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A Logitech cordless laser mouse has numerous advantages over any other type of mouse available in the market. the design of Logitech cordless laser mouse is sleek and elegant. besides that, you would not find any trouble operating it as the buttons are strategically placed to aid you in operating it. Further, you can grip it firmly with the rubber coating on its sides. this mouse can be operated with ease. this can be used for any type of applications such as games or other forms of computing and can be customized for use with the use of software.
You can adjust the speed of operation of your mouse depending on the type of application for which you will be going to use it. If you need to play a high end game like shooting, you would find this feature quite useful. the sensitivity of the mouse can be adjusted between 400 DPI and 1600 DPI. although it does not come loaded with 2000 DPI resolution, you would not get any chance to complain against it.
The scrolling wheel can be operated smoothly without any hassle. its scrolling is quite different from that of other mice as with one single stroke, you can scroll down to bottom of your document. thus, you can navigate in a long document with ease. You can enable this feature at your will by clicking of a button. You would not find this feature in most models.
Though you would need to recharge your Logitech cordless laser mouse, the long life obtained after one recharge will ensure that you do not need to recharge it often. Further, you would find that all such features provided by this mouse aren’t available in any other model at the same price. thus, you can feel assured that you get the best value of your money spent on it. the design of this model is such that you have plenty of space available for resting your fingers.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M90 Hotkey Driver for USB Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader 18.104.22.168 for Windows 7 – Article information we collected from various sources. All credit goes to its original author.
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This package installs the Hotkey driver for USB Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader for Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and has been approved for use with the following keyboards:- USB Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader (p/n 73P4730)
The update requires approximately 12MB of space on your hard drive.
It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.
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Nowadays it is unlikely that the manufacturer of your TV, Blu-ray player, DVD player or recorder, games console, PC, digibox or Sky HD box will supply the appropriate HDMI cables with your product. this means that you cannot experience the crystal-clear pictures which your new technology offers until you have purchased either HDMI cables and/or a HDMI adapter. With just a quick browse of HDMI products it becomes obvious that this is not just a case of finding and adding it to your online shopping basket.
You will uncover a world of HDMI cables of varying prices and qualities, featuring phrases such as HDMI to HDMI, cables with Ethernet connections, mount cables, long length leads, flat leads, high speed leads and standard speed leads. and thats before you even begin to understand what a HDMI wall plate, HDMI adapter, HDMI extender or HDMI splitter is. but what are all of these options, and what should you be looking for to connect your devices?
If you are looking to connect two HD-ready devices – a games console to a HDTV for example – HDMI cables provide the interconnection you require. HDMI to HDMI (sometimes called M to M) cables are for connecting two HDMI-enabled devices (eg. your PlayStation 3 to your HDTV). these are the most commonly required of all them, and are available in a large number of lengths and qualities. Cables such as HDMI to HDMI connectors encounter loss of signal strength through the wires, so it is important to choose a high quality wire if you want the picture quality to be as high as possible. You should also match your HDMI to HDMI cable to the resolution of your TV or monitor as a minimum.
You will see that your TV is given a resolution measurement, such as 480i, 720p, 1080i or 1080p. If you have a 720p TV for example, a HDMI to HDMI cable which suits from 480i to 1080p is definitely suitable, as would a cable with a minimum operating at a minimum of 720p to over 1080p. If you choose a cable which is not capable of carrying the resolution which you require, you will not be able to enjoy the full picture quality of which your device is capable. 1080p and beyond these are available with Ethernet, which allows for an internet connection and a high quality picture.
Also consider purchasing a cable which can carry a resolution higher than your device, should you choose to update your technology in the future. Gold wire fittings and high speed cables allow for a higher level of picture quality, and if you are choosing a longer length cable (available up to 30m), ensure you choose an active cable, which is a form of signal booster to combat loss in signal through the length of the wire. You may need a HDMI adapter if one or both of your devices do not both have HDMI M port, for example, if your display device is a monitor with a DVI connector (these look bigger than HDMI ports). You can use a DVI to HDMI adapter to enable you to connect into it.
There’s a lot of graphics, coding, story and detail that goes into the making of a game, but nothing that quite matches the power of memories. everyone has a few: games that they remember, not because of anything special about the title itself, but because of a memory so powerful, either because it was funny, heartwarming or just special in some way that made sure you’d never forget it.
