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Laptop Coolers Help Extend the Life of Your Computer

Anyone who has ever turned on a laptop computer for more than ten minutes can see how hot they can get. Reaching operating temperatures of 100 degrees or more, this can cause electronics to malfunction or permanently damage them. A laptop cooler is an inexpensive way to help keep you machine around that much longer.

Desktop computers have a built in fan to keep them cool. Due to the size and portability of laptops, there is no good way to incorporate a fan into their construction, this is one solution that makes sense.

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The Difference Between RAM and SDRAM

The Difference Between RAM and SDRAM

    RAM, SDRAM, DDR RAM? What is it all about? The novice might suddenly appear bemused or mystified at the brandishing of such 21st Century sorcery, but they are nothing more than acronyms which indicate memory in a computer.

    So fear not, as we will finally put this confusion to rest in the following paragraphs to explain where the terms come from and what they mean.

    RAM

    The acronym RAM simply stands for Random-Access Memory and is commonly known as the memory modules (or the modern DIMMs) used in your computer in order to store information.

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How Long will my PC Last? What is the Average Lifespan of a Computer?

    How Long Do Desktop Computers Last?

    When you fork out a bunch of money for a new desktop computer, you expect it to last for the long haul, right? The average life span of a desktop computer is about 3-5 years. There are many variables that can reduce the life span though, such as how much you use it and how hard you push it, environmental heat and humidity, dust, and insects. Yes, your computer can really have bugs!

    I have seen instances of people with computers still working after ten to twelve years, that they were still satisfied with.

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Why Do Desktop Computers have Batteries?

Why Do Desktop Computers have Batteries?

    Unknown to many owners of these products, many electronics including computers, camcorders, and digital cameras have a small battery in them to keep track of the time. This is how an electronic device knows the date and time and can store settings and other information chosen by the user of the equipment.

    When the battery on a motherboard dies, it needs to be replaced just like a watch battery .

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How To: Motherboard Replacement

How To: Motherboard Replacement

    Avoid Electrostatic Discharge

      Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the real silent killer”. There you are trying to find out for hours or even days why your brand-new motherboard will not come to life, and after finally paying a professional to diagnose it, he tells you it is fried.

    ESD is a surge of electric current released from one object to another of different electrical potential by the contact with an electrostatic field.

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