Gigabyte Wireless Presentation Kit

[nextpage title=”First Look”]Gigabyte Wireless Presentation Kit is a product that enables you to control your PC remotely through wireless connection, specially designed to control PowerPoint, which is one of the most famous softwares to make...

Cooling After

When we switch our computers off, the processor’s cooling fan immediately stops working, and the machine’s processor consequently remains hot for several minutes after. As current processors generate a lot of heat and current high-end CPUs are over 3 GHz,...

All Pentium III Models

Intel has just come out with another version of Pentium III, code named Tualatin, which has a 512 KB L2 cache operating at the same clock frequency as the processor, thereby double the amount of cache memory offered by previous versions of Pentium III and, according,...

Recovering Hard Disks with Bad Blocks

Bad block or faulty sector is the name given to a damaged area on a hard disk. It is a physical problem, i. e., the hard disk’s magnetic media is defective. When we run a disk utility such as Scandisk and Norton Disk Doctor, such faulty sectors are marked with a...

Deciphering the BIOS Serial Number

Many people want to find out their motherboard manufacturer without having to open their computer. In other cases, such as upgrading the BIOS and seeking drivers for the board, the manufacturer and model of a motherboard must be known. The motherboard manufacturer can...

Testing Your Computer Security

If your computer is networked and/or has a permanent link to the Internet (for instance, a cable modem or a building cabled for Internet), the best thing to do is run an accurate diagnosis on it to check whether it is in some way open to hacker attack. Although many...

BTX Motherboards

Six months ago Intel announced the release of a new format of motherboards, the BTX (Balanced Technology Extended). This new format should substitute the current ATX standard in the next few years. The big question is: Why a new format for motherboards? The new format...

How to Transform an Athlon XP into an Athlon MP

You must wonder why the Athlon XP does not allow working in a symmetrical multiprocessing configuration (more than one processor in the same computer). That is a doubt all hardware specialists had, especially because AMD had initially said that the Athlon XP would...

Alternative Graphic Chips

Until the mid 90’s it was possible to buy video cards using chips from the most varied manufacturers, such as Trident, Oak, S3, 3dfx, Matrox, NVIDIA, ATI, and 3Dlabs, just to name the most famous ones.  Nowadays it seems we live in an era when there are...

Who Are the Biggest Board Manufacturers?

To know who the biggest manufacturers of anything are is no easy task. In the case of computer parts, it is an even more complicated task, especially because in several countries computers are assembled by thousands of small companies, professionals of the area, and...