Monitor calibration
Monitor calibration is a necessary preparatory stage for pre-printing photographs and images, without which all efforts to select the most suitable and spectacular colors will be in vain. Incorrect color…

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WinLock: Windows Blocker
WinLock is a family of computer viruses that interfere with the operation of a computer and require a cash payment in favor of the author. WinLock is a separate family…

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How paper quality affects printer wear
This material will help many users to find out a useful thing, namely, how the quality of the paper affects the wear of the printer, and which paper to buy…

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Integrated graphics card

An integrated video card (it is also often called an integrated or “onboard” video card) is part of the chipset system logic of the computer motherboard (part of the chipset). The integrated video card is usually located inside the chip of its “north bridge”.

Do not worry if you do not yet fully understand what is at stake (some kind of “bridges”, etc.) we will talk about the motherboard device in more detail in the following sections. So far, we are only interested in the integrated video card. The photo shows a typical example of integrated video on the motherboard.

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How to find out the temperature of the processor

In this manual, there are some simple ways to find out the temperature of a processor in Windows 10, 8, and Windows 7 (as well as a method independent of the OS) both with the help of free programs and without their use. At the end of the article, general information will also be given on what the normal temperature of the processor of the computer or laptop should be.

The reason why the user may need to look at the temperature of the processor is the suspicion that the laptop or computer is shutting down due to overheating or other reasons to believe that it is not normal.

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Solving a problem with a laptop webcam: no picture (black screen)

In our repair practice, sometimes there are “mystical” cases.

We have: a new HP laptop. The camera is visible in the device manager. It’s written in the camera’s properties that the device works fine, but the picture itself is not in Skype or in any other program.

We try to solve the problem in simple ways.
Reinstalling Windows, searching for driver updates on the official website did not produce results. If you check the camera through the popular verification site:

Screenshot of the browser on the webcammictest.com camera verification site
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What are SSD drives and how do they work?
Today we will analyze the main points and principles of functioning of the technology of solid-state SSD drives. As you remember, in the first part of the article we conducted…

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Printer prints white sheets - what to do
The printer prints white sheets - a situation that has occurred in almost every office worker or owner of this device, who uses it at home. The bulk of users…

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How to apply thermal grease to the processor
In this article I will talk about such an important point in computer business - replacing thermal paste on the processor. You will learn how to properly apply thermal grease…

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Solving a problem with a laptop webcam: no picture (black screen)
In our repair practice, sometimes there are "mystical" cases. We have: a new HP laptop. The camera is visible in the device manager. It’s written in the camera’s properties that…

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