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Posts Tagged ‘Optimization’
Looking back, 2009 has been a great year! Microsoft’s launch of Windows 7 was certainly a highlight on the Windows front. We had the opportunity to provide PC users with helpful tips: like how to get Windows 7 features on earlier Windows versions, perform a clean install of the new operating system, or upgrade from [...]
These steps will allow you to save a huge amount of battery life. Be aware that your mileage may vary! On an 18″ Core 2 Duo Extreme laptop with two graphic cards, you might only get 30–45 minutes more out of the system, whereas on a netbook, you might get 3–4 more hours. Hope all you road warriors out there can benefit from these steps!
Often times I find myself stuck in a conference room, on a long flight, or at the airport without an electrical outlet in reach. Since I tend to be on the go all of the time, it is critical for my laptop to have a long battery life—and for me to know the best techniques [...]
Most Windows users follow the same routine every day—they push the power button on their computer and head off to make a cup of coffee. If that’s as long as it takes to boot up your system and all of your programs, then something’s not right. [...]
We often hear questions like “Why is it taking ages to boot-up Windows?” or “Why is it taking so long to start the Web browser?” The major culprit here is file fragmentation, which means that your files are scattered all over your hard disk in a chaotic manner. Since this is a major performance hit, Windows [...]
Low FPS in Crysis? Stuttering music in iTunes? Slow hard disk performance when copying files? Old drivers that come out of the box can ruin your entire PC experience. Rarely do they offer the latest bug fixes and performance improvements. This blog post offers detailed instructions on how to update drivers that are crucial to [...]
The advent of netbooks has recently taken the PC market by storm—accounting for nearly 20 percent of global laptop sales in Q1 2009. Many have tested the performance of these mini-notebooks and compared them to laptops (check out Cisco Cheng’s PC Magazine article and John Morris’ ZDNet post). Netbooks are a little slower than their [...]