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Should You Switch to a Treadmill Computer? One Guy Tried it for 6 Months to Find Out

Oct 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Should You Switch to a Treadmill Computer? One Guy Tried it for 6 Months to Find Out

Sitting is the new smoking when it comes to health effects. In an effort to combat the dangers of sitting, many have switched to standing desks or even treadmill desks. But are treadmill desks really any better than traditional desks? Well, one guy from Digital Trends named Nick Mokey decided to try a treadmill desk for 6 months to find out. Photos courtesy of Digital Trends “This is Awes

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Your PC Probably Needs Less RAM Than You Think

Oct 13th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Your PC Probably Needs Less RAM Than You Think

How much RAM does your PC need? If you think the answer to that question is always “more”, then you might be wrong. Your PC probably needs less RAM than you think. RAM is one part of the PC people seem to have a lot of misconceptions about. Got a slow PC? You need more RAM. PC taking a while to start up? RAM will solve that problem. How much RAM is too much? You can’t have too much RAM, o

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Expert Tips and Tricks When Building a PC

Oct 5th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Expert Tips and Tricks When Building a PC

Becoming a member of the PC master race? Thinking of building a new PC? Whatever the situation may be, I can guarantee you’re not as good at building PCs as you think you are. Today, I’m proving how true that is by explaining tips straight from a master PC builder. It Starts with Thoughtful Planning of Each Components Many PC builds are doomed from the moment you start building. Why? You

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New CHIP Device is a $9 Computer

May 13th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

New CHIP Device is a $9 Computer

After a long downward trajectory, the price of a usable consumer computer has finally dropped below $10. A new computer called CHIP costs $9 and is literally the size of a chip. It’s tearing up a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter right now and works as a BYOP – or Bring Your Own Peripherals – device. How Does CHIP Work? CHIP uses an Open Hardware design. This means anyone can study th

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Ranking All Popular Consumer SSDs On the Market Today

May 6th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Ranking All Popular Consumer SSDs On the Market Today

If you’ve ever shopped for SSDs, then you know it can be a bit intimidating. Thankfully, some smart people went and ranked all the major SSDs available on the consumer market today using stats, science, and benchmark tests. Which expensive SSD manufacturers are worth their money? Which cheap SSD manufacturers should be avoided? Let’s find out. How the Test Works This test was perfo

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Price Drops $150 as Microsoft Prepares to Release Surface Pro 4

Mar 24th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Price Drops $150 as Microsoft Prepares to Release Surface Pro 4

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablets were recently discounted to $150 off retail price. The timing of the sale is a little suspicious, and many people claim that the sale is due to the fact that Microsoft is preparing to release the Surface Pro 4. Here’s how the pricing breaks down on the (now discounted) Surface Pro 3 models: Surface Pro 3 w/ Core i5 4300U (1.9GHz to 2.9GHz) and 128GB SSD

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USB-C Could Be the Least Secure USB Standard Ever

Mar 20th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

USB-C Could Be the Least Secure USB Standard Ever

USB attacks have been on the rise over the past few years. Thanks to Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has hit the market with much fanfare. Unfortunately, USB-C is being called the least secure USB standard released thus far. The problem stems from viruses like BadUSB. BadUSB can be spread simply by attaching a USB drive to your computer. You don’t need to o

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Apple Disables Boot Camp on Latest MacBook Pro and Air Models

Mar 16th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Apple Disables Boot Camp on Latest MacBook Pro and Air Models

For years, Microsoft and Apple had an uneasy truce going over Boot Camp. Boot Camp let Mac users install Windows on Mac OS and “dual boot” into either operating system as they desired. It was an enormously helpful utility for those who work in both desktop environments with different software programs. Unfortunately, Apple has decided that Boot Camp is no longer a beneficial service for

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In Wake of Superfish Disaster, Microsoft Announces Signature Edition PCs Free of Crapware

Feb 25th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes Windows 10 | 0 Comment

In Wake of Superfish Disaster, Microsoft Announces Signature Edition PCs Free of Crapware

It’s the change PC users have wanted for a long time: Microsoft is now taking an active hand in eliminating crapware and bloatware on its PCs. Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new Signature Edition for all its PCs. That Signature Edition is guaranteed to be free of any third party software which could potentially affect system performance – or worse, allow hackers to infiltrate a comput

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6 Reasons Why Standing Desks Aren’t as Healthy As You Think

Jan 1st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

6 Reasons Why Standing Desks Aren’t as Healthy As You Think

If you have a coworker who uses a standing desk, then you know how annoying they can be. “Oh, don’t you know that sitting kills you?” “Actually, studies have shown that sitting at a desk all day reduces your lifespan by ten years” “You’re an idiot for sitting at a desk.” Okay, I may have made that last one up. But the point is: people who use standing desks love to talk

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