Allied Assault – the first Medal of Honor game to hit the PC – was one of those games for me: a good, honest Nazi-bashing romp-and-stomp that used to be so common back in the late 90s and early 2000s.
One holiday, my family was entertaining my aunt’s family who we liked quite a lot, even though we didn’t see each other very often. I’d been able to save up enough money to buy a computer of my own then – rocking a good old Celeron 700 – and was steadily working my way through the Axis forces.
My aunt’s husband dropped in and had a peek. “What’s that you’re playing?” he asked, although I’m not entirely sure he heard the answer. it was almost like watching someone fall in love all over again. they stayed for around a fortnight, which is probably the longest I’ve ever gone without using a computer.
The gaming landscape has changed radically since then. Battlefield 1942 and the original Modern Warfare have completely rewritten the playbook for multiplayer shooters, a point made abundantly clear to me last Friday when I tested Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the sequel to EA’s reboot of the franchise a couple of years ago.
Danger Close have included five different player classes, modelled on the different special forces units of five countries – Australia’s own SAS being one of them. in practice, the five classes were largely what you’d expect; a sniper, assault, heavy weapons, run-and-gun point man and a support. each class had two special abilities they could unlock each round provided they had enough kills.
We were given a single map to run around in, and split into two teams, which were further broken up into separate “fire teams” of two men each. Like Battlefield, you can spawn on your teammate, although a two second delay was added to the respawn time if your buddy was spotted. This applied even if you were fighting next to your spawn. that could be somewhat problematic if it’s the Expendables vs Bob Brown and the Greens party, which was apparently the situation during a very one-sided earlier preview session for journalists.
The map itself – Piratetown, I believe – made for a fun series of firefights not too dissimilar from Modern Warfare 3’s Seatown. Three flags were placed around the map, with a two-storey building located near each. the main difference between the two sides were the spawn points; one spawned towards the sea with a massive circular dome covering one flag, a centre set of stairs and a passageway around the side of the map.
Unfortunately for sniping fans, the scope zoom was far too much for the proximity of 99% of the firefights I took part in. There’s some traction to be had from either spawn, but I found the Steyr Aug on the SAS to be by far and away the most effective rifle. There’s a class with a sub-machine gun that was equally well-suited to the task, but its damage output seemed far lower and far less efficient, despite the easier (or lack of) recoil.
The assault rifle had quite a kick on it, which I always appreciate as an old-school Counter-Strike player and a fan of the original Day of Defeat. the AUG and the sub-machine gun were perfectly controllable with large bursts or just outright spraying; the assault rifle was far heavier and more accurate when tapping or bursting only a few rounds.
I mentioned before that each class had a couple of abilities that could be unlocked, but they also have a speciality accessible from the outset. the heavy gunner could go into a prone form that lowered the recoil of the machinegun, while the AUG-toting Aussies were equipped with special bullets that did an extra 20% damage, although you only had a single magazine.
The sub-machine gunner came with some form of x-ray/thermal vision that allows your opponents to be tracked if they’re in the nearby vicinity. I can’t remember what the special abilities of the other two were, but given that my team was having significant difficulty moving forward – I finished one round with 25 frags while my colleagues managed 5 frags or less each – it was more of a “fight for survival” session than anything else.
On the engine side of things, Warfighter looked good, and, most importantly for a game angling towards Call of Duty and Battlefield fans, it was smooth. You can’t really judge the engine’s capabilities just off a single map, but on that front at least, the signs are looking very good.
Somewhat more concerning, however, was the overall pace of the game. I spoke to a couple of pundits walking back to Wynyard and I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was playing a cross between Call of Duty and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. the latter’s largely down to the scope that was on show for us to examine, which will no doubt change when I see more of the game modes and what’s accessible.
But I can’t help but wonder what direction the game would have taken if the developers were free to make the game on their own terms, instead of having to cope with the expectations set by fans of the two major franchises. nevertheless, I enjoyed what I played. it was smooth, looked good, was frantic enough without being balls-to-the-wall psychotic and the guns were reasonably enjoyable (except for the sniper rifle, but I’m yet to encounter any that I’m satisfied with since the railgun and the AWP).
I walked away from EA’s offices content. the game seems to be coming along smoothly and the multiplayer’s looking in shape – now it’s up to EA and Danger Close to deliver on the rest.
