Saturday, November 20, 2010

My "Rig"

Processor:
Phenom II X6 1055T Processor @ 3.8GHz
Memory:
4GB RAM
2 Hard Drives:
500 GB WD Blue and  250 for media
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
 2 Monitors: (1440x900) and (1360x768)
Headphones:
Logitech G930
Keyboard:
Logitech G15
Mouse:
Razer Diamondback
Operating System:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Motherboard:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
Case:
HAF 932

Yea i know that the 8800GT and the 1055T aren't the best match but, I got both of them for free so I'm not complaining.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What web browser should I use?

I was looking though my stats on my blog and A large number of my visitors are still using Internet Explorer. Really guys? I thought we where pass that In this post ill explain why you should switch to firefox, Opera, or Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.

  • Internet Explorer
    • Pros
      • It comes with your computer.
      • The desktop icon looks kinda cool.
    • Cons
      • Very unstable
      • Easy for hackers to hijack it
      • tons of loop holes
    • Pros
      • Over 2 million addons for making web browsing easier
      • Uses ad block plus which is the best ad remover free or not.
      • The best user script engine (grease monkey)
    • Cons
      • It uses the most system resources
      • Web browsing in generally slower then Opera or Chrome
    • Pros
      • Has the most user configuration
      • Fast javascript
    • Cons
      • No extensions
      • Has been known to have the most bugs in the past.
      • Some pages will not load correctly
  • Google Chrome
    • Pros
      • Fastest web bowser
      • has suport for exxtensions
    • Cons
      • little user configuartion
      • extension system is lacking

 Has long as your using FireFox, Opera, or Chrome you will have a great time browsing your favorite websites.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Power Supplies

The power supply is the part of the computer that you plug into the wall to give your computer power. The power supply converts AC (alternating current) to DC (direct current).

  • Rails
Each voltage output circuit is called a rail. Newer power supplies have multiple rails to avoid overloading one circuit. The rails will help you distribute power between multiple circuits much like a circuit breaker in a house.

  • Watts
Power supplies are ratting in watts. The watts tell you how much power can be supplied to the different parts in your computer. The more devices that are in your computer the more watts you will need.

  • Efficiency 
This is how well your computer manages its power. The  80 certification lets you know how efficient the energy  uses is. The 80 certifications that are out now are Bronze, Silver, and Gold, A platinum certification is going to be out in the future also.
  •  Modular 
Having a modular power supply means that you only need to plug in cables that you are using. These are generally more expensive then non-modular power supplies. Modular power supplies are better for help manage air-flow inside your case. 

Thats some basic info on power supplies

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and i will answer them.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Parts of a Commputer: Basic parts

Believe it or not, computers don't have that many parts. A low end computer only has about six different parts that work together. In this posting Ill go thru a very basic information on each part

Case
The case or tower is used to keep the parts inside a computer safe.

Power Supply
 The main purpose of this part is to convert the AC current (from the power in the wall) To DC current that is the power that is used inside of a computer.

Mother Board
The mother board (which is also sometimes called the main board.) Conects the parts of the computer to every other part.

Hard drive
Most people know what these are, basically this are used as storage use for saving your music, videos and pictures.

Processor
The "brain" of your computer generally the faster your processor is the faster your computer is.

RAM
RAM is the "energy" you computer has, it is used for quick calculations that the processor needs to do.

Video card
The purpose of these are to provide the computer with visuals you see on screen. Every computer has some type of video card but gamers generally spend hundreds of dollars on high end ones for better graphics in games.


This are the main parts there are others but this is just a borad over view of all the parts I will go into greater detail with a new blog post for each one.

Remember if you have any question feel free to leave a comment.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Questions and comments

If you have questions on anything about computers I'll be more then happy to help you. Questions can be simple stuff like "How do I make a new folder in widows 7?" or more advanced questions like "What does memory timings mean and which ones should i look for?"

I also love helping people with any computer problems they may have, computer randomly restarting? Ill help. Is your internet not working? Ill be more then willing to help.

So leave any questions in the comments and I'll help you.