The Only Safe Way to Update Your Hardware Drivers on Windows

16. March 2017 Hardware 0
Want to update your computer’s hardware drivers? Don’t use driver-update utilities. Avoid bad freeware-download sites, too. Get your driver updates from Windows Update or your device manufacturer’s website. Hardware drivers are the bits of software Windows uses to communicate with your PC’s hardware. Device manufacturers create these drivers, and you may sometimes need to get the latest ...

How to Run a Computer Without Mouse

15. February 2017 Hardware 0
Mouse is an input device used by almost all the PC users, but, while using a laptop, not all users like to work with a mouse. Moreover, some users might not prefer using a mouse as they may feel that it is not convenient for certain tasks. For such Windows users, Gizbot has come up ...

How to Clear Your Computer’s CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings

02. February 2017 Hardware 0
Your computer stores low-level settings like the system time and hardware settings in its CMOS. These settings are configured in the BIOS setup menu. If you’re experiencing a hardware compatibility issue or another problem, you may want to try clearing the CMOS. Clearing the CMOS resets your BIOS settings back to their factory default state. ...

How to Change the Computer Processor

28. January 2017 Hardware 0
The computer processor chip is often described in various computing forums as the brain of the system because it is responsible for handling the computations and distributing the various tasks from the background without the user’s knowledge. There are currently two main manufacturers of computer processor chips in the market, these are Intel Corporation and ...

How to Upgrade Your CPU

25. January 2017 Hardware 0
Complicating the matter for Intel CPU users is the plethora of socket formats that may be involved. At last count, Intel had four active socket formats for desktop PCs: LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1155, and LGA1156. While LGA1156 will probably be superseded soon, the other three are likely to be with us for some time–though LGA775 will ...

How to install a SATA CD-ROM drive

21. January 2017 Hardware 0
This instructable is teaching you how to install a CD-ROM drive inside a CPU. The steps were easy and clear. And it has high quality images for you easily understand. Step 1: Remove the CPU case. Step 2: Step 3: Insert the CD-ROM drive inside the drive bay. Make sure to insert it slowly smoothly, ...

How to make a network cable

19. January 2017 Hardware 0
The steps below are general Ethernet Category 5 (commonly known as Cat 5) cable construction guidelines. For our example, we will be making a Category 5e patch cable, but the same general method will work for making any category of network cables. Unroll the required length of network cable and add a little extra wire, ...

How to install a motherboard

14. January 2017 Hardware 0
The motherboard is the backbone of your entire PC, connected to every other component, so it’s vital that you get things right now to avoid trouble further down the line. Unpack the board The motherboard will be inside an anti-static bag and resting on top of anti-static foam. Slide the motherboard out of the bag, ...

How to install a new hard drive in your desktop PC

14. January 2017 Hardware 0
Installing an internal hard drive is one of the more straightforward upgrades out there and is often a better option than using external drives that are slower and may be dropped or misplaced. The process usually requires no more than mounting it, connecting a couple of cables, and formatting the drive for use. Still, there ...

How to Upgrade the RAM (Memory) on a Laptop

13. January 2017 Hardware 0
RAM stands for “random access memory.” The “random” part means that any byte of memory can be retrieved without touching the preceding byte. Installation of RAM is one of the easiest ways to speed up your computer; only hardware installation is needed, without any additional software. Compared to other parts on a computer, upgrading RAM ...

How to Replace Your Laptop Hard Drive

21. December 2016 Hardware 0
On some laptops, switching drives is as easy as undoing a latch, sliding the drive caddy out, removing a couple of screws, swapping drives, and then repeating the previous steps in reverse. But on other machines, the hard drive is buried under the keyboard or motherboard, without an access panel. Dealing with this type of ...

How to properly clean your desktop computer

20. December 2016 Hardware 0
Depending on your environment, you may need to clean your computer more often (or less often) than others. Computer placement is important to consider; keeping your computer on the floor allows for dust, hair, skin cells, and carpet particles to get inside easier. But if you keep your computer above the floor, like on your ...

How to Install Computer Hardware

20. December 2016 Hardware 0
Hardware contributes to the proper function of your computer system whether it is the processor or the RAM. Hardware is required in order to accomplish certain tasks. Each and every component adds another functionality level to the user’s computing experience. Using the Windows XP Operating System, it is very simple to install a new hardware ...

How To Fix a Blue Screen of Death

17. December 2016 Hardware 0
A Blue Screen Error or STOP error, also known as the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), can be a frustrating experience. The error message almost never clearly states what is wrong, and they seem to strike at random. To fix the Blue Screen of Death on Windows, you’ll need to diagnose the problem by testing ...

How to Install a CPU Chip

16. December 2016 Hardware 0
The CPU or Central Processing Unit is indeed the brains behind any computer system. Without the CPU chip, the computer simply can’t do anything at all. The CPU has three sections, the Arithmetic Logic Unit, the Registers and its Control Unit. As these chips become faster and faster, the RAM (random access memory) must also ...

Recovering Laptop Hard Drive Files With A USB Shell

15. December 2016 Hardware 0
The worst thing that can happen to most laptop users, aside from the loss of the whole laptop, is hard drive failure. The hard drive holds all of your data, files, and all your e-mails and contacts if you use Outlook, Eudora, or any other non-portal based e-mail. But I’m sure many more laptops have ...

How to Update Your Computer’s BIOS

14. December 2016 Hardware 0
Your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the first software your PC loads. It sets the stage for your operating system, so to speak, by finding all your PC’s various hardware components and letting the operating system know it can use them. As with any software, your computer or motherboard manufacturer periodically updates the BIOS ...