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3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 2 3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 2
I'm often asked by my friends and family why I spend so much time and money to baby my computer, after all it's an inanimate object that could never love me back...


MadOnion Oct 24, 2002
3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 3 nVIDIA Style 3DMark2001SE Tweak Guide - Part 3 nVIDIA Style
I often get e-mails from readers asking me how to increase their 3DMark score or tweak their computer to be faster. Today I'm going to be spilling my guts about how I got 18608 3DMarks.


Various Nov 27, 2002
A Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software A Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
An unprotected computer used by a novice runs the risk of being infected mere minutes after a broadband connection to the Internet is formed.


PCSTATS Aug 06, 2004
Basics of antivirus software Basics of antivirus software
Like a high-strung Doberman, an antivirus is much more useful to you if you understand how it operates, when to feed it, how often to walk it, et cetera.


none Sep 19, 2000
Basics of Data Bases Basics of Data Bases
An introductory text into the magical world of Relational Databases. The guts behind many of the Web's best, and most user friendly websites.


Pcstats.com Jan 08, 2000
Beginners Guide: Exploring CPU Performance in Windows Vista vs. Win 7 Beginners Guide: Exploring CPU Performance in Windows Vista vs. Win 7
Stuck with an older PC that runs slow in Vista? Upgrading to Windows 7 might breath new life into that PC and extend its useful life. Find out as PCSTATS tests multiple CPUs under identical Vista and Win 7 environments.


Beginners Guides May 01, 2011
Beginners Guide: Flashing a Video Card BIOS Beginners Guide: Flashing a Video Card BIOS
While not something for the novice to undertake, flashing your video card BIOS may lead to performance and feature enhancements.


PCSTATS Aug 24, 2004
Beginners Guide: Fujitsu Lifebook P770 Memory Upgrade Beginners Guide: Fujitsu Lifebook P770 Memory Upgrade
There comes a point in every notebooks lifespan when it's time to upgrade the memory. Follow along as PCSTATS outlines the steps to upgrade the P770's hidden memory slot.


Crucial.com May 17, 2012
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Microsoft Research has developed a free program called Image Composite Editor 1.4.4.0 - which is a really powerful, but simple to use and nearly completely automated panoramic image stitching program that works with photos or video!


Microsoft Jan 27, 2014
Beginners Guide: How to Build an Affordable Desktop Computer Beginners Guide: How to Build an Affordable Desktop Computer
Buying a new computer can be a confusing process if you're not techno-literate. The first step is to identify what your computer needs are, and roughly how much you're willing to spend.


PCSTATS Aug 02, 2007
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that's what we'll be laying out in this article today!


PCSTATS Aug 14, 2014
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
Installing an AMD Socket AM3 processor into a motherboard is not a difficult task, but if you've never done it before some friendly guidance is usually a good idea. Most users tend to encounter problems attaching the AMD heatsink correctly or are unsure about which CPU is compatible with each different socket version.


AMD Jun 20, 2012
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
We thought we'd run off a quick DIY Guide illustrating the procedure for installing a socket FM1 AMD processor for the benefit of our readers. If you are planning on building a AMD based computer anytime soon, bookmark this PCSTATS Guide now.


AMD Dec 12, 2011
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink
At PCSTATS we've built hundreds of computer systems while testing different motherboards and CPUs, but haven't ever documented the steps. In this straight forward Beginners Guide PCSTATS will show you all the steps to installing and removing a socket LGA1155 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor and heatsink.


Intel Jun 21, 2012
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1366 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1366 CPU and Heatsink
We thought we'd run off a quick Beginners Guide illustrating the procedure for installing a socket 1366 CPU for the benefit of our readers. If you are planning on building a Intel based computer anytime soon, bookmark this PCSTATS Guide now!


Intel May 01, 2011
Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA775 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA775 CPU and Heatsink
With Intel's latest processor socket LGA775 formfactor, Intel has accomplished a couple of noteworthy things. The first was to substantially reduce the complexity and cost of manufacturing.


Intel Jan 08, 2009
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.


PCSTATS Nov 18, 2013
Beginners Guide: Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2 Beginners Guide: Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2
In this guide, PCstats will detail how to create a bootable Windows XP CD with Service Pack 2 included.


