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Is your PC overheating? Try using this simple but effective trick

Mar 31st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Is your PC overheating? Try using this simple but effective trick

As the days grow longer and the temperatures start to rise, your computer may have trouble keeping cool – especially if you run a lot of performance intensive tasks like gaming or video editing. If you don’t want to invest in new, high-powered case fans, or clean out the dust clogging the interior of your case, then there is one thing you can do: open up your case and put a regular fan besi

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Protecting Yourself Online: The Importance of Fixing a Broken PC

Mar 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

Protecting Yourself Online: The Importance of Fixing a Broken PC

You may think that a broken PC is just a minor annoyance. Sure, your computer is running slowly and freezing occasionally, but are those problems really that serious? In fact, problems like this could be the early warning signs of a serious virus or other problem that could wreak havoc on the security of your PC. For that reason, it’s important to solve these problems as soon as they appear.

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How to Prevent Static Electricity Build-up

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How to Prevent Static Electricity Build-up

If you have ever put together a PC – or replaced parts in your existing computer, then you may have been aware of the dangers of static electricity build-up. Our bodies naturally generate static electricity when we rub our socks across the carpet, or simply by touching certain surfaces. If you don’t ground yourself to discharge your static electricity, then you risk damaging your computer

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What Tools Will I Need to Repair My PC?

Mar 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

What Tools Will I Need to Repair My PC?

If you’re serious about PC repair, then you might want to invest in some tools that will make your job easier. Whether you’re putting together a brand new PC or repairing parts in an old one, we can show you everything you need in order to be successful. Anti-static wrist strap: One of the biggest problems that people face when repairing their PC is learning how to avoid static electricity.

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Can Law Enforcement Agencies See What You’re Doing Online?

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Can Law Enforcement Agencies See What You’re Doing Online?

Whether you do it intentionally or not, many of us have broken the law at some point during our online travels. You might have downloaded copyrighted material like movies or music, or you could “accidentally” view pornography when you’re technically under the age of consent in your country. If you’ve done anything illegal online, then you may have started to worry about getting in troub

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How Do You Open and Play MKV Files?

Mar 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

How Do You Open and Play MKV Files?

If you’ve ever downloaded an MKV file from the internet, then you may have been momentarily confused. Your standard video players may not recognize the format, which means that you won’t be able to play it. To help you out, we’re going to show you how to quickly and easily play MKV files on your computer.   First, go to this website and download VLC Media Player: http://www.

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Useful Things to Do With an Old PC

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Useful Things to Do With an Old PC

Computers have been around for a long time now, and you may have a few older PCs kicking around your home. Today, we’re going to show you some of the best ways to squeeze extra life out of your old PC – even if it doesn’t start up at all. Turn it into a server One of the best things to do with an old PC is to turn it into a server for your music, printer, files, or whatever else you can th

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At What Point Should You Just Give Up and Buy a New PC?

Mar 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Computer Help | 0 Comment

At What Point Should You Just Give Up and Buy a New PC?

There reaches a time in every computer’s life when you should just give up and buy a new PC. But how do you know when that time has come? Today, we’re going to help you decide when to throw out that old broken PC and get a new one. Have you tried installing PC repair/optimization software? Before you pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a new computer, make sure that you have instal

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How to Reduce Network Lag in Windows 7

Mar 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

How to Reduce Network Lag in Windows 7

If you have ever been frustrated by your internet speed, then it might not entirely be your Internet Service Provider’s fault. Instead, by tweaking some important settings in Windows 7, you can easily reduce the amount of network latency that you experience while using your computer. Today, we’re going to show you how to change your TCP/IP settings in Windows 7 to improve your internet spee

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3 Reasons Why You Should Still Use A Desktop Computer

Mar 21st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Miscellaneous | 0 Comment

3 Reasons Why You Should Still Use A Desktop Computer

There has been a lot of talk recently about desktop computers going the way of the dodo. With tablet PCs and laptops becoming increasingly versatile, will there be any room for PCs in the tech marketplace 10 years down the road? At FixMyPCFree.com, we say the answer is ‘yes’. Desktop PCs have been a key feature in our corporate and home offices for nearly 20 years, and there are still many

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