have a software patch that you can put on your computer to eliminate that particular virus. If you are not sure what the virus is, then you need to scan your computer too. Then the best thing you need to do is go to a site like semantics who has a free Norton internet security sweeper that sweeps your computer and scan and try to remove viruses. If the virus isn't deletable or cleanable then it is a very serious problem and should be taken somewhere immediately. But for most viruses, this will allow you to get online and scan your computer and remove those viruses for free.
How to make your computer run faster
Troubleshooting after you installed your memory chip into the computer
How to install RAM into your desktop
Is your computer running slow or sluggish? One way to fix the problem is adding RAM. This usually cost from $50.00 to $100.00 at a local computer store. Adding RAM is the quickest and least expensive way to speed things up. If you only have 256MB of RAM you really need more. If you have 512MB it wouldn't hurt to add some. Nest you need to find out what kind of RAM you need to buy. One easy way to do this is to go to a place like crucial.com and use their RAM tool which will tell you what to buy and how much you can add. If you have a desktop machine, open it up and take a look. First unplug the machine and take off the side panel. You find the RAM slots on the motherboard and you may have 2 or 4 slots. Now you need to deciede how much RAM to buy. If you are running Windows XP 512MB is the absolute minimum but more is better. 1GB is great. Adding RAM is really easy. You want to make sure you are grounded and then take the RAM module out of the package and get ready to installed it. On a desktop machine, find an empty slot and slide the module in. There are locking arms that will engage to hold the module in place. Now you can put your machine back together and turn it on. It will automatically recognize the new RAM module. Now you'll find that your computer boost faster, loads applications faster, and changes windows alot faster. Congradulations! It is like having a whole new machine!
How to installed a grahics card
The first thing you'll need to do is figure out what kind of graphics slot you have availible on your motherboard. You are either going to have a AGP or PCI express slot. Your new card is going to have to fit into the slot that is availible. The second thing that you'll want to do is pick your video card. Most stores will have dozens of cards to choose from. Here is some help in making your choice. If you are looking for awsome performance and PC games than the chances are you want to latest and greatest games. A site like tomshardware.com can give you the lasted news, reviews, and ratings. If you are looking to upgrade to dual monitor support and you are not going to do alot of advanced gaming then look in the $50.00 to $150.00 range. Make sure the card has 256MB of video RAM. The card should say dual monitor support right on the box. If you want to support a new super high resolution monitor then just make sure the card supports that monitor. Installation is easy. First you want to turn off your computer and open up the case. Than if there is an existing graphics card you want to remove it. If not then make sure you remove the metal cover plate for that slot. Next you can slide your new graphics card into the slot onto your motherboard. If your card has a separate power line then attach it. Close the case back up and turn the power on and see what happens. Nest you'll need to install the drivers for the cards. It should have come with a cd and instructions for how to do that. After rebooting again, you will be able to see the card in all its glory. You can configure its settings by clicking on the display icon from your control panel. If you purchase the card to improve game performance, then try it out in your new game. If you bought it to do dual monitor support, then attach your second monitor. You are going to see a huge boost in performance
Monday, February 2, 2009
How to install the "motherboard"!!
and the items that it came with are these...
We are first going to grab the I/O shield
and replace it with the existing one found in the computer
The reason for the swap is because when we install the motherboard, the back part as shown here
will match nicely with the new plate. See... nice and snug like a bug in a rug!
Now to install the Motherboard. Be carful when handling the board not to bang it or any of the components on it, into anything. Handle the board by the edges. Now, installing the motherboard is not the hard part it is the procedure because you DO NOT want to damage it in anyway. My hubby helped me along with this step. So, lets proceed...
We first need to orient the motherboard in position and then locate all its mounting holes. On this motherboard, we found six holes. So before we place the motherboard in the case, we screw in 6 (six) risers at the exact locations we found the holes.
Place the motherboard within the case by positioning it into its I/O shield.
We will then place the motherboard (carefully) onto the risers with thier corresponding mounting holes on the case. Then, secure the motherboard in place with screws. Be very careful, remember!! The reason being, well if the board is not supported properly, the chance of damage later on is very real.
Note: It will be easier to first screw at far end location as this is the toughest to do.
After all is screwed on, double check and make sure you screwed in ALL screws in their exact locations! Even check under the motherboard for loose screws or other hardware; you definitely do not want these left inside the case!