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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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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How to install windows from a flash drive
In this article, I will answer the three most popular questions that arise for PC users who decide to install Windows 7 or Windows 8, 8.1, 10 from a USB…

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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 for it. Most users of printing equipment think about what factors can affect the wear rate of some parts of the printer only after the device has visited a service center a couple of times. The paper you print on at first glance may seem like a normal consumable that does not affect wear on parts. However, this opinion is erroneous. Poor paper quality can significantly accelerate the unpleasant moment of visiting a service center. Let us try to figure out with you exactly how and what particular details are affected by the poor quality of the material.

To begin with, I would like to clarify that paper affects different types of printers in different ways. Continue reading

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 to the processor, how often you need to change thermal grease, and why do you need thermal grease and why to change it.

Why do I need to change thermal grease?
The processor contributes to a huge number of operations within one second. Such a high intensity is fraught with the danger of overheating. To eliminate this problem, fans with special radiators are used. Close contact with the cooler, where the heat transfer occurs, is due to the use of thermal paste – the original insulator. Approximately similar processes occur with the video card. Continue reading

Liquid and air cooling of the computer

Now almost every house has a computer. These electronic machines consume kilowatts from our outlets. Of these, only a small part is spent directly on calculations, and the rest is processed into heat.

The hottest component of a PC is the processor. It is so hot that it burns itself without cooling in about 10 seconds. Modern processors are becoming more and more “cold”, however, they are still far from the heat emission of household devices, such as, for example, a DVD player.

Photo processor for PC
Computer processor. Often, the hottest component of a PC. Continue reading

Monitor Calibration Devices
Monitor calibration devices allow both calibration and profiling. Most calibrators look like a computer mouse and attach to the display. Included with the device is a program that displays on…

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Computer video card and its purpose
A video card is that device with which the image is displayed on the monitor. Those. without a video card, we won’t see any text or images on the screen,…

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DIY computer assembly
Detailed DIY assembly instructions. Let's start it by installing the processor and motherboard. Installing the processor and motherboard. Before you start assembling your computer yourself, let's look at the figure…

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X79T LGA 2011 motherboard (X79-Turbo V1.01)
Review of the Chinese motherboard PLEXHD X79 Turbo (the exact marking is X79-Turbo V1.01, also known as X79T) is a promising new fall-winter 2018. The motherboard has standard functionality for…

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