Hardware Guide: Rs. 25,000 Budget Ivy Bridge System

March 19th, 2013

Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs are fast and efficient. But are they affordable? Let’s look at building a budget Ivy Bridge system with just Rs. 25,000.

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SATA 2 vs. SATA 3

June 28th, 2012

sataSerial ATA or SATA has become the standard interface between storage devices and computer motherboards. SATA continues to be updated to faster standards such as SATA 3.

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Ivy Bridge Processors

June 28th, 2012

IntelIntel’s latest computer processors have recently been released in Pakistan. They are called Ivy Bridge CPUs and are the successors to the Sandy Bridge line of Central Processing Units.

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Computer Hardware Basics

May 7th, 2012

This site ranks very high in the search engines for searches related to computer hardware. So it makes sense that I cover basic topics related to computer hardware.

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Buying a used computer CPU

November 5th, 2011

CPUA CPU is one of the most important parts of your computer system. It’s like the brain of a computer system and is responsible for most of the data processing. As a result it plays a major part in a computer system’s performance.

Buying a used CPU can lead to significant savings at minimal risk. New CPUs are released all the time so older models can be had at a good discount. A second-hand CPU is the most risk free purchase of used computer hardware you can make. This is because a CPU either works perfectly or not at all so it’s easy to tell what condition it is in. If it works at all then it’ll continue to work happily for decades. If it doesn’t work then it’s dead and worthless. There is no room for doubt. However, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that you purchase a fully functioning CPU:

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USB 3.0 flash drives render all USB 2.0 flash drives obsolete

August 31st, 2011

USB 3.0USB 3.0 promises 10 times faster speeds than USB 2.0 so it’s no wonder that USB 3.0 flash drives are making all other drives obsolete. USB 3.0 drives that have shown up on foreign etailer websites offer 6x the speed of their USB 2.0 counterparts for the same price! It’s actually no contest at all!

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How to maximize the lifespan of an SSD

June 28th, 2011

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Solid State Drives or SSDs have become really popular because they are faster than Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). But there is a question mark about the life span of an SSD. There is a limit to how many times you can write to an SSD. That is a generally accepted fact. It’s also generally acknowledged that reading from an SSD does not shorten its lifespan. But what happens when an SSD can no longer be written to? Can you recover your data from it?

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