Archive for the 'PC Doctor Repair/Upgrade Tips' Category

Cheap PC upgrades

Friday, March 6th, 2009

With the economy being as it is, one thing that people want to know is how to get a super-fast for very little money. Over the past few weeks I've put together a number of posts over on Hardware 2.0 to help people with that. Monster PC upgrades - Without the monster price tag! Here […]

Best value 750GB and 1TB hard drives

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I agree with my ZDNet blogging buddy Ed Bott - the sweet spot price point for hard drives is at the 750GB capacity. Take a look at this: Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB - $120 Western Digital Caviar GP WD7500AACS 750GB - $120 But 1TB drives are also getting pretty cheap: Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB […]

Windows XP SP3 installation walk-through

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I've just downloaded Service Pack 3 for Windows XP via Windows Update and applied it to an aging notebook I have here.  The process went smoothly indeed and took less than an hour from beginning to end and at the end of the installation everything seems to be working just fine (this blog post is […]

The importance of being methodical when chasing problems

Monday, March 10th, 2008

This blog post will show you why it's important to be methodical when tracking down PC-related problems. Yesterday one of the kid's PCs decided it wasn't going to work.  It was totally dead.  Nothing, nada, zip. I disconnected it from all the desk wiring and bought it to the bench when I tested the PSU […]

Give your PC a Holiday upgrade

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Over on ZDNet I've put up a post that looks at Holiday upgrades that you might want to consider for your PC. The first, and most important, upgrade that I suggest is adding more RAM: I’m always amazed at the lengths that some people will go to in order to try to make too little […]