My wife’s notebook PC recently died on us (luckily we had backups!) so we went shopping for a new computer. We considered tablets, but in the end we ended up going with an ultrabook (thin notebook PC). We had a coupon for the Microsoft store, and in the end I think we got a rather good deal. If only we had a student in the house, we could have received an xbox for free…not that I ever have the time to play any games.
We had considered ordering a laptop from Japan so that it would come with the Japanese version of Windows and a Japanese keyboard. But doing so was out of our budget, and instead we decided to buy a US laptop and just use the Japanese IME from Microsoft.
After a few days now, my wife is frustrated with the American English keyboard layout, just as I was when I lived in Japan and had to search hard for the quote mark key and the “@” mark on a Japanese keyboard. With time though, that annoyance goes away as you modify your muscle memory. To make her computer more Japan-like, I configured the tilde or accent grave key as the language switching key in the top-left corner of a Japanese keyboard. I could not completely make it Japan-like, however, due to a lazy Microsoft design flaw.
Windows 7 has a major flaw that does not appear fixable. When switching to the Japanese IME, even if you have set “Hiragana” mode as the default, the IME always starts in Direct Input English mode. After much searching, a Microsoft support rep appears to have said, in summary, that it will only revert to Hiragana mode if you have a Japanese keyboard, and there is no fix for this. This is highly frustrating for anyone who has to switch between English and Japanese input. Prior versions of Windows did not have this issue (e.g. Vista, XP).
The alternative appears to be setting non-unicode language default of the computer to Japanese, and then installing ATOK, the widely popular Japanese IME program in Japan. Hopefully this issue will be fixed in Windows 8 when it comes out (we have an upgrade coupon for that) if ATOK does not work.
Every once in awhile I wonder if I ought to get off of Apple platforms and go back to Microsoft, especially because Apple computers cost about 33% more than Windows computers. Also, Apple’s drive to sell software through AppStore also is a bit unnerving. I like to direct download from the vendor, or better yet, have a CD or DVD with the software on it. Yet issues like the one described above remind me of why I enjoy my MacBook–things just work. I have had my MacBook for 4 years now, and though it runs slower with the new apps, it is still usable for me. My previous computer, and Apple iBook, lasted 5.5 years. So while Apple products may cost more than a PC, I have had good luck with getting a long life out of them. Perhaps I have just been lucky though? We shall see where this AppStore thing goes, and whether or not Microsoft decides to follow the idea…
This is the world of 21st century, the century of technologies. Every thing is rapidly now a days & as much as the Computers & games are concerned, they may be at the top of all. Every one these days like winning contests & some of them adore it. Well few years in the past PC gaming has not been so advance & in most cases was single user based & if anybody wanted to play with some other player then one have to have an extra input as well as any compatible taking part in device .
An era of recent technology began as shortly as the entrance of Network gaming or Multi-player gaming which completely changed the PC gaming entire world.
The cycle of multi-player gaming was that from now on if a person really wants to play a certain sport with any other individual the he can effortlessly connect to the other person’s computer using broad band internet connection .
Usually before the arrival regarding Broad Band, online games were played detailed Modem. this was perfect in those days as the games were not too heavy & only few packets of data are sent & moreover received. However in the past this scene has evolved greatly.
SWITCHING In order to BROADBAND:
Now a days multiplayer games send & receive more information & therefore need more rapidly protocol for sending & receiving information items. Amongst that relating to course is cs global offensive.
Few years previously when there was simply no concept of Broad Band, one would really be capable to find anything faster compared to the ISDN connection. but today as compared to the past we have considerably greater availability & much greater broad wedding ring technology like Digital subscriber line & Cable Device as compare to standard dialup modem. so PC gaming has become very much advance & high high quality games can be performed at a very high data convey rates. Counter Strike is the most popular multiplayer video game using Broad Group Connection.THE GAME :
Undeniably it is the most popular video game played over the years & is the modification of fifty percent life developed by Device. It is FPS (Very first Person Shooter) sort game & is totally action packed. The game is divided into a couple of teams The Enemy Forces & The Counter Terrorist Forces. The overall game is played approximately some Maps who have different locations & moreover objectives. according to these types of Maps the Counter-top Terrorists & the Terrorist causes assassinate/ Escapes, Hostages/ Rescues as well as diffuse bomb & so forth..
WEAPONS AND OTHER Gadgets:
Weapons armors & other equipment are very distinctive parts of the sport. There is a wide assortment of distinct equipments like night vision, hand grenades & other pistols & weapons. The player have to purchase those stuff. so that you can buy ammos & other tools, player must be in a very shopping cart area & more importantly have funds in their account.