PCstats.com Oct 04, 2006
Beginners Guides:  Ergonomics and Computers Beginners Guides: Ergonomics and Computers
This Beginners Guide aims to provide a guideline for identifying and avoiding situations which could result in the development of a repetitive strain injury while using your computer each day.


PCSTATS Aug 01, 2010
Beginners Guides: 101 Tech Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP Beginners Guides: 101 Tech Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
PCSTATS has a massive Tech Tip guide for Windows XP covering 101 useful and sometimes spicy Tweaks and Tech Tips that will make your clunkly PC run better!


PCSTATS May 01, 2011
Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP
From quick tips to WindowsXP, right through to cool tweak, toys and experiments, PCSTATS has go you covered with over a hundred new Tech Tips!


PCSTATS May 01, 2007
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Newest Update! Take control of Windows with help from PCSTATS. We've got 99 ways to squeeze out better performance, enhance boot times, free up hard drive space and trim away Windows's fat.


PCSTATS Feb 25, 2014
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows
Newest Update! PCSTATS covers all the TechTips you need to push a Windows XP PC from sluggish to quick. This Guide deals with quicker boot times, making your current hardware work faster, and 99 other Tips from PCSTATS that will help you make your computer run better, quicker, and more efficiently!


PCSTATS Feb 25, 2014
Beginners Guides: Annual PC Checkup Checklist Beginners Guides: Annual PC Checkup Checklist
A medical primer for your computer, from dust bunnies to defragging, keep your computer in good health by giving it a yearly checkup!


PCSTATS Jun 29, 2007
Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC
Assembling your own PC is not hard. Modern computer systems are designed to be easy to fit together, and they are.


PCSTATS Jul 28, 2007
Beginners Guides: Back up and Restore Data in WinXP Beginners Guides: Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
The Drive Imaging method of backing up data involves making an identical copy of a partition on a hard drive. Catastrophic hard drive failures happen, and when they do, even if you still have warranty support for the drive you're out of luck. Your only recourse is data recovery services, and they can charge enormous amounts for their services, though often only if they are able to recover the data.


Beginners Guides Apr 21, 2004
Beginners Guides: Browser Hijacking & How to Stop It Beginners Guides: Browser Hijacking & How to Stop It
If you though Pop-ups were annoying, just wait until your web browser is hijacked! In this guide, PCstats shows you how to regain control and kick out the hijackers, kung-fu style...


PCstats.com May 10, 2004
Beginners Guides: Burning CDs and DVDs Beginners Guides: Burning CDs and DVDs
In this segment we will help you lean how to burn your own CDROMs, audio CDs, and create ISOs for backup of your files.


PCstats Dec 09, 2003
Beginners Guides: Cloning WindowsXP Beginners Guides: Cloning WindowsXP
A common problem is how to clone your installed WindowsXP and move it to a new hard drive on the same computer. Upgrading your OS hard drive can be a real pain, but we'll walk you through an easy process to simplify your life, so you can get back to work.


PCstats Dec 23, 2008
Beginners Guides: Computer Error Beep Codes Beginners Guides: Computer Error Beep Codes
When the computer makes those funny sound via the system speaker, it's not doing it because it wants to be heard.


None Sep 17, 2002
Beginners Guides: Converting Videotape Into Video Files Beginners Guides: Converting Videotape Into Video Files
Break out the BETA and VHS tapes, it's time to convert those old home movies into video files you can email around the world, and publish on the web in all their digital splendor!


PCSTATS Jan 16, 2007
Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death Beginners Guides: Crash Recovery & The Blue Screen of Death
PCSTATS lays out the ground rules to fixing the problems that can cause a Blue Screen of Death. Or, you can just reinstall your ENTIRE PC... it's your choice!


PCSTATS Mar 23, 2013
Beginners Guides: Creating a Weblog / Blog Beginners Guides: Creating a Weblog / Blog
In the 90's Grunge was in. Now in the 06's Blogging is the next biggest thing.


PCstats Jan 04, 2006
Beginners Guides: Creating MP3 Music Files Beginners Guides: Creating MP3 Music Files
Quick and simple instructions on how to make MP3s out of your CDs, and make MP3s into audio CDs back again. Digitized audio is governed by bit-rate, or the amount of song data that is transferred per second to the device that is playing the song. A digital audio recording using the 'Redbook' audio CD standard uses 1.4 million bits of data per second. This is the amount of information necessary to play a virtually identical digitized version of the original analog music.


