Friday, February 25, 2011

How to install RAM (memory)

Here is a video on how to install RAM (memory) in a computer and a little about protection ESDs (electro-static discharge).

What is airflow and how to keep your case clean

The importance of proper airflow explained and tips and suggestions to keep your computer case clean.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Back-ups : Making sure your data is safe

When you stop to think about it, what do you store on your computer?  Important documents?  School work?  Precious family pictures?  What would happen if that would all disapear?

Electric storm overloading the circuits, house fire, thief, hard drive failure ; all reasons that could cause data loss.

How can I protect myself?  A back-up.

Friday, February 4, 2011

In-store computer services : Let us scam you!

How to get the most out of your budget without being scammed when buying a brand new computer.

Buying your first brand new computer?  Exciting moment!  I know I was rather excited!

The first thing you need to understand about the computer market is that it is a fierce market.  Everyone wants a piece of the pie so the prices are fairly aggressive.  Stores do not make a significant profit from computer sales anymore, so they need another way to make a profit.  Here's how to avoid the traps.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What is in a computer? The basics.

So I was talking to my friend yesterday and he said I should come over and take a look at his CPU because it was getting slow.  I was like "CPU?  How do you know?" and that is when I understood he meant the WHOLE computer.  A CPU is a part of the computer.  When we say computer, we usually mean monitor, keyboard, mouse and tower.  Here I will explain what are the components of the tower, what drives the whole thing.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First Blog! -Intro-

Need a computer but you don't want to pay for more than what you need?
So many choices, don't know what to choose?
All these extra options available to purchase at the store?  What to take?  What do they do?
Looking to buy a super-duper high tech computer and you don't know where to get it?
Should I buy that Anti-Virus Software they recommend?
Is that used computer a steal or am I being scammed?
Should I upgrade now or later?  Should I upgrade or buy new?

If you've ever asked yourself these questions this is for you, simply read on!