There are a lot regarding small & big, effortless & advance equipments obtainable in Counter Strike guns & sub device guns are the primary features of the game. Each & every Weapon is different from some other. thus all the Weaponry & equipment offers a realistic touch to the game. Money management is one of the most distinctive part of the game. As a result by buying a particular products or weapon & utilizing at the time when it is required will take the player on top of the game without any participation of difficulty.
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I was struggling to think of something to write about until an offhand comment on Twitter got me thinking about, of all things, floppy disk drives.
I miss floppy disk drives.
No, wait. Bear with me. not in practical terms — I’m sure no-one misses the days when games had a whole disk just for their intro sequence, or the era when Microsoft Office came in a box roughly the size of a Borg Cube — but in terms of… of… you know what? It’s hard to describe exactly, so let me just wax nostalgic about a few things.
I used to find something oddly comforting in the sound of floppy drives whirring away doing their thing. every floppy drive sounded different, too — the ridiculously huge 810 drive for the Atari 8-bit computers snarked and farted; the later 1050 was a little quieter (though had squeaky mechanical parts sometimes); the external floppy drives for the Atari ST made a pleasant frog-like croaking noise; the internal Atari ST drive was subtler, giving the occasional chug; and the drives in our first PCs were pretty quiet, putt-putt-putting away, usually installing something.
Their uses varied over the years, too. Up until DOS and Windows-based PCs started to take off as a serious gaming platform and required you to install everything, pretty much all software ran directly from floppies, making it necessary to have lots of those big plastic disk boxes (inevitably full of pirated software) — organised alphabetically if you wanted to remain sane. In practical terms, this meant things often took quite a long time to load, which brings us to something that is all but forgotten these days except in the most inefficiently-programmed and/or massive video games: the loading screen.
Loading screens used to be the place where the graphic artist for the game could really let rip and show off what they could do with the limited colour palette and resolution of the hardware they were working on. my most fondly-remembered loading screens were the work of Herman Serrano, a dude who could really make the Atari ST sing. (Visually. whatever the visual equivalent of singing is. oh, be quiet.) He did good loading screens for companies such as Argonaut and Psygnosis, and always signed his name prominently on them, which is something you don’t see these days, either. Often they were just pixel-by-pixel recreations of the box art, but sometimes there were variations, and it was fun to look carefully at them, pick out the details and spot the occasional Easter eggs. You didn’t have much choice, really, since there was nothing else you could do while it was loading.
While games still ran from floppies, loading breaks — now considered to be a thing of great evil that should be avoided at all cost — were considered something of a perk, as they generally indicated that you had done something good. this was true whether you were playing an Infocom text adventure on the Atari 8-bit or a LucasArts adventure on the Amiga. If the disk started chugging immediately after you did something, you were usually on to a winner. (Unless you were playing a Sierra game, of course, in which case it was entirely possible it was simply loading one of its many elaborate death scenes for your long-suffering character.) some emulators of old systems even allow for the simulation of these loading breaks for the fully-authentic experience — though without the sound of a disk drive chugging away it loses something.
So yes. I miss floppy drives. I don’t begrudge the 21st century’s massive storage capacities and lightning-fast access, of course, but I do miss that comforting feel of sliding a disk into a slot with a satisfying “clunk”, turning the computer on (yes! Remember having to turn the computer off every time you wanted to run something else?) and then sitting listening to the distinctive mechanical whirrs, groans and farts of the disk drive as it loaded whatever it was you wanted to play or use.
Rest in peace, floppy drives. You’re missed!
Xbox Kinect Bundle Giveaway
Have you heard? We are having a Techy Summer over at Mom to Bed by 8, the ‘Iowa Mom‘ and want to help you continue on with your sensational summer by offering you a chance to win an Xbox Kinect Bundle Pack (including Xbox 360 console, Kinect Sensor and Kinect Adventures Game). Retail value $299.
Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts TechyTribe, I Love To Gossip, Giveaway Bandit, As Mom Sees It and Couponing4you for their support in bringing this gamer giveaway to life!
Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect
Product DescriptionThe Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect. Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways – no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering. see a ball? Kick it. Control an HD movie with a wave of the hand. want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. Wi-Fi is built-in for easier connection to the world of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, where HD movies and TV stream in an instant. Xbox 360 is more games, entertainment and fun.