Beginners Guides Dec 31, 2003
Beginners Guides: Decrypting Document & File Passwords Beginners Guides: Decrypting Document & File Passwords
As PCSTATS illustrates in this article, a lot of the methods of protection used by common software packages are far from invulnerable.


PCSTATS Feb 19, 2007
Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
Know... before your hard drive kicks the bucket, taking all your data with it. Clickity-click, time to defuse that dying hard disk!


PCSTATS May 01, 2011
Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory
In this guide, PCSTATS will discuss the common symptoms of faulty memory as well as looking at a handful of free memory testing software programs which can help you diagnose your troubles.


Beginners Jul 21, 2008
Beginners Guides: Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP Beginners Guides: Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
Want to get rid of Windows Vista? Discovered that none of the software (and even some hardware) you've been using for years is compatible? You're not alone... PCSTATS guides you down the path to getting your old programs working once again by downgrading Vista back to good old Windows XP.


PCSTATS Aug 16, 2010
Beginners Guides: Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit Beginners Guides: Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
The availability of 64-bit CPUs has made it possible to run a fully 64-bit operating system and processor, but it's not always so convenient when it comes to software applications or games.


Microsoft Dec 17, 2005
Beginners Guides: Encryption and Online Privacy Beginners Guides: Encryption and Online Privacy
This article aims to cover the basics of online security, including a description of the methods online stores use to protect themselves and their customers.


PCstats Sep 23, 2003
Beginners Guides: Firewall Setup and Configuration Beginners Guides: Firewall Setup and Configuration
Firewalls are a necessity, but configuring them so that every internet-based program still works is often troublesome. With this guide, you can have your Firewall, and MSN File Transfers too.


PCSTATS Jul 31, 2007
Beginners Guides: Firewalls and Internet Security Beginners Guides: Firewalls and Internet Security
Securing your computer against threats from the Internet is an essential step. If you do not, you will, at some point, regret it. Guaranteed.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection Beginners Guides: Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
One of the major benefits of flash memory is that they are compatible with many of the data recovery programs designed to retrieve accidentally deleted files from computer hard disks.


PCSTATS Apr 06, 2011
Beginners Guides: Flashing a Motherboard BIOS Beginners Guides: Flashing a Motherboard BIOS
Upgrading the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) of your computer's motherboard, also sometimes called flashing, used to be a complex operation full of potential perils for your PC.


PCstats Guide Jun 30, 2004
Beginners Guides: Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods Beginners Guides: Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
Ever wondered how to recover or reset a forgotten password in WindowsXP? This guide will help you get back into your computer, all without reinstalling the operating system.


PCSTATS Aug 31, 2007
Beginners Guides: Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive Beginners Guides: Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
Installing a hard drive for the first time? Need to partition a current drive into smaller disks? You can do it, and we can show you how.


PCSTATS Jan 22, 2008
Beginners Guides: Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC Beginners Guides: Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
Once you have got the idea of upgrading into your head, the next step is to figure out how to go about it.


PCstats Mar 13, 2005
Beginners Guides: Hard Drive Data Recovery Beginners Guides: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Hard drives, being the dynamic storage devices that they are, are extremely easy to erase in any number of amusing and simple to achieve ways. This Guide also deals with recovering deleted formatted information. UPDATED - How to fix a 1TB hard drive that suddenly changes to 0.0GB, or 32MB in size.


PCSTATS Dec 27, 2010
Beginners Guides: Home Networking and File Sharing Beginners Guides: Home Networking and File Sharing
Networking, or connecting computers together to share information, has long been one of the more difficult areas of basic computing, but no more.


PCSTATS Apr 22, 2004
Beginners Guides: How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in Windows XP / Vista / 7 Beginners Guides: How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in Windows XP / Vista / 7
This PCSTATS Guide is really more of tip for solving a very specific problem encountered by web developers who use certain HTML editors; most notably manifested as an annoying no such interface supported error in Homesite.


PCSTATS Jul 11, 2007
Beginners Guides: Installing RAID on a Desktop PC Beginners Guides: Installing RAID on a Desktop PC
With the right number of identical hard drives, motherboards that support RAID can choose from RAID 0, RAID 1, and sometimes even RAID 0+1 for improved performance, data redundancy and backups.


