Hardware

Razer legacy, history, their old mice and keyboards

Only a few fans really know that Razer wasn’t so famous as a company and neither their products, a few years ago.

Razer was established in 1999 by Robert Krakoff, also known as the “Razerguy”. He is the current CEO, and Min-Liang Tan.

Razer Boomslang was the name of the first Razer mouse and product. The mouse had improved precision and a fancy look compared more »

Monitor won’t start, showing no signal

How to fix this issue, if the monitor won’t start even if the PC is running, the lights are on and the fans are rotating?

First of all, check the cables if they are properly plugged on the back of the monitor and on the video card output.

Do a test by connecting the PC to another monitor and with a different cable. Do this in case you have a second monitor and an extra more »

Why to use two monitors, Eyeinfinity for Catalyst, arrange monitors

Having two monitors is a great way to decrease the time wasted with Alt+Tab, having two monitors means having two browsers or software interfaces that won’t require Alt+Tab and no other actions besides refresh.

Using Eyeinfinity or the corespondent technology for nVidia video cards, you won’t be required to have two monitors of the same brand, model or even resolution. more »

Setting up two independent monitors, VGA>DVI, DVI>HDMI convertors

Having two independent monitors is not a bad idea for those who are doing multitasking, when doing alt + tab is not enough.

Setting up two monitors by using an older video card is easy. All that is required is that the video card to have a VGA and a DVI output. The problems appear when the video card has just one DVI output and no VGA output.

This of course depends on how old more »

Razer Naga Hex specs, final price

Razer has unveiled at CES 2012, the new mouse from the NAGA series, the Razer Naga Hex that is a bit different compared to the previous ones, Razer Naga and Razer Naga Epic.

The Razer Naga Hex is targeting the Moba games. Moba means Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games. A few examples,DotA, Lol (League of Legends), HoN (Heroes of Newerth).

These video games are usually more »

Left – right sound test for speakers

Most of today’s speakers are connected to the main subwoofer with simple wires (no special connectors) that will have to be inserted in there.

Usually, there are four wires but the subwoofer will only require two. Still, you should insert all four. If the subwoofer is moved or the wires will connect themselves by mistake, the speakers will not function like they more »

4GB to 8GB RAM, Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit, performance increase

RAM memory is cheap right now, the DDR3 version can go for around 70-80$ for 2 x 4 GB, DDR3.

A motherboard using the latest technologies, can support at least 8 gigabytes of RAM memory, some can support 16 gigabytes or 32.
Windows 7, the 32 bit version, can only work with maximum 4 gigabytes or RAM memory. If your PC has a higher amount, the interface will display the real value more »

How to check if a hard disk partition is NTFS or FAT32?

Every hard disk partition can have either a NTFS or a FAT32 format. There are a few differences between them but overall is good to know when installing a fresh copy of Windows which format the partitions have since data can be lost if you choose the wrong format.

The FAT32 format is very old, for old PCs and Windows versions, Windows 98, ME, 2000. Windows XP can also run on the FAT32 more »

How to build a computer from scratch, change hardware components to a new case

Installing a new computer or moving the hardware into a new case is very easy. If you add the components in a correct order, it will result a good wire management inside the computer case, also, following these steps will make the installation process easier.

First thing to do is to make sure the PC case is “ATX” type, the motherboard will fit and the PC screws will be more »

New Alienware Aurora PC, specs, highest price

Alienware announced their new PC, the new Alienware Aurora that is keeping the old name (Alienware Aurora) except the “New” added in front.

This upgrade is not only a design facelift (the case being improved a lot), it’s also a hardware upgrade, the new Alienware Aurora bringing the latest Intel processors and also with the 3.0 PCI Express technology that will become more »