Kinect Sensor: With the Kinect sensor, you can experience gaming like never before. Easy to use and fun for everyone, the Kinect sensor utilizes revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing new technology allows the sensor to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, making you the controller. With Kinect Xbox 360 now has the best controller ever made – YOU.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The new Xbox 360 is the only console with 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in for a faster and easier connection to Xbox LIVE. Stream HD movies and TV or download games from Xbox LIVE in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound from anywhere in the house. Compatible with b/g/n networks.
Xbox LIVE: Xbox LIVE brings a world of entertainment to you. Instantly watch movies and TV streaming from Netflix. in crystal-clear HD, or download game add-ons like new levels, characters, maps and songs. Easily jump right into online multiplayer fun and play along with friends around the world. Plus, get your favorite music from Last.fm, connect with friends on Facebook and post Tweets on Twitter. Xbox LIVE is your connection to more games, entertainment and fun.
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black): This award-winning, high-performance wireless controller features a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of up to 30 hours on two AA batteries.
More ports: Connect more accessories and storage solutions with added USB ports. Now with a total of 5, (3 back/2 front) you’ll find more places to plug and play. Plus, in addition to the standard Ethernet port and HDMI output, we’ve added an integrated optical audio out port for an easier connection to the booming sound of your A/V receiver.
Kinect Adventures game: Float in outer space. Experience the thrill of roaring rapids. Tackle mountaintop obstacle courses and dive into the deep to explore a leaky underwater observatory — all from your living room. With Kinect Adventures, you are the controller as you jump, dodge and kick your way through exciting adventures set in a variety of exotic locations. Rated “E” for everyone.
What’s in The Box?
- Xbox 360 4GB S Console
- Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360
- Kinect Adventures game – rated “E” for Everyone
- Xbox 360 Black Wireless Controller
- Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable (standard definition)
- 1 year limited warranty on console
Giveaway ends on July 22nd. Open Worldwide (winners located outside of the US/Canada area will receive cash equivalent), ages 18+.
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A Little Bit of my History
The very first time I have my hands on computer was almost 18 years back or so. It was an Apple computer given by my uncle who thought that I might be interested in it. The computer had no hard drive but with two 5 and a half inches floppy drive. The colors supported were black and green. All I did with the computer is to play games.
Later on, my father bought a 80286 system which came with a DOS system menu. I am particularly interested in games and since we had a DOS system, I started borrowing games from my friends. The computer was not considered fast because there were 80486 in the market at that time. Thus, some of the games are either not compatible or too slow to play a 80286 system.
At that time, I discovered that memory is one of the important components to increase the computer speed. Knowing that it was impossible for me to buy additional RAM to add-on, I started looking at DOS utilities. There was a Memory Maker tools which aimed to increase the memory similar of having a virtual memory but there was no significant improvement or I should say there was no improvement at all.
Later on, my father bought a Pentium 133 system with Windows 95. I upgraded it to Windows 98 myself. I went on to study computing in college and had another Celeron 300A system. I tried overclocking but the system just hangs after 333MHz. An increase of 33MHz did not improve much to the overall speed.
This is one of the most common tools that you can find in all Windows system. Run the tool by typing ‘msconfig’ from Start Menu –> Run, and a system configuration windows will appear. Click on the startup tab and it contains a list of startup program on your computer. Thus, one of the ways to improve your computer startup speed is to have the least programs to startup automatically with Windows.
Of course, you will want your antivirus to startup together but other than that, I believe that MSN, Skype and other similar tools will slow down your startup tremendously. you might be saying that you will always need to run MSN and Skype but a good practice is to enable them in the startup but prevent them from signing in automatically.
I like my system to startup fast because sometimes I may just want to type some documents or playing games without using other tools. Thus, shortcuts at the desktop are good enough for me as I can choose to launch any programs after startup.
After a fresh installation, the startup tab is normally blank. Hence, you are safe to untick all the programs listed. if you find that your system is not working properly after that, you can always run the system configuration and tick all the startup programs.
This is a free spyware tool from Microsoft itself. other than that, it is also a startup manager. Browse through the tools option, and there is a Software Explorer link. It works like a combination of startup manager and task manager. you can view currently running programs, network connected programs, winsock service providers and startup programs. you can choose to remove, disable or enable the programs listed.
However, Windows Defender is available for Windows XP and Vista only.