PCSTATS Apr 22, 2008
Beginners Guides: Installing Windows Vista Beginners Guides: Installing Windows Vista
Installing Microsoft Windows operating systems has never been too hard, but Windows Vista's install process does differ in several ways from that of Windows XP, especially when it comes to handling hard drive selection...


PCSTATS Mar 05, 2008
Beginners Guides: Installing Windows XP Beginners Guides: Installing Windows XP
This article is intended to cover simply the various tasks involved in installing Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional on a PC.


PCSTATS Jul 29, 2007
Beginners Guides: Internet Connection Sharing Beginners Guides: Internet Connection Sharing
Internet sharing is essential if you have more than one PC in your house, and getting it to work isn't that hard once you know what steps to follow.


PCstats.com Apr 26, 2004
Beginners Guides: Legally Copying Software and Music Beginners Guides: Legally Copying Software and Music
This article is a guideline on what you can and cannot do with your digital media under copyright. We wanted to dig a little deeper and clear up the somewhat grey area on backing up software and music.


PCstats Oct 30, 2003
Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
Since its creation in 1991 by Linus Torvalds to the present day, Linux has been half operating system and half symbol. PCSTATS introduces you to Linux in this, the first part of a 3-part series focusing on Linux.


PCSTATS Apr 21, 2008
Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2: Installing a PC Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
We'll look at SUSE Personal 9.1 and explore the process of installing Linux onto your hard drive as a full operating system.


PCSTATS Apr 18, 2008
Beginners Guides: Linux Part 3: Installing New Software Beginners Guides: Linux Part 3: Installing New Software
Linux is free, relatively easy to install, but what about software? How do you add programs and software in an environment that isn't based on the familiar rules of the Microsoft Windows world?


PCSTATS Apr 16, 2008
Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP Beginners Guides: Little Known Features of WindowsXP
We will explore the features and abilities of WinXP, with an eye towards providing a better understanding of the capabilities of the operating system, and the options available to the user.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Making DVD Movies from Video Files Beginners Guides: Making DVD Movies from Video Files
Making a DVD out of your own video files (or home movies) isn't too hard. In fact, we'll walk you through the task step by step.


PCstats Aug 27, 2004
Beginners Guides: Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista Beginners Guides: Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
Upgraded to Windows Vista? Have you discovered a lot of the software (and even some hardware) you've been using for years is no longer compatible? You're not alone... Buying all new software isn't the answer, instead PCSTATS will guide you down the path to getting your old programs working once more in Vista.


PCSTATS Apr 09, 2008
Beginners Guides: Most Common Ways to Kill a PC Beginners Guides: Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
Ever wonder what are the most common ways by which you'll eventually kill your PC? Despite your best intentions, computer hardware's worst enemy is YOU, as it turns out.


PCSTATS Feb 11, 2009
Beginners Guides: Optical Drives & Recording Formats Beginners Guides: Optical Drives & Recording Formats
Everything from the differing optical media recording standards, read/record speeds to selecting the best recordable DVD format is covered.


PCstats Dec 08, 2003
Beginners Guides: Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard and Memory Beginners Guides: Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard and Memory
If you're one of the many who has never overclocked, this guide will explain what it is and how to do it to the computers' processor, motherboard and memory.


PCSTATS Sep 08, 2006
Beginners Guides: Overclocking the Videocard Beginners Guides: Overclocking the Videocard
It's possible to overclock a videocard just as you might a processor, for quicker speeds and better gaming. In this guide we will explain how to do just that, step by step.


PCstats Sep 08, 2006
Beginners Guides: PC Ports, Connectors and Sockets Beginners Guides: PC Ports, Connectors and Sockets
In this Beginners Guide PCSTATS aims to give you a basic visual acquaintance with the various ports and connectors on your PC, and a general understanding of what they are and how they work, hopefully bridging a circuit between the jargon and your hands-on knowledge of your own computer.


Beginners Guide Jul 19, 2003
Beginners Guides: Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop Beginners Guides: Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
And, if that doesn't work, at least you can protect your data better than you did that brand new notebook. Harsh words, but sound advice.


