Category Archives: Computers

Overclocking basics: Is it for you?

There are a lot of questions about overclocking. Is it for me? How do I do it? What is the safe limit? Will I hurt anything? What are the pros and cons?

Well today we are going to ask and answer those questions, and tell you how to do it in the process. Now first me must ask, what is overclocking? Well overclocking is the process of taking something and making it faster. In CPU’s and video cards you have a set clock speed, Let’s say it’s 3.0 GHz (gigahertz) in overclocking you take that stock clock speed and turn it up to make it faster. Now the effects of that are debatable and will be discussed later. Now that we have the basics, let’s dig farther into this.

AMD versus Intel: The age old battle

AMD verse Intel, who is better? Why all the hate? Who do we pick? Well today we are going to discuss this.

Now First off i am going to say that NO I do not choose favorites. Neither company is paying me to promote anything of theirs. And no I am not making all this up. This is pure fact and logic. Now for those who don’t know, AMD ( also known as Advanced Micro Devices) and Intel (known as Intel) are a CPU and chip designer. They do design more then just CPU’s however the debate on who is better is solely on the CPU’s. Let’s get to the meat and bones of this shall we?

Benchmarking your new computer

I talked about building a new computer not too long ago. Now lets talk about benchmarking it.

Now what does benchmarking exactly mean? Well in a nutshell it means how fast your computer is. Now there isn’t an exact science to this, there are many different programs out there to benchmark the performance of certain parts of your computer. Let’s talk about a few of them.

Building your own PC

I know what you’re saying here, why would I build my own when such and such place is running a special on an already made one!? Now before this gets out of hand, there are great solutions that are ready made to fit a variety of people. Now, let’s say you buy a ready made PC and it’s great at the start, what happens if something fails after the warranty expires? Your out the money that’s what.

DuckDuckGo Review

Today I’ll be doing a short review of DuckDuckGo.

Quick Tip: Getting YouTube Videos to Unfreeze

Heya folks! My associate Cory recently has been having issues with YouTube. Specifically, videos that he is watching will often stop downloading and freeze. He brought this to my attention, and I showed a quick fix. I am doing this in Firefox. Cory is using Google Chrome, and has confirmed that it works in that as well.

Local Backup vs. Cloud Backup

In this video, I will go over two common forms of digital backup.

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Different Types of Ads on YouTube

Confused about how to make money on YouTube? Let me explain to you.

Make your website faster with CloudFlare

Did you know Google will rank you HIGHER for a faster website? Use CloudFlare to make your site faster!

GIMP Image Compression Tutorial

There is no doubt that all of us, at least occasionally, look at photos on the web. Unfortunately, not everyone has very high-speed internet, and this rears its ugly head when we try to load up big images. Today, I’ll show you how to compress images to a much smaller size, using a free image-editing program called GIMP, which you may or may not already be familiar with. It is very similar to Adobe’s Photoshop. I will be shrinking down these images using the shrinking tool in WordPress, however I highly recommend you click on the images to get the full-resolution versions. That will be very helpful during this. So, first, load up your image into GIMP. If you wish to follow along and experiment with slightly different settings, you can find the image I’m using here