As time goes by, your copy of Windows may work slower and slower. This is because of the amount of software and games that you have installed in your computer but are not removed properly during uninstallation. During an of software or game, not only the files are installed in the specified folders; several records are also added into Windows registry. unfortunately, not all the records in the registry are always removed during uninstallation.
The Windows registry is a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows 32-bit versions, 64-bit versions and Windows Mobile. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, users, preferences of the PC, etc. whenever a user makes changes to Control Panel settings, file associations, system policies, or most installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in the registry. – Wikipedia
CCleaner is a piece of freeware which can be used to check any broken links from the registry and thus, offers the option to remove the invalid registry entries. a lot of people are saying that it is dangerous to change registry settings. Indeed, it is dangerous. but I have been using this piece of freeware for quite sometime and I have not encountered any serious problems with it. however, I do notice some improvement in my system speed especially during startup.
As I am using Vista at the moment, I reckon that the software does not work quite well with Vista because some of the options a greyed out.
System Mechanic of IOLO Technologies is a piece of software that done a better job than CCleaner. well, of course because it is not free. if you manage to get hold of a copy of System Mechanic, you will be surprised how it performed and all the functions it has.
Advance System Properties
If you like the fancy appearance of your Windows right now, you may choose not to change any of the settings here. but there are a few options which you might want to disable and it does not affect the overall appearance of your Windows. To go to the Advance System Properties, right click my Computer and click on properties. for Windows XP, click on the Advance tab while Windows Vista users need to click on the Advance System Properties link at the left column.
In the advance tab, there are three frames, Performance, User Profiles and Startup and Recovery. Click on the Settings button in the Performance frame and you will be shown the Visual Effects tab. To choose for the best performance will untick all the options below and mostly likely, you will get better speed when navigating through Windows. however, if you prefer to have the fancy appearance, you may want to just untick the options for fading and sliding or untick everything except the bottom two options to keep the option of having drop shadow for icon labels and visual styles for windows and buttons.
Files in Desktop and User Account
The size of you user account has some effect on the speed of your computer during startup. you can view your user account size from the User Profiles frame mentioned above. Click on the Settings button in the User Profiles frame and you will see a list of users and the size of each of the users.
My own practice is to avoid storing files such as documents and pictures in my user account folders. even though the user account has come pre-created with different folders for different types of documents such as the musics, pictures, bookmark favorites, documents and saved games, but I have dealt with problems that resulted from corrupted user profiles and the only way to recover the files is to connect the hard drive to another working machine. well, that is way too troublesome for some people. in addition, some viruses attack through user profiles.
Desktop files are stored in User Profiles. The more icons and files stored in the desktop, the slower startup you get.
Thus, it will be wise to store the files to another drive or partition which will secure your files and also speed up your system slightly.
Using Disk Cleanup will help you to clean your Internet Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, setup Files and compress files. This is another step to clean up your system and it may not help to speed up your system. well, at least that you know a place to find the files that can be deleted safely. By the way, having enough of free disk space is equally important for your computer to run smoothly.
If you’ve been looking to upgrade your computer video card you’ve probably heard a great deal about PCI Express and SLI. Don’t run out and buy a new computer just yet and take that AGP motherboard you just threw away out of the trash. the truth is you can probably make some simple upgrades to your current computer to get a couple more years of gaming out of it. of course if you have an extremely slow processor and/or less than an 8x AGP motherboard, you will need to do more than upgrade your graphics card. however, in most cases people’s computers are only a couple of years old and really have plenty of processing power.
The three things to look at are your memory, motherboard, and video card. to get the most out of the more recent games you want to have at least 1GB of RAM. this is a very simple upgrade and only takes a couple of minutes. For more information on upgrading your memory you can visit my website. Second, check to be sure your AGP slot on your current motherboard is 8x. If your memory and motherboard meet these standards you’re in luck. a new video card will probably float you for at least another year, likely two if you get a top of the line card. the thing to remember is that PCI Express is new technology and not nearly as widespread as AGP is. Game companies want to make as much money as possible from each game. For this reason, they will try to make the games play well on the widest array of platforms. When you think about it like this, it is easy to see how AGP will be useful for a while longer. For more information on AGP video cards visit the Video Card review [gaming-computers.net/productreviews_graphicscards.html] section of my website.
If your motherboard isn’t up to par or your processor is outdated it is time for an upgrade. If you are a do-it-yourselfer like I am, you should look into building your own computer. It’s not as difficult as you might think and can save you a good deal of money.