PCstats Sep 08, 2005
Beginners Guides: Printer Sharing on a Home Network Beginners Guides: Printer Sharing on a Home Network
A quick and easy guide to networking your printer at home without having to buy any extra hardware for the job.


PCSTATS Apr 13, 2007
Beginners Guides: RAM, Memory and Upgrading Beginners Guides: RAM, Memory and Upgrading
Random Access Memory (RAM) can be thought of as the short-term memory, in the sense that once the power is turned off, all information stored there is not saved.


Memory Aug 14, 2005
Beginners Guides: Remote Access to Computers Beginners Guides: Remote Access to Computers
There are any number of reasons why setting up your computer for remote access is a good idea, and PCstats is going to show you how to do it.


PCSTATS Apr 11, 2007
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.


N/A Oct 02, 2013
Beginners Guides: RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions Beginners Guides: RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
As the internet advances, even surfing has become slow and laborious. Enter RSS Feeds, and the simplified way in which they allow us to keep a birds eye view on favourite websites content.


PCstats Apr 13, 2005
Beginners Guides: Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery Beginners Guides: Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
The first step to recovering a crashed computer is Windows Vista's Safe Mode. Knowing this will allow you to deal with bad software drivers, determine if it's a hardware or software error, and fight off virus attacks. Safe Mode is like a second chance to save your PC from certain doom!


PCSTATS Nov 23, 2009
Beginners Guides: Securing A Wireless Network Beginners Guides: Securing A Wireless Network
Modern wireless networking products are inexpensive, simple to set up and very convenient. They are also full of holes... security holes, that is.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Setting up an FTP Server in Windows XP Beginners Guides: Setting up an FTP Server in Windows XP
FTP is an easy way to transfer files over the Internet and in this guide PCSTATS will explains the basics of using it, and how to set up a home FTP server in Windows XP.


PCSTATS Dec 24, 2008
Beginners Guides: Spyware Protection and Removal Beginners Guides: Spyware Protection and Removal
The most common definition of Spyware is a program that sends information from your computer to another destination on the Internet without your knowledge.


PCSTATS Jul 30, 2007
Beginners Guides: Stopping Spam e-Mails Beginners Guides: Stopping Spam e-Mails
According to one recent opinion, over 45% of all email sent over the Internet is unwanted and uninvited.


PCSTATS Nov 27, 2006
Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
While your PC may be doing nothing, all of a sudden you notice the hard drives are trashing around like the entire drive is being copied. Never fear, PCSTATS is here to help you stop Windows Vista from excessive hard drive usage, and show you how to free up some disk space too!


Microsoft Mar 11, 2008
Beginners Guides: Synchronizing Files and Folders Beginners Guides: Synchronizing Files and Folders
In this article we will explain the process of file synchronization and show you the two major methods of synchronization within Windows XP.


PCstats.com Sep 21, 2004
Beginners Guides: Ten Steps to a Secure PC Beginners Guides: Ten Steps to a Secure PC
With this guide, PCstats has set out to inform you clearly and concisely of the dangers you face.


PCSTATS Aug 29, 2007
Beginners Guides: The Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection Beginners Guides: The Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
The Registry is crucial to Windows, but if you know how to edit it, you can customize your system in places you never thought possible.


PCstats Aug 09, 2004
Beginners Guides: Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations Beginners Guides: Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
Make a customized Windows XP Install CD with all the drivers included, that installs by itself.


PCstats Dec 21, 2004
Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files
Batch files can save time by automating actions down to one simple click. A good understanding of what they are, how they work, and how to create your own, is crucial to today's IT force.


PCSTATS Apr 04, 2011
Beginners Guides: Understanding and Tweaking WindowsXP Services Beginners Guides: Understanding and Tweaking WindowsXP Services
Learn to use the 'Services' young Jedi, for they are powerful and control much of WindowsXP. if you do not, you'll be forced to run programs in the system tray for all eternity!


PCSTATS Jun 21, 2006
Beginners Guides: Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling Beginners Guides: Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
You can upgrade a processor or add a new memory module without causing so much as a blip from Windows XP, but a new motherboard can and will cause XP to stop booting.


PCstats Mar 12, 2005
Beginners Guides: Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP Beginners Guides: Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
We will cover your upgrading options, changes you can make to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly and how to troubleshoot any problems that might occur.


PCstats Oct 08, 2004
Beginners Guides: USB Memory Drive Projects Beginners Guides: USB Memory Drive Projects
Encryption, Firefox browser, word processing, arcade games and yes even an operationg system can be run off your USB hard drive... if you know how!


PCstats Mar 11, 2006
Beginners Guides: Virtualized Windows 8 Installation with Oracle VirtualBox Beginners Guides: Virtualized Windows 8 Installation with Oracle VirtualBox
Just updated -- Try out Windows 8 by setting up an easy-to-use virtual machine in an existing PC. PCSTATS shows you how to create a Virtual PC, how to install it and where to tweak Windows 8.


Microsoft Mar 18, 2013
Beginners Guides: VPNs and Internet Connection Security Beginners Guides: VPNs and Internet Connection Security
This article is intended to deal with creating Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to connect a home network with the outside world.


PCstats Nov 16, 2005
Beginners Guides: Website Hosting From A Home PC Beginners Guides: Website Hosting From A Home PC
Obstacles like IIS and dynamic IP addresses can make the process of running a website off a home broadband internet connection complicated.


PCSTATS Aug 31, 2005
Beginners Guides: Website Hosting With Apache Beginners Guides: Website Hosting With Apache
Apache has been around since 1995 and is the main alternative to Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) web hosting technology.


PCSTATS Apr 11, 2006
Beginners Guides: Windows Command Prompt Beginners Guides: Windows Command Prompt
Back in the heyday of text-based operating systems like Unix and DOS, the command prompt was the operating system.


PCSTATS Mar 05, 2011
Beginners Guides: Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install Beginners Guides: Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
What you need to know to bring a crashed Vista PC system back to life. When Windows Vista fails and won't boot, separate the hardware from the software and get it fixed with the help of PCSTATS.


PCSTATS Sep 29, 2010
Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
Safe Mode is a powerful tool for fixing problems in Windows, and finally PCstats explains how to actually use it!


Beginners Guides Feb 10, 2011
Beginners Guides: Wireless Home Networking Beginners Guides: Wireless Home Networking
This article will cover purchasing and setting up home wireless equipment, look at the available standards for wireless networking, and cover some basic security guidelines.


PCSTATS Jul 29, 2007
Blackle vs. Google Monitor Power Consumption Tested Blackle vs. Google Monitor Power Consumption Tested
Is the search page, Blackle.com, really an energy efficient alternative to Google? The theory is websites with black background save energy. PCSTATS finds out if this is a blatant green washing, or an earnest energy saving tweak for something we use every day.


Blackle Apr 02, 2012
Colins Weekly Tech Tips 2002 Roundup Colins Weekly Tech Tips 2002 Roundup
I have always prided myself as a tweak master and I love helping my readers improve their computing performance and experience.


PCstats.com Jan 14, 2003
Connecting via cable modem Connecting via cable modem
Depending on your modem, you probably spent a few seconds waiting for this particular e-page to appear on your computer screen. Conventional dial-up modems tend to clock about 56Kbps....


None Aug 02, 2000
Decoding your link to the internet Decoding your link to the internet
Face it: the average citizen is happy to hand over a set, monthly fee to a faceless corporation for the privilege of accessing the world wide web at any hour of the day or night.


None Sep 18, 2000
Do-It-Yourself Guide: Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC Do-It-Yourself Guide: Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
Computers are a perfect fit for the entertainment room, and building a home theatre PC is not more difficult than assembling a standard system - as long as you have the right components for the task.


PCSTATS Jan 20, 2006
Fast Boot Tips! Fast Boot Tips!
There are several, very simple tweaks that can be performed that will significantly decrease the amount of time it takes your computer to boot up...


None Apr 17, 2001
Floppies hard-up for work Floppies hard-up for work
Ever since Apple introduced its iMac series of computers, featuring a conspicuous lack of floppy drive, people have been speculating an early retirement for the floppy disk.


none Sep 30, 2000
GlacialLight Factory Tour: How LED Lights are Made GlacialLight Factory Tour: How LED Lights are Made
Ever wonder how an LED light bulb is made? Not the tiny coloured lights, but the big, bright, solid state light bulbs gradually replacing incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting everywhere?


GlacialLight Aug 12, 2009
Hard Drive Installation Guide Hard Drive Installation Guide
With hard drives priced at an all time low, and programs gobbling up more and more disk space there has never been a better time to add in some extra storage.


PCStats Apr 19, 2002
Home Networking: A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide - Cisco Press Home Networking: A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide - Cisco Press
The format of the book combines well-spaced informational text with separate, colour coded 'step-by-step' sections.


Cisco Oct 26, 2004
How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour
PCSTATS takes you on a guided tour of Gigabyte's Motherboard Factory in Taiwan. There's a lot to producing and testing a single motherboard; a mind-boggling host of automated machines, people and processes. Gigabyte has several other factories in Taiwan and mainland China that each manufacture motherboards, videocards, and other products.


Gigabyte Aug 28, 2008
How to Install and Find Drivers How to Install and Find Drivers
Drivers are probably the most essential thing to a computer, but it's amazing that even the most experienced PC user often overlooks something so important.


none Aug 11, 2002
How to Register Domain Names How to Register Domain Names
So you plan to be the next www.filthyrichwebmogul.com? Plan to ride a nifty push-bike to work, wearing flip-flops and capri pants and a sun hat?


none Dec 14, 2000
Installing Windows ME Installing Windows ME
Regardless, after my last writeup of the Windows ME release, I received lots of e-mails on how to "bury the cabs" on the HDD to make life a bit sweeter after the install.


Microsoft.com Mar 01, 2001
Internet Filtering Software Shootout Internet Filtering Software Shootout
On one side we have the advocates for Internet control and monitoring, and on the other side we have those who do not want to regulate or monitor the content on the Internet.


none Feb 28, 2001
Long-Term vs. Short-Term Memory Long-Term vs. Short-Term Memory
At the core of every computer is its capacity to remember things: sets of instructions, particular files you've created, how much memory is left, where you put your keys.


none Jul 27, 2000
Para-Sites: Misspelled Domain Names Para-Sites: Misspelled Domain Names
What do you do when you go to hotmale instead of hotmail? You register the domain and make a fortune!


Pcstats.com Jul 19, 2000
Peer-to-Peer Networks Peer-to-Peer Networks
Despite the virtual, micro-sized nature of most computerized phenomena these days, certain physical realities still limit the fundamentals of computing.


none Sep 08, 2002
Pitting DVDs against CDs Pitting DVDs against CDs
The past-blasting technology of DVDs is replacing CD-ROMs, and we're all facing another expensive high-tech revolution...


None Jul 26, 2000
Quick BIOS Optimizations Quick BIOS Optimizations
You can make some simple changes to your BIOS that will drastically increase the speed of your system.


none Apr 19, 2001
Shedding light on digital cameras Shedding light on digital cameras
People are buying up digital cameras like peanuts at the zoo because they allow the photographer to bypass that pesky development stage. Wanna know how they really work?


None Sep 14, 2000
The Basics of HyperThreading: What is it? The Basics of HyperThreading: What is it?
So what exactly is HyperThreading, and what makes it so special? Before we answer that question, we first need a basic understanding of how a standard processor and software work together.


Intel Dec 19, 2002
Tips and Tricks from the PCstats Forums Tips and Tricks from the PCstats Forums
First we have the tips which which actually won, then we have the tips we think were pretty good runners up.... and finally a few pages of assorted tips from the contest.


various Aug 09, 2002
Tweaking WinMe: Enabling DMA Tweaking WinMe: Enabling DMA
nabling Direct Memory Access for you hard drive is one of the best tweaks you can do for any computer, because the speed gains are almost astronomical.


Microsoft Apr 18, 2001
Upgrade Guides: Videocard Installation Upgrade Guides: Videocard Installation
How to properly open up your computer and physically install a new video card, the drivers and everything you'll need so your computer works like it just came back from the store!


PCSTATS May 18, 2002
What's in a Ticker? What's in a Ticker?
There has been much talk recently about the ticker symbol Transmeta will acquire once it "goes IPO." The speculation is not idle. Ticker symbols are more or less arbitrary...


Transmeta Sep 28, 2000
Why Dual Processors are better Why Dual Processors are better
Increasing computer efficiency drives people to do many things, and one of the most common is doubling-up, or tripling-up, or even quadrupling-up, on processors.


none Oct 10